'Hot in Cleveland' Moment - Elka Gets Mary Tyler Moore as a Cellmate

Season 2 of 'Hot in Cleveland' picks up from where we left things off in the first season: Melanie's cop boyfriend finds out about Elka's late husband's "connections" and arrests her for possessing stolen property. We open up with a scene of Elka in a holding cell, wearing an orange jumpsuit and playing a harmonica, because the show never passes up an opportunity to show sweet Betty White doing or saying something naughty.

Elka's cellmate can't stand her singing 'Nobody Knows The Trouble I've Seen' anymore and tells her. The cellmate just happens to look a lot like Mary Tyler Moore.

During the opening scene, we find out that MTM is an unnamed fellow mob wife, who remembers Elka from a going-away picnic for someone from the "family." "You bought the ambrosia!" says the cellmate. "And you brought the gabbagool!" said Elka.

Betty White and MTM spewing 'Sopranos' talk is cute, even if MTM overacted all her lines. It's some of the other parts of this scene that keep 'Cleveland' from reaching its potential as a "new classic" sitcom.
http://www.tvsquad.com/2011/01/20/hot-in-cleveland-moment-elka-gets-mary-tyler-moore-as-a-cell/

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