The Mary Tyler Moore Show

The Mary Tyler Moore Show

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Mary Richards (Moore) is a single woman who, at age 30, moves to Minneapolis, Minnesota after breaking off a relationship with her boyfriend of two years. She applies for a secretarial job at TV station WJM-TV, only to find it has already been filled. To her surprise, she is offered the position of associate producer for the Six O'Clock News (which pays $10 a week less than the job she originally sought). 
 
At work, she befriends her tough-but-likeable boss Lou Grant (played by Edward Asner), sympathetic, long-suffering newswriter Murray Slaughter (Gavin MacLeod), and buffoonish anchorman Ted Baxter (Ted Knight). Mary's other acquaintances and friends include upstairs neighbor Rhoda Morgenstern (Valerie Harper), a self-deprecating, ex-New Yorker who becomes her best friend, their self-involved landlady Phyllis Lindstrom (Cloris Leachman) and her precocious daughter Bess (Lisa Gerritsen). Characters introduced later are the acerbic, man-hungry host of WJM's cooking program, The Happy Homemaker, Sue Ann Nivens (Betty White), and sweet-natured, soft-spoken Georgette Franklin (Georgia Engel), Ted Baxter's girlfriend and then wife.

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Love Is All Around
performed by Sonny Curtis

This Song is played in The Mary Tyler Moore Show
"Love Is All Around" is the theme song to "The Mary Tyler Moore Show"

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It is referred to by these television episodes...

Raising Hope:
Season:  1  / Episode:  13 
A Germ of a Story

This Television Episode refers to The Mary Tyler Moore Show
While watching old home movies of Virginia's 7th birthday party, Burt tells Maw-Maw that she looks great, saying she looks like the sexy neighbor on 'The Mary Tyler Moore Show'.

The New Adventures of Old Christine:
Season:  5  / Episode:  5 
Doctor Little Man

This Television Episode refers to The Mary Tyler Moore Show
Matthew makes fun of Christine's choice of clothing for her first day working for him. He jokes that she looks like she is dressed like a character from the Mary Tyler Moore Show.

The Simpsons:
Season:  11  / Episode:  3 
Guess Who's Coming to Criticize Dinner?

This Television Episode refers to The Mary Tyler Moore Show
The Newspaper Editor (voiced by Ed Asner) is based on Lou Grant, the character Asner played in the series The Mary Tyler Moore Show and Lou Grant.

Rescue Me:
Season:  1  / Episode:  3 
Kansas

This Television Episode refers to The Mary Tyler Moore Show
After reading Lou's poetry, Phyllis tells her husband that his poetry is awful, and that she doesn't need him to open up to her. She prefers drinking red wine, eating cookies and watching 'Mary Tyler Moore' and 'Match Game' with him instead.

Rescue Me:
Season:  1  / Episode:  11 
Mom

This Television Episode refers to The Mary Tyler Moore Show
Lou's wife's new boyfriend explains to Lou that Phyllis likes to drink wine, eat cookies, watch 'Mary Tyler Moore' and 'Andy Griffith', things Lou already knows about his wife.

The New Adventures of Old Christine:
Season:  2  / Episode:  4 
Oh God, Yes

This Television Episode refers to The Mary Tyler Moore Show
Christine tells Matthew the reason why she has an issue with Richie going to church. It stems back to her own youth, when her name was never called on the day of her confirmation. She tells Matthew she was looking for meaning in her life after 'The Mary Tyler Moore Show' was cancelled, so she started going to church.

Girls:
Season:  1  / Episode:  1 
Pilot

This Television Episode refers to The Mary Tyler Moore Show

The New Adventures of Old Christine:
Season:  2  / Episode:  15 
Sleepless in Mar Vista

This Television Episode refers to The Mary Tyler Moore Show
Christine says she doesn't want to take a sleeping pill because she remembers watching 'The Mary Tyler Moore Show', an episode where Mary had insomnia and got addicted to sleeping pills.

Family Guy:
Season:  2  / Episode:  20 
Wasted Talent

This Television Episode refers to The Mary Tyler Moore Show
Mary Tyler Moore throws her hat in the air like she did in the opening credits of The Mary Tyler Moore Show.

It inspired these television series...

Lou Grant

This Television Series is inspired by The Mary Tyler Moore Show
"Lou Grant" is a spinoff of the television series "The Mary Tyler Moore Show".
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Phyllis

This Television Series is inspired by The Mary Tyler Moore Show
"Phyllis" is a spinoff from the television series "The Mary Tyler Moore Show".
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Rhoda

This Television Series is inspired by The Mary Tyler Moore Show
"Rhoda" is a spinoff of the television series "The Mary Tyler Moore Show".
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