Ha ha! Good ol' Auntie Mame. The favorite movie of any child born after 2007.
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I don't know from Auntie Mame, either. (60 seconds of Wikipedia later)Okay, so Auntie Mame is about an orphaned boy, taken in by a flamboyant Aunt.Orphaned! Wow, Mary, your references speak volumes! I suppose we could assume that Mary knows that Olive doesn't know the reference and won't read anything into it. I'm really overthinking this!We can all agree that Ed and Evy are awful and Mary got to NYC just in time. These outings will do wonders for Little Orphan Olive (who's parents are alive [and moneyed] but utterly useless).
I guess It dawned on KM that Olive would be enrolled in school (since her parents don't seem to be the home-schooling type), so she tossed in a "holiday break" that will extend for months as a cover for the outings. Ha ha!Auntie Mame, huh? Does this mean Mary will burst into song and urge Olive to haul out the holly? (I don't see Mary as Mame. More likely the deranged Norma Desmond in Sunset Boulevard...
Great reference to use with a young child... Unless I missed something back when they first met and Olive Oil told Mary she was a big fan of old-time Broadway musicals. But whatever. Nothing about this whole business is normal/believable/sane or even marginally entertaining.
Maybe Olive passes her lonely time watching Turner Classic Movies? Anyway, Mame was a boozy, hedonistic sort of gal, which gives me an entirely new perspective on Mary. I'm having a lovely time imagining Mary and Toby doing a rousing version of "Bosom Buddies", a la Angela Lansbury and Bea Arthur from the original Broadway musical.
Great image, @fauxprof!Toby: How old do you think I am?Mary: Oh, somewhere between 40 and death...
If I kept my hair natural the way you do, Toby, I'd be bald. ;-)
I haven't commented in a long time, but I need to point out that the busybody nature of Jessica Fletcher in Murder, She Wrote is quite similar to that of dear Mary. Also, Angela Lansbury played Mame on Broadway, as well as Jessica Fletcher.I think this is a hint from Moy of a live action Mary Worth film staring Angela Lansbury as Mary Worth.
Trivia alert: In today's Daily Mail online (dailymail.co.uk), there is a picture of model Cindy Crawford with her daughter, enjoying frozen hot chocolate at Serendipity. At least, I assume they are enjoying it.
Ed and Evy are smarter than we give them credit for. They know Mary is loaded and is about 120 years old. The old gal l can't hang on much longer, so making her feel such a motherly interest in little Olive is a smart move financially. I think Mary's got some blood kin somewhere but we never hear about them, so I think everything will go to Olive. Of course, Olive probably predicted Mary's imminent demise, which is why her parents immediately had her write off to Mary to have her come for an unlimited visit. They know it won't be that long, because Mary hasn't got that long.
You charm the husk right off of the corn, Ma-ry!(You also make the cotton easy to pick. Honestly, Mary, what CAN'T you do?)
Whaaaaa...???? Auntie Mame?!? Auntie Mame was a party girl. I think she had a hangover when she met her orphaned nephew for the first time. I see Mary Worth as less of a martini/bathtub gin, song and dance kind of person and more of a coffee and ghost pie sort of aunt. ... Kinda boring, but we love her. Or at least we love to keep coming back for more of her passive aggression.
SundayApparently Mary has unlimited financial resources to accompany Olive's unlimited time off from school. Dear Jack set Mary up for life, I guess. (We never see her trying to choose among Medicare Advantage programs, or griping about no increase in her Social Security payment.)I thought Central Park had beautiful old-growth trees. This looks like a scrubby field, with only a couple of scrawny trees. Mr. G. included his signature outcrop of rock, just like we've seen in Santa Royale. What an inviting place!
SUNDAY"Where would you like to go?""Botanical garden exhibits." ...said no kid, EVER!
Hmmm ... "Olive dear" and the "dear lady" are making jazz hands and look as if they're about to frolic through the park. Will they break out into song and dance? Stay tuned ...
Anonymous: More like who charms the crabs on Fishermen's Wharf right out of their shell, well, Mary , Mary Mary, it sure isn't you. Remember the Phyllis spin off from the Mary Tyler Moore show? No? Then nevermind.
Auntie Mame is one of my favorite movies. Much better than the musical. You're no Auntie Mame, Mary. You're more like Gloria's mother. Or Mr. Babbitt.
Roger that, carlnepa and Petunia. For me this was the last straw with Moy. The cheek! MW is not fit to whisk away Mame/Roselyn Russell's empty martini glass.
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