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Phyllis 

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... See full summary »
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1977   1976   1975  
Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
Cloris Leachman ...  Phyllis Lindstrom 48 episodes, 1975-1977
Henry Jones ...  Judge Jonathan Dexter 48 episodes, 1975-1977
Jane Rose Jane Rose ...  Audrey Dexter 48 episodes, 1975-1977
Carmine Caridi ...  Dan Valenti / ... 25 episodes, 1975-1977
John Lawlor ...  Leonard Marsh / ... 25 episodes, 1976-1977
Lisa Gerritsen ...  Bess Lindstrom / ... 24 episodes, 1975-1977
Garn Stephens Garn Stephens ...  Harriet Hastings 24 episodes, 1976-1977
Judith Lowry ...  Sally 'Mother' Dexter 23 episodes, 1975-1977
Richard Schaal ...  Leo Heatherton 23 episodes, 1975-1976
Liz Torres ...  Julie Erskine 20 episodes, 1975-1976
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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.

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Goodbye Minneapolis, Hello San Francisco! Mary Tyler Moore's former neighbor starts a new life but she's the same monomaniacal kook with a genius for triggering mayhem (season 1)

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USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 September 1975 (USA) See more »

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MTM Enterprises See more »
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Runtime:

(48 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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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 »

Crazy Credits

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 »


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Slightly away from MTM, but a good watch
21 July 2000 | by zbornakSee all my reviews

The "Mary Tyler Moore" spinoff, "Phyllis", is often hounded as a failure where spin-offs are concerned. Actually, it is a very funny show and, if it hadn't followed up such an astounding breakthrough show as its predecessor, it would have been quite successful. Though the character of Phyllis, by far the most interesting character on MTM, was changed somewhat in her switch to her own show, it was only to make her character more likable, which worked most of the time and was a very pleasant experience to finally see the softer side of that downstairs bubblehead. The ensemble cast of the first season was wonderful (and would have been even more so if Barbara Colby hadn't have been murdered after the third episode. She was terrific as Phyllis's boss Julie Erskine.) Henry Jones is especially good, as are Jane Ross and Richard Schaal. And, of course, Cloris Leachman is a treasure. The real problem was in the show's second season, when Phyllis changed workplaces to the downtown city building, where the characters were far less interesting and oft times depressing. The ratings show it, too, because in its first season, "Phyllis" was in the Top Ten, higher than "Rhoda" or "MTM". But in its move to the second season, it did very poorly, hence its cancellation. It's a show that tried hard, so give it a chance. You won't be too disappointed!


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