Monday, May 21, 2012

Laura Petrie-I'm Just A Housewife!

I haven't written much about TV in the past, but I am an ardent fan of the medium, particularly shows from the 1950's through 1970's.  One of the best sitcoms to ever grace the boob tube was The Dick Van Dyke Show. Throughout the shows five season run (1961-66) it featured consistently great comedic writing and a pitch perfect cast.  No one, besides perhaps Dick Van Dyke himself, shone brighter on the show than Mary Tyler Moore as his wife, Laura Petrie.  Initially hired for her grace, beauty and style, the producers and writers quickly realized that Moore also possessed great comic timing and started to increase both her character's screen time and jokes significantly.  Laura Petrie is a definite feminine ideal, below are some clips of her in action, singing, dancing and looking lovely.

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