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Old 01/15/2004, 2:35 AM
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Full Name: Mary Louise Scheer [news]
Date of Birth: March 19th, 1967
Place of Birth: Detroit, MI
Height / Weight: <unknown> / <unknown>
Seasons on MADtv: 1-3 (1995 - 1998)

Recurring Characters:Celebrity Impressions:
  • Ashley Olsen
  • Barbra Streisand
  • Candince Bergen
  • Demi Moore
  • Emma Thompson
  • Francis Bavier
  • Gillian Anderson
  • Janet Reno
  • Kathy Griffin
  • Mary Tyler Moore
  • Melissa Joan Hart
  • Shirley McLaine
  • Susan Sarandon
Biography:
Like many sketch comedians before her, Mary Scheer began her comedy career with the legendary comedy troupe the Groundlings. For her first three screen appearances, however, she has independent-film director Todd Hughes to thank. The titles of the film shorts in which Mary appears give one a very vivid indication of Hughes' bizarre yet creative mind: Kaka Ferskur (Fresh Rolls) or The New Adventures of Pippi Longstocking, L.A. on $5 a Day, and The Chick's a Dick. Still, one can also appreciate what Mary might have seen in Hughes' unique mix of camp, black comedy, and homosexual overtones. After all, Mary eventually became one of the three original female cast members on "MADtv," a sketch comedy series that has long prided itself on cutting-edge parodies and outlandish concepts. Also noteworthy among Mary's work prior to "MADtv" is her small role in It's Pat, the unsuccessful attempt to create a feature film around Julie Sweeney's androgynous "Saturday Night Live" character. While Mary's small role as a nurse is nothing special, she did have the pleasure to work with one of the five original "MADtv" men, Phil LaMarr. Clearly, better things were in store for both performers.

In 1995, word circulated around Los Angeles, CA, that auditions were being held for a new hour-long sketch comedy show, one that the FOX network planned to pit against NBC's "Saturday Night Live" in that iconic show's very time slot. Needing to escalate her career beyond meager film and television roles, Mary jumped at the opportunity to try out. She became one of three female performers to pass the "MADtv" auditions, along with younger up-and-comers Nicole Sullivan and Debra Wilson. Because Mary had a few years on Nicole and Debra, the fact that she was often typecast in matronly or elderly roles should come as no surprise. After all, if "MADtv" is given an inch, then it will certainly take that extra mile every time. To her credit, though, Mary took total advantage of the situation. Characters such as Connie Linder, Mrs. Vigor (a.k.a. Killer Grandma), and Debbie Dander fulfilled the motherly/old lady requirements quite effectively. Other eccentric recurring characters, however, show that Mary had much more to offer outside the box that had been built for her. Chain-smoking Mrs. Jewel Barone, white-trash Lily Don, and the irrepressible plastic-surgery nightmare known as Dixie Wetsworth gave Mary ample opportunity to showcase different aspects of her talent. All in all, Mary's "MADtv" years were endlessly productive and memorable.

Sadly, though, the fun would come to an untimely end for Mary Scheer fans. During her third season on "MADtv," Mary limited her apperances considerably. Still, the reason for her abbreviated airtime was a valid and joyous one: she was concentrating on her new duties as a mother. Ironically, one of the very "MADtv" roles that had come to define Mary as a performer had now become the real-life role that led to her departure from the sketch comedy series after Season 3.

Although Mary has yet to duplicate the level of success she achieved on "MADtv," the failure can hardly be attributed to a lack of effort on her part. She has made numerous guest appearances on television series, among them "Seinfeld," "Reno 911!," and "Primetime Glick." Mary even found time to revisit Todd Hughes, starring in his first feature film, the "feminist sci-fi fable" The New Women. Nevertheless, perhaps Mary's most notable post-"MADtv" venture is "Most Extreme Elimination Challenge" (a.k.a. "MXC"), an unusual Spike TV series that combines footage from an '80s Japanese game show and commentary reminiscent of the Sci-Fi network's "Mystery Science Theater 3000." In a characteristically bizarre twist, Mary lends voices to all of the show's female characters. Then again, given the "MADtv" alum's versatile resume, any fan can see why "MXC" is such a natural fit for her. Whatever Mary Scheer does with her performing career from this point onward is subject to guesswork; still, she has always prided herself on leaving her fans guessing.

Where are they now?
As of January 2008, Mary continues to star on "MXC," although no new episodes have surfaced since February 2007. When Mary is not busy with raising her children, she also continues to make guest apperances in films and on various television shows, the most recent of which occurs on the Disney Channel's "The Suite Life of Zack and Cody."

Television - Starring Roles:Television - Guest Roles:Film - Starring Roles:
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Film - Supporting Roles:Other Credits:
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Fun Facts:
  • Mary is a smoker.
Famous Catch-Phrases:
  • "You like? I like!" --Dixie Wetsworth (Cabana Chat)
  • "This has been Cabana Chat, and this, AHH AHH AHHHHHH, is Dixie Wetsworth!" --Dixie Wetsworth (Cabana Chat)
Memorable Quotes:
  • <none at this time>
Pertinent Links:
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Mary Scheer was born on 19th March 1967 in Detroit, Michigan.

Actress - filmography

"Most Extreme Elimination Challenge" (2003) TV Series (voice) .... Female Voices
... aka "MXC" (2003) (USA: short title)
"X-Chromosome" (2001) TV Series
Elvira's Haunted Hills (2001) .... Lady Ema Hellsubus (The Adulteress)
New Women, The (2001) .... Nancy
Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker (2000/I) (V) (voice) .... Mrs. Drake
... aka Batman of the Future: Return of the Joker (2000) (V) (Europe: English title: cut version)
... aka Return of the Joker (2000) (V) (USA: informal English title)
Chump Change (2000) .... Agent #2


"Hey Arnold!" (1996) TV Series (voice) .... Suzie Kokoshka
"Mad TV" (1995) TV Series .... Various (1995-1998)
Ding Dong (1995) .... Doris Pritt
Not of This Earth (1995) .... Saleswoman
Sawbones (1995) (TV) .... TV Reporter #1
... aka Prescription for Murder (1995) (TV)
... aka Roger Corman Presents Sawbones (1995) (TV) (USA: cable TV title)
It's Pat (1994) .... Nurse
Chick's a Dick, The (1991) .... Snapdragon


L.A. on $5 a Day (1989) .... Homeless Woman
Kaka Ferskur (Fresh Rolls) or The New Adventures of Pippi Longstocking (1988) .... American Dubbing Team
... aka Nude Adventures of Pippi Longstocking, The (1988) (USA: X-r

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Apr 22 10:00pm
Series/Comedy, 30 Mins.
"The Kiss Hello", Episode #614.
Jerry stops greeting friends with a kiss; Uncle Leo puts Nana in a nursing home; guest Wendie Malick, Carol Leifer.

Cast: Jerry Seinfeld, Jason Alexander, Michael Richards, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Wendie Malick, Len Lesser, Billy Ree Wallace, Liz Sheridan, Barney Martin, Carol Leifer, Julio Oscar Mechoso, Rondi Reed, Gene Elman,Mary Scheer , Louisa Abernathy, Timothy McNeil, Mark Fite, C.D. Lowe, Wendy Worthington, Belinda Barry.
Director(s): Andy Ackerman.
Writer(s): Larry David, Jerry Seinfeld.

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Mary and Michael McD appeared in a movie called "Chump Change" that was made in 2000, but hasn't had a release as of yet.

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"Brian: Portrait of a Dog", Episode #107.
Brian decides to stand up for his rights when Peter enters him in a dog show.

Cast: Seth MacFarlane, Alex Borstein, Seth Green, Dick Van Patten, Mary Scheer, Willy Wingert, Joey Slotnick, Butch Hartman, Lori Alan.
Producer(s): Seth MacFarlane, David Zuckerman.

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Full Name: Mary Louise Scheer
Date of Birth: March 19, 1967
Place of Birth: Detriot, Michigan, USA
Seasons on MADtv: 1 - 3 (1995 - 1998)

Recurring Characters:
Mrs. Jewel Barone, Dixie Wetsworth (Cabana Chat), Connie Linder (Joel & Connie), Debbie Dander, Lily Don (Joe & Lily Don), Mrs. Vigor (Killer Grandma)

Celebrity Impressions:
Janet Reno, Gillian Anderson, Barbra Streisand, Shirley McLaine, Demi Moore, Susan Sarandon, Kathy Griffin, Mary Tyler Moore, Melissa Joan Hart, Ashley Olsen, Francis Bavier, Candince Bergen, Emma Thompson

Television Appearances:
Quantum Leap, Beverly Hills, MADtv, 90210, Party of Five, Seinfeld, Hey Arnold (voice), King of the Hill (voice), Family Guy (voice), The Martin Short Show, Primetime Glick, X Chromosome, I Love the 80's Strike Back, Most Extreme Elimination Challenge (voice), Invader Zim (voice), Johnny Bravo (voice), Eliminate (voice)

Movie Appearances:
The New Adventures of Pippi Longstocking, L.A. on $5 a Day, The Chick's a Dick, It's Pat, Sawbones, Not of This Earth, Ding Dong, Lands of Lore: Guardians of Destiny, Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker, The New Women, Elvira's Haunted Hills, Chump Change

Biography:
Mary is an alumni of Los Angeles' notorious improvisational comedy troup "The Groundlings"
Mary has appeared in such feature film's as IT'S PAT, NOT OF THIS EARTH and UNDER A KILLING MOON. Her television credits include the famous "Kiss" episode of SEINFELD, PARTY Of FIVE, BEVERLY HILLS 90210, and KING OF THE HILL.
She left MADtv in 1998 to pursue motherhood.

Fun Facts:
-She is a smoker

Where Are They Now?:
Proud Mother.

Famous Catch Phrases:
"You like? I like!" -Dixie Wetsworth, Cabana Chat
"This has been Cabana Chat, and this AHH AHH AHHHHHH is Dixie Wetsworth!" -Dixie Wetsworth, Cabana Chat

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Jim_Cockhurtz: biography, ef_7: banner graphics and Newt007: picture banner

Sources:
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http://elvira.com

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check out my caricature of her season 3 photo...
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Has anyone seen the movie "Elvira's Haunted Hills"? I noticed it at an import store in the city the other day and it was the first time I had seen it here. It wasn't that cheap, so I don't want to spend money on it if it totally sucks balls (it looks pretty stupid, but I'm a fan of Mary's so if at least she is good in it, I might get it). So, anyone got any "reviews"?

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I haven't seen anywhere on how to contact her. I wish I could, because IO definately would. She was so0o funny on MADtv as Dixie, & whatever she did. I miss her!!! Oh yeah, "crushonmary" I do like your caricature of Mary's screencap of Season 3.

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oh thanx! that's the old one. i fixed a couple of things on her face, and it can be seen in the "caricatures" post in the general forum!

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While watching American Idol, there was a commerical/preview for a new show on Fox called Free Ride, and Mary was in the preview.

Accroding to IMDB, she plays Louise in an episode called Up Your Auntie.

There's a preview episode March 1st at 9:30/8:30c
The show itself premieres March 12 9:30/8:30c.

I don't know if "Up Your Auntie" will be shown on either day, but look out for that.


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While watching American Idol, there was a commerical/preview for a new show on Fox called Free Ride, and Mary was in the preview.

Accroding to IMDB, she plays Louise in an episode called Up Your Auntie.

There's a preview episode March 1st at 9:30/8:30c
The show itself premieres March 12 9:30/8:30c.

I don't know if "Up Your Auntie" will be shown on either day, but look out for that.


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Well it should have been, but you already posted about it so...
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