The first episode starts with my ultimate favourite Murray dig towards Sue Ann. And of course she comes back strong with a comment about his baldness. Phyllis and Rhoda's departure leaves Mary lonely and in a rut. After going blond very briefly she decides to move to another apartment, where yes, she has her own bedroom! Other episodes include Lou's ex-wife Edie remarrying, Mary thinks she's influenced a father to leave the priesthood, Murray's in love with a special someone and Ted auditions to be the host of a new gameshow, just to name a few. There are many more funny episodes with the usual WJM-TV magic. Although, I will say it again I really miss Rhoda/Valerie Harper on the show regularly!! Mary and Rhoda were such great friends whose personalities complimented each other.
Season 6 includes the emmy winning episode, "Chuckles Bites the Dust," which has been referenced on a number of other television shows. This episode is well remembered! My only question is: where was Chuckle's daughter, Betty Bowerchuck, whom Ted dated in season 2? Could the writers not fit her appearance in, without destroying the sentiment of the episode??
Beginning with season 5 and continuing with season 6, the DVD case has gone cheaper, like many other shows have, in order to save money. Now when you purchase the DVD there are high odds the case will be broken. Meaning the flimsy plastic piece in the centre that holds the discs will break easily with any impact. My copy came broken, but since the discs played fine, I chose not to send it back and ask for a replacement. I unfortunately will not likely be ordering season 7 on amazon, due to the fact I want to avoid this next time. I understand this is not amazon's fault in any way! It is just easier for me to go to my local movie store to return a broken DVD case.
One definite improvement from season 5 to 6, is the episode titles are written on the inside of the DVD case. Season 5 there was nothing and I definitely prefer to have some sort of guide to finding a specific episode. When all is said and done, Mary Tyler Moore is a fabulous show, that is always worthwhile to purchase on DVD!!