I loved watching the Mary Tyler Moore Show when I was growing up. I adored the gleeful way she skipped down the street and threw her hat in the air, and everything came right in the end, despite many disasters en route. She introduced me to Minneapolis years before I found the quirky Minnesotans of Garrison Keillor’s neighbourhood.
Why she spent so many years as the TV wife of Dick Van Dyke, I’ll never know [Why, Mary Poppins, what an appalling Cockney accent!] However this week the original DVD himself presented her with the Screen Actors Guild Lifetime Achievement Award.
She’s 75, but I shall always imagine her as a twenty-something.
She looks remarkably good for her age, doesn’t she? There’s even a statue to her on Nicolette Mall, Minneapolis
Well done MTM – thanks for the memories!
Here’s those great opening credits again.
Did you watch the MTM show too?