Mary Tyler Moore: The 20th Anniversary Show

Mary Tyler Moore: The 20th Anniversary Show
Written by Marcia Lewis
Directed by Jack Haley, Jr.
Presented by Mary Tyler Moore
Starring Mary Tyler Moore
Ed Asner
Valerie Harper
Gavin MacLeod
Betty White
Georgia Engel
Cloris Leachman
Music by Pat Williams
Opening theme "Love Is All Around" by Sonny Curtis
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
Executive producer(s) Jack Haley, Jr.
James L. Brooks
Allan Burns
Ed. Weinberger
Producer(s) Phil Savenick
Laurie Jacobson
Running time 90 minutes
Production company(s) MTM Enterprises
Original network CBS
Original release February 18, 1991
Preceded by Lou Grant
Followed by Mary and Rhoda

Mary Tyler Moore: The 20th Anniversary Show is a 1991 American television special commemorating the 20th anniversary of the 1970–77 sitcom The Mary Tyler Moore Show which was broadcast on CBS on February 18, 1991.


A 20th anniversary retrospective of The Mary Tyler Moore Show (hosted by Mary Tyler Moore) featuring a compilation of clips from the show's memorable moments and a reunion with co-stars Ed Asner, Georgia Engel, Valerie Harper, Cloris Leachman, Gavin MacLeod and Betty White.

Mary introduces clips highlighting each of the show's individual characters, after which cast members comment on their character's specific traits and quirks. The cast also pays tribute to the late Ted Knight (who died in 1986) for his portrayal of TV anchor Ted Baxter.

The special concludes with the teary-eyed cast watching the final moments from the series finale, "The Last Show".[1]



Mary Tyler Moore: The 20th Anniversary Show was a huge Nielsen ratings winner for CBS, earning an 11th-place finish and receiving a 17.4 rating (16.2 million households) for the week of February 18, 1991.[2]

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