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Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman 

A small-town housewife struggles to cope with the increasingly bizarre and violent events unfolding around her.
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1977   1976  
Won 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Louise Lasser ...  Mary Hartman 325 episodes, 1976-1977
Greg Mullavey ...  Tom Hartman 325 episodes, 1976-1977
Mary Kay Place ...  Loretta Haggers 325 episodes, 1976-1977
Graham Jarvis ...  Charlie Haggers 325 episodes, 1976-1977
Dody Goodman ...  Martha Shumway 325 episodes, 1976-1977
Debralee Scott ...  Cathy Shumway 325 episodes, 1976-1977
Victor Kilian ...  Raymond Larkin 325 episodes, 1976-1977
Claudia Lamb Claudia Lamb ...  Heather Hartman 323 episodes, 1976-1977
Philip Bruns ...  George Shumway 250 episodes, 1976-1977
Dabney Coleman ...  Merle Jeeter / ... 148 episodes, 1976-1977
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Storyline

Set in fictional Fernwood, Ohio, this deliriously demented serial focused on the beleaguered heroine Mary Hartman, an average American housewife. In the first year, Mary suffered the travails of mass murder, adultery, venereal disease, homosexuality, religious cults, and UFO sightings, before she finally succumbed to a nervous breakdown on a syndicated talk show. Written by Mark Faulkner <mtfalknr@cc.memphis.edu>

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Comedy | Romance

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 January 1976 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Мэри Хартман, Мэри Хартман See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(325 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Ranked #21 in TV Guide's list of the "25 Top Cult Shows Ever!" (May 30, 2004 issue). See more »

Quotes

[Martha rushes through the kitchen]
George Shumway: What's the matter? The house on fire?
Martha Shumway: It would be better for us all if it was!
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Connections

Spoofed in The Sonny and Cher Show: Episode #2.1 (1976) See more »

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Wow, what a bizarre show
7 July 2000 | by A-Ron-2See all my reviews

This was one of those seminal moments in television history, because the 70s seemed to be more open to experimentation and strangeness than certainly the 80s and definitely the 90s.

Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman was a show that was unclassifiable by any standard of TV today. Now, I haven't seen the show in about 15 years (I watched the whole series on tape at a friend of mine's back in the mid or late 80s), but I am sure that it would be just as bizarre and wonderful today as ever.

Martin Mull was brilliant as the psychopathic wife beater, Barth Gimble. I hope that TV Land or some other such channel will pick this show up, because I would really love to see it again.


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