“You’ve Got Spunk!”

Happy 50th Anniversary to “The Mary Tyler Moore Show”

Author Herbie J Pilato poses between copies of his book, MARY: THE MARY TYLER MOORE STORY

“You’ve got spunk!”

So says Lou Grant, as played by the great Ed Asner, upon first meeting Mary Richards, portrayed by the one and only Mary Tyler Moore, in “Love Is All Around,” the pilot episode of The Mary Tyler Moore Show.

That episode, the title of which was taken from the show’s beloved theme song, composed and…

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Herbie J Pilato

Herbie J Pilato is a writer, producer, and TV personality whose books about life and pop culture include THE 12 BEST SECRETS OF CHRISTMAS.