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Third Season Debuts

July 4th, 2008 by Rebecca Harper Editor

By popular demand, we’re adding more episodes of two vintage, award-winning sitcoms as today’s Hulu Days of Summer debuts: The third seasons of The Mary Tyler Moore Show and The Bob Newhart Show.

The story behind The Mary Tyler Moore Show is well known: Mary Richards is a city girl who moves to Minneapolis and gets a job in the newsroom of a local television station. One of the first independent, career-oriented women portrayed on television, Mary became an inspiration to women of her day — particularly when she asks Lou Grant (Ed Asner) for the same salary as her predecessor in the third-season opener:

Like The Mary Tyler Moore Show, The Bob Newhart Show is smart, mature and funny. It’s full of wonderfully dry humor, courtesy of Newhart’s deadpan delivery as a psychologist who is a bit of a mess himself. It’s been a real treat for me to watch the first two seasons on Hulu and see the understated comedy and exquisite timing that are lacking in many current sitcoms. Sure, some of it is dated, but Bob Newhart never tried to be hip.

These classic comedies deliver humor, style and wit, showing us why they’re still notable now, more than 30 years later.

You’re gonna make it after all,
Rebecca

P.S. Clues for next week’s Hulu Days of Summer TV shows and movies are available at Hulu.com/summer. Can you name any of the upcoming titles?

Last comment: Mar 18th 2017 10 Comments
  • Mark Beck says:

    I’d love to see the show Ed!

  • Mari says:

    Is there a place to submit formal suggestions?
    Hopefully someone will read this…
    Is there any chance of some old musicals getting put on Hulu?
    Hello Dolly for example.
    Hulu is an amazing website.
    Thanks so much to everyone who works on it for all the hard work!

  • Hamilton says:

    Any chance you could get Northern Exposure? Great show.

  • REBECCA BROWN says:

    THIS IS GREAT, SO GREAT I LET MY SATELITE PROVIDER GO. WITH THIS KIND OF SELECTION, WHO NEEDS TO PAY? SOME SUGGESTIONS HOW ABOUT “THE ANDY GRIFFITH SHOW.” OR MAYBE THE JOHN BELUSHI CLASSIC “NEIGHBORS.” THANKS FOR GREAT TV ONLINE.

  • Charles says:

    My predictions:

    Monday: It’s a Wonderful Life
    Tuesday: Ghostbusters
    Wednesday: Lords of Illusion
    Thursday: The Fifth Element
    Friday: Underworld

  • moody says:

    I’m betting on Monday, MacGuyver, Tues, Ghostbusters. Keep up the great work Hulu.

  • Chad says:

    Here’s to hoping that Veronica Mars will be added sometime this summer…

  • Kendra says:

    So are you going to add the third season of Buffy anytime soon?

  • Mark Beck says:

    Mac = Bernie Mac’s Mr. 3000
    Egon = Ghostbusters
    Harry D. = Harry Dean Stanton = Pretty In Pink or Repo Man
    Leeloo = The Fifth Element
    Selene – Underworld

  • Casey says:

    I think I’ve got 3 of ’em…

    Ghostbusters
    The Fifth Element
    Underworld

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