Sitcoms Online - Main Page / Message Boards - Main Page / News Blog / Photo Galleries / DVD Reviews / Buy TV Shows on DVD and Blu-ray

View Today's Active Threads / View New Posts / Mark All Boards Read / Chit Chat Board

The Mary Tyler Moore Show (Sitcoms Online) / The Mary Tyler Moore Show links and theme songs at Sitcoms Online / The Mary Tyler Moore Show Photo Gallery


The Mary Tyler Moore Show - The Complete First Season

Buy The Mary Tyler Moore Show - The Complete First Season on DVD
The Mary Tyler Moore Show - The Complete Second Season

Buy The Mary Tyler Moore Show - The Complete Second Season on DVD
The Mary Tyler Moore Show - The Complete Third Season

Buy The Mary Tyler Moore Show - The Complete Third Season on DVD
The Mary Tyler Moore Show - The Complete Fourth Season

Buy The Mary Tyler Moore Show - The Complete Fourth Season on DVD
The Mary Tyler Moore Show - The Complete Fifth Season

Buy The Mary Tyler Moore Show - The Complete Fifth Season on DVD
The Mary Tyler Moore Show - The Complete Sixth Season

Buy The Mary Tyler Moore Show - The Complete Sixth Season on DVD
The Mary Tyler Moore Show - The Complete Seventh Season

Buy The Mary Tyler Moore Show - The Complete Seventh Season on DVD

Sitcoms Online Message Boards - Forums  

Go Back   Sitcoms Online Message Boards - Forums > 1970s Sitcoms > The Mary Tyler Moore Show

Notices

SitcomsOnline.com News Blog Headlines Twitter Facebook Instagram RSS

Freeform and ABC's 2018 25 Days of Christmas Schedule; The CW Orders Full Seasons of All Freshman Series
Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows; This Week in Sitcoms (Week of November 12, 2018)
SitcomsOnline Digest: Vanessa Bayer Set to Co-Create and Star in Showtime Comedy; Orange is the New Black Sequel in Discussions
Fri-Yay: When Is It Time to Stop Looking at Live Ratings?; NBC Sets and Shifts January 2019 Lineup
COZI TV's Unexpected Guests Thanksgiving Marathon; ABC Tuesday Comedies Get Full Seasons
TBS Pairs Shaq and Ken Jeong for Comedy Pilot; FXX Schedules Final Season of You're the Worst
Hulu Gets Kat Dennings Comedy; truTV Brings Back I'm Sorry for 2nd Season


New on DVD/Blu-ray (October/November)

The Beverly Hillbillies - The Official Fifth Season The Love Boat - Season Four - Volume One Saved by the Bell - The Complete Collection Alice - The Complete Eighth Season Step by Step - The Complete Third Season

10/02 - The Beverly Hillbillies - The Official Fifth Season
10/02 - Bob's Burgers - The Complete 6th Season
10/02 - Bob's Burgers - The Complete 7th Season
10/02 - Bob's Burgers - The Complete 8th Season
10/02 - Ghosted - The Complete First Season
10/02 - The Love Boat - Season Four - Volume One / Volume Two
10/02 - Police Squad! - TV and Movie Collection
10/02 - Saved by the Bell - The Complete Collection
10/16 - Community - The Complete Series (Mill Creek)
10/23 - Alice - The Complete Eighth Season
10/24 - The Odd Couple (2015) - Season Two
10/24 - The Odd Couple (2015) - Season Three
10/31 - The Bad News Bears - The Complete Series - All 26 Episodes
11/01 - Episodes - Season 5
11/05 - Robin Williams - Comic Genius (includes Mork & Mindy)
11/06 - American Dad! - Volume 13
11/20 - Step by Step - The Complete Third Season
11/27 - What I Like About You - The Complete Third Season
More TV DVD Releases / DVD Reviews Archive / SitcomsOnline Digest


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 04-28-2012, 10:24 PM   #1
Brian Damage
I'm Rich Bitch
Moderator
Forum Legend
 
Brian Damage's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 03, 2002
Location: What Ain't No Country I Ever Heard Of...They Speak English in What?
Posts: 62,616
Send a message via AIM to Brian Damage
Thumbs down Great Writing, Acting & Casting, But...Anything MTM Show Did Wrong???

In my opinion, the one glaring mistake was letting Rhoda spin-off to her own show. A big mistake actually. IMO
__________________
The Key to the Kingdom of Heaven: John 3:3

Money Doesn't Buy Happiness...But I'd Rather Cry in My Private Jet
Brian Damage is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-28-2012, 11:24 PM   #2
OH Nuts!
WINGing it on a Sandpiper!
Forum Legend
 
OH Nuts!'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 15, 2005
Posts: 61,365
Default

I'm curious. Why did you think it was a big mistake For the Rhoda spin-off Brian?

As for TMTMS, can't think of anything offhand.
__________________
Thank you SHOUT! & Antenna TV

xxoo You both Rock!!
OH Nuts! is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-28-2012, 11:28 PM   #3
Brian Damage
I'm Rich Bitch
Moderator
Forum Legend
 
Brian Damage's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 03, 2002
Location: What Ain't No Country I Ever Heard Of...They Speak English in What?
Posts: 62,616
Send a message via AIM to Brian Damage
Default

I just feel that TMTMS was missing something special with Rhoda no longer hanging around Mary's apartment. It would be equivalent to Ralph Kramden not having Norton or Lucy without Ethel.
Brian Damage is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-28-2012, 11:51 PM   #4
LittleRickyII
Member
Senior Member
 
LittleRickyII's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 22, 2009
Location: California
Posts: 2,228
Default

In my opinion, the only thing TMTMS did wrong was filming a final episode. It should have never ended. As for Rhoda leaving the show, this is nothing against Valerie Harper or her character, but I prefer the show after she left. It was too female-centric earlier on for my tastes.
LittleRickyII is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2012, 09:05 AM   #5
OH Nuts!
WINGing it on a Sandpiper!
Forum Legend
 
OH Nuts!'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 15, 2005
Posts: 61,365
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Brian Damage
I just feel that TMTMS was missing something special with Rhoda no longer hanging around Mary's apartment. It would be equivalent to Ralph Kramden not having Norton or Lucy without Ethel.
Interesting point. But in the earlier shows much of the foundation centered around the friendships . For some reason I always felt so much was going on in TMTMS that it was not quite the same void.

That being said though, I would have preferred to see Rhoda spin off after TMTMS left the air.
OH Nuts! is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2012, 10:25 AM   #6
Brian Damage
I'm Rich Bitch
Moderator
Forum Legend
 
Brian Damage's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 03, 2002
Location: What Ain't No Country I Ever Heard Of...They Speak English in What?
Posts: 62,616
Send a message via AIM to Brian Damage
Default

Exactly, Rhoda the show, I think, would have been better suited AFTER MTM ended.
Brian Damage is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2012, 10:46 AM   #7
Retro4Life
Accept No Substitutes
Senior Member
 
Retro4Life's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 04, 2009
Location: IL
Posts: 6,578
Default

I agree on the Rhoda thing...they missed her on the show...not to a deal breaking extent, but you did feel it.

The only other thing that comes to mind is that I always thought it would have been neat to have kept Gordy and make him more a part of the show.
__________________
Alex Reiger :[Trying to convince Louie not to antagonize Bobby] "It's not hard to make people feel bad about their lives. What's hard is making people feel good about their lives."
Retro4Life is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2012, 10:53 AM   #8
Dr. Thong
a/k/a "ACK!"
Senior Member
 
Dr. Thong's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 09, 2001
Location: New Hampshire, USA
Posts: 4,842
Default

That was the beginning of the networks becoming spinoff-crazy. They thought that they could duplicate the success of hit shows by spinning off supporting characters.

The problem with that theory in some cases is that the supporting character may not be strong enough to anchor a show and also that it's the combination of actors on a show that make it what is. By taking an actor away from the "mothership" show, it alters the chemistry and dilutes it.
__________________
"Sunday has been cancelled due to lack of interest. That is all."
Dr. Thong is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:43 PM.


Although the administrators and moderators of the Sitcoms Online Message Boards will attempt to keep all objectionable messages off this forum, it is impossible for us to review all messages. All messages express the views of the author, and neither the owners of the Sitcoms Online Message Boards, nor vBulletin Solutions Inc. (developers of vBulletin) will be held responsible for the content of any message. The owners of the Sitcoms Online Message Boards reserve the right to remove, edit, move or close any thread for any reason.

VigLink badge

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions Inc.