'Hot in Cleveland': 7 'Mary Tyler Moore Show' Reunion Moments That Walked Down Memory Lane
Here are our seven favorites:
1. The Intro
The setup was that Elka and Mamie Sue were once members of a legendary bowling team called GLOB (Gorgeous Ladies of Bowling). They had promised to uncork a bottle of wine 50 years down the road, but a championship 1962-63 season went to their heads and ruined their friendships, and they drifted apart. For the annual birthdays setup, Elka asked her roommates Melanie, Victoria, and Joy to gather the Queenpins. When they inquired who the other women were, Mamie Sue whipped out a team poster with giant illustrations of the gals' heads circa the '70s atop pins. The live studio audience immediately went crazy with whistles, hoots, and hollers, and you could feel the love all around for those iconic mugs and all the hours of quality TV they represent.
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Harper, in a loud patterned blouse and jumbo earrings Rhoda Morgenstern would surely approve of, was the first to appear. She was quickly followed by Leachman (Phyllis Lindstrom), who was accidentally seated with the wrong group of seniors, telling them how they "hadn't changed a bit." (A cheap sight gag, considering one of the women was African American.) When she was called over by the right trio, she hugged Engel and White and paused at Harper. "Wait a minute. Did I like you?" After Harper responded, "You always said you did," Leachman deadpanned before giving in to the embrace, "Well, I'm a pathological liar." It was a knowing wink at the adversarial-but-friendly bond Phyllis and Rhoda shared on "MTMS."