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Mary Had a Little Show
Mary Tyler Moore Show
"A batch of questions by a certified "MTM" fanatic. Some of the extra-info tidbits are from the invaluable "IMDB" site, some from a great book on the show called "Love is All Around" and many from my own Mary-addled brain."
15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit
What calamity DOESN'T befall our Mary in the episode where everything goes wrong for her, culminating in Ted being her blind date for the Teddy Awards?
she sprains her ankle
her dress for the awards show is ruined by the dry cleaners
she catches a cold
she's mistaken for a man
What actor, with his own future as a 70's sitcoms trivia answer, played the nebbishy accountant who falls for Mary in the episode titled "1040 or Fight"?
Paul Sand (of "Friends and Lovers")
Robin Williams (of "Mork and Mindy")
Bob Newhart (of "The Bob Newhart Show")
John Ritter ( of "Three's Company")
A classic trivia question. What future big name actress played Murray's teenaged daughter Laurie?
Lara Flynn Boyle
Valerie Harper, who played Rhoda, was married to an actor who appeared in a couple of episodes of "MTM". What was his name?
What motif adorns Rhoda's mother Ida's bathrobe, seen in more than one ep?
four leaf clovers
Lou's blind date (unwittingly set up for him by Mary) for the Teddy Awards one year, Mrs. Dudley, is so elderly that she was a flower girl in what famous person's wedding?
Thomas Alva Edison
When Mary cuts her finger while making dinner for her father (a surgeon), she hides it. He points out that even when she was little, she wouldn't let him look at any wounds and asks her why. Mary replies:
"I was afraid you'd stitch it up!"
"You were never around"
"Our neighbor said you were a sawbones."
"You always faint at the sight of blood."
What is the occupation of the two gentlemen Sue Ann sets herself and Mary up with while they're at a convention in Chicago?
used car salesmen
He was the original choice to play Ted Baxter; in a brilliant casting move, he did play Ted's egotistical brother in one episode.
When Lou's stuck babysitting Phyllis' daughter Bess at Mary's apartment, he looks at her, then says, "Do whatever you want kid, just don't..."
"...make any noise."
"...play with matches."
One of the many future famous faces to appear on the show on a semi-regular basis was that of Penny Marshall. Who did she play?
one of the hookers Mary shares a cell with
one of Ted's girlfriends
one of Lou's daughters
Mary's neighbour at the new apartment, a nurse
When Mary dates a short man, he ends up dedicating his book (about being short) to her, since one of her comments gave him the title. What was it?
"Just Look at Paul Williams"
"Well, Napoleon Was Awfully Successful"
"Toulouse-Lautrec Is One of My Favourite Artists"
"The Munchkins Were The Best Part"
When Phyllis is raising funds to oppose capital punishment, what does each contributor receive?
an "I Love Life" pin
a mood ring
their own noose
a miniature gallows
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?
Ted and Georgette
Lou and Edie
Phyllis and Lars
Murray and Marie
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?
"That Old Black Magic"
"Strangers in the Night"
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