Happy Homemaker - The local Minneapolis TV
cooking show produced by WJM-TV Channel 12 on the situation comedy MARY TYLER MOORE/CBS/1970-77. The star of
"The Happy Homemaker" is Sue Ann Nivens (Betty White), a promiscuous female in her late 40s who uses her
culinary expertise to create such savory delights as a multi-tiered low-cal
wedding cake with only 82 calories. When not on the air, Sue Ann cruised the
hallways of WJM-TV looking for a man to seduce.
A frequent target of Sue Ann's
affections was blustery news producer Lou Grant (Ed Asner), who finally
succumbed to Sue Ann's man-hungry ways, much to his regret.
At the close of each segment of "The Happy Homemaker Show," Sue Ann
signed-off with such life-affirming sentiments as "A woman who does a good job
in the kitchen is sure to reap her rewards in other parts of the house."
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