Mary Scheer
American comedian
Mary Scheer
Mary Scheer is an American actress and comedian. She is best known as one of the original cast members of the sketch comedy series MADtv and for playing Freddie's mother, Marissa Benson, on iCarly. She's also known for playing Alice the zookeeper on The Penguins of Madagascar.
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The JCC in Marblehead hopes to connect community with new programs
Boston Globe - about 3 years
Bring your favorite newspaper and discuss the events of the day with Executive Dir. Marty Schneer     
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Should Parents Tell Kids About Their Own Past, Umm, Indiscretions?
Huffington Post - almost 4 years
Alright, so maybe you smoked a bit of weed in high school or college. Perhaps you even dabbled with something stronger. You want to tell your kids about it so that they can learn from your mistakes. Good idea? According to a new study, no. Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign surveyed 561 middle school students on talks they had had with their parents about drinking, smoking and marijuana. They found that the kids were less likely to think drugs were bad if their parents had shared stories of past substance use with them. Kids whose parents simply drove home an anti-drug message without revealing their own indiscretions were more likely to avoid them. So does this mean you should blatantly lie to your kids? "We are not recommending that parents lie to their early adolescent children about their own past drug use," the study’s lead author Jennifer Kam, an assistant professor of communication, told Huff/Post50. "Instead, we are suggesting that p ...
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Deadly Crash Gets B.C. Company Banned
Huffington Post - about 4 years
VANCOUVER - British Columbia has put the brakes on the operations of a tour bus company involved in a crash in Oregon that killed nine people after an audit revealed safety records required under the law were not available. The Transportation Ministry said Friday that Mi Joo Tour and Travel Ltd. of Coquitlam, B.C., also failed to provide pre-trip inspection reports related to its six buses. "What we found in the audit was that they're not able to provide records ensuring that they're monitoring their drivers for hours of service," said Perry Dennis, deputy director of the ministry's Commercial Vehicle Safety Enforcement branch. He said drivers cannot exceed 70 hours of service within a week and must take eight hours off within a 24-hour cycle. On Tuesday, the U.S. Department of Transportation filed an "imminent hazard" order against the company, saying it doesn't ensure drivers are properly rested. The Mi Joo tour bus smashed through a guardrail on Interstate-84 on Dec. 3 ...
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Autumnal Equinox is Here and Forecasters Are Already Using the 'F' Word—Frost
Burnsville Patch - over 4 years
Summer officially ended at 9:49 Saturday morning, and already the Twin Cities region is in for a cold snap. Early Saturday morning, officials upgraded a freeze watch to a freeze warning. The warning is in effect from late Saturday night to Sunday morning. According to the National Weather Service in Chanhassen, temperatures could fall as low as 25 degrees outside the Twin Cities' urban core, which would kill crops and sensitive vegetation The freeze is a bit early. The first fall frost typically comes around Oct. 5, according to the Farmers' Almanac. In Burnsville, the NWA predicts that the low will hit 34, two degrees above freezing, with areas of frost from 1 a.m. to 9 a.m. on Sunday morning. However, Mary Schier, editor at Northern Gardener magazine, cautions that the thermometer may be deceptive.  "Frost can form when air temperatures read above 32. Because cold air sinks, the temperature on the ground is often several degrees lower than that above the ground," Schier w ...
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Local Voices: Spring, Seat Belts and Homelessness in Northfield
Northfield Patch - almost 5 years
Another week has passed and Northfield Patch had another great slate of Local Voices submissions. Mary Schier wrote about and shared photos of the early spring bloom throughout Northfield; Kathy Cooper shared a somber reminder that wearing your seat belt remains as important as ever; Brenton Balvin wrote about raising his daughters to be interdependent; Soraya Dangor wrote about homelessness in Northfield; and we welcomed Carrie Hackney to the fold, who wrote about an excellent key lime pie recipe. Read those and more great posts by clicking the links below. • Fasten Your Seat Belts, Rice County • Raising Daughters to Be Interdependent, Not Independent, Women • Event Announcement: Haiti Human Rights Reformer to Visit Northfield! • Article on Laura Baker Services Association in This Month's Northfield Entertainment Guide • Right Place, Right Time • Tasty Key Lime Pie • Another Great Respite Event at Laura Baker Services Association • VFW Annual Easter Egg H ...
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iCarly Versus Drake & Josh - BSCkids
Google News - over 5 years
For example, Mary Scheer does an excellently creepy and over-the-top acting job playing Marisa Benson, Freddie's mother. Her over-protectiveness provides for many humorous moments in iCarly. Another secondary character I really like on iCarly despite
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TELEVISION; Extreme Dubbing Challenge
NYTimes - almost 13 years
AT a time when so much of television is dominated by grown-up fantasies -- finding favor with Donald Trump, tying the knot with a hunk or a babe, having surgery to look more like Britney Spears -- it's nice to know there are still new shows driven by the mayhem-centered sensibility of the 14-year-old boy. A case in point: ''Most Extreme Elimination
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If You're Thinking of Living In/Utopia, Queens; A Neighborhood Aspires to Its Name
NYTimes - about 13 years
RESIDENTS of the eastern Queens community of Utopia say they think their neighborhood is appropriately named. Except for house prices, which have gone up almost a hundredfold, a developer's 1940 brochure promoting the area could be describing the Utopia of today: ''a location of established prestige, unquestionable charm and unmatched
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TELEVISION REVIEW; 'Gump Fiction' vs. Stars Vs. Parody of Talk Shows
NYTimes - over 21 years
"Be a clown," the song says. "All the world loves a clown." But it ain't easy. The competition is fierce, especially on television these days, as cable comedy specials go up against network sitcoms, and upstarts like Fox take aim even at the NBC institution "Saturday Night Live." Of course the veteran shows are not without their devious ploys. As
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Mary Scheer
    THIRTIES
  • 2001
    Age 37
    After leaving MADtv, she appeared in the films Elvira's Haunted Hills, The New Women Chump Change, and It Can Always Get Worse Kathy from 2001-05.
    More Details Hide Details She is most currently starring as Gladys, the grumpy, lonely camp director of Camp Kikiwaka in "Bunk'd". Besides onscreen appearances, Scheer has become a voice actress, lending her voice to numerous commercials and several animated projects like Family Guy and King of the Hill. Scheer's voice also appears in the animated feature film Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker. Scheer performed all female voices in Spike TV's humorous game show MXC (she was credited as portraying Everygirl). In season four, she became MXC's supervising producer. Scheer also appeared on the Jennette McCurdy web series What's Next for Sarah? as Sarah's therapist.
  • 1998
    Age 34
    After giving birth, Scheer finished the second and third seasons before leaving in 1998.
    More Details Hide Details Besides MADtv, Scheer has appeared in several television shows. Her credits include Reno 911! Primetime Glick, X-Chromosome, Free Ride, and Dropping Out. She had a recurring role on the Nickelodeon sitcom iCarly as Marissa Benson, the extremely overprotective mother of Nathan Kress's character Freddie Benson. The show ran from September 8, 2007 to November 23, 2012.
  • 1995
    Age 31
    Scheer was one of the original nine cast members of MADtv when the series debuted in 1995.
    More Details Hide Details She came to the show with a background in sketch comedy from her Groundling days. During her tenure, Scheer developed characters like chain smoker Mrs. Jewel Barone, Cabana Chat host Dixie Wetsworth, Connie Linder, Debbie Dander, Lily Don, and Mrs. Vigor (Killer Grandma). Scheer also performed impressions of celebrities and public figures during her tenure on MADtv, some of which included U.S. Attorney General Janet Reno, Demi Moore, Susan Sarandon, Kathy Griffin, Mary Tyler Moore, Melissa Joan Hart, Ashley Olsen, Candice Bergen, Fran Drescher, Shirley MacLaine, Emma Thompson, Frances Bavier, Irene Vernon, Ashley Judd and Barbara Feldon. Other impersonations include Barbra Streisand in the MADtv spoof video "Terms Of Imprisonment", where she portrays Streisand as an egomaniac who abuses her co-star, Whitney Houston and Gillian Anderson's Dana Scully in the "XXX Files" sketch. During the second season, Scheer became visibly pregnant and continued to perform on the show.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1963
    Born
    Born on March 19, 1963.
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