Friday Flashback: Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman.
This cult 1970s satire centred around an Ohio housewife attempting to cope with bizarre and violent incidents occurring around her.
With Annie Murphy (Schitt’s Creek) comedy Kevin Can F*** Himself debuting on Amazon Prime, I am reminded of the cult 1970s satire, Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman.
It screened in Australia on 10.
Producer Norman Lear titled it ‘twice’ to reflect the fact that soap opera characters reiterated a lot of their dramatic points.
The satirical soap opera ran for 325 episodes from 1976 to 1977 and starred Louise Lasser as an Ohio housewife attempting to cope with various bizarre and violent incidents occurring around her.
The pace of the show was also consciously slow, again to reflect the world of soap operas. Guest cast included Dabney Coleman, Doris Roberts, Ed Begley Jr., James Cromwell, Harry Dean Stanton, Merv Griffin, Dinah Shore & Dr. Joyce Brothers.
A reboot is also now in development with Emily Hampshire (coincidentally, also of Schitt’s Creek fame).