Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
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Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
Mary Tyler Moore Show
|Phyllis' brother Ben only appears in one episode. What is revealed about him at the end of that episode?||Mary Tyler Moore Show #1
He's gay. Phyllis initally believes her younger brother has taken an interest in Rhoda, and is horrified by the prospect of Rhoda marrying into her family. Much to Phyllis' relief, Rhoda lets her know that her brother is gay, and there's nothing going on between them.
She hit him with her car. Ever resourceful, Rhoda invites him to a party at Mary's. Unfortunately for her, Armand shows up at Mary's and brings his wife!
|Near the end of the series, Mary goes out on a date with a man and ends up throwing him out of her apartment. Why?||Mary Tyler Moore Show #1
He takes his shirt off. He takes his shirt off not once but twice on their very first date, prompting Mary to angrily show him the door.
With little hearts. When Sue Ann leaves a note in Lou's pants after they spend the night together, Mary finds the note and comments that 'Whoever wrote this note dots their 'I's with little hearts just like Sue Ann does!'
|In the last season of the show, Ted Baxter and his longtime love interest Georgette have a child, a girl. Where is she born?||Mary Tyler Moore Show #1
Mary's apartment. Georgette went into labor during one of Mary's legendary dinner parties.
Ms. Hemple's. The department store where Rhoda worked held the contest and called it 'Ms. Hemple's' so as not to offend feminists.
|Phyllis, Mary's downstairs neighbor, was married to a man we never saw, Lars Lindstrom. What was his occupation?||Mary Tyler Moore Show #1
Dermatologist. Although Lars was never seen by the audience, he DID have an affair with Sue Ann Nivens, WJM's "Happy Homemaker".
|Lou Grant is famous for telling Mary, 'I HATE spunk!' but what else about Mary did he say he did not like?||Mary Tyler Moore Show #1
Her parties. Throughout the series, Mary gained a reputation for throwing the worst parties in history!
Walter Cronkite. Walter Cronkite actually visited the newsroom and met Ted. Ted asked him what words he had trouble pronouncing!
|We all know that Mary Richards' best friend is Rhoda Morgenstern, and that Rhoda is a native New Yorker, but from what borough does she hail?||Mary Tyler Moore Show #1
The Bronx. In the opening to the spinoff series 'Rhoda', Valerie Harper says, 'I was born in the Bronx, New York, in December 1941.'
Ted. I love the scene where they're in the group hug.
she wouldn't reveal a source. She shared her jail cell with two prostitutes.
Joe. Joe was played by Ted Bessell, better known as Donald on 'That Girl'.
a plaid dress. Mary tried to find her a nice dress, but Georgette decided to wear what she already had on. She smiled and said plaid was Ted's favorite color!
Lou and Murray. Both men had 3 daughters. Later in the series, Murray and Marie adopted a little boy.
2000. 20 years of dating, 2 dates a week, 2000 dates.
Walter and Dottie. Walter was played by Bill Quinn and Dottie was played by Nanette Fabray. They were on a few times and just disappeared.
yellow. Mary said she hated yellow, until Rhoda told her she had put a down payment on it for her. Then, she loved yellow!
never married. She moved to Minneapolis after a long term relationship ended.
|Who was once so depressed the entire newsroom staff had to visit him or her at his or her bedside?||Mary Tyler Moore Show #2
Sue Ann . For the first time, Sue Ann Nivens' bedroom was displayed to the viewers, complete with a vibrating bed, a mirror, and piped in classical music!
Ted. Needless to say, Ted bombs completely!
She couldn't find an apartment. Rhoda claims that's why she left home, but it's probably more likely it was to get away from her mother!
|Of brothers Paul and Howard Arnell, two of Mary's many suitors, which was the 'favorite' of their parents?||Mary Tyler Moore Show #2
Howard. For some unknown reason, novelty salesman Howard, the younger son, was the parents' favorite.
|Late in the series, Murray realized he was in love with Mary. What gift did he present her with?||Mary Tyler Moore Show #2
A goldfish . Why couldn't he just give her flowers like a normal guy?
Henry Winkler. Henry Winkler played a man Rhoda worked with whom she invited to Mary's. I've always wondered what Rhoda would have said if she'd known she was dating the Fonz! LOL!
Two. They wanted a boy and a girl - But ended up with three daughters. Murray wanted a son, which led to their adopting a boy from Vietnam.
|In the episode "I Love a Piano", Murray is tempted by a seductive teacher who is selling a piano. When he tries to get suave, he plays a song for her, but can't remember the lyrics--only the title, so that's what he sings, over and over and over. What's the song?||Mary Had a Little Show
"Strangers in the Night". Hey, it can happen to anyone--it hilariously happens to an arena full of people in the movie "Canadian Bacon" when they try to sing "Born in the U.S.A."
|Sue Ann Nivens-played by Betty White-is introduced in the first show of the fourth season, and promptly embarks on an affair with a married man. Whose marriage is being rattled?||Mary Had a Little Show
Phyllis and Lars. Betty White and her husband Allen Ludden were good friends with Mary and her then husband (and "MTM" producer) Grant Tinker, so they knew there was more to Betty than her up-till-then sugary TV image.