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Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Red Owl, Professor Kingsfield, and Mary Tyler Moore

Over at Conglomerate, Gordon Smith weaves the connections between growing up in Wisconsin, teaching Hoffman v. Red Owl Stores, and watching The Mary Tyler Moore Show and The Paper Chase.

Turns out that MTM went shopping at a Red Owl store in Minneapolis -- as you can see on the video of the show's opening he's posted on the site.  I'm older than Gordon, but I enjoyed the show, too, though the bit of trivia I recall is "Whose jersey is she wearing while washing the car?"

Unlike Gordon, I wasn't a fan of The Paper Chase,  I was more into a short-lived show called The Storefront Lawyers.  I don't have a video, but here are the Ventures with the show's VERY cool opening theme -- which fortunately doesn't sound anything like Seals & Crofts: 

  

Speaking of Hoffman, be sure to check out Bill Whitford's and Stewart Macauley's fascinating backgrounder, Hoffman v. Red Owl Stores: The Rest of the Story.

FGS

P.S. She's wearing Fran Tarkenton's #10 Minnesota Vikings jersey. 

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