“Out of the Closet” (November 1, 1976)

Rest in Peace, Cloris Leachman. She leaves behind a legacy that includes such sitcom greats as The Mary Tyler Moore Show, The Facts of Life, The Simpsons, Malcolm in the Middle and Raising Hope, as well as a great body of other acting work. For two seasons, she also starred in a spinoff to Mary Tyler Moore that had Phyllis Lindstrom starting over in San Francisco. And in the second season of that show, she dated a man who turned out to be gay.

Listen to our season one episode about The Mary Tyler Moore Show.

Listen to episodes of Katherine’s podcast, Smart Mouth, including being vegan in Iceland and the history of department store lunch counters.

Listen to part one of Monday Afternoon Movie’s look at the made-for-TV sequels to the Stepford Wives.

We discuss the “Smithers & Beyond” at the top of the episode, but you can read more about it here.

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Buy Glen’s movie, Being Frank.

This episode’s outro track is “San Salvador” by Azoto: Apple MusicAmazon MusicSpotify