HOW MUCH DO YOU KNOW ABOUT MARY RICHARDS AND THE GANG IN MINNEAPOLIS?
THE MARY BASICS
1. What was Mary's street address?
2. What was Mary's hometown in Minnesota?
3. What was Mary's father's name and occupation?
4. Mary had two positions at WJM. What were they?
5. What type of car did Mary own?
6. In the opening credits, Mary tosses her hat in the air in front of
a Minneapolis department store. What's the name of the store?
7. What was Mary's religion?
8. Name Mary's favorite artist.
9. When Mary was a child she dreamed of being something other than a
news woman. What was that occupation?
MARY & RHODA
1. In an early episode, Mary and Rhoda pretend to be recently divorced
in order to join a club for divorcees so they can go on the group's
inexpensive trip to Paris. What is the official name of the club?
2. Mary and Rhoda befriend a waiter at a Mexican restaurant who helps
them plan a vacation in Mexico. What was his name?
3. In the episode where Mary and Rhoda get into a fight and don't speak
for a while, Rhoda tells the guys in the newsroom an embarrassing secret
about Mary which causes the fight. What was it?
4. Identify this quote: "We know one thing for sure. She didn't drown."
5. When it looked as though Rhoda was leaving Minneapolis to take a
job at Bloomingdale's in New York (but eventually changed her mind),
Mary arranged a surprise goodbye party. All the guests brought gifts
and Rhoda opened them "just for fun." What did Mary give her?
6. When Rhoda temporarily moves in with Mary after a small fire damages
her apartment, she calls Mary a sarcastic name that describes Mary's
inclination to do dishes in the middle of the night. What was the name?
1. On what television channel would one find WJM?
2. Mary substitutes for Ted and interviews Eric Matthews, a vertically-challenged
author, on a WJM current affairs news show. (She also ends up dating
him). What was the name of this show that was produced by the WJM news
3. Mary was nominated for a Teddy Award (but did not win) for a documentary
she did for WJM News. What was the name of the documentary? Bonus points
for the name of the competitor's show that did win.
4. The WJM news team went on location to do a live show where, at the
last minute, all the patrons got cold feet and refused to be seen on
TV. To what kind of establishment did they go?
5. When Lou is out of the office for an operation, Mary fills in for
him and has to edit Murray's copy. He uses a phrase which Mary shortens
to "fire." What was the complete phrase?
6. What was the name of the WJM sportscaster that Mary had to fire?
7. At the request of the station manager, WJM News gives a mean, overly-negative
critic a weekly spot on the news to air his opinions on various topics
(he also ends up dating Mary). What was his full name?
1. Sue Ann's sister, a local newscaster at a Southern news station,
comes to Minneapolis for a visit and drives Sue Ann insanely jealous
with her Southern charm. What was her name?
2. At one point, the sister of Mary's old schoolmate shows up and lands
a job on Sue Ann's show. Eventually she shows her true colors, a la
Eve Harrington, and begins to steal the spotlight from Sue Ann. What
was this girl's full name?
3. When Ted and Georgette decide to get married at Mary's apartment,
Sue Ann shows up and begins ordering everyone to "get moving" and prepare
for the wedding. She recites a variation of "something old, something
new, something borrowed..." What was her risque quote?
4. When Murray quits the newsroom to become Sue Ann's executive producer,
she immediately begins bossing him around and asks him to do humiliating
tasks. After he has had enough of her abuse, Murray gets some sweet
revenge. What does he do to Sue Ann?
5. When Sue Ann's show gets canceled, she is kept on by WJM, but given
an array of embarrassing jobs until her contract runs out. One such
job was the hostess of a children's TV puppet show. What was her character's
6. When Sue Ann was fooling around with Lars, Phyllis comes to her studio
to confront Sue Ann. Phyllis angrily destroys one of Sue Ann's culinary
creations during their heated conversation. What was it?
7. During the episode where Johnny Carson comes to Mary's apartment
during a blackout, Sue Ann is accidentally stepped on by Mary while
on the floor being intimate with another person at the party. Who was
the other person?
8. Explain the situation in which Sue Ann offered the following quote:
"It's like sitting in Fidel Castro's mouth."
9. In the episode where Mary has a dinner party for Congresswoman Geddes
and the WJM gang, Sue Ann prepares a dinner of Veal Prince Orloff. She
explains to Mary what happens to Veal Prince Orloff when left in an
oven too long. What happens?
SEX & DATING IN MINNEAPOLIS
1. When Mary was sent to jail for not revealing her news source, she
shared her cell with two "ladies of the evening." What were their names?
2. Mary was asked to explain the birds and the bees to someone. To whom
was she to give her talk?
3. Phyllis had a gay brother! What was his name and what did he do for
4. Mary once dated someone based solely on physical attraction. What
was his first name and occupation?
5. On the episode where Sue Ann finally sleeps with Lou, she comes into
the newsroom to return a piece of clothing to him from the night before
(freshly laundered, of course). What was that item?
QUOTES (Who said it and what was the episode?)
1. "I can see the headline now: Requiem for a Peanut."
2. "I got a little sister, too. And mine's black!"
3. "It ended like all my dreams end. With Marlo Thomas and Winston Churchill
4. "Do you see what that woman has driven me to? Baking a damn pie!"
5. "Imagine the exciting nights we'll spend together, having Smokey
the Bear over for dinner."
6. "Good Ted, now maybe you can remember your phone number."
7. "I'm sorry I had to slap you so hard."
8. "I like to think that I'm
a nice person. Very nice. Damn nice."