Friday, February 03, 2012

Shuffle Off

Mary Tyler Moore just received a lifetime achievement award from the Screen Actors Guild. The LA Times celebrates her career in a series of photos.  One of the captions (bold added) reads:

Moore got her second sitcom, "The Mary Tyler Moore Show," in 1970. Moore played Mary Richards, a single TV news producer in Minneapolis, in this popular and critically acclaimed sitcom that ran for seven seasons. It won the Emmy Award for best comedy series three years in a row and earned Moore three more Emmys for actress in a comedy series. The series made stars of many people in its supporting cast, including Betty White, Ed Asner, Valerie Harper and Cloris Leachman. The final episode, which aired in 1977, featured the entire cast gathering for a hug and then slowly shuffling off camera together, still in hug formation.

The MTM finale is one of the most famous in TV history.  You tell me if the LA Times, paper of record for the entertainment industry, describes it correctly:

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