Daily Archives: October 25, 2015

‘Chuckles Bites the Dust’ episode airs on ‘The Mary Tyler Moore Show’ 40 years ago this hour (Oct 25 1975)

Video: 'The Mary Tyler Moore Show S06E07 Chuckles Bites the Dust'

(Saturday, October 25, 1975, 9:00 p.m. EDT) — Chuckles the Clown is crushed to death by a rogue elephant in a parade, which leaves all the newsroom staff in hysterics except Mary on tonight’s episode of the CBS-TV sitcom television series The Mary Tyler Moore Show.

In 1997, TV Guide ranked this episode number 1 on its “100 Greatest Episodes of All Time” list.