Not long ago I read the late legendary comedy writer and teacher Danny Simon used to show episodes of The Mary Tyler Moore Show in his classes and talk about the writing techniques. I loved hearing this because I, without knowing about Danny Simon doing so, have been known to do this very thing. So I have at least one thing in common with Danny Simon.
|A good friend of mine owns this slate from the last episode of The Mary Tyler Moore Show. He let me hold it and then had to pry it from my hands.|
|Ida and Mary as Ida waits to hear from Rhoda|
|Nancy Walker as Ida and Mary Tyler Moore as Mary Richards|
|Ida and Mary settle in just before the end of act one.|
|Cloris Leachman, who plays Phyllis, along with co-stars Mary and Ms. Harper|
|This is me meeting Ms. Valerie Harper in October 2012. She was very sweet.|