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You’re Gonna Make It After All

Who can turn the world on with her smile?
Who can take a nothing day, and suddenly make it all seem worthwhile?
Well it’s you girl, and you should know it
With each glance and every little movement you show it          

Love is all around, no need to waste it
You can have a town, why don’t you take it
You’re gonna make it after all
You’re gonna make it after all

How will you make it on your own?
This world is awfully big, girl this time you’re all alone
But it’s time you started living
It’s time you let someone else do some giving

Love is all around, no need to waste it
You can have a town, why don’t you take it
You’re gonna make it after all
You’re gonna make it after all

Theme song by Sonny Curtis for the Mary Tyler Moore Show, which ran on CBS from 1970-1977.

Poster, 2012, by Ty Mattson


12 comments for “You’re Gonna Make It After All”

  1. Juliet says:

    Awww…..I loved that show. I loved the song, I loved Rhoda. They don’t make shows like that anymore! 🙁

  2. stacey says:

    I moved to Minneapolis from California in 1994, and the day I got there, I decided to go to downtown and throw a hat up into the air at the same corner where MTM had done it. My friend, who was helping me move, looked down at her nose at me as if I was crazy. She grew up in the 70’s in a house where they didn’t have a TV, and had never seen the show. Poor deprived girl!

  3. wendy says:

    Throwing a hat in the air is one of the iconic moments in television.

  4. Donn says:

    stacey: one thing I really don’t have to try hard not to do is watch television.

    that said: I feel sorry for your friend.

  5. Stacy says:

    I loved it too. Years ago I heard I think UB40 do a live reggae version of that song. It was fabulous.

  6. JoDa says:

    I LOVED the MTM show as a kid. My parents hooked me on Nick at Night (now TV Land) at a young age. Even though I no longer have cable, I have *3* broadcast channels that show classic TV, and they’re probably my favorites.

    I never knew the corner was in Minneapolis, though! I’m planning to visit a friend there as soon as I can…I think I have a new event on the agenda.

  7. wendy says:

    Take your hat!

  8. Noelle says:

    Me, too. I LOVED that show, loved the newsroom….That was going to be me, only in San Francisco rather than Minneapolis.

    I miss those days when no one had thought up “reality TV” or 24-hour news and the Kardashians hadn’t yet been born.

  9. wendy says:

    I’m sure MTM inspired a generation of young women.

  10. Laur says:

    YES! to making it after all…I have come through with my April promise to do something uncomfortable and I have passed my LPN boards! Another step closer to RN, and loving every scary moment of it!

  11. wendy says:

    That’s fantastic, Laur. It’s great to be along on the journey with you.

  12. stacey says:

    @JoDa – The hat-throwing scene was filmed at the corner of Nicollet and 7th Street. There’s an outdoor mall there, and from what I’ve been told by some of my friends that still live in the area, it should be very easy to find the exact location – there’s now a statue of MTM there, put there by the folks of TV Land. I can’t speak for right now, but when I lived there in the 1990’s, there were plenty of good restaurants there, and I enjoyed shopping there.

    I’d heard from a few different people that the exerior shots of her house in the show are actually of a house that’s located on the shore of Lake of the Isles. But as many times as I’d walked around that lake during the years I lived there (and it’s a very beautiful lake!), I was never able to determine exactly which house it was.

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