Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman is an American soap opera parody that aired in daily (weekday) syndication from January 1976 to May 1977. The series was produced by Norman Lear, directed by Joan Darling and Jim Drake, and starred Louise Lasser. The series writers were Gail Parent and Ann Marcus. Wikipedia
(Martha rushes through the kitchen)
George Shumway: What's the matter? The house on fire?
Martha Shumway: It would be better for us all if it was!