Valerie Harper is looking terminal cancer in the face and saying, “Eff off, I have shit to do, I’m going to do a Mary Tyler Moore reunion show.” (Note: that is not an actual quote.) Doctors have given her three months left to live, but she’s said, “I don’t think of dying. I think of being here now.” (Note: that IS an actual quote.)
Part of the being here now is doing a (sort of) Mary Tyler Moore reunion show. Ms. Harper will join former MTM co-stars Mary Tyler Moore, Cloris Leachman, and Betty White for an episode of White’s show Hot In Cleveland, according to New York Newsday.
I’m glad that she’s feeling well enough to do this, both physically and mentally. Cannot even imagine what she’s thinking about at this time, but if it’s any indication of her attitude, it’s that she’s thinking in the best possible way.