Mary jubilantly throws her knitted beret into the air, and we have the classic 1970s emblem of a woman happy to be alive and embarking on a solo adventure. We also have, possibly, the most memorable single image from any series opening ever. It was as if Mary -- and the country -- had left New Rochelle behind, for something new and unknown. With its wistfully optimistic song by Sonny Curtis, the MTM opener also established a vivid sense of place as Mary strode through the heart of Minneapolis.Pictured, "Mary Tyler Moore Show" opening credits.
Video: 'Mary Tyler Moore Show' opening title sequence (YouTube)