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Shirts (Miscellaneous) - The following is a list of some of the more memorable examples of shirts being used by characters on a number of television series.

  • Bill Cosby demonstrated his loyalty to his Alma Mater Temple University by having the Temple "T" logo framed and hanging on the office wall of obstetrician Dr. Heathcliff Huxtable and by having his television family wear Temple University tee shirts on his sitcom COSBY/NBC/1984-92.
  • Mary Richards (Mary Tyler Moore) wore a purple football jersey with the number 10 on it when she lounged around her apartment on the sitcom THE MARY TYLER MOORE SHOW/CBS/1970-77.
  • Sally McMillan (Susan St. James), the wife of San Francisco police commissioner Stewart McMillan (Rock Hudson) on the police drama MCMILLAN & WIFE/NBC/1971-77 often lounged around her home in a football jersey displaying the number 18. The number 18 was that of Gene Washington of the San Francisco 49'ers.
  • On the pilot episode of TOO CLOSE FOR COMFORT/ABC/1980-83, the series star Ted Knight wore a University of Michigan sweat shirt in his role of cartoonist Henry Rush. The show's producer liked the casual touch but didn't want Ted locked into advertising a single school. The decision was made to wear a different school's sweat shirt each week, for example, Yale, Slippery Rock, University of Kalamazoo and Ted's own Alma Mater, the Randall School of Dramatic Arts in Hartford Connecticut (which no longer exists).
  • Lt. Colonel Henry Blake played by McLean Stevenson on the military comedy M*A*S*H/CBS/1972-83 wore a school Jersey from the University of Illinois.
  • Dwight Schultz who played the crazy AWOL mercenary Captain H. M. "Howling Mad" Murdock on THE A-TEAM/NBC/1983-87 would get together with the prop department and make up a tee-shirt with a saying or picture of playwrights or politicians.
  • Actress Mariette Hartley did a series of Polaroid commercials in 1977 with James Garner where they were teamed as a loving but bickering husband and wife. Due to the popularity of the commercials, many across America assumed that she was married to James Garner. To combat those impressions, she made up a tee-shirt with the message: "I am not Mrs. James Garner" and wore it on TV talk shows to dispel any such rumors.
  • The beer-drinking loafer Onslow (Geoffrey Hughes) on the British sitcom KEEPING UP APPEARANCES/BBC/1990-95 wore a Green Bay Packers T-shirt during the last season.

 

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