Remember good old dependable Murray? Gavin MacLeod, the actor who brought wisecracking Murray to life, sat next to Mary for seven years and says he had the best seat in the house.
So was Murray in love with Mary? "Are you kidding? Who wasn't?" he says. "He sure was."
Gavin says one of his favorite shows featured Murray's 40th birthday. "He realized on that day he was in love with Mary Richards, and we had a wonderful show about that," he says. "She told him what love was all about, and he was so enamored by her and taken about it, and he turned [to tell her how he felt] and she had already left. That was a great moment."
"Seven years with these people ... it just doesn't come any better," Gavin says.