Happy Birthday Betty White! This week Betty White celebrates her 90th birthday and I've been inspired to write several blog posts as a tribute to her wonderful legacy on television. Yesterday I wrote about her late 1950s sitcom Date With the Angels. Click here to see that again.
|The Mary Tyler Moore Show (1970-77) Starting left: Sue Ann, Mary, Georgette, Ted, Lou and Murray.|
After several days of fighting amongst themselves, the staff at WJM become snowed in at the office. Sue Ann has taped her Christmas cooking show in advance of the holiday, preparing delicacies from all over the world. “Yuletide yummies for worldwide tummies.” She invites her newsroom friends to come to the studio to enjoy the food she cooked for the show but everyone declines the offer only to later accept the invitation after they are unable to leave the station. But the hurt feelings and anger prevent the co-workers from enjoying each other’s company as well as the delicious meal.
|The cooking show set is still elaborately decorated for the taping of Sue Ann's Christmas show.|
|"...four calling birds..."|
|Georgette's beautiful but fragile singing voice reminds the staff to reflect on the spirit of the season.|
|Sue Ann catches Lou under the mistletoe!|