Friday, March 2, 2007


Also on that 'Charlie's Angels' disk was an episode entitled "Consenting Adults" which provided a link to 'The Mary Tyler Moore Show' through an historical tele-revision.

The link begins with 'Charlie's Angels'. The client in that episode was Maggie Cunningham who hailed from the South. When asked about a picture of her with Harry Truman, she told them an anecdote in which she was the one who first uttered the phrase, "If you can't stand the heat, get out of the kitchen."

Apparently, President Truman liked it so much, he told Maggie that he planned on using that phrase for himself.

When he finally did so, he said it Mary Richards' aunt, legendary journalist Flo Meredith. But as she admitted, Truman didn't exactly say it to her - she was standing in the way when the President said it to the chef.

Even though Harry S. Truman isn't seen in either of those episodes (except in a photo in "Consenting Adults"), both shows will be included in his body of work when it comes time to induct him into the TV Crossover Hall of Fame because they expand his TV presence in a fictional sense.


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