A Little Song, A Little Dance…

“A little seltzer down your pants.”

She made us laugh and cry, at the same time. But mostly, she left us smiling.

funeral

“Chuckles Bites the Dust”

In the words of the character Lou Grant, from the most lauded episode of the Mary Tyler Moore Show…

β€œDeath is such a big, scary concept that you have to laugh at it, lest you give it all of your power.”

Mary Tyler Moore. 1936-2017.

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61 Responses to A Little Song, A Little Dance…

  1. Anthony says:

    Thanks 2017. You’re following all to familiarily the terribleness that was 2016.

  2. J.D. Riso says:

    Ah, Van, I always get my obituary news from you. πŸ˜‰

  3. So sad that she’s gone. It’s a lovely quote, Van. Mega hugs!

  4. TanGental says:

    Early memories of American TV includes her eponymous show; made me laugh as a youngster more that Lucille Ball or Phil Silvers. Sad but we all go eventually

  5. So many great memories of her. She will be missed.πŸ˜”

  6. Yes, it’s been unnerving and sobering to watch our stars fall the last many years, some before their zenith (Kennedy Jr, Princess Diana). Appreciate the quote.

  7. I used to watch the MTM show as a kid. She has a wonderful brightness about her. I know I’m getting older, Van, as so many of the faces that marked my youth are passing. I have a sad feeling this is going to be the new normal ❀

  8. Steph McCoy says:

    Such a loss to the world. Mary Tyler Moore was a beautiful soul.

  9. Another who I grew up with, Van. *sigh* Just a reminder how we are no exception to the rule of how to leave this world. May Mary Tyler Moore who gave me so many laughs rest in Peace and laugh all Eternity!!! ❀

  10. Oh, this is sad news to me as I clicked onto your post Van.. I loved Mary Tyler Moore.. in all the things I saw her in.. A sad day for our world, but one I am sure will be a welcoming homecoming for others.. <3..

    • We have her immortalized in her many works, Sue. Not all of us get to leave that kind of legacy. πŸ’ They will be laughing with her for a long time, much like Lucy.

      • Arrh yes Lucy she was a Ball of laughs too πŸ™‚ great woman, so many great talents are passing over right now.. ❀ must be a great party reunion πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  11. George says:

    That was a great scene…one of the all time best of any show.
    She will be missed.

  12. She was a woman that made this world a better place to live. Her memories will live on.

  13. joey says:

    When I was very young, maybe 7 or 8, I would watch MTM with my grandmother at night, and I wanted to grow up and BE her. I was young enough to think I could be her. She was magical.

    • She was a successful, 30-something career woman who had a life not dedicated to being “married with children”and she was happy. It was a new formula in the 70’s. The timing was perfect. We all wanted to be her, I think.

  14. Nurse Kelly says:

    Very thoughtful tribute, Van. xo

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  16. I am so grateful for her joy and talent and personal beauty. Knowing her existence has ended is sad. I’m glad she left so much behind.

  17. prior.. says:

    wonderful tribute….
    πŸ™‚

  18. I loved her show and really came across her in 1985 when we moved to Texas for a couple of years.. there were repeats of her original show and her later Mary Tyler Moore Hour.. she was beautiful, elegant and understated with her comedy.. delightful woman. thanks Van.

  19. oneta hayes says:

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  20. This one really got me. I love her and her work. And from everything I have ever read about her, the good works she did in this life. RIP.

  21. Bun Karyudo says:

    It was sad to read about Mary Tyler Moore’s passing. I know it can’t be helped and it comes to us all eventually, but it often feels like piece after piece of my childhood is falling away.

  22. Elyse says:

    My heart broke a little bit when I first read the news. And it keeps breaking. MTM was a great woman – a role model for those of us who came of age in the 1970s, and someone who could make learning life lessons fun and memorable. Mary, thank you. RIP

  23. dgkaye says:

    Here’s to Mary! May she R.I.P. 😦 ❀

  24. Love that quote! She sure was something

  25. amommasview says:

    As sad as it is it made me chuckle just because of “Chuckles bites the dust”…

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