Because Mary Tyler Moore was one of our first role models of cheerful independent womanhood.
Why does this song still bring tears to my eyes?
Because I had never learned that a girl could make it on her own.
Because I feared that I couldn’t and hoped that I would.
And guess what, I did.
Lots of us did.
With help from our friends.
Mary showed us that too.
The Mary Tyler Moore Show was broadcast on Saturday nights.
Many of us were home alone, watching faithfully.
We do not forget.
*The above version of the song is from the first season, the words “you’re gonna make it after all” were changed to “you’re gonna make it on your own” in season two.
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