Who can turn the world on with her smile?
Who can take a nothing day, and suddenly make it all seem worthwhile?
Well it’s you girl, and you should know it
With each glance and every little movement you show it…
Yeah, I was in Minneapolis.
Yeah, that’s the statue of Mary Tyler Moore as Mary Richards.
Yeah, I know I look a bit too happy â€• manic even â€• in that shot. (Also, I’m rethinking those pants). You see, there was this woman sitting on the edge of the statue for a very long time. The edge is small and this woman’s bottom was not so much, so I figured she’d move along soon enough.
She did not.
And so this shot was taken after shopping (note the bag) in Macy’s at which point I was a bit tired.
Most people would argue that Gavin McLeod did his most critically aclaimed work as Captain Stubing on “The Love Boat”, but I think if you crtically examine his body of work – it really doesn’t hold a candle to his turn as Murray Slaughter on “The Mary Tyler Moore Show”. You may wish to discuss amongst yourselves.
I agree wholeheartedly, Trapper.
But if we are to continue our critical analysis of the sitcom, I offer my view that beyond the excellent work of Gavin McLeod, the show was perhaps the first sitcom to feature a “career” woman â€“ it was not a preamble to a wedding. Indeed, perhaps Mary was an early (to mid) manifestation of the feminist movement and has done much (to this very day) to influence our attitudes towards women as not just mothers and wivesâ€¦.way to go Mary!
I suggest it was “That Girl” starring Marlo Thomas.