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The Mary Tyler Moore Show: The Complete Seventh Season [3 Discs] [DVD]

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    100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (23 out of 23)

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    • Closed Captioned

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    While The Mary Tyler Moore Show no longer enjoyed Top 20 ratings as the series entered its seventh season, CBS hoped that the show would last forever as the linchpin of its Saturday-night lineup. However, series star Mary Tyler Moore (cast as Mary Richards, newscast producer at Minneapolis TV station WJM) had already decided to emulate the example set by her previous sitcom, The Dick Van Dyke Show: quit while the applause and laughter are still ringing in your ears, rather than hang around until nobody is left in the room. Thus, season seven of The Mary Tyler Moore Show was predestined to be season last. Even so, the series' final batch of episodes uphold the lofty standards of previous seasons, as indicated by the fact that Mary Tyler Moore earned its third Outstanding Comedy Series Emmy award in a row at the 1976-1977 ceremonies. Things get off to a grand start with "Mary Midwife," in which Georgette Baxter (Georgia Engel), the pregnant wife of WJM-TV's vainglorious anchorman, Ted Baxter (Ted Knight), goes into labor right in the middle of one of Mary Richards' infamous dinner parties. Subsequent episodes of note include "Sue Ann's Sister," in which WJM's "Happy Homemaker" Sue Ann Nivens (Betty White) suffers a bad case of sibling rivalry when her sister -- and professional competitor -- Lila (Pat Priest) comes to town; and "Sue Ann Gets the Ax," wherein Sue Ann accepts a humiliating supporting role on a TV kiddie show when her own series is canceled. Also worth noting are "Ted's Change of Heart," in which Ted undergoes an epiphany after suffering a heart attack while on the air; "Lou Proposes," featuring another lively appearance by Eileen Heckart as Mary's globetrotting journalist aunt Flo Meredith; "Mary's Insomnia," combining slapstick with melodrama as Mary inadvertently becomes addicted to sleeping pills; "The Critic," guest-starring Eric Braeden as a waspish arts critic who is given a gooey comeuppance by an unwitting Ted; "Hail the Conquering Gordy," marking a return appearance by John Amos in the role of former WJM weatherman Gordy Howard; "Mary's Big Party," in which Johnny Carson makes a guest appearance -- we think; and the series' only fantasy episode, "Mary's Three Husbands." The Mary Tyler Moore Show neatly wraps things up after seven seasons with the now-classic series finale, in which the new manager of WJM-TV fires everyone on the staff -- except, amazingly, Ted Baxter! (It's a long way to Tipperary....) ~ Hal Erickson

    Cast & Crew


    • Mary Tyler Moore - Mary Richards
    • Edward Asner - Lou Grant
    • Ted Knight - Ted Baxter
    • Gavin MacLeod - Murray Slaughter
    • Valerie Harper - Rhoda Morgenstern




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    Rating 4.8 out of 5 stars with 23 reviews

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      A great show! One of the best of all time!

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      Sinker
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      Mary Tyler Moore is such a great show with great actors in every role. I watched the show as a young adult and this show has never grown old. It is still as fun to watch now as it was then and is still very relevant after all these years ! Mary Tyler Moore is one of the greatest actresses and shows of all time!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Caught up in MTM mania . . . not necessarily

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      RickN
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      When I saw these seasons in the "specials" bin, I kicked myself for not printing out my rewards certificate earlier in the day. Decided to pick the last one since I didn't remember the last episode to start a library.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great series!

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      mybear
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      Will tv ever have the fun and characters like this series did? I doubt it. Groundbreaking and hilarious, this show had it all. Mary and her crew simply worked. And we're all the better for it. RIP Mary.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Watching Mary makes television worthwhile again!

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      caretakergal
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      I love Mary Tyler Moore and watching her show brings back so many memories! I wish that she was healthy like Betty White so that she could continue to do television - what a great talent!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Final season great

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      BHfan
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      Very touching moments as the series approaches its end. Last episode poignant and funny,showing what talented writing is.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Five Stars!

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      AandJ091108
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      Grew up watching Mary Tyler Moore every Saturday night with my family, wonderful to be able to enjoy the laughter all over again.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      fun show

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      trekdude
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      I love this show and this was a great season the acting is good and love the many things that happen to all the characters

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Perfect Gift!

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      fotoguy21159
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      Bought this for my 84 year old mom, she loves watching the older shows and was very happy when she received it!

      I would recommend this to a friend


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