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The Mary Tyler Moore Show

Choose an answer from the three choices and True or False offered after each question and then "Check Your Answers" at the end of the quiz.

The Mary Tyler Moore Show1. The Mary Tyler Moore Show is an television sitcom. Who did NOT created the show?

  • James L. Brooks
  • Allan Burns
  • Carl Reiner

2. How many seasons did the show appear on air?

  • 5 seasons
  • 7 seasons
  • 9 seasons

3. Mary Richards goes to work as associate producer for the Six O'clock News on WJM-TV. Where is the TV station?

  • Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Seattle, Washington
  • Minneapolis, Minnesota

4. Mary Tyler Moore plays Mary Richards. What TV show did she play Laura Petrie?

  • Ted Mack Amateur Hour
  • Dick Van Dyke Show
  • Andy Griffith Show

5. Following the end of the series, Ed Asner continued to play the same character in the long-running dramatic series Lou Grant. This is one of the few times in TV history that a situation comedy spun off a dramatic series.

  • True or False?

6. Who plays Ted Baxter the vain, pompous, dim-witted news anchor.

  • Ted Day
  • Ted Knight
  • Ted Baker

7. The head copy writer saves his quips for Ted Baxter's mangling of his news reports, and Sue Ann Nivens' aggressive, man-hungry attitude. Gavin MacLeod plays the head copy writer. What is the character's name?

  • Bud Grant
  • Murray Slaughter
  • Jim Marshall

8. From 1970 - 1974, Mary's best friend and upstairs neighbor. She eventually got her own spin-off series, which was also a success. Who plays Rhoda Morgenstern?

  • Morgan Evans
  • Valerie Harper
  • Alice Cummings

9. Phyllis Lindstrom (1970 - 1975), Mary's snobbish landlady; wife (and later widow) of Dr. Lars Lindstrom and mother of Bess. She also starred in her own (short-lived) spin-off series, Phyllis. Who plays Phyllis

  • Tina Fey
  • Cloris Leachman
  • Carole Wagner

10. By earning 29 Emmy Awards, the Mary Tyler Moore Show set a new record that was not broken until 2002. What TV series breaks the record with its 30th Emmy?

  • Frasier
  • Cheers
  • Family Guy

Check Your Answers 

  1. Carl Reiner
  2. 7 seasons
  3. Minneapolis, Minnesota
  4. Dick Van Dyke Show
  5. True
  6. Ted Knight
  7. Murray Slaughter
  8. Valerie Harper
  9. Cloris Leachman
  10. Frasier

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