Julia Louis-Dreyfus on Idolizing Mary Tyler Moore

“I love Mary Tyler Moore and, of course, Lucille Ball, too. But Mary was more accessible. I liked her because she was funny, and she was feminine. She didn’t compromise her femininity to be humorous, which is an easy trap for women to fall into.”


Mary Tyler Moore Sings with Michael Keaton and David Letterman!

Yes, this really happened, in the brief 1978 variety series Mary. Loving the embarrassed smirk on Letterman’s face as he is forced to perform this painfully unironic little number: