Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman is an American satirical soap opera that aired in daily syndication from January 1976 to May 1977. The series was produced by Norman Lear, directed by Joan Darling, Jim Drake, Nessa Hyams, and Giovanna Nigro, and starred Louise Lasser. The series writers were Gail Parent and Ann Marcus. The show's title was the title character's name stated twice, because Lear and the writers believed that dialogue within a soap opera was always said twice. In 2004 and 2007, Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman was ranked #21 and #26 on "TV Guide's Top Cult Shows Ever." TV Guide ranked "Chicken Soup" #97 on its list of the 100 Greatest T.V. moments. This channel was generated automatically by YouTube's video discovery system.