Television: Doing Less with Moore

MTM is still brilliant, but the reunion movie Mary and Rhoda doesn't quite make it, after all

She can turn the world on with her smile. She can take a nothing day, yada yada yada. But when it comes to sprinting down a sidewalk, hurdling a rolled-up carpet carried by two workmen and flopping onto the pavement, Mary Tyler Moore would have been better off leaving the job to professionals. A stuntwoman was supposed to handle the scene, in which Moore's Mary Richards--now a 60-year-old widow--chases in high heels after a stray dog, but Moore decided to try the pratfall herself. "I became airborne and did a three-point landing," Moore says, and at one of those points, her...

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