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Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman: The Complete Series

Released: December 3, 2013 • Available in US & Canada
Product SKU: 826663145205
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Synopsis

All 325 Episodes + Bonus Features on 38 Discs

Louise Lasser delivers a masterful performance in the title role of Norman Lear’s sublimely twisted soap opera, Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman – at once a parody of the format and a twisted satire of America’s media/consumer culture.

In the fictional town of Fernwood, Ohio, suburban housewife Mary Hartman seeks the kind of domestic perfection promised by Reader’s Digest and TV commercials. Instead she finds herself suffering the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune – mass murders, low-flying airplanes and waxy yellow buildup on her kitchen floor. Mary’s world is populated by a cast of misfits and oddballs: an impotent husband (Greg Mullavey), a sullen 12-year-old daughter (Claudia Lamb), bizarre parents (Dody Goodman and Philip Bruns), a man-eating younger sister (Debralee Scott), a country-singing best friend and her devoted husband (Mary Kay Place and Graham Jarvis), Fernwood’s devious mayor (Dabney Coleman) and identical twins Barth and Garth Gimble (Martin Mull).

Far too controversial for any network at the time, the incomparable Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman is finally given its due with this celebratory and definitive DVD collection.

Why We Love It

“Probably because the targets of Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman's satire (insatiable consumerism, celebrity-obsession, television) are more relevant now than ever, the series despite its low budget, now-dated production methods and spoofing of an all but dead TV genre make it seem as fresh and funny as ever. And now it's all here, in one densely compact package. A DVD Talk Collector Series title.” – DVD Talk

“Produced by All in the Family’s Norman Lear and directed by Joan Darling and Jim Drake, this star vehicle for comic actress Louise Lasser was one of the boldest series of the seventies: a laugh-track-free send-up of soap operas that was also a surprisingly probing and intense critique of capitalism. Yes, really!” – Vulture

Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman: The Complete Series…is 38 discs of classic quirky Norman Lear-inspired television. There are plenty of bonus features in this set, but the biggest bonus is that it will make your family seem practically normal.” – Parade

“For a program that was made when Jimmy Carter was in the White House, it has aged remarkably well, a testament to just how FAR OUT the show was during its era. Comedy tends to age poorly: early Saturday Night Live seems merely quaint outside of Bill Murray and Michael O’Donoghue’s contributions, but its contemporary, kindred-spirit-in-outrageousness, Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman is as fresh as when it first aired. It’s strangely timeless and still brilliantly funny.” – DangerousMinds.net

“If you overlooked Mary Hartman in the '70s, don’t miss this second chance to see one of the greatest TV series ever broadcast. And if you did watch it then, do what I’m doing and watch it again.” – Jeff Burger, The Morton Report

Bonus Features

  • Inside The Funhouse Mirror – Featuring Interviews With Norman Lear, Louise Lasser, and Mary Kay Place (29:40)
  • On The Verge Of… – Norman Lear and Louise Lasser Discuss The Episode, “Nervous Breakdown” (18:16)
  • Ten Episodes Of Fernwood 2 Nite, The Original Talk Show Spoof Starring Martin Mull, Fred Willard, And Frank De Vol (22:26 each)

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Episodes

Episode Episode Title
1 Episode #1.1
1 Episode #2.1
2 Episode #1.2
2 Episode #2.2
3 Episode #1.3
3 Episode #2.3
4 Episode #1.4
4 Episode #2.4
5 Episode #1.5
5 Episode #2.5
6 Episode #1.6
6 Episode #2.6
7 Episode #1.7
7 Episode #2.7
8 Episode #1.8
8 Episode #2.8
9 Episode #1.9
9 Episode #2.9
10 Episode #1.10
10 Episode #2.10
11 Episode #1.11
11 Episode #2.11
12 Episode #1.12
12 Episode #2.12
13 Episode #1.13
13 Episode #2.13
14 Episode #1.14
14 Episode #2.14
15 Episode #1.15
15 Episode #2.15
16 Episode #1.16
16 Episode #2.16
17 Episode #1.17
17 Episode #2.17
18 Episode #1.18
18 Episode #2.18
19 Episode #1.19
19 Episode #2.19
20 Episode #1.20
20 Episode #2.20
21 Episode #1.21
21 Episode #2.21
22 Episode #1.22
22 Episode #2.22
23 Episode #1.23
23 Episode #2.23
24 Episode #1.24
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25 Episode #1.25
25 Episode #2.25
26 Episode #1.26
26 Episode #2.26
27 Episode #1.27
27 Episode #2.27
28 Episode #1.28
28 Episode #2.28
29 Episode #1.29
29 Episode #2.29
30 Episode #1.30
30 Episode #2.30
31 Episode #1.31
31 Episode #2.31
32 Episode #1.32
32 Episode #2.32
33 Episode #1.33
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34 Episode #1.34
34 Episode #2.34
35 Episode #1.35
35 Episode #2.35
36 Episode #1.36
36 Episode #2.36
37 Episode #1.37
37 Episode #2.37
38 Episode #1.38
38 Episode #2.38
39 Episode #1.39
39 Episode #2.39
40 Episode #1.40
40 Episode #2.40
41 Episode #1.41
41 Episode #2.41
42 Episode #1.42
42 Episode #2.42
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44 Episode #1.44
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55 Episode #1.55
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57 Episode #1.57
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58 Episode #1.58
58 Episode #2.58
59 Episode #1.59
59 Episode #2.59
60 Episode #1.60
60 Episode #2.60
61 Episode #1.61
61 Episode #2.61
62 Episode #1.62
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63 Episode #1.63
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64 Episode #1.64
64 Episode #2.64
65 Episode #1.65
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66 Episode #1.66
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67 Episode #1.67
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68 Episode #1.68
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69 Episode #1.69
69 Episode #2.69
70 Episode #1.70
70 Episode #2.70
71 Episode #1.71
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72 Episode #1.72
72 Episode #2.72
73 Episode #1.73
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74 Episode #1.74
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75 Episode #1.75
75 Episode #2.75
76 Episode #1.76
76 Episode #2.76
77 Episode #1.77
77 Episode #2.77
78 Episode #1.78
78 Episode #2.78
79 Episode #1.79
79 Episode #2.79
80 Episode #1.80
80 Episode #2.80
81 Episode #1.81
81 Episode #2.81
82 Episode #1.82
82 Episode #2.82
83 Episode #1.83
83 Episode #2.83
84 Episode #1.84
84 Episode #2.84
85 Episode #1.85
85 Episode #2.85
86 Episode #1.86
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87 Episode #1.87
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88 Episode #1.88
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90 Episode #1.90
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91 Episode #1.91
91 Episode #2.91
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111 Episode #1.111
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121 Episode #1.121
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128 Episode #1.128
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177 Episode #2.177
178 Episode #2.178
179 Episode #2.179
180 Episode #2.180
181 Episode #2.181
182 Episode #2.182
183 Episode #2.183
184 Episode #2.184
185 Episode #2.185
186 Episode #2.186
187 Episode #2.187
188 Episode #2.188
189 Episode #2.189
190 Episode #2.190
191 Episode #2.191
192 Episode #2.192
193 Episode #2.193
194 Episode #2.194
195 Episode #2.195
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Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman

NAME ROLE
Louise Lasser Mary Hartman
Greg Mullavey Tom Hartman
Mary Kay Place Loretta Haggers
Graham Jarvis Charlie Haggers
Dody Goodman Martha Shumway
Debralee Scott Cathy Shumway
Victor Kilian Raymond Larkin
Claudia Lamb Heather Hartman
Philip Bruns George Shumway
Dabney Coleman Merle Jeeter
Jim Drake Director
Nessa Hyams Director
Kim Friedman Director
Joan Darling Director
Hal Alexander Director
Jack Heller Director
Bob Lally Director
Giovanna Nigro Director
Dennis Klein Director
Jerry Adelman Writer
Jerry Adelman Writer
Jerry Adelman Writer
Jerry Adelman Writer
Daniel Gregory Browne Writer
Daniel Gregory Browne Writer
Daniel Gregory Browne Writer
Daniel Gregory Browne Writer
Norman Lear Writer
Norman Lear Writer
Ann Marcus Writer
Ann Marcus Writer
Ann Marcus Writer
Ann Marcus Writer
Ann Marcus Writer
Gail Parent Writer
Peggy Goldman Writer
Peggy Goldman Writer
Peggy Goldman Writer
Lynn Phillips Writer
Lynn Phillips Writer
Lynn Phillips Writer
Dennis Klein Writer
Tom Eyen Writer
Tom Eyen Writer
Tom Eyen Writer
Cynthia Santillo Writer
Mara Lideks Writer
Harry Cauley Writer
Brad Buckner Writer
Eugenie Ross-Leming Writer
Harriet Belkin Writer
Norman Belkin Writer
Robert Korros Writer
Robert Korros Writer
Al Burton Writer
Laura Levine Writer
Norman Lear Producer
Viva Knight Producer
Viva Knight Producer
John Maxwell Anderson Producer
Perry Krauss Producer
Brad Buckner Producer
Eugenie Ross-Leming Producer
Lew Gallo Producer
Jerry Adler Producer

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