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Mary Tyler Moore Show

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Why Mary Tyler Moore Show might be annoying:

    Originally Mary was to be a divorced woman, but the network feared audiences might think Mary Tyler Moore, who also starred in the Dick Van Dyke Show, divorced from Rob Petrie.
    Ed Asner did such a horrible job at his first audition that a three-minute pilot had to be made to convince the executives to cast him as Lou Grant.
    It spawned the spin-offs 'Rhoda' and 'Phyllis.'
    The house where Mary Richards lived was a tourist attraction in Minneapolis until someone hung an 'Impeach Nixon' sign on one of the windows.

Why Mary Tyler Moore Show might not be annoying:

    It was one of the first shows to feature a single woman not rushing to get married or have kids.
    It spawned the spin-off 'Lou Grant,' one of the rare times a successful sitcom has had a successful drama spin-off.
    Many of the writers and directors of this show moved on to make critically acclaimed shows like 'Taxi' and 'Cheers.'
    It paved the way for other sitcoms about working women.
    It was a part of one of the strongest nights of programming ever, airing along with 'All in the Family,' 'M*A*S*H,' 'The Bob Newhart Show' and 'The Carol Burnett Show.'
    The opening sequence of Mary flipping her hat into the sky, has been parodied many times.

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Year In Review:

    For 2023, as of last week, Out of 2 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2022, Out of 15 Votes: 46.67% Annoying
    In 2021, Out of 26 Votes: 19.23% Annoying
    In 2020, Out of 98 Votes: 43.88% Annoying
    In 2019, Out of 20 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 31 Votes: 41.94% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 20 Votes: 40.0% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 36 Votes: 91.67% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 6 Votes: 33.33% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 65 Votes: 64.62% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 14 Votes: 57.14% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 22 Votes: 40.91% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 13 Votes: 30.77% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 96 Votes: 59.38% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 30 Votes: 40.0% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 33 Votes: 42.42% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 79 Votes: 45.57% Annoying
    In 2006, Out of 115 Votes: 46.09% Annoying
    In 2005, Out of 250 Votes: 46.80% Annoying
    In 2004, Out of 173 Votes: 34.10% Annoying