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The Mary Tyler Moore Show

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aired from: Sep 1970 to: Mar 1977 168 eps CBS 30 min color mono

regulars:

  • Mary Tyler Moore as Mary Richards
  • Edward Asner as Lou Grant
  • Gavin MacLeod as Murray Slaughter
  • Ted Knight as Ted Baxter

    recurring characters:

  • Cloris Leachman as Phyllis Lindstrom [ seasons 1 - 5, episode #168 ]
  • Valerie Harper as Rhoda Morgenstern [ seasons 1 - 4, episode #168 ]
  • Georgia Engel as Georgette Franklin
  • Betty White as Sue Ann Nivens


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      1st Season 1970

      Production Credits
      Executive producer: James L. Brooks and Allan Burns
      Created by: James L. Brooks and Allan Burns
      Producer: David Davis
      Music composed & conducted by Pat Williams


    1. "Love Is All Around"
      gs: Lisa Gerritsen [ Bess Lindstrom ], Angus Duncan [ Bill ], Dave Morich [ The Locksmith ]

      rc: Phyllis, Rhoda

      Rebounding from a broken romance, Mary Richards, 30, moves to Minneapolis, where she finds an apartment in the same building as her old friend Phyllis Lindstrom, meets her upstairs neighbor Rhoda Morgenstern, a native of New York, and gets a job as associate producer for The Six O'Clock Newsat WJM-TV, where her co-workers include Lou Grant the gruff producer of the news, Murray Slaughter, the unflappable news writer, and Ted Baxter, the narcissistic anchorman.

      b: 19 Sep 70 pc: _________ w: James L. Brooks and Allan Burns d: Jay Sandrich
    2. "Today I am a Ma'am"
      gs: Richard Schaal [ Howard Arnell ], Jack DeMave [ Armand Lynton ], Sheila Wells [ Nancy Lynton ], David Hayward [ Mailroom Boy ]

      rc: Rhoda, Phyllis

      Alarmed at the prospect of being 30 and still single, Mary reluctantly allows Rhoda to talk her into inviting some supposedly eligible male friends to a party in Mary's apartment.

      b: 26 Sep 70 pc: _________ w: Treva Silverman d: Jay Sandrich
    3. "Bess, You Is My Daughter Now"
      gs: Lisa Gerritsen [ Bess Lindstrom ]

      rc: Rhoda, Phyllis

      Mary finds herself in a delicate situation when she unwittingly goes from being Bess's babysitter to being her adoptive mother, a situation that Phyllis cannot deal with.

      b: 3 Oct 70 pc: _________ w: John D.F. Black d: Jay Sandrich
    4. "Divorce Isn't Everything"
      gs: Shelley Berman [ Dr. Walter Udall ], Jane Connell [ Karen Norris ], Patte Finley [ Sparkie ], Gino Conforti [ Roy ], Dave Ketchum [ Hal ], Vernon Weddle [ Salesman ]

      rc: Rhoda

      Mary and Rhoda join a club for divorced people, called the "Better Luck Next Time" club, to get group rates for a trip to Europe, but their plans backfire when Mary gets elected to the club's executive board. Note: Ed Asner did not appear in this episode.

      b: 10 Oct 70 pc: _________ w: Treva Silverman d: Alan Rafkin
    5. "Keep Your Guard Up"
      gs: John Schuck [ Frank Carelli ], Timothy Brown [ Himself ]

      rc: Rhoda, Phyllis

      Frank Carelli, an ex-football player turned insurance salesman, attaches himself to Mary in hopes of getting a job at WJM as a sportscaster. Note: Ted Knight did not appear in this episode.

      b: 17 Oct 70 pc: _________ w: Steve Pritzker d: Alan Rafkin
    6. "Support Your Local Mother"
      gs: Nancy Walker [ Ida Morgenstern ]

      rc: Rhoda, Phyllis

      Mary finds herself caught between Rhoda and her mother Ida when Mrs. Morgenstern, a member of the keep-them-feeling-guilty school of child rearing, comes to Minneapolis for a visit and Rhoda refuses to see her.
      Note: Emmy Award - Outstanding writing achievement in comedy (series).

      b: 24 Oct 70 pc: _________ w: James L. Brooks & Allan Burns d: Allan Rafkin
    7. " Toulouse-Lautrec Is One of My Favorite Artists"
      gs: Hamid Hamilton Camp [ Eric Mathews ], Robert Rothwell [ Floor Manager ]

      rc: Rhoda

      Mary becomes involved romantically with a writer who appears on a WJM news program, and becomes acutely aware of the fact that he is several inches shorter than she is.
      Note: Ted Knight did not appear in this episode.
      Emmy Award - Outstanding directorial achievement in comedy (series).

      b: 31 Oct 70 pc: _________ w: Lloyd Turner & Gordon Mitchell d: Jay Sandrich
    8. "The Snow Must Go On"
      gs: Ivor Francis [ Father Flint ], Richard Schaal [ Chuckles the Clown ], Robert Rothwell [ Floor Manager ], Mimi Kirk [ Phone Girl ]

      rc: Rhoda

      A heavy snowstorm forces Mary to produce her first news program: a broadcast of local election results which must remain on until a winner is declared.

      b: 7 Nov 70 pc: _________ w: David Davis & Lorenzo Music d: Jay Sandrich
    9. "Bob and Rhoda and Teddy and Mary"
      gs: Greg Mullavey [ Bob Peterson ], Henry Corden [ Wedding Guest ], Dick Patterson [ Master of Ceremonies ]

      rc: Rhoda

      Mary's enthusiasm at being nominated for her first Teddy Award is dampened by Rhoda's new boyfriend Bob, who displays more interest in Mary than he does in Rhoda.

      b: 14 Nov 70 pc: _________ w: Bob Rodgers d: Peter Baldwin
    10. "Assistant Wanted, Female"
      gs: John Amos [ Gordy ]

      rc: Rhoda, Phyllis

      When she finds herself unable to keep up with her increasingly heavy workload, Mary hires Phyllis as her newsroom assistant, with disastrous results.

      b: 21 Nov 70 pc: _________ w: Treva Silverman d: Peter Balwin
    11. "1040 or Fight"
      gs: Paul Sand [ Robert C. Brand ], David Hayward [ Delivery Boy ], Gloria Lord [ Waitress ]

      rc: Rhoda

      Mary's income tax return is audited by an IRS auditor who takes more of an interest in Mary than he does in her taxes, even though he won't admit it.
      Note: Edward Asner did not appear in this episode.

      b: 28 Nov 70 pc: _________ w: David Davis & Lorenzo Music d: Jay Sandrich
    12. "Anchorman Overboard"
      gs: Bill Fiore [ Dave Curson ], Bob Duggan [ Clock Man ]

      rc: Phyllis

      When a speaking engagement for Ted Baxter at Phyllis' club turns into a demoralizing experience, Mary is faced with the task of restoring his self-confidence.

      b: 5 Dec 70 pc: _________ w: Lorenzo Music d: Jay Sandrich
    13. "He's All Yours"
      gs: Wes Stern [ Allen Stevens ]

      rc: Rhoda, Phyllis

      Mary is forced to hold off the amorous advances of Lou's Nephew, a young cameraman at the studio, who's telling everyone a different story than she is about what happened when she invited him home for supper.

      b: 12 Dec 70 pc: _________ w: Bob Rodgers d: Jay Sandrich
    14. "Christmas and the Hard-Luck Kid II"
      gs: Ned Wertimer [ Fred ], Henry Corden [ Charlie's Voice ]

      rc: Rhoda, Phyllis

      Mary is forced to cancel her planned trip home and make the best of things when she finds out that she has to work on Christmas Day.

      b: 19 Dec 70 pc: _________ w: James L. Brooks & Allan Burns d: Jay Sandrich
    15. "Howard's Girl"
      gs: Richard Schaal [ Paul Arnell ], Henry Jones [ Mr. Arnell ], Mary Jackson [ Mrs. Arnell ]

      rc: Rhoda

      Mary begins dating Paul Arnell, the brother of her former boyfriend Howard, but Mrs. Arnell persists in believing that Mary and Howard are engaged.

      b: 2 Jan 71 pc: _________ w: Treva Silverman d: Jay Sandrich
    16. "Party Is Such Sweet Sorrow"
      gs: Richard Clair [ Bob Freelander ], John Amos [ Gordy ]

      rc: Rhoda, Phyllis

      Mary sadly prepares to leave her newsroom friends to begin a job as a producer at a rival station, but she has second thoughts when they throw a farewell party for her.

      b: 9 Jan 71 pc: _________ w: Martin Cohan d: Jay Sandrich
    17. "Just a Lunch"
      gs: Monte Markham [ John Corcoran ], Joyce Bulifant [ Marie Slaughter ], Gloria Lord [ Woman in Restaurant ]

      rc: Rhoda

      After accepting an innocent invitation to go to lunch, Mary finds herself becoming romantically involved with a married man against her wishes.

      b: 16 Jan 71 pc: _________ w: James L. Brooks & Allan Burns d: Bruce Bilson
    18. "Second Story Story"
      gs: Bob Dishy [ Officer Larry Tully ], Vic Tayback [ Officer Jackson ], Burt Mustin [ Old Man ], James McCallion [ Ed Sprinkle ]

      rc: Rhoda, Phyllis

      Mary loses first her clothes and then her furniture when her apartment is burglarized twice within the space of a couple of days.

      b: 23 Jan 71 pc: _________ w: Steve Pritzker d: Jay Sandrich
    19. "We Closed in Minneapolis"
      gs: Joyce Bulifant [ Marie Slaughter ], Elliot Street [ Milt ]

      rc: Rhoda

      Murray's joy at learning that his oft-rejected newsroom play, All Work and No Play, will be produced is offset by the news that the leading role will be played by Ted.

      b: 30 Jan 71 pc: _________ w: Kenny Solms & Gail Parent d: Jay Sandrich
    20. "Hi!"
      gs: Pat Carroll [ Loretta Kuhne ], Bruce Kirby [ Bert ], Lynn Wood [ Nurse ], Robert Casper [ Anesthesiologist ], Arthur Abelson [ Attendant ]

      rc: Rhoda

      When Mary checks into the hospital to have one of her tonsils removed, she draws a cantankerous roommate who rejects her numerous attempts at friendship.

      b: 6 Feb 71 pc: _________ w: Treva Silverman d: Jay Sandrich
    21. "The Boss Isn't Coming to Dinner"
      gs: John Amos [ Gordy ], Paul Micale [ Waiter ]

      rc: Rhoda

      Mary becomes involved when she learns the reason for Lou's repeated refusals of her invitations to supper: he and his wife have separated.

      b: 13 Feb 71 pc: _________ w: David Davis & Lorenzo Music d: Jay Sandrich
    22. "A Friend in Deed"
      gs: Patte Finley [ Twinks ]

      rc: Rhoda

      An obnoxious childhood friend uses her relationship with Mary to introduce herself to, and impose upon, the rest of the newsroom staff.

      b: 20 Feb 71 pc: _________ w: Susan Silver d: Jay Sandrich
    23. "Smokey the Bear Wants You"
      gs: Michael Callan [ Chuck Pelligrini ]

      rc: Rhoda

      Rhoda is at a loss when she finds out that the man she has fallen in love with is a former executive who has dropped out and plans to go back to school to prepare for his new career as a forest ranger.

      b: 27 Feb 71 pc: _________ w: Steve Pritzker d: Jay Sandrich
    24. "The 45-Year-Old Man"
      gs: Slim Pickens [ Wild Jack Munroe ], John Amos [ Gordy ], Richard Roat [ Mr. Phelps ], Sid Clute [ Everett Edwards ], Richard Libertini [ Big Chicken ]

      When a drop in the news show ratings cause Lou to be fired, Mary tries to get his job back by going to see the station owner: Wild Jack Munroe.

      b: 6 Mar 71 pc: _________ w: George Kirgo d: Herbert Kenwith

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      2nd Season 1971

      Production Credits
      Executive producer: James L. Brooks & Allan Burns
      Created by: James L. Brooks & Allan Burns
      Producer: David Davis
      Music composed & conducted by Pat Williams


    25. "The Birds...and...um...Bees"
      gs: Lisa Gerritsen [ Bess Lindstrom ], John Amos [ Gordy ]

      rc: Phyllis, Rhoda

      Phyllis traps Mary into telling Bess the "facts of life" after seeing a documentary produced by Mary on "sexual IQ's."

      b: 18 Sep 71 pc: _________ w: Treva Silverman d: Jay Sandrich
    26. "I am Curious Cooper"
      gs: Michael Constantine [ Mike Cooper ], Shizuko Iwamatsu [ Mama Moto ]

      rc: Rhoda

      Lou breaks his long-standing rule about fixing people up when he arranges a date for Mary with a middle-aged bachelor friend of his, and then becomes upset when the romance doesn't work out as he had planned.

      b: 25 Sep 71 pc: _________ w: David Davis & Lorenzo Music d: Jay Sandrich
    27. "He's No Heavy ... He's My Brother"
      gs: Frank Ramirez [ Gustavo ], John Amos [ Gordy ], Annette Molen [ Jackie ]

      rc: Rhoda

      When the office schedule forces Mary to take a last-minute, winter vacation, she and Rhoda decide to go to Mexico, but they are asked to fulfill a mysterious favor in exchange for reservations.

      b: 2 Oct 71 pc: _________ w: Allan Burns d: Jerry Paris
    28. "Room 223"
      gs: Michael Tolan [ Dan Whitfield ], Val Bisoglio [ Mr. DeForest ], Florida Freibus [ Mrs. Marshall ]

      rc: Rhoda, Phyllis

      In order to be better at her job, Mary enrolls in a night school journalism class and ends up dating the instructor.

      b: 9 Oct 71 pc: _________ w: Susan Silver d: Jay Sandrich
    29. "A Girl's Best Mother Is Not Her Friend"
      gs: Nancy Walker [ Ida Morgenstern ], Lisa Gerritsen [ Bess Lindstrom ]

      rc: Rhoda, Phyllis

      Rhoda's mother returns for a visit and tries to be pals with her daughter after seeing how well Mary gets along with her mother, and what good friends Bess and Phyllis are.

      b: 16 Oct 71 pc: _________ w: David Davis & Lorenzo Music d: Jay Sandrich
    30. "Cover Boy"
      gs: Jack Cassidy [ Hal Baxter ]

      rc: Rhoda

      When Ted's brother, a professional model, arrives in town, he revives a long-standing sibling rivalry as each brother tries to out-do the other.

      b: 23 Oct 71 pc: _________ w: Treva Silverman d: Jay Sandrich
    31. "Didn't You Used to be...Wait...Don't Tell Me"
      gs: Jack Riley [ Eldon Golfax ], Ron Masak [ Ed Mims ], Richard Schaal [ Howard Arnell ], Pippa Scott [ Estelle ], Kermit Murdock [ Mr. Vandermast ]

      rc: Rhoda

      When Mary attends her high school reunion, she encounters many faces from her past, including a former boyfriend that she'd prefer to forget.

      b: 30 Oct 71 pc: _________ w: Allan Burns d: Jay Sandrich
    32. "Thoroughly Unmilitant Mary"
      gs: Dick Balduzzi [ Al ], Larry Gelman [ Herb ], John Amos [ Gordy ], Paul Micale [ Waiter ]

      rc: Rhoda

      When a union strike causes all the writers and performers at the station to hit the picket line, Mary and Lou are forced to write and deliver the news by themselves.

      b: 6 Nov 71 pc: _________ w: Martin Cohan d: Jay Sandrich
    33. "And Now, Sitting in for Ted Baxter"
      gs: Jed Allen [ Rod Porter ], William Woodson [ Big Voice Man ]

      rc: Rhoda

      Ted's worst fears are realized when he's forced to take a vacation he doesn't want, and his replacement turns out to be a huge success.

      b: 13 Nov 71 pc: _________ w: Steve Pritzker d: Jerry Paris
    34. "Don't Break the Chain"
      gs: Jack DeMave [ Armand Lynton ], Gino Conforti [ Roy Martoni ]

      rc: Rhoda

      Although she thinks the idea is silly, Mary answers a chain-letter she got from Lou, and receives an unexpected reply as a result.

      b: 20 Nov 71 pc: _________ w: David Davis & Lorenzo Music d: Jerry Paris
    35. "The Six-and-a-Half-Year Itch"
      gs: Lawence Pressman [ Bill Phelps ], Elizabeth Berger [ Patti Woods ]

      rc: Rhoda

      Lou receives a shock when he takes Mary and Rhoda to see a John Wayne movie and sees his son-in-law there with a woman who is not his daughter..

      b: 27 Nov 71 pc: _________ w: Treva Silverman d: Jay Sandrich
    36. "...Is a Friend in Need"
      gs: Beverly Sanders [ Waitress ]

      rc: Rhoda, Phyllis

      When Rhoda loses her job as a window-dresser, Mary is puzzled at her seeming reluctance to find another.

      b: 4 Dec 71 pc: _________ w: Susan Silver d: Jay Sandrich
    37. "The Square-Shaped Room"
      rc: Rhoda, Phyllis

      With his wife out of town for a few days, Lou hires Rhoda to redecorate his living room, but she soon finds that her flamboyant tastes do not agree with his more conservative ones.

      b: 11 Dec 71 pc: _________ w: Susan Silver d: Jay Sandrich
    38. "Ted Over Heels"
      gs: Arlene Golonka [ Betty Bowerchuck ]

      rc: Rhoda

      The newsroom staff is surprised to learn that Ted has fallen in love with the daughter of the star of the Chuckles the Clown show.

      b: 18 Dec 71 pc: _________ w: David Davis & Lorenzo Music d: Peter Baldwin
    39. " The Five-Minute Dress"
      rc: Rhoda, Phyllis

      Mary is excited about dating a handsome politician who is one of the governor's top aides, but her enthusiasm fades as he keeps breaking dates.

      b: 1 Jan 72 pc: _________ w: Pat Nardo & Gloria Banta d: Jay Sandrich
    40. "Feeb"
      gs: Barbara Sharma [ Randy ], Barbara Barnet [ Doreen Skinner ], Jack Manning [ Restaurant Manager ]

      rc: Rhoda

      A guilty Mary hires an incompetent girl as her assistant because she was responsible for the girl losing her previous job as a waitress.

      b: 8 Jan 72 pc: _________ w: Dick Clair & Jenna McMahon d: Peter Baldwin
    41. "The Slaughter Affair"
      gs: Joyce Bulifant [ Marie Slaughter ]

      rc: Rhoda

      Murray takes on an extra job as a cab driver to earn extra money so he can buy his wife a car as a present for their tenth wedding anniversary.

      b: 15 Jan 72 pc: _________ w: Rick Mittleman d: Peter Baldwin
    42. "Baby Sit-Com"
      gs: Lisa Gerritsen [ Bess Lindstrom ], Joshua Bryant [ Sandy ], Leslie Graves [ Dee-Dee ]

      rc: Rhoda, Phyllis

      When Mary gets a phone call from a former boyfriend who is back in town for a few days after agreeing to babysit Bess for the weekend, she turns to Lou for help.

      b: 22 Jan 72 pc: _________ w: Treva Silverman d: Jay Sandrich
    43. "More Than Neighbors"
      gs: Jack Bender [ Michael Lee ], Yvone Wilder [ Barbara Gardener ]

      rc: Rhoda, Phyllis

      When the apartment directly below Mary's becomes available, Ted decides to move in, but Mary and Rhoda, who aren't as excited by the idea as Ted is, try to dissuade him.

      b: 29 Jan 72 pc: _________ w: Steve Pritzker d: Jay Sandrich
    44. "The Care and Feeding of Parents"
      gs: Lisa Gerritsen [ Bess Lindstrom ], John Locke [ Sam Turner ], Brad Trumbull [ Mr. Mitchell ]

      rc: Rhoda, Phyllis

      After Bess gets an 'A' in school for a composition about 'The Care And Feeding Of Parents,' Phyllis tries to get her to expand it into a book, and calls on Mary for help.

      b: 5 Feb 72 pc: _________ w: Dick Clair & Jenna McMahon d: Jay Sandrich
    45. "Where There's Smoke, There's Rhoda"
      gs: John Amos [ Gordy ], Michael Bell [ Fireman ]

      rc: Rhoda, Phyllis

      A fire destroys Rhoda's apartment and threatens her friendship with Mary when she moves into Mary's apartment for a few days, and the two friends find themselves getting an each other's nerves.

      b: 12 Feb 72 pc: _________ w: Martin Cohan d: Peter Baldwin
    46. "You Certainly Are a Big Boy"
      gs: Bradford Dillman [ Matt Bryan ], John Rubenstein [ Matt Bryan Jr. ], Beverly Sanders [ Waitress ]

      rc: Rhoda, Phyllis

      After Mary begins dating a handsome architect who has come to sketch her building, she is surprised to discover that his son is almost as old as she is.

      b: 19 Feb 72 pc: _________ w: Martin Cohan d: Jay Sandrich
    47. "Some of My Best Friends Are Rhoda"
      gs: Mary Frann [ Joanne Forbes ]

      rc: Rhoda, Phyllis

      Mary begins a friendship with Joanne, a woman who ran into her car, but quickly ends the relationship when she learns that she is prejudiced.

      b: 26 Feb 72 pc: _________ w: Steve Pritzker d: Peter Baldwin
    48. "His Two Right Arms"
      gs: Bill Daily [ Pete Peterson ], Janet Maclachan [ Sherry Wilson ], Carol Androsky [ Jennifer Riley ], Wally Taylor [ Walter Ellis ], Isabel Sanford [ Mrs. Wilson ], Philippa Harris [ Woman from Audience ], Davis Roberts [ Man from Audience ]

      rc: Rhoda

      When Mary learns that the city councilman she has lined up as guest on 'Face the People' is totally ignorant of current events, she tries to prepare him so he can make a respectable appearance on the show.

      b: 4 Mar 72 pc: _________ w: Jim Parker & Arnold Margolin d: Jay Sandrich

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      3rd Season 1972

      Production Credits
      Executive producer: James L. Brooks & Allan Burns
      Created by: James L. Brooks & Allan Burns
      Producer: Ed. Weinberger
      Music composed & conducted by Pat Williams.


    49. "The Good-Time News"
      gs: John Amos [ Gordy ], Robert Hogan [ Jack Stoneham ], Patrick Campbell [ Bartender ]

      rc: Rhoda

      When the station manager decides that it's time to change the image of The Six O'Clock News, he assigns Mary the task of making it more informal

      b: 16 Sep 72 pc: _________ w: James L. Brooks & Allan Burns d: Hal Cooper
    50. "What Is Mary Richards Really Like?"
      gs: Peter Haskell [ Mark Williams ]

      rc: Rhoda

      Against Lou's advice, Mary grants an interview to a newspaper columnist who is a champion word twister, and ends up accepting a date from him

      b: 23 Sep 72 pc: _________ w: Susan Silver d: Jerry Belson
    51. "Who's in Charge Here?"
      gs: Joan Tompkins [ Mrs. Thorn ]

      rc: Rhoda, Phyllis

      Lou's promotion to the position of program director creates problems for the newsroom when Murray takes over his old job.

      b: 30 Sep 72 pc: _________ w: Martin Cohan d: Jay Sandrich
    52. "Enter Rhoda's Parents"
      gs: Nancy Walker [ Ida Morgenstern ], Harold Gould [ Martin Morgenstern ]

      rc: Rhoda

      When Rhoda's parents come to Minneapolis for a visit her mother confides that their marriage is on the rocks, even if her father doesn't know it yet. Note: Ted Knight does not appear in this episode.

      b: 7 Oct 72 pc: _________ w: Martin Cohan d: Jay Sandrich
    53. "It's Whether You Win or Lose"
      gs: John Amos [ Gordy ], Joyce Bulifant [ Marie Slaughter ], Patrick Campbell [ Pat ]

      rc: Rhoda

      When Murray loses a lot of money to Ted in a poker game arranged by Mary to make up for Lou's cancelled trip to Las Vegas he makes a wild double-or-nothing bet based on Ted's ability to deliver his lines to win it back. Note: Emmy Award - Outstanding directorial achievement in comedy (series).

      b: 14 Oct 72 pc: _________ w: Martin Donovan d: Jay Sandrich
    54. "Rhoda the Beautiful"
      rc: Rhoda, Phyllis

      Despite losing 20 pounds, and Mary's efforts to convince her otherwise, Rhoda still feels fat, until she enters a beauty contest being sponsored by the store she works in.

      b: 21 Oct 72 pc: _________ w: Treva Silverman d: Jay Sandrich
    55. "Just Around the Corner"
      gs: Nanette Fabray [ Dottie Richards ], Bill Quinn [ Walter Richards ]

      rc: Rhoda

      Mary has mixed feelings about the news that her parents are moving to Minneapolis to be close to their daughter.

      b: 28 Oct 72 pc: _________ w: Steve Pritzker d: Jay Sandrich
    56. "But Seriously, Folks"
      gs: Jerry Van Dyke [ Wes Callison ], Rudy Deluca [ Nightclub Manager ], Ethel Reda Leopold [ Woman ]

      rc: Rhoda

      Mary becomes romantically involved with a comedy writer who is working for Chuckles the Clown but really wants to be a stand-up comedian.

      b: 4 Nov 72 pc: _________ w: Ed. Weinberger d: Peter Baldwin
    57. "Farmer Ted and the News"
      gs: Lorene Tuttle [ Bella Swann ]

      rc: Rhoda

      When Ted decides to earn extra money by doing television commercials, he and his "agent" trick Lou into giving him a non-exclusive contract.

      b: 11 Nov 72 pc: _________ w: Martin Donovan d: Jay Sandrich
    58. "Have I Found a Guy for You"
      gs: Bert Convy [ Jack Foster ], Beth Howland [ Linda Foster ], Dan Keough [ Arthur Price ]

      rc: Rhoda

      Mary becomes the third side of a fractured triangle when a couple who have been friends of hers for years separate, and she begins seeing the husband.

      b: 18 Nov 72 pc: _________ w: Charlotte Brown d: Hal Cooper
    59. "You've Got a Friend"
      gs: Nanette Fabray [ Dottie Richards ], Bill Quinn [ Walter Richards ], Beverly Sanders [ Waitress ]

      rc: Rhoda

      When Mary discovers that her newly retired father is suffering from boredom, she tries to find him some new friends.

      b: 25 Nov 72 pc: _________ w: Steve Pritzker d: Jerry Belson
    60. "It Was Fascination, I Know"
      gs: Lisa Gerritsen [ Bess Lindstrom ], Gerald Michenaud [ William Campbell ], John Amour [ Roger ], Jack Manning [ Maitre D' ]

      rc: Rhoda, Phyllis

      Mary finds herself in a difficult position when Bess Lindstrom's boyfriend falls madly in love with her and begins hanging out around her, both at the office and at her apartment.

      b: 2 Dec 72 pc: _________ w: Ed. Weinberger d: Jay Sandrich
    61. "Operation: Lou"
      gs: Linda Sublette [ Nurse ], Florida Friebus [ Sister ]

      When Lou checks into the hospital to have a small piece of WW2 shrapnel removed, he leaves Mary in charge of the newsroom, creating friction between her and Murray, and develops an unexpected friendship with Ted.

      b: 9 Dec 72 pc: _________ w: Elias Davis & David Pollock d: Jay Sandrich
    62. "Rhoda Morgenstern: Minneapolis to New York"
      gs: Jack Riley [ Barry Barlow ], Robert Caspar [ Rob ]

      rc: Rhoda, Georgette

      When Rhoda announces her plan to move back to New York after returning from a vacation there, Mary thinks that she's only kidding and that she won't really go through with it.
      Note: the character of Georgette Franklin, played by Georgia Engel, was introduced in this episode.

      b: 16 Dec 72 pc: _________ w: Treva Silverman d: Jay Sandrich
    63. "The Courtship of Mary's Father's Daughter"
      gs: Michael Tolan [ Dan Whitfield ], Barra Grant [ Judy Conrad ], Bill Quinn [ Walter Richards ], Steve Franken [ Jonas Lasser ]

      rc: Rhoda

      A chance meeting between Mary and former boyfriend Dan Whitfield and his fiancee sets off an unexpected chain of events, culminating in Dan's proposal to Mary. Note: Dan Whitfield first appeared in episode #28: "Room 223."

      b: 23 Dec 72 pc: _________ w: David Pollock & Elias Davis d: Jay Sandrich
    64. "Lou's Place"
      gs: Dick Balduzzi [ Philly ]

      rc: Rhoda

      Lou achieves a lifelong ambition when he becomes the owner of his own bar, but he's forced to go into partnership with Ted to do it.

      b: 6 Jan 73 pc: _________ w: Ed. Weinberger d: Jay Sandrich
    65. "My Brother's Keeper"
      gs: Robert Moore [ Ben Sutherland ]

      rc: Rhoda, Phyllis, Georgette

      Phyllis becomes a nervous wreck when her brother, visiting from New York, falls for Rhoda instead of Mary, as she had planned.

      b: 13 Jan 72 pc: _________ w: Dick Clair & Jenna McMahon d: Jay Sandrich
    66. "The Georgette Story"
      rc: Georgette, Rhoda

      Mary and Rhoda try to straighten out Ted's new girlfriend Georgette, because they feel that he's taking advantage of her naive, trusting nature.

      b: 20 Jan 73 pc: _________ w: Ed. Weinberger d: Peter Baldwin
    67. "Romeo and Mary"
      gs: Joe Warfield [ Peter ], Stuart Margolin [ Warren Sturges ], Bo Kaprall [ Lowell ], Barbara Brownell [ Peggy Stanton ]

      rc: Rhoda

      Mary encounters an overly zealous suitor who just won't leave her alone when she lets Rhoda talk her into accepting a blind date.

      b: 27 Jan 73 pc: _________ w: Jim Mulholland & Mike Barrie d: Peter Baldwin
    68. "What Do You Do When the Boss Says, "I Love You"?"
      gs: Lois Nettleton [ Barbara Coleman ], Carol Worthington [ Doris ], Dick Balduzzi [ Philly ]

      rc: Rhoda

      Lou doesn't quite know what to do when he finds out that his new boss, an attractive woman, thinks that she's in love with him.

      b: 3 Feb 73 pc: _________ w: David Pollock & Elias Davis d: Jay Sandrich
    69. "Murray Faces Life"
      rc: Rhoda

      Murray becomes depressed when he hears that a former classmate of his has won a Pulitzer prize in journalism, and he begins to think that life is passing him by.

      b: 10 Feb 73 pc: _________ w: Martin Cohan d: Jay Sandrich
    70. "Remembrance of Things Past"
      gs: Joseph Campanella [ Tom Vernon ]

      rc: Rhoda

      When Mary receives a phone call from an ex-boyfriend who broke her heart once before, she is torn between wanting to see him again, and wishing he'd stay out of her life forever.

      b: 17 Feb 73 pc: _________ w: Dick Clair & Jenna McMahon d: Jay Sandrich
    71. "Put on a Happy Face"
      gs: Steve Franken [ Jonas Lasser ], Herbie Faye [ Dave ], Eddy Carroll [ Master of Ceremonies ]. Art Gilmore [ Norman Keller ], John Francis [ Clown ]

      rc: Rhoda

      Mary's nomination for a Teddy award for a show she produced is the only bright spot in her life, as absolutely everything else seems to be going wrong.

      b: 24 Feb 73 pc: _________ w: Marilyn Suzanne Miller & Monica Magowan d: Jay Sandrich
    72. "Mary Richards and the Incredible Plant Lady"
      gs: Louise Lasser [ Anne Adams ], Henry Corden [ Harry ], Bob Ross [ Salesman ], Robert Karvelas [ Bob ], Craig Nelson [ Charlie ]

      rc: Rhoda, Georgette

      When Rhoda's green thumb convinces her that she should go into the houseplant business, she turns to Mary for help, and convinces her friend to loan her the money that Mary had been saving to buy a new car.

      b: 3 Mar 73 pc: _________ w: Martin Cohan d: John C. Chulay

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      4th Season 1973

      Production Credits
      Executive producer: James L. Brooks & Allan Burns
      Created by: James L. Brooks & Allan Burns
      Producers: Ed. Weinberger
      Music composed & conducted by Pat Williams


    73. "The Lars Affair"
      rc: Phyllis, Sue Ann, Rhoda

      Phyllis makes a desperate bid to win back her husband Lars when she finds out that he's having an affair with Sue Ann Nivens, the star of WJM's Happy Homemaker series.
      Note: Emmy Award - Best supporting actress in comedy (for a special program; a one-time appearance in a series; or a continuing role): Cloris Leachman.
      The character of Sue Ann Nivens, played by Betty White, was introduced in this episode.

      b: 15 Sep 73 pc: _________ w: Ed. Weinberger d: Jay Sandrich
    74. "Angels in the Snow"
      gs: Peter Strauss [ Stephen ], Elayne Heilveil [ Salesgirl ], Carole Ita White [ Girl at Party ], Jon Korkes [ Beck Wilson ]

      rc: Rhoda

      Mary dates a man seven years younger than she despite the advice of friends against the relationship, but has second thoughts when she meets some of his friends.

      b: 22 Sep 73 pc: _________ w: Marilyn Suzanne Miller & Monica Magowan Johnson d: Jay Sandrich
    75. "Rhoda's Sister Gets Married"
      gs: Nancy Walker [ Ida Morgenstern ], Harold Gould [ Martin Morgenstern ], Liberty Williams [ Debbie Morgenstern ], Brett Somers [ Aunt Rose ]

      rc: Rhoda

      Rhoda and Mary fly to New York for the wedding of Rhoda's younger sister Debbie, but Mrs. Morgenstern, who thinks that Rhoda is dying of jealousy, tries to downplay the importance of the ceremony.

      b: 29 Sep 73 pc: _________ w: Karyl Geld d: Jerry Belson
    76. "The Lou and Edie Story"
      gs: Priscilla Morrill [ Edie Grant ], Darrel Zwerling [ Mr. Charney ]

      rc: Rhoda

      Lou is heartbroken and confused when his wife Edie moves out of the house after their marriage counselor suggests a trial separation.

      b: 6 Oct 73 pc: _________ w: Treva Silverman d: Jay Sandrich
    77. "Hi There, Sports Fans"
      gs: Dick Gautier [ Eddie Cavanaugh ], John Gabriel [ Andy Rivers ], Gordon Jump [ Hank Morton ], Chanin Hale [ Waitress ]

      rc: Rhoda

      When she asks for more responsibility, Lou gives Mary the task of hiring a new sportscaster for the station, providing that she fire the old one.

      b: 13 Oct 73 pc: _________ w: Jerry Mayer d: Jay Sandrich
    78. "Father's Day"
      gs: Liam Dunn [ Robert Baxter ], John Holland [ Mr. Caldwell ]

      rc: Rhoda, Georgette

      Ted nervously prepares for a reunion with his father, who deserted him as a baby, and who he hasn't seen since

      b: 20 Oct 73 pc: _________ w: Ed. Weinberger d: Jay Sandrich
    79. "Son of "But Seriously Folks""
      gs: Jerry Van Dyke [ Wes Callison ], Mark Gordon [ Chuckles the Clown ], Randy Kirby [ Director ], Gavin O'Herlihy [ Josh McBride ], Benjamin Chulay [ Pete ]

      rc: Rhoda

      Wes Callison, one of Mary's ex-boyfriends, gets a job in the newsroom and manages to disrupt things there when he displays more interest in Mary than he does in his job.

      b: 27 Oct 73 pc: _________ w: Phil Mishkin d: Jay Sandrich
    80. "Lou's First Date"
      gs: Florence Lake [ Martha Dudley ], Priscilla Morrill [ Edie Grant ], John Gabriel [ Andy Rivers ], Larry Wilde [ Master of Ceremonies ], Jeff Thompson [ Mike Montgomery ]

      rc: Rhoda, Georgette

      Lou, newly separated from his wife, needs a date to take to an awards ceremony, so he assigns Mary the task of finding him a lady friend, with unexpected results.

      b: 3 Nov 73 pc: _________ w: Ed. Weinberger & Stan Daniels d: Jay Sandrich
    81. "Love Blooms at Hemples"
      gs: William Burns [ Doug Hemple ], Barbara Barnett [ Dr. Margaret Kellogg ]

      rc: Rhoda

      When Rhoda falls madly in love with the owner of the store she works in, she ignores Mary's advice to take it slowly until she has some idea of how he feels about her.

      b: 10 Nov 73 pc: _________ w: Sybil Adelman & Barbara Gallagher d: Jay Sandrich
    82. "The Dinner Party"
      gs: Irene Tedrow [ Congresswoman Geddes ], Henry Winkler [ Steve Waldman ], Edgar Daniels [ Sy Fisher ]

      rc: Sue Ann, Rhoda

      Mary is forced to make use of Sue Ann's expertise as a cook when a congresswoman with whom Mary worked on a news show accepts her very casual invitation to dinner.

      b: 17 Nov 73 pc: _________ w: Ed. Weinberger d: Jay Sandrich
    83. "Just Friends"
      gs: Priscilla Morrill [ Edie Grant ]

      rc: Rhoda

      Mary agrees to try and get a lonely Lou back together with his wife when Lou begins showing up at Mary's apartment each night for supper.

      b: 24 Nov 73 pc: _________ w: William Wood d: Nancy Walker
    84. "We Want Baxter"
      gs: John Amos [ Gordy ]

      rc: Phyllis, Rhoda, Georgette

      When Phyllis decides that Ted would make an ideal candidate for the city council, he surprises everyone in the newsroom by giving up his job at WJM to pursue a political career.

      b: 1 Dec 73 pc: _________ w: David Lloyd d: Jay Sandrich
    85. "I Gave at the Office"
      gs: Tammi Bula [ Bonnie Slaughter ], Bruce Boxleitner [ Rick ]

      When Mary learns that Murray's daughter Bonnie is looking for a part-time job, she gets the girl one in the newsroom, but things don't quite work out as planned.

      b: 8 Dec 73 pc: _________ w: Don Reo & Allan Katz d: Jay Sandrich
    86. "Almost a Nun's Story"
      gs: Gail Strickland [ Sister Ann ]

      rc: Georgette, Rhoda

      When Georgette catches Ted kissing another woman in his dressing room, she decides to become a nun, but Rhoda and Mary try to talk her out of it.

      b: 15 Dec 73 pc: _________ w: Ed. Weinberger & Stan Daniels d: Jay Sandrich
    87. "Happy Birthday, Lou!"
      gs: Priscilla Morrill [ Edie Grant ], John Amos [ Gordy ]

      rc: Sue Ann, Rhoda

      When Mary finds out that it's Lou's birthday, she arranges a surprise party for him, feeling that he'll be lonely now that he's separated from his wife, even though he hates birthday celebrations.

      b: 22 Dec 73 pc: _________ w: David Lloyd d: George Tyne
    88. "WJM Tries Harder"
      gs: Anthony Eisly [ Ross Nelson ], Ned Wertimer [ Bill Brown ], Benjamin Chulay [ Pete ], Christopher Stafford Nelson [ Copy Boy ], Regis J. Cordic [ Marc Williams ]

      rc: Rhoda

      When Mary begins dating the anchorman from the top-rated television station, she soon finds herself developing an inferiority complex about her own show.

      b: 5 Jan 74 pc: _________ w: Karyl Geld d: Jay Sandrich
    89. "Cottage for Sale"
      gs: David Haskell [ David Russell ], Michelle Nichols [ Rena Russell ], Robert Riesel [ Moving Man ]

      rc: Phyllis, Rhoda

      When Phyllis, who has just gotten her real estate license, turns up at the newsroom looking for clients, she settles on Lou, who isn't quite sure whether he really wants her to sell his house for him.

      b: 12 Jan 74 pc: _________ w: George Atkins d: Jay Sandrich
    90. "The Co-Producers"
      rc: Rhoda, Sue Ann, Georgette

      Mary and Rhoda's joy at being given the chance to co-produce a show together turns to horror when they learn that the stars will be Ted and Sue Ann, who each have their own ideas about how the show should be done.

      b: 19 Jan 74 pc: _________ w: David Pollock & Elias Davis d: Jay Sandrich
    91. " Best Of Enemies"
      rc: Rhoda, Georgette

      Everybody begins to fear that Mary's friendship with Rhoda is going down the drain after Mary becomes upset with Rhoda for revealing that Mary lied on her job application.

      b: 26 Jan 74 pc: _________ w: Marilyn Suzanne Miller & Monica Johnson d: Jay Sandrich
    92. "Better Late ... That's a Pun ... Than Never"
      gs: Jennifer Leak [ Erica Jordan ]

      rc: Rhoda, Georgette

      When a flippant obituary written by Mary accidentally gets read on the news, an angry Lou decides to suspend her from work, so Mary retaliates by threatening to quit.

      b: 2 Feb 74 pc: _________ w: Treva Silverman d: John C. Chulay
    93. "Ted Baxter Meets Walter Cronkite"
      gs: Walter Cronkite [ Himself ], John Gabriel [ Andy Rivers ], John Pringle [ "Teddy" Presenter ], Patricia Wilson [ "Teddy" Presenter ], Nanci Beck [ Miss "Teddy" Award ]

      rc: Rhoda, Georgette

      When Walter Cronkite shows up at the newsroom to visit Lou, Ted, who has just won his first Teddy Award, immediately assumes that Cronkite has come to offer him a job with the network.

      b: 9 Feb 74 pc: _________ w: Ed. Weinberger d: Jay Sandrich
    94. "Lou's Second Date"
      rc: Rhoda, Sue Ann

      When Lou and Rhoda begin dating each other on a casual basis, everyone including Mary assumes that things are a lot more serious than they really are, causing Lou to almost call the whole thing off.
      Note - This episode was Valerie Harper's last appearance as a regular cast member. At the end of the 4th season she left the series to star in Rhoda, beginning in the fall of 1974.

      b: 16 Feb 74 pc: _________ w: Ed. Weinberger d: Jerry London
    95. "Two Wrongs Don't Make a Writer"
      gs: Shirley O'Hara [ Mrs. Mallone ]

      rc: Georgette

      When Ted finds out that Mary is attending a night-school class in creative writing, he enrolls in the same course, and ends up plagiarizing her assignment.

      b: 23 Feb 74 pc: _________ w: David Lloyd d: Nancy Walker
    96. "I Was a Single for WJM"
      gs: Richard Schaal [ Dino ], Penny Marshall [ Toni ], Arlene Golonka [ Alice ], Robert Riesel [ Bartender ], Randy Kirby [ Stage Manager ]

      Mary spends every evening for a week in a singles bar, researching material for a special news show, but the reaction that the crew gets when they bring in their cameras isn't what they expected.

      b: 2 Mar 75 pc: _________ w: Treva Silverman d: Mel Ferder

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      5th Season 1974

      Production Credits
      Executive producer: James L. Brooks & Allan Burns
      Created by: James L. Brooks & Allan Burns
      Producers: Ed. Weinberger & Stan Daniels
      Executive Story Editors: David Lloyd
      Music composed & conducted by Pat Williams


    97. "Will Mary Richards Go to Jail?"
      gs: Barbara Colby [ Sherry ], James Randolph [ Harrison ], Mary Ann Chinn [ Kim ], Darlene Conley [ Matron ], Charles Woolf [ Mr. Everett ], Don Macon [ Reporter ]

      rc: Sue Ann, Georgette

      Mary spends the night in jail and faces the possibility of a term behind bars when she refuses to reveal the source for a news story about graft in city hall.
      Note: Emmy Award - Outstanding writing in a comedy series (a single episode of a regular or limited series with continuing characters and/or theme).

      b: 14 Sep 74 pc: _________ w: Ed. Weinberger & Stan Daniels d: Jay Sandrich
    98. "Not Just Another Pretty Face"
      gs: Robert Wolders [ Paul Van Dillen ], Lisa Gerritsen [ Bess Lindstrom ], Lou Cutell [ Nice Little Man in Restaurant ], Julie Rodgers [ lst Waitress ], Cathy Baco [ 2nd Waitress ]

      rc: Phyllis, Sue Ann, Georgette

      Mary's romance with a tall, dark, and very handsome man seems to be progressing nicely, although everyone is trying to convince her that they have nothing in common, and that she likes him for his looks only.

      b: 21 Sep 74 pc: _________ w: Ed. Weinberger & Stan Daniels d: Jay Sandrich
    99. "You Sometimes Hurt the One You Hate"

      Ted takes advantage of Lou's new image as the office pussycat when Lou undergoes a change in personality after throwing Ted through the studio doors for endorsing a political candidate on the air.

      b: 28 Sep 74 pc: _________ w: David Lloyd d: Jackie Cooper
    100. "Lou and That Woman"
      gs: Sheree North [ Charlene Maguire ], Helene Winston [ Woman at Piano ]

      rc: Sue Ann

      Lou's romance with a cocktail lounge singer makes him feel 25 years younger, until Murray and Ted begin making jokes about her active past, which makes Lou feel uncomfortable.

      b: 5 Oct 74 pc: _________ w: David Lloyd d: Jay Sandrich
    101. "The Outsider"
      gs: Richard Masur [ Bob Larson ]

      rc: Georgette, Sue Ann

      Tension mounts and morale drops in the newsroom when a young consultant hired to raise the ratings begins usurping Mary's responsibilities and ordering changes in Murray's copy and Ted's delivery.

      b: 12 Oct 74 pc: _________ w: Jack Winter d: Peter Bonerz
    102. "I Love a Piano"
      gs: Barbara Barrie [ Judith Chandler ]

      rc: Georgette

      Murray is plagued by his conscience when he considers having an affair with an attractive junior high school principal he met at one of Mary's parties.

      b: 19 Oct 74 pc: _________ w: Treva Silverman d: Jay Sandrich
    103. " A New Sue Ann"
      gs: Linda Kelsey [ Gloria Munson ], Ron Rifkin [ Ed Schroeder ]

      rc: Sue Ann, Georgette

      Everyone is surprised at Sue Ann's seeming indifference to the possiblity that she might lose her Happy Homemaker show to a youngster who's playing up to the station manager.

      b: 26 Oct 74 pc: _________ w: David Lloyd d: Jay Sandrich
    104. "Menage-a-Phyllis"
      gs: John Saxon [ Mike Tedesco ]

      rc: Phyllis

      The man Phyllis dates on a platonic basis for intellectual purposes creates a triangle when he begins dating Mary as well.

      b: 2 Nov 74 pc: _________ w: Treva Silverman d: Jay Sandrich
    105. "Not a Christmas Story"
      rc: Sue Ann, Georgette

      Sue Ann serves her Christmas dinner two months early, in November, to a quarreling newsroom staff trapped at the office by a blizzard.

      b: 9 Nov 74 pc: _________ w: Ed. Weinberger & Stan Daniels d: John C. Chulay
    106. "What Are Friends For?"
      gs: Noble Willingham [ Hal ], David Huddleston [ Freddy ], Robert Karvelas [ Waiter ], Dan Barrows [ Bellhop ]

      rc: Sue Ann

      Mary finds out just how lonely the life Sue Ann leads really is when the pair travel to Chicago to represent WJM at a broadcasters' convention.

      b: 16 Nov 74 pc: _________ w: David Lloyd d: Alan Rafkin
    107. "A Boy's Best Friend"
      gs: Nolan Leary [ Walter Tewksbury ]

      rc: Georgette

      Ted is shocked to learn that his mother plans to live with her boyfriend, but not to marry him.

      b: 23 Nov 74 pc: _________ w: David Lloyd d: Mary Tyler Moore
    108. "A Son for Murray"
      gs: Joyce Bulifant [ Marie Slaughter ], John Gabriel [ Andy Rivers ], Michael Higa [ Le Chan ], David Fresco [ Phil ]

      rc: Georgette

      Murray, the father of three daughters, wants a son. When he is unable to convince Marie to have another child, the couple decides to adopt instead.

      b: 30 Nov 74 pc: _________ w: Ed. Weinberger & Stan Daniels d: Jay Sandrich
    109. "Neighbors"
      gs: Lisa Gerritsen [ Bess Lindstrom ], Clifford David [ David Boyd ], Tom Castronova [ Moving Man ]

      When Lou finally decides to move out of his house and into something smaller, he rents Rhoda's old apartment and begins taking over Mary's private life.

      b: 7 Dec 74 pc: _________ w: Ziggy Steinberg d: James Burrows & John C. Chulay
    110. "A Girl Like Mary"
      gs: Rosalind Cash [ Enid Berringer ], Judie Stien [ College Girl ]

      rc: Sue Ann, Georgette

      When Lou decides to add a female newscaster to his staff and gives orders to find "a girl like Mary," Mary decides to audition for the job herself.

      b: 14 Dec 74 pc: _________ w: Andy Gibbs & Joel Kimmel d: Jay Sandrich
    111. "An Affair to Forget"
      rc: Sue Ann, Georgette

      When Mary is promoted from associate producer to producer of The Six O'Clock News, Ted finally makes his move and soon convinces the rest of the newsroom staff that he and Mary are having an affair.

      b: 21 Dec 74 pc: _________ w: Ed. Weinberger & Stan Daniels d: Jay Sandrich
    112. "Mary Richards: Producer"
      gs: Anthony Holland [ Mel Peters ], Phillip R. Allen [ Gus Brubaker ], Fred Festinger [ Drunk ], Joe Scott [ Bartender ]

      rc: Sue Ann, Georgette

      Feeling that she is the producer of The Six O'Clock News in name only, Mary asks Lou for the chance to actually produce the show on her own.

      b: 4 Jan 75 pc: _________ w: David Lloyd d: Norman Campbell
    113. "The System"
      gs: Tom Pedi [ Al ], John Gabriel [ Andy Rivers ]

      rc: Georgette

      When Ted astonishes everyone by coming up with a winning system for betting on football games, Lou goes into partnership with him, and bets all their winnings for the season on the Super Bowl, without telling Ted.
      Note: In this episode, Lou bets on the Pittsburg Steelers, who lose the Super Bowl. In real life, he would have won. In Super Bowl IX, played in New Orleans the day after The System was first broadcast, the Steelers beat the Minnesota Vikings by a score of 16-6.

      b: 11 Jan 15 pc: _________ w: Ed. Weinberger & Stan Daniels d: Jay Sandrich
    114. "Phyllis Whips Inflation"
      gs: Lisa Gerritsen [ Bess Lindstrom ], Doris Roberts [ Helen Farrell ]

      rc: Phyllis, Sue Ann

      Phyllis suffers the ultimate indignation when she's forced to seek a job after Lars cuts off her credit cards, and she finds that she has no employable skills.
      Note: Emmy Award - Outstanding single performance by a supporting actress in a comedy or drama series (for a one-time appearance in a regular or limited series): Cloris Leachman.
      This episode was Cloris Leachman's last appearance as a regular cast member. At the end of the 5th season she left the series to star in Phyllis, beginning in the fall of 1975.

      b: 18 Jan 75 pc: _________ w: Ed. Weinberger & Stan Daniels d: Jay Sandrich
    115. "The Shame of the Cities"
      gs: Sheree North [ Charlene Maguire ], Robert Emhardt [ Investigator ], Chuck Bergansky [ Bartender ], James Jeter [ Customer in Bar ]

      Lou tries to recapture the dynamism of the crusading reporter he once was by launching an investigation into big-city politics, only to find that the politician be has chosen to investigate is completely honest

      b: 25 Jan 75 pc: _________ w: Michael Elias & Arnie Kogan d: Jay Sandrich
    116. "Marriage Minneapolis Style"
      gs: Joyce Bulifant [ Marie Slaughter ], Eileen McDonough [ Ellen Slaughter ], Patricia Wilson [ Hilda ]

      rc: Georgette

      Ted gets swept up in the spirit of Murray's 20th wedding anniversary party and chooses the most public place possible to pop the question to Georgette, but gets cold feet soon afterward.

      b: 1 Feb 75 pc: _________ w: Pamela Russell d: Jay Sandrich
    117. "You Try to be a Nice Guy"
      gs: Barbara Colby [ Sherry ], Ted Konopka [ Mrs. Goldman's Dog ]

      rc: Georgette

      Mary agrees to help a girl she met in jail go straight, but is frustrated by Sherry's unwillingness to accept a conventional job.

      b: 8 Feb 75 pc: _________ w: Michael Leeson d: Jay Sandrich
    118. "You Can't Lose 'em All"
      gs: Larry Wilde [ Master of Ceremonies ], Fred Grandy [ Rev. J.W. Dannenbrink ], Lee Vines [ Lew Stewart ], Judy Reich [ Model ]

      rc: Sue Ann, Georgette

      Lou is terrified at the prospect of giving an acceptance speech when he wins the Albert Mason Award, a broadcasting award that he thought was never given to anyone who could still chew their own food.

      b: 15 Feb 75 pc: _________ w: David Lloyd d: Marjorie Mullen
    119. "Ted Baxter's Famous Broadcasters' School"
      gs: Leonard Frey [ The Student ], Bernie Kopell [ Tony ], Norman Bartold [ Allen Marsh ]

      rc: Georgette

      When Ted falls victim to a con artist while attempting to establish "Ted Baxter's Famous Broadcasters' School," he turns to Lou, Mary, and Murray to pose as the faculty and give the opening night's lectures.

      b: 22 Feb 75 pc: _________ w: Michael Zinberg d: Jay Sandrich
    120. "Anyone Who Hates Kids and Dogs"
      gs: Laurence Luckinbill [ Ken ], Lee H. Montgomery [ Stevie ], Mabel Albertson [ Mother-in-Law ], Ian Wolfe [ Grandfather ], Carole King Larkey [ Aunt Helen ], Iggy Wolfington [ Uncle ], Megan King [ Photographer ]

      rc: Sue Ann

      Mary finds herself in a quandary when she comes to the realization that she just cannot stand the young son of the handsome man she has been dating.

      b: 8 Mar 75 pc: _________ w: Jerry Mayer d: Jay Sandrich

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      6th Season 1975

      Production Credits
      Executive producer: James L. Brooks & Allan Burns
      Created by: James L. Brooks & Allan Burns
      Producers: Ed. Weinberger & Stan Daniels
      Executive Story Editor: Bob Ellison
      Creative Consultant: David Lloyd
      Music composed & conducted by Pat Williams


    121. "Edie Gets Married"
      gs: Priscilla Morrill [ Edie ], Nora Heflin [ Janey Grant ], Pat Campbell [ Bartender ], Hal Ridel [ Minister ], Brad Trumbull [ Howard Gordon ]

      rc: Sue Ann

      Lou happily announces that his ex-wife Edie is getting remarried, but then becomes uneasy when she invites him to the wedding.

      b: 13 Sep 75 pc: _________ w: Bob Ellison d: Jay Sandrich
    122. "Mary Moves Out"
      gs: John Lehne [ Jimbo ], Claude Stroude [ The Landlord ]

      rc: Sue Ann, Georgette

      Feeling that she's in a rut, and that all her friends are doing something new and exciting, Mary attempts to make a change in her life by moving to a new apartment.

      b: 20 Sep 75 pc: _________ w: David Lloyd d: Jay Sandrich
    123. "Mary's Father"
      gs: Ed Flanders [ Father Terrance Brian ], Sarah Harding [ Waitress ]

      rc: Sue Ann, Georgette

      Guilt plagues Mary when a handsome young priest confides to her that he is planning to leave the church, and she assumes that it's because he has fallen in love with her.

      b: 27 Sep 75 pc: _________ w: Earl Pomerantz d: Jay Sandrich
    124. "Murray In Love"
      gs: Penny Marshall [ Paula ], Mary Kay Place [ Sally Jo ], Barry Coe [ Steve ], Peter Hobbs [ Bartender ]

      Murray confides to Lou the fact that he has fallen in love with Mary and that he wants to tell her about it, even though he knows what her answer will be.

      b: 4 Oct 75 pc: _________ w: David Lloyd d: Jay Sandrich
    125. "Ted's Moment of Glory"
      gs: Richard Balin [ The Producer ], Dian Parkinson [ Model ], Bill Zuckert [ Bartender ], Frederic Franklyn [ Mr. Jensen ], Olive Dunbar [ Mrs. Franklin ], Marilyn Roberts [ Mrs. Green ]

      rc: Georgette

      When Ted successfully auditions for the job as host of a game show, The $50,000 Steeplechase, in New York City, Mary and Lou find themselves facing a dilemma over whether they really want to see him leave.

      b: 11 Oct 75 pc: _________ w: Charles Lee & Gig Henry d: Jay Sandrich
    126. "Mary's Aunt"
      gs: Eileen Heckart [ Flo Meredith ]

      Mary's plans are upset when her visiting Aunt Flo, a noted newspaperwoman, fails to hit it off with Lou, and instead persists in challenging his journalistic abilities by constantly upstaging him.

      b: 18 Oct 75 pc: _________ w: David Lloyd d: Jay Sandrich
    127. "Chuckles Bites the Dust"
      gs: John Harkins [ Reverend Burns ]

      rc: Sue Ann, Georgette

      The ludicrous death of WJM's Chuckles the Clown, crushed by an elephant while dressed as Peter Peanut, provokes a torrent of black humor which has everyone in the newsroom but Mary convulsed in laughter.

      b: 25 Oct 75 pc: _________ w: David Lloyd d: Joan Darling
    128. "Mary's Delinquent"
      gs: Mackenzie Phillips [ Francie ], Tamu [ Celestine ], Phillip R. Allen [ Gus Brubaker ]

      rc: Sue Ann, Georgette

      When Mary volunteers her services as a Big Sister to a delinquent girl guilty of shoplifting, Sue Ann does the same thing and soon finds herself being influenced by her little sister.

      b: 1 Nov 75 pc: _________ w: Mary Kay Place & Valerie Curtin d: Jay Sandrich
    129. "Ted's Wedding"
      gs: John Ritter [ Reverend Chatfield ]

      rc: Georgette, Sue Ann

      Ted finally makes a commitment he isn't quite prepared for when a quiet luncheon Mary hosted for Ted and Georgette turns into an erratic and spontaneous wedding.

      b: 8 Nov 75 pc: _________ w: David Lloyd d: Jay Sandrich
    130. "Lou Douses an Old Flame"
      gs: Beverly Garland [ Veronica Ludlow ]

      rc: Sue Ann, Georgette

      When Lou receives a call from a girl who sent him a "Dear John" letter during the war, he nervously agrees to meet her again, only to find that she hasn't changed much in the intervening 30 years.

      b: 15 Nov 75 pc: _________ w: David Lloyd d: Jay Sandrich
    131. "Mary Richards Falls in Love"
      gs: Ted Bessel [ Joe Warner ], David Groh [ Joe Gerard ], Beth Howland [ Joan ], Michael Perotta [ Waiter ]

      rc: Rhoda, Georgette, Sue Ann

      Mary has fallen deeply in love, but has a hard time getting used to the way her boyfriend publicly expresses his emotions, and to his seeming reluctance to tell her whether he loves her.

      b: 22 Nov 75 pc: _________ w: Ed. Weinberger & Stan Daniels d: Jay Sandrich
    132. "Ted's Tax Refund"
      gs: Paul Lichtman [ Irv Gevins ], Connie Sawyer [ The Neighbor ]

      rc: Georgette

      When Ted receives an unexpectedly large tax refund, he surprises everyone with expensive gifts, but his joy turns to horror when be learns that the IRS is planning to audit him.

      b: 29 Nov 75 pc: _________ w: Bob Ellison d: Marjorie Mullen
    133. "The Happy Homemaker Takes Lou Home"
      gs: Wynn Irwin [ Jesse ], Titos Vandis [ Laszlo ]

      rc: Sue Ann

      Trapped, hooked, and reeled in, Lou discovers that he's been had when a desperate Sue Ann maneuvers him to her apartment with a little help from Mary.

      b: 6 Dec 75pc: _________ w: David Lloyd d: James Burrows
    134. "One Boyfriend Too Many"
      gs: Ted Bessel [ Joe Warner ], Michael Tolan [ Dan Whitfield ]

      Mary finds herself in a complicated situation when she's forced to make a choice between her current boyfriend, Joe, and Dan Whitfield, a man she once almost married.

      b: 13 Dec 75 pc: _________ w: David Lloyd d: Jay Sandrich
    135. "What Do You Want to Do When You Produce?"
      gs: Joyce Bulifant [ Marie Slaughter ]

      rc: Sue Ann

      After Mary turns down Sue Ann's offer to produce her show, Murray accepts the position, visualizing advancement and a raise, but not Sue Ann's inevitable domination.

      b: 20 Dec 75 pc: _________ w: Shelly Nelbert & Craig Allan Hefner d: Jay Sandrich
    136. "Not With My Wife, I Don't"
      gs: Alan Manson [ Dr. Powell ], Lois Walden [ Receptionist ]

      rc: Sue Ann, Georgette

      A heartbroken Georgette decides to leave Ted when he refuses to seek professional help for their marital problems.

      b: 3 Jan 76 pc: _________ w: Bob Ellison d: Jay Sandrich
    137. "The Seminar"
      gs: Betty Ford [ Herself ], Dabney Coleman [ Phil Wright ]

      When Mary accompanies Lou to Washington, D.C., for a press seminar, she has a hard time believing the names of some of the former "contacts" he claims attended a party in his hotel room.

      b: 10 Jan 76 pc: _________ w: James MacDonald & Robert Gerlach d: Stuart Margolin
    138. "Once I Had a Secret Love"
      rc: Sue Ann

      Lou discovers that a secret romance is a hard thing to keep secret when he spends a night with Sue Ann, then reluctantly confides in Mary after she promises not to tell anyone.

      b: 17 Jan 76 pc: _________ w: Pat Nardo & Gloria Banta d: Jay Sandrich
    139. "Menage-a-Lou"
      gs: Janis Paige [ Charlene Maguire ], Penny Marshall [ Paula ], Jeff Conway [ Kenny Stevens ]

      rc: Georgette

      Lou suffers an acute case of jealousy when an ex-girlfriend he had hoped to get back together with arrives at a party at Mary's with a male companion.
      Note: The character of Charlene Maguire appeared previously in Lou and That Woman (episode 100) and The Shame of the Cities (episode 115), played by Sheree North.

      b: 24 Jan 76 pc: _________ w: Bob Ellison d: Jay Sandrich
    140. "Murray Takes a Stand"
      gs: Joyce Bulifant [ Marie Slaughter ]

      rc: Sue Ann

      When the new owner of WJM adopts new policies and procedures which raise disapproval from the newsroom staff, Murray is the only one who dares to speak out, an action he soon regrets.

      b: 31 Jan 76 pc: _________ w: David Lloyd d: Jay Sandrich
    141. "Mary's Aunt Returns"
      gs: Eileen Heckart [ Flo Meredith ]

      Mary's journalist Aunt Flo and Lou find themselves opposing each other over the best way to prepare a TV documentary about a family with 20 children.

      b: 7 Feb 76 pc: _________ w: David Lloyd d: Jay Sandrich
    142. "A Reliable Source"
      gs: Edward Winter [ Brian Nordquist ]

      rc: Sue Ann

      Mary threatens to resign when Lou decides to use some incriminating news she has discovered about an old friend who is seeking re-election to Congress.

      b: 21 Feb 76 pc: _________ w: Richard M. Powell d: Jay Sandrich
    143. "Sue Ann Falls in Love"
      gs: James Luisi [ Doug ], Larry Wilde [ Master of Ceremonies ], Pat Gainor [ Award Presenter ]

      rc: Sue Ann, Georgette

      Everything seems to be going right for Sue Ann when her show is nominated for a Teddy Award, but Mary is forced to bring her back to earth with some bad news about the rugged handsome man she has fallen in love with.

      b: 28 Feb 76 pc: _________ w: Bob Ellison d: Doug Rogers
    144. "Ted and the Kid"
      gs: Robbie Rist [ David Baxter ], Pat Estrin [ Mrs. Adams ]

      rc: Georgette

      Ted and Georgette decide to adopt a son when a doctor confirms Ted's worst fears by pronouncing him physically unable to have children.

      b: 6 Mar 76 pc: _________ w: Bob Ellison d: Marjorie Mullen

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      7th Season 1976

      Production Credits
      Executive producer: James L. Brooks & Allan Burns
      Created by: James L. Brooks & Allan Burns
      Producers: Ed. Weinberger & Stan Daniels
      Executive Story Editor: Bob Ellison
      Creative Consultant: David Lloyd
      Music composed & conducted by Pat Williams


    145. "Mary Midwife"
      gs: Ford Rainey [ The Doctor ]

      rc: Sue Ann, Georgette

      Mary's apartment unexpectedly turns into a delivery room when Georgette gives birth at a party, with Mary and Lou helping to deliver the baby.

      b: 25 Sep 76 pc: _________ w: David Lloyd d: Jay Sandrich
    146. "Mary the Writer"
      rc: Georgette

      Mary tries her hand at creative writing, but becomes upset with Lou at his lack of enthusiasm for some of her efforts.
      Note: The passage by Raymond Chandler which Lou reads to Mary is from the opening of the short story "Red Wind," first published in the January 1938 issue of Dime Detective Magazine, and later reprinted in the collections The Simple Art of Murder and Trouble Is My Business.

      b: 2 Oct 76 pc: _________ w: Burt Prelutsky d: James Burrows
    147. "Sue Ann's Sister"
      gs: Pat Priest [ Lila Nivens ]

      rc: Sue Ann, Georgette

      Sue Ann begins to believe that the entire world is against her when her sister Lila arrives in town and gets a job as the homemaker star on a competing station.

      b: 9 Oct 76 pc: _________ w: David Lloyd d: Jay Sandrich
    148. "What's Wrong with Swimming?"
      gs: Caren Kaye [ B.J. Smathers ]

      Mary's elation at hiring an ex-Olympic swimmer as a sportscaster soon fades when she learns that the girl knows nothing about sportscasting and plans to ignore all sports except swimming.

      b: 16 Oct 76 pc: _________ w: David Lloyd d: Marjorie Mullen
    149. "Ted's Change of Heart"
      gs: Harvey Vernon [ Xerox Repairman ], Jerry Fogel [ Dr. Carter ], Dean Santoro [ Phil Howard ], Paul Sorensen [ Cameraman ], Alessandro Paolone [ Newsman ]

      rc: Georgette

      When Ted is stricken by a mild heart attack while on the air, he goes through a short-lived personality change which is as puzzling as it is unexpected.

      b: 23 Oct 76 pc: _________ w: Earl Pomerantz d: Jay Sandrich
    150. "One Producer Too Many"
      gs: Richard Self [ Waiter ], Murray Korda [ Violinist ]

      rc: Sue Ann

      Lou finds himself in the midst of a delicate situation when pandemonium erupts in the usually smooth-running newsroom after he makes Murray co-producer of the news with Mary against her wishes to prevent the newswriter from taking a job at a rival station.

      b: 30 Oct 76 pc: _________ w: Bob Ellison d: Jay Sandrich
    151. "My Son, the Genius"
      gs: Robbie Rist [ David Baxter ], William Bogert [ The Doctor ], Ned Glass [ Morris Bender ], Valorie Armstrong [ Receptionist ]

      rc: Georgette

      Georgette is forced to cope with the two opposite IQs of the men in her life when the Baxters' adopted son David is found to have the brain of a genius.

      b: 6 Nov 76 pc: _________ w: Bob Ellison d: Jay Sandrich
    152. "Mary Gets a Lawyer"
      gs: John McMartin [ Barry Munroe ], Walter Brooke [ Judge ], Jason Johnson [ Bailiff ], Richard Kline [ Prosecuter ], Tom Tarpey [ Process Server ], Phil J. Macias [ Guard ]

      rc: Sue Ann

      b: 13 Nov 76 pc: _________ w: Burt Prelutsky d: Jay Sandrich
    153. "Lou Proposes"
      gs: Eileen Heckart [ Aunt Flo ], T.J. Castronova [ Bartender ]

      Although Lou and Mary's Aunt Flo have constantly challenged each other's journalistic abilities, things seem to soften between them long enough for Lou to propose.

      b: 20 Nov 76 pc: _________ w: David Lloyd d: Jay Sandrich
    154. "Murray Can't Lose"
      gs: Joyce Bulifant [ Marie Slaughter ], Larry Wilde [ Master of Ceremonies ], Lisa Parkes [ Award Presenter ]

      rc: Sue Ann, Georgette

      The annual Teddy Awards have everyone in the newsroom bubbling over with anticipation, except for a distraught Murray, who's convinced that he'll never win until Lou lets him in on a little secret.

      b: 7 Nov 76 pc: _________ w: David Lloyd d: Jay Sandrich
    155. "Mary's Insomnia"
      gs: Sherry Hursey [ Bonnie Slaughter ], Ted Lehman [ The Janitor ]

      Lou becomes afraid that Mary will become addicted to sleeping pills when she turns to a doctor's prescription to cure her insomnia, and tries to convince her that she doesn't need them. Note: The character of Bonnie Slaughter appeared previously in I Gave at the Office (episode 85), played by Tammi Bula

      b: 4 Dec 76 pc: _________ w: David Lloyd d: James Burrows
    156. "Ted's Temptation"
      gs: Trisha Noble [ Whitney Lewis ], Hal Riddle [ Man in Restaurant ], David Brandon [ Jim Sutton ]

      When Ted travels to Hollywood with Mary and Murray to attend a broadcaster's convention, he is both surprised and frightened by the attempts of a beautiful young reporter to seduce him.

      b: 11 Dec 76 pc: _________ w: Bob Ellison d: Harry Mastrogeorge
    157. "Look at Us, We're Walking"
      gs: David Ogden Stiers [ Mel Price ], Naomi Caryl [ Receptionist ]

      rc: Georgette

      Mary and Lou try to put up a united front in wage negotiations with the new station manager, who doesn't seem too willing to accept their demands.

      b: 25 Dec 76 pc: _________ w: Bob Ellison d: Jay Sandrich
    158. "The Critic"
      gs: Eric Braeden [ Karl Heller ], David Ogden Stiers [ Mel Price ], Tom Newman [ Maitre D' ], Warren Munson [ Sommelier ]

      rc: Sue Ann

      With hopes of boosting the ratings of The Six O'Clock News by adding some controversy to the show, a renowned critic is hired who verbally and viciously attacks Minneapolis and its people.

      b: 8 Jan 77 pc: _________ w: David Lloyd d: Martin Cohan
    159. "Lou's Army Reunion"
      gs: Alex Rocco [ Ben Selwyn ], Dort Clark [ Man at Reunion ]

      rc: Georgette

      Lou finds himself caught in a vise when an old Army buddy, a one-time Casanova, asks him for a date with Mary to repay a 30-year-old favor.

      b: 15 Jan 77 pc: _________ w: Bob Ellison d: Jay Sandrich
    160. "The Ted and Georgette Show"
      gs: David Ogden Stiers [ Mel Price ], Alex Henteloff [ Elliott ], Douglas Robinson [ Stage Manager ], Lee Vines [ Announcer ]

      rc: Georgette

      Ted and Georgette become the co-hosts of WJM's variety show when the star of the show quits, but Georgette soon finds that show biz isn't all that she thought it would be.

      b: 22 Jan 77 pc: _________ w: David Lloyd d: Jay Sandrich
    161. "Sue Ann Gets the Ax"
      gs: Louis Guss [ Sam ], John Petlock [ Stage Manager ], Rene [ Boy Puppet ], Wendee Feldman [ Girl Puppet ]

      rc: Sue Ann

      Sue Ann faces unemployment when her Happy Homemaker show is cancelled, but she is determined to remain at WJM, no matter what she has to do.

      b: 29 Jan 77 pc: _________ w: Bob Ellison d: Jay Sandrich
    162. "Hail the Conquering Gordy"
      gs: John Amos [ Gordy Howard ], David White [ Mr. Cobb ], Mavis Neal Palmer [ Mrs. Cobb ], Jean Lebouvier [ Publicity Lady ], Johnnie Avery [ Ted's "Son" ]

      rc: Georgette

      When WJM's former weatherman Gordy returns to Minneapolis for a visit after having just signed a contract to host a network show in New York, Ted tries to talk himself into the job of Gordy's co-host.

      b: 5 Feb 77 pc: _________ w: Earl Pomerantz d: Jay Sandrich
    163. "Mary and the Sexagenarian"
      gs: Lew Ayres [ Doug Booth ], Joyce Bulifant [ Marie Slaughter ], Jon Lormer [ Ronny Williams ], Bartine Zane [ Aunt Helen ], Walker Edmiston [ Joe ]

      rc: Sue Ann

      Mary accepts a date with a charming gentleman who turns out to be Murray's father, and winds up on the receiving end of a series of jokes about the wide difference in their ages.

      b: 12 Feb 77 pc: _________ w: Les Charles & Glen Charles d: Jay Sandrich
    164. "Murray Ghosts for Ted"
      gs: Joyce Bulifant [ Marie Slaughter ], Helen Hunt [ Laurie Slaughter ]

      rc: Sue Ann, Georgette

      Murray suffers the pain of being Ted's ghostwriter when a small article about freedom of the press he writes turns out to be worth more than he thought, and he can't take credit for it.

      b: 14 Feb 77 pc: _________ w: David Lloyd d: Jay Sandrich
    165. "Mary's Three Husbands"
      gs: Bill Dearth [ The Bellhop ]

      Over a few drinks in the office late one night, Murray, Lou, and Ted fantasize about what it would be like to be married to Mary.

      b: 26 Feb 77 pc: _________ w: Bob Ellison d: Jay Sandrich
    166. "Mary's Big Party"
      gs: Johnny Carson [ Himself ], Irene Tedrow [ Congresswoman Geddes ]

      rc: Georgette, Sue Ann

      When the power goes out, Mary's guests sit in the dark and reminisce about some of her previous parties while awaiting the arrival of the guests of honor: Congresswoman Geddes and Johnny Carson.
      Note: This episode contains flashbacks to Lou's First Date (episode 80), The Dinner Party (episode 82), and Happy Birthday, Lou!, (episode 87).

      b: 5 Mar 77 pc: _________ w: Bob Ellison d: Jay Sandrich
    167. "Lou Dates Mary"
      gs: John Reilly [ Jake ]

      rc: Sue Ann, Georgette

      After yet another disappointing date, Mary begins to wonder if she'll ever meet the right man, until Georgette points out that she's known him all along. Realizing that Georgette is right, Mary hesitantly asks Lou for a date, and he arrives at her apartment for supper that evening even more nervous than she is.

      b: 12 Mar 77 pc: _________ w: David Lloyd d: Jay Sandrich
    168. "The Last Show"
      gs: Robbie Rist [ David Baxter ], Vincent Gardenia [ Mr. Coleman ]

      rc: Rhoda, Phyllis, Sue Ann, Georgette

      The new owner of WJM re-evaluates the news operation and, unable to determine the reason for the low ratings, arbitrarily fires everyone in the newsroom except Ted.
      Note - Emmy Award: Outstanding writing in a comedy series (a single episode of a regular or limited series with continuing characters and/or theme.)
      The tag of this episode shows Mary Tyler Moore introducing the other seven regular cast members to the audience as "the best cast ever."

      b: 19 Mar 77 pc: _________ w: Allan Burns, James L. Brooks, Ed. Weinberger, Stan Daniels, David Lloyd & Bob Ellison d: Jay Sandrich

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    This guide was originally published by the author in the November 30, 1984 issue of Movie Collector's World.


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