At long last, after 8 years, the classic "Mary Tyler Moore" show is FINALLY complete on DVD.
While Fox has treated this landmark show as shabbily as Sony has the equally groundbreaking "All in the Family", I am pleased to be finally be able to have a 168-episode Mary-thon at home anytime I choose.
I had a few concerns about this set before buying it, and I wanted to use this review to voice the fact that those concerns were unnecessary.
First of all, the music is intact on the episode "Murray Can't Lose", and it includes both Mary's famous rendition of "One For My Baby" that she peforms in Mr. Grant's office as well as Georgette's spectacular "Steam Heat" number at the Teddy Awards banquet. I was relieved to find it because it is my favorite performance by Georgia Engel in the whole series.
Also, "It's a Long Way to Tipperary" is complete on "The Last Show".
Speaking of which, there have been comments elsewhere online that the final curtain call was missing. It was indeed intact on the set I purchased, so no worries there. (It plays at the very end of the episode instead of the usual instrumental closing theme and credits. It is not listed separately as there are no bonus features).
Now we just need Fox to license out "Phyllis" to Shout! Factory and all will be right in the world :)