In the closing monologue in tonight’s hour-long CBS special on the recently deceased Mary Tyler Moore, one line sounded awfully familiar. Host Gayle King said that “women wanted to be her, men wanted to marry her.”
I wonder where that came from. Perhaps right here in my tribute to MTM in the Spectacle blog:
The character she played in her eponymous sitcom was so eminently lovable (without ever being cloying, saccharine, or preachy) that women wanted to be her, men wanted to marry someone like her, and children had innocent crushes on her.
I want royalties! I want real estate! I want recognition!