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    your god hates me Bob Ross's Avatar
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    Mary Tyler Moore & the Sign Of The Beast

    So way back in the 1970's, shortly (?) after the Mary Tyler Moore Show went off the air, Mary did a musical variety special that was aired on network TV. She sang, she danced, she had some special guests, etc etc.

    There was one song in particular that stuck in my then-adolescent craw: A sort of martial dance/march/halftime show number that Mary (accompanied by some dancers) performed wearing a reddish afro fright wig, a green sparkle leotard with "666" emblazoned across her ass, a Nazi field marshall's hat, and leather boots. (I swear I really saw this on TV, this is not just some prurient fantasy from my imagination!)

    The song had an almost Gilbert&Sullivan feel to it, sort of like "I Am The Very Model Of A Modern Major General" ...only that wasn't it. I don't think.

    I'm trying to figure out what tune that was. Bonus points if you can find it on YouTube!

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    The Site Administrator: Currently at home recovering from a couple of strokes,please contact my assistnt admins for forum issues Tom Stormcrowe's Avatar
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    It was called "Mary's Incredible Dream".

    From Wikipedia:
    After a brief respite, Moore threw herself into a completely different genre. She attempted two failed variety series in a row, Mary, which featured David Letterman and Michael Keaton in the supporting cast and lasted three episodes, and The Mary Tyler Moore Hour, which was canceled within three months. About this time, she also made a one-off musical/variety special for CBS, titled "Mary's Incredible Dream", which featured John Ritter, among others. It did poorly in the ratings and, according to Moore, was never repeated and will likely never see the light of day again because of legal problems surrounding the show.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mary_Tyler_Moore

    Can't find video of it as it's locked in CBS Vault and likely to never see the light of day again.

    Side trivia: Ben Vereen was also in it!
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    We can't have this thread without a picture of Mary. I used to have such a crush on her back in those days.

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    - it's pretty well established that Hitler was an *******.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KingTermite
    We can't have this thread without a picture of Mary. I used to have such a crush on her back in those days.

    Is it me or does she look lik she's in a Starfleet Uniform, vaguely?
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    . “He who fights with monsters might take care lest he thereby become a monster. And if you gaze for long into an abyss, the abyss gazes also into you.”- Fredrick Nietzsche

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Stormcrowe
    Is it me or does she look lik she's in a Starfleet Uniform, vaguely?
    Inspiration for Deanna?
    Quote Originally Posted by coffeecake View Post
    - it's pretty well established that Hitler was an *******.

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    ^^^
    Looks more like a Kirk conquest to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AllenG
    ^^^
    Looks more like a Kirk conquest to me.
    That's what I was thinking....
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    Hey guyz? Guyz? Wait up!! Siu Blue Wind's Avatar
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    Oh no. The nerds are coming out....

    RUNNNN!!!!! It's the TREKKIES!! (now I know why KT is into Treks)
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    Please dont outsmart the censor. That is a very expensive censor and every time one of you guys outsmart it it makes someone at the home office feel bad. We dont wanna do that. So dont cleverly disguise bad words.

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    Oh my god! It's a girl! RUNNN!

    *cowers under the table, holding his AD&D manual up like a shield*

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    AD&D??? you don't mean D&D???
    Where am I going?......

    ....and why am I in this handbasket?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CycleMagic
    AD&D??? you don't mean D&D???
    and you know about this how??????

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Stormcrowe
    Is it me or does she look lik she's in a Starfleet Uniform, vaguely?
    One of Capt. Kirk's conquests?
    Why isn't 11 pronounced onety one?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CycleMagic
    AD&D??? you don't mean D&D???
    Advanced Dungeons & Dragons, not Attention Deficit Disorder. (or, uh, according to Wikipedia, Accidental Death & Dismemberment. )

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    Quote Originally Posted by Siu Blue Wind
    Oh no. The nerds are coming out....

    RUNNNN!!!!! It's the TREKKIES!! (now I know why KT is into Treks)
    As much as I love coffee, you'd think I'd be a Kona fanatic.
    Quote Originally Posted by coffeecake View Post
    - it's pretty well established that Hitler was an *******.

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    Crazy Like a Daisy CycleMagic's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by x136
    Advanced Dungeons & Dragons, not Attention Deficit Disorder. (or, uh, according to Wikipedia, Accidental Death & Dismemberment. )
    oh, wow. there is an advanced version? who knew?!
    Where am I going?......

    ....and why am I in this handbasket?

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    phony collective progress x136's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by CycleMagic
    oh, wow. there is an advanced version? who knew?!
    Ah, playing dumb, a classic dodging technique. It might've worked better if we couldn't all see your collection of manuals on the bookshelf directly behind you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CycleMagic
    oh, wow. there is an advanced version? who knew?!
    So CM..... Can the magic jar spell be used to possess a soulless clone?

    <curious Jon look>

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pheard
    So CM..... Can the magic jar spell be used to possess a soulless clone?

    <curious Jon look>
    I have no idea what you just said.
    Where am I going?......

    ....and why am I in this handbasket?

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    Crazy Like a Daisy CycleMagic's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by x136
    Ah, playing dumb, a classic dodging technique. It might've worked better if we couldn't all see your collection of manuals on the bookshelf directly behind you!
    Manuals? I don't need no stinkin' manuals!
    Where am I going?......

    ....and why am I in this handbasket?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Stormcrowe
    It was called "Mary's Incredible Dream".
    wow! hers too? so it wasn't just me........

    btw we've been getting the mtm show on dvd over the last few years (season 4 should be out this xmas) and imho it has really aged well, esp compared to a lot of the classic 70s sitcoms I grew up with. I have a much harder time sitting thru M*A*S*H (too self-righteous, tho I cheered along back in the day) or even All in the Family (How harsh was videotape in the 70s?). Ed Asner was a genius.........
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    I saw her recently...like a poster child for bad surgery. When she sits down, her mouth opens.

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