Lou Grant (Mary’s new Boss): You got a lotta spunk.
Mary Richards: Why thank you, Mr. Grant
Lou Grant: I HATE spunk.
So thank you Mary Tyler Moore for bringing Mary Richards to life, and thank you James L Brooks and Allan Burns and the executives at CBS who helped single, career women in a male dominated world learn that we’re ‘gonna make it after all’. Now, if you’ll all excuse me, I’ve got a date with my TV and a few favourite episodes of The Mary Tyler Moore Show. Are you as big a fan of The Mary Tyler Moore Show as I am? What’s your favourite episode?