Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman

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Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman

Postby Maui on Fri Jun 22, 2007 3:48 pm

I know...I know....but this show was seriously off the map. It's on DVD. This was a Norman Lear gem. Parodying soap operas, similar to the show SOAP, but just a tad bit weirder.


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Postby TonyWilson on Fri Jun 22, 2007 3:49 pm

That isn't Phil Hartman's wife is it?
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Postby Cha-Ka Khan on Fri Jun 22, 2007 4:34 pm

Wow! Talk about your blasts from the past.

Nice pick, Maui!
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Postby DennisMM on Fri Jun 22, 2007 4:36 pm

Couldn't watch it for the same reason I couldn't watch real soaps: I wasn't willing to tune in day after day to keep up with what was happening. All soaps need a Saturday recap show.

TonyWilson wrote:That isn't Phil Hartman's wife is it?


No, Woody Allen's. :shock:
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Postby RaulMonkey on Fri Jun 22, 2007 4:39 pm

I tried watching this show once, but Mary Hartman's voice gave me a seizure.
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Postby Lord Voldemoo on Fri Jun 22, 2007 4:46 pm

weird, I'd never even heard of this show. I liked SOAP though so maybe I should check it out.

By the way, sorry for the threadjack, but when I saw the title of this thread I remembered a quote from some relatively recent movie in which the actor screamed "MARY HARTMAN MARY HARTMAN!!!" in a panic. I want to say it was Steve Carrell or will Ferrell or something. Ring any bells for anyone? it's bugging me now.
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Postby DennisMM on Fri Jun 22, 2007 4:49 pm

Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman! didn't have traditional opening credits and no theme song if I recall. Instead, each episode opened with the sound of Mary's mother calling out her daughter's name. The movie, I dunno.
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Postby Maui on Fri Jun 22, 2007 5:02 pm

DennisMM wrote:Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman! didn't have traditional opening credits and no theme song if I recall. Instead, each episode opened with the sound of Mary's mother calling out her daughter's name. The movie, I dunno.


Yeah, that's how they did the opening of each show. I dunno what Mary Hartman Mary Hartman is doing now for work, but another star of that show, Mary Kay Place did move onto another whacky family show, Big Love.
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Postby The Garbage Man on Fri Jun 22, 2007 6:50 pm

Lord Voldemoo wrote:By the way, sorry for the threadjack, but when I saw the title of this thread I remembered a quote from some relatively recent movie in which the actor screamed "MARY HARTMAN MARY HARTMAN!!!" in a panic. I want to say it was Steve Carrell or will Ferrell or something. Ring any bells for anyone? it's bugging me now.


Dammit, this is bugging me now too. I know I've seen this recently...
It wasn't during the waxing scene in The 40-Year Old Virgin, was it?
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Postby Lord Voldemoo on Fri Jun 22, 2007 6:52 pm

The Garbage Man wrote:
Lord Voldemoo wrote:By the way, sorry for the threadjack, but when I saw the title of this thread I remembered a quote from some relatively recent movie in which the actor screamed "MARY HARTMAN MARY HARTMAN!!!" in a panic. I want to say it was Steve Carrell or will Ferrell or something. Ring any bells for anyone? it's bugging me now.


Dammit, this is bugging me now too. I know I've seen this recently...


heh, sorry. I wanna say it was 40 year old virgin, but I dunno.
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Postby havocSchultz on Fri Jun 22, 2007 11:55 pm

The Garbage Man wrote:
Lord Voldemoo wrote:By the way, sorry for the threadjack, but when I saw the title of this thread I remembered a quote from some relatively recent movie in which the actor screamed "MARY HARTMAN MARY HARTMAN!!!" in a panic. I want to say it was Steve Carrell or will Ferrell or something. Ring any bells for anyone? it's bugging me now.


Dammit, this is bugging me now too. I know I've seen this recently...
It wasn't during the waxing scene in The 40-Year Old Virgin, was it?


That was Kelly Clarkson...

And what's with all this Mary Hartman love!?!?!

I fucking hate Entertainment Tonight...
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Postby Leckomaniac on Sat Jun 23, 2007 12:01 am

Well the episode of Seinfeld was just on where Mary Hartman's voice gives Kramer seizures. Could that be it?
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Postby The Garbage Man on Sat Jun 23, 2007 12:47 am

That's Mary Hart, not Mary Hartman.
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Postby Leckomaniac on Sat Jun 23, 2007 12:54 am

The Garbage Man wrote:That's Mary Hart, not Mary Hartman.


I am going to go right ahead and blame this one on the pain medication. Don't question it.
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Postby The Garbage Man on Sat Jun 23, 2007 1:07 am

Don't worry about it, I was thinking of the same scene at first and I've no drugs to blame it on.
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Postby Maui on Sat Jun 23, 2007 1:48 pm

havocSchultz wrote:
The Garbage Man wrote:
Lord Voldemoo wrote:By the way, sorry for the threadjack, but when I saw the title of this thread I remembered a quote from some relatively recent movie in which the actor screamed "MARY HARTMAN MARY HARTMAN!!!" in a panic. I want to say it was Steve Carrell or will Ferrell or something. Ring any bells for anyone? it's bugging me now.


Dammit, this is bugging me now too. I know I've seen this recently...
It wasn't during the waxing scene in The 40-Year Old Virgin, was it?


That was Kelly Clarkson...

And what's with all this Mary Hartman love!?!?!

I fucking hate Entertainment Tonight...


You know about 15 years ago ET was sorta worth watching. Now it is just crap. I haven't watched it in a very long time. They dedicated an entire week to Anna Nicole, etc. - that's what the show has become. It used to be a somewhat intelligent show about TV shows, movies and the celebrities that starred in them. sigh
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Postby havocSchultz on Sat Jun 23, 2007 2:16 pm

Maui wrote:
havocSchultz wrote:
The Garbage Man wrote:
Lord Voldemoo wrote:By the way, sorry for the threadjack, but when I saw the title of this thread I remembered a quote from some relatively recent movie in which the actor screamed "MARY HARTMAN MARY HARTMAN!!!" in a panic. I want to say it was Steve Carrell or will Ferrell or something. Ring any bells for anyone? it's bugging me now.


Dammit, this is bugging me now too. I know I've seen this recently...
It wasn't during the waxing scene in The 40-Year Old Virgin, was it?


That was Kelly Clarkson...

And what's with all this Mary Hartman love!?!?!

I fucking hate Entertainment Tonight...


You know about 15 years ago ET was sorta worth watching. Now it is just crap. I haven't watched it in a very long time. They dedicated an entire week to Anna Nicole, etc. - that's what the show has become. It used to be a somewhat intelligent show about TV shows, movies and the celebrities that starred in them. sigh


I miss John Tesh, John Tesh...
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Postby Maui on Sat Jun 23, 2007 2:52 pm

havocSchultz wrote:
Maui wrote:
havocSchultz wrote:
The Garbage Man wrote:
Lord Voldemoo wrote:By the way, sorry for the threadjack, but when I saw the title of this thread I remembered a quote from some relatively recent movie in which the actor screamed "MARY HARTMAN MARY HARTMAN!!!" in a panic. I want to say it was Steve Carrell or will Ferrell or something. Ring any bells for anyone? it's bugging me now.


Dammit, this is bugging me now too. I know I've seen this recently...
It wasn't during the waxing scene in The 40-Year Old Virgin, was it?


That was Kelly Clarkson...

And what's with all this Mary Hartman love!?!?!

I fucking hate Entertainment Tonight...


You know about 15 years ago ET was sorta worth watching. Now it is just crap. I haven't watched it in a very long time. They dedicated an entire week to Anna Nicole, etc. - that's what the show has become. It used to be a somewhat intelligent show about TV shows, movies and the celebrities that starred in them. sigh


I miss John Tesh, John Tesh...


I think he's doing the Yanni thing now. Performing at ampitheatres across the states with a perma grin on his face!
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