Mary Richards' landlady, Phyllis Lindstrom, moves back to her hometown of San Francisco with her teenage daughter Bess following the sudden death of her husband, Lars. She intends to make a...
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Mary Richards' landlady, Phyllis Lindstrom, moves back to her hometown of San Francisco with her teenage daughter Bess following the sudden death of her husband, Lars. She intends to make a new life for herself and her daughter by moving in with Lars' scatterbrained mother, Audrey and her second husband Judge Dexter and getting a new job as an assistant to Julie Erskine, the CEO of a photography studio.
Mary and Rhoda was a TV Movie that was produced and aired in 2000; featuring the Mary Richards and Rhoda Morganstern characters; but nobody else from the original cast. Cloris Leachman (AKA Phyllis) was offended that she was not invited to participate in any way; and she picketed the production during shooting days. See more »
The pictures used in the opening credits (Phyllis hugging the fur coat, Phyllis rocking in the chair whistling, etc) were taken from segments of "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" See more »
Though the show obviously needed help with more creative plots and had too many 70's sitcom rejects, it did have some funny moments, and with recasting, could have had a nice run. Barbara Colby as (Julie Erskine), and Liz Torres as (Julie Erskine)were not funny and their character was unneeded. Phyllis' "generation gap" conversations with her daughter Bess (Lisa Geristien)were predictable and dry. The main reason I think Lisa Geristien was still on the Phyllis show was for consistent transition form the Mary Tyler Moore show. Her character was pointless. The real entertainment came with the dialogue between Phyllis (Cloris Leachman) and "Mother" Dexter. The caustic wit of "Mother Dexter" as she poked fun of Phyllis' troubled life was hysterical. Further, the dialogue between Judge Dexter (Henry Jones) and Audry Dexter (Jane Rose) as they tried to understand the antics of their "well meaning" but confused daughter-in-law Phyllis, was also extremely funny. Judge Dexter's stuffy monotone, yet patient voice countered nicely against Phyllis'scatter brained personality, thus highlighting Phyllis' bizarre logic.
Overall, the show did have potential, if they had just thinned out the cast and had more creative plots. It was funny though.
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