The Mary Tyler Moore Show
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24. Last Show
aired: Sat, Mar 19, 1977
In the final episode, WJM is sold, and Mary, Lou, and Murray are astounded to learn that they've all been fired. Ted, meanwhile, has been spared the axe.
23. Lou Dates Mary
aired: Sat, Mar 12, 1977
After yet another disastrous date, Mary takes Georgette's unlikely advice and decides to ask Lou out.
22. Mary's Big Party
aired: Sat, Mar 5, 1977
Mary's guest of honor at her latest dinner party is none other than Johnny Carson, but a blackout dims her plans.
21. Mary's Three Husbands
aired: Sat, Feb 26, 1977
While discussing Mary's marital status, Murray, Ted and Lou fantasize about what it would be like to be married to her.
20. Murray Ghosts for Ted
aired: Sat, Feb 19, 1977
Murray agrees to write a small article for Ted for $200, but when the article becomes a success, Ted takes all of the credit for himself.
19. Mary and the Sexagenarian
aired: Sat, Feb 12, 1977
Mary becomes the butt of numerous jokes when she accepts a date with a charming, older man who turns out to be Murray's father.
18. Hail the Conquering Gordy
aired: Sat, Feb 5, 1977
The news staff is thrilled when WJN's former weather man returns for a visit after landing a highly successful network job in New York. As usual, though, Ted has a scheme.
17. Sue Ann Gets the Ax
aired: Sat, Jan 29, 1977
When the Happy Homemaker show gets cancelled, Sue Ann finagles her way into a newsroom job.
16. Ted and Georgette Show
aired: Sat, Jan 22, 1977
The Baxters become the stars of their own hit variety show, but success comes with a price.
15. Lou's Army Reunion
aired: Sat, Jan 15, 1977
In order to return a favor, Lou reluctantly agrees to set his old army buddy up on a date with Mary. To make matters worse, Lou must negotiate with Ted's new agent--Georgette.
aired: Sat, Jan 8, 1977
The staff is upset when the station manager hires a renowned critic who viciously attacks Minneapolis and its denizens.
13. Look at Us, We're Walking
aired: Sat, Dec 25, 1976
Hoping to increase their leverage against the station, Lou and Mary join forces to demand a raise, but the scheme backfires.
12. Ted's Temptation
aired: Sat, Dec 11, 1976
At a convention in Hollywood, Ted is terrified and befuddled when an attractive young newspaper reporter tries to seduce him.
11. Mary's Insomnia
aired: Sat, Dec 4, 1976
Lou is afraid that Mary is becoming addicted to sleeping pills when, after too many sleepless nights, she turns to prescription medication for help.
10. Murray Can't Lose
aired: Sat, Nov 27, 1976
As the station prepares for the annual Teddy Awards, Murray is convinced that he will be overlooked yet again.
9. Lou Proposes
aired: Sat, Nov 20, 1976
Lou may have finally met his match when he proposes to Mary's Aunt Flo, a dedicated, hard-nosed journalist like himself.
8. Mary Gets a Lawyer
aired: Sat, Nov 13, 1976
A frightened Mary faces a contempt charge for refusing to reveal a source, but her attorney shows more interest in her than in her case.
7. My Son, the Genius
aired: Sat, Nov 6, 1976
A psychiatrist's test shows that the Baxters' adopted son, David, is a genius, in spite of the fact that he is failing in school. Meanwhile, Mary gets stuck with an unenviable job.
6. One Producer Too Many
aired: Sat, Oct 30, 1976
Wanting to keep Murray at WJN, Lou promotes him as Mary's co-producer, but pandemonium soon erupts.
5. Ted's Change of Heart
aired: Sat, Oct 23, 1976
After suffering a mild heart attack, Ted adopts a new, "live for the moment" attitude, leaving the gang longing for the old Ted.
4. What's Wrong with Swimming?
aired: Sat, Oct 16, 1976
Mary's judgment is called into question when she hires a female sportscaster--an ex-Olympic swimmer who may have trouble staying afloat as a broadcaster.
3. Sue Ann's Sister
aired: Sat, Oct 9, 1976
Sue Ann is depressed when her competitive younger sister is offered a job at a rival network as their homemaker star.
2. Mary, the Writer
aired: Sat, Oct 2, 1976
Mary tries her hand at creative writing, but Lou's harsh criticism severely deflates her ego.
1. Mary Midwife
aired: Sat, Sep 25, 1976
When Georgette suddenly goes into labor at one of Mary's dinner parties, it's up to Lou and Mary to deliver the baby.
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24. Ted and the Kid
aired: Sat, Mar 6, 1976
Longing to hear the patter of little feet around the house, Ted and Georgette face some heart-breaking news.
23. Sue Ann Falls in Love
aired: Sat, Feb 28, 1976
Sue Ann's love life is bubbling over with excitement, but Mary, unfortunately, may have to burst her bubble.
22. A Reliable Source
aired: Sat, Feb 21, 1976
When Mary uncovers some incriminating evidence about an old friend who is running for congress, she hopes to keep the story under wraps, but Lou has other ideas.
21. Mary's Aunt Returns
aired: Sat, Feb 7, 1976
Mary's arrogant Aunt Flo engages Lou in a heated competition to see which of them is the better journalist.
20. Murray Takes a Stand
aired: Sat, Jan 31, 1976
Unhappy with the new station owner's policies, Murray strongly voices his disapproval, but is he being brave or merely foolish?
aired: Sat, Jan 24, 1976
A jealous Lou plans a counter-attack when his ex-girlfriend brings a date to one of Mary's parties.
18. Once I Had a Secret Love
aired: Sat, Jan 17, 1976
After spending the night with Sue Ann, Lou confides in Mary, who just can't seem to keep a secret.
17. The Seminar
aired: Sat, Jan 10, 1976
Lou finds that he is sadly out of touch when he invites Mary to his old stomping grounds in Washington, D.C. for a press junket.
16. Not With My Wife, I Don't
aired: Sat, Jan 3, 1976
When newlyweds Ted and Georgette face a bout of marital strife, Ted is reluctant to see a counselor.
15. What Do You Want to Do When You Produce?
aired: Sat, Dec 20, 1975
Murray jumps at the chance to produce Sue Ann's cooking show, forgetting to look before he leaps.
14. One Boyfriend Too Many
aired: Sat, Dec 13, 1975
Is there such a thing as too much of a good thing? Mary is caught in the middle when two charming bachelors vie for her affections.
13. The Happy Homemaker Takes Lou Home
aired: Sat, Dec 6, 1975
Sue Ann is getting nowhere chasing Lou, so she recruits Mary to help lure Lou back to her apartment for a romantic dinner.
12. Ted's Tax Refund
aired: Sat, Nov 29, 1975
The notoriously tight-fisted Ted splurges on expensive gifts for Mary, Lou, and Murray with his income tax refund, only to discover that he is being audited.
11. Mary Richards Falls in Love
aired: Sat, Nov 22, 1975
When Mary meets and falls for the man of her dreams, she has some trouble getting used to his very public displays of affection.
10. Lou Douses an Old Flame
aired: Sat, Nov 15, 1975
After thirty long years, Lou reconnects with the woman who once wrote him a "Dear John" letter, and he has plenty to say.
9. Ted's Wedding
aired: Sat, Nov 8, 1975
Mary plays the unwitting hostess at Ted and Georgette's hilariously spontaneous wedding ceremony.
8. Mary's Delinquent
aired: Sat, Nov 1, 1975
Mary and Sue Ann volunteer for a "big sisters" program, but maybe bringing the girls by the station for a visit isn't such a hot idea.
7. Chuckles Bites the Dust
aired: Sat, Oct 25, 1975
Ted is upset when Lou refuses to let him serve as the grand marshal of a circus parade, but that's peanuts compared to what happens to Chuckles the Clown.
6. Mary's Aunt
aired: Sat, Oct 18, 1975
The WJM staff is excited when Mary's Aunt Flo, a renowned journalist and something of a prima donna, pays a visit, but Lou is unimpressed.
5. Ted's Moment of Glory
aired: Sat, Oct 11, 1975
When Ted auditions to host a game show in New York, the rest of the gang has mixed feelings about his leaving.
4. Murray In Love
aired: Sat, Oct 4, 1975
Murray wants desperately to tell Mary his deepest secret--that he has always been in love with her. Mary, meanwhile, is completely oblivious to his feelings.
3. Mary's Father
aired: Sat, Sep 27, 1975
Forgive me, father, for I have sinned! Mary is afraid that her friend is leaving the priesthood because of his feelings for her.
2. Mary Moves Out
aired: Sat, Sep 20, 1975
Feeling bored and frustrated, Mary decides to break up the monotony in her life by moving into a new high-rise apartment.
1. Edie Gets Married
aired: Sat, Sep 13, 1975
Lou's feelings are bittersweet when he gets invited to his ex-wife's wedding.
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24. Anyone Who Hates Kids and Dogs
aired: Sat, Mar 8, 1975
Mary's new boyfriend seems like a keeper, but there's just one small problem--his obnoxious son is absolutely intolerable.
23. Ted Baxter's Famous Broadcasters' School
aired: Sat, Feb 22, 1975
When Ted is tricked by a smooth-talking con man into opening his own broadcasters' school, the WJM staff is recruited to be the faculty.
22. You Can't Lose 'Em All
aired: Sat, Feb 15, 1975
Lou wins an award that he doesn't want and is terrified at the thought of making an acceptance speech.
21. You Try to Be a Nice Guy
aired: Sat, Feb 8, 1975
Mary tries to help her one-time cellmate to go straight and find a job, but can she teach an old dog new tricks?
20. Marriage Minneapolis Style
aired: Sat, Feb 1, 1975
Swept up in the moment at Murray's twentieth wedding anniversary party, Ted decides to pop the question to Georgette.
19. The Shame of the Cities
aired: Sat, Jan 25, 1975
Longing for his dynamic days as a crusading reporter, Lou launches a misguided investigation into corruption in big-city politics.
18. Phyllis Whips Inflation
aired: Sat, Jan 18, 1975
Phyllis is mortified when Lars cuts off her credit cards and she is forced to--gasp!--look for a job.
17. The System
aired: Sat, Jan 11, 1975
Gambling fever grips the newsroom, where the odds are against Ted and his "can't miss" system.
16. Mary Richards: Producer
aired: Sat, Jan 4, 1975
When Mary asks to produce the WJM news on her own, she gets her big chance--and all of the big headaches that come with it.
15. An Affair to Forget
aired: Sat, Dec 21, 1974
Who would believe that Ted and Mary are having an affair? Maybe no one, but that doesn't stop Ted from spreading rumors around the newsroom.
14. A Girl like Mary
aired: Sat, Dec 14, 1974
When Lou says he's looking for "a girl like Mary" to be WJN's newest newscaster, Mary auditions for the job herself.
aired: Sat, Dec 7, 1974
Mary's private life is severely compromised when Lou moves in to Rhoda's old apartment.
12. A Son for Murray
aired: Sat, Nov 30, 1974
The newsroom is divided when Murray, the father of three daughters, decides that he wants a son even though his wife doesn't want to have another baby.
11. A Boy's Best Friend
aired: Sat, Nov 23, 1974
Ted is flabbergasted when his mother decides to move in with her boyfriend rather than marry the man.
10. What Are Friends For?
aired: Sat, Nov 16, 1974
Mary sees Sue Ann in a whole new light when to two attend a broadcasters' convention together in Chicago.
9. Not a Christmas Story
aired: Sat, Nov 9, 1974
When the staff is trapped in the newsroom, Sue Ann decides that it's time for a little Christmas cheer--no matter that it's only November.
aired: Sat, Nov 2, 1974
Looking for intellectual stimulation, Phyllis begins to date a man platonically, but the situation heats up when he takes an interest in Mary.
7. A New Sue Ann
aired: Sat, Oct 26, 1974
Sue Ann tries to remain calm when a younger woman with no television experience manages to take over her show, The Happy Homemaker.
6. I Love a Piano
aired: Sat, Oct 19, 1974
The happily-married Murray considers having an affair when he meets an attractive, single woman at one of Mary's parties.
5. The Outsider
aired: Sat, Oct 12, 1974
Tensions mount and morale drops when the station's new business consultant demands changes and manages to offend the entire staff.
4. Lou and that Woman
aired: Sat, Oct 5, 1974
Lou's romance with a brassy lounge singer has him feeling like a new man--until the guys in the newsroom begin to joke about her questionable past.
3. You Sometimes Hurt the One You Hate
aired: Sat, Sep 28, 1974
After Lou loses his temper with Ted, Mary's advocacy of non-violence backfires when Ted takes advantage of Lou's new disposition and becomes more insufferable than ever.
2. Not Just Another Pretty Face
aired: Sat, Sep 21, 1974
Mary may be in denial when her friends insist that her latest romance is based solely on physical attraction.
1. Will Mary Richards Go to Jail?
aired: Sat, Sep 14, 1974
Mary faces a stint behind bars when she refuses to reveal her source for a story about corruption in high places.
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24. I Was a Single for WJM
aired: Sat, Mar 2, 1974
Mary begins frequenting a singles bar to do research for a news special, and she's surprised by what she discovers.
23. Two Wrongs Don't Make a Writer
aired: Sat, Feb 23, 1974
Ted joins Mary's night school class in creative writing and plagiarizes Mary's assignment.
22. Lou's Second Date
aired: Sat, Feb 16, 1974
Lou and Rhoda begin dating casually, and everyone--especially Mary--wonders just how serious the relationship is getting.
21. Ted Baxter Meets Walter Cronkite
aired: Sat, Feb 9, 1974
After winning his first Teddy Award, Ted meets his idol, Walter Cronkite, and assumes that he's on his way to a network career.
20. Better Late...That's a Pun...than Never
aired: Sat, Feb 2, 1974
Mary writes a humorous obituary as a joke, but when it's mistakenly read on the air, she's suspended from the newsroom.
19. Best of Enemies
aired: Sat, Jan 26, 1974
Mary and Rhoda's friendship is jeopardized when Rhoda reveals a secret about Mary's past.
18. The Co-Producers
aired: Sat, Jan 19, 1974
Mary and Rhoda are thrilled with the opportunity to produce a new show for WJM, until they learn that the show must star Ted and Sue Ann, who quickly make things difficult.
17. Cottage for Sale
aired: Sat, Jan 12, 1974
Phyllis gets her real estate license and targets a reluctant Lou as her first client.
16. WJM Tries Harder
aired: Sat, Jan 5, 1974
Mary starts to have doubts about WJM's relatively small-time operations when she begins dating the anchorman from Minneapolis's top-rated station.
15. Happy Birthday, Lou!
aired: Sat, Dec 22, 1973
Mary plans a surprise party for Lou's birthday, only to find out too late that he hates birthday parties.
14. Almost a Nun's Story
aired: Sat, Dec 15, 1973
Georgette decides to become a nun after catching Ted kissing another woman in his dressing room.
13. I Gave at the Office
aired: Sat, Dec 8, 1973
Mary hires Murray's daughter for a part-time job in the newsroom--and winds up regretting it.
12. We Want Baxter
aired: Sat, Dec 1, 1973
Ted quits his job at WJM to pursue a political career after Phyllis convinces him that he'd make an ideal city councilman.
11. Just Friends
aired: Sat, Nov 24, 1973
When Lou starts having dinner at Mary's apartment every night, she quickly becomes determined to reunite him with his estranged wife.
10. The Dinner Party
aired: Sat, Nov 17, 1973
The pressure is on when a congresswoman with whom Mary worked on a news show hastily accepts Mary's very casual invitation to dinner.
9. Love Blooms at Hemple's
aired: Sat, Nov 10, 1973
Rhoda falls madly in love with the owner of the store where she works, but she's clueless as to how he really feels about her.
8. Lou's First Date
aired: Sat, Nov 3, 1973
Mary tries to find a suitable lady for Lou, who is newly separated from his wife and needs a date for an awards banquet.
7. Son of "But Seriously, Folks"
aired: Sat, Oct 27, 1973
One of Mary's ex-boyfriends gets a job in the newsroom and attempts to rekindle their old flame.
6. Father's Day
aired: Sat, Oct 20, 1973
Ted is anxious and agitated as he prepares to meet his long-lost father, whom he hasn't seen since he was a baby.
5. Hi There, Sports Fans
aired: Sat, Oct 13, 1973
When Mary asks Lou for more responsibility in the newsroom, he assigns her the task of hiring a new sportscaster, but first she must fire the old one.
4. The Lou and Edie Story
aired: Sat, Oct 6, 1973
A heartbroken Lou announces that he and his wife Edie are having marital problems, and that a counselor has suggested a trial separation.
3. Rhoda's Sister Gets Married
aired: Sat, Sep 29, 1973
Mary and Rhoda fly to New York for Rhoda's younger sister's wedding, but Rhoda's mother is afraid that Rhoda is overly envious of her sibling.
2. Angels in the Snow
aired: Sat, Sep 22, 1973
Ignoring the advice of her friends and co-workers, Mary dates a man seven years younger than herself.
1. The Lars Affair
aired: Sat, Sep 15, 1973
Phyllis discovers that her husband is having an affair with Sue Ann Nivens, the star of WJM's Happy Homemaker Show.
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Mary Richards and the Incredible Plant Lady
aired: Sat, Mar 3, 1973
Mary and Rhoda's friendship is strained after Rhoda borrows money to set up her new plant store and then doesn't pay Mary back.
Put on a Happy Face
aired: Sat, Feb 24, 1973
Once Mary gets nominated for a Teddy Award everything starts going disastrously wrong for her at work?and at the awards dinner.
Rememberance of Things Past
aired: Sat, Feb 17, 1973
Against her better judgment, Mary gets drawn back into a romantic affair when an ex-boyfriend who broke her heart returns to Minneapolis.
Murray Faces Life
aired: Sat, Feb 10, 1973
Murray sinks into a deep depression and feels life has totally passed him by after he learns that a former writing classmate has won a Pulitzer Prize for journalism.
What Do You Do When the Boss Says, "I Love You"?
aired: Sat, Feb 3, 1973
Lou Grant realizes he's in over his head when the new boss at the radio station turns out to be a woman--who promptly falls in love with him.
Romeo and Mary
aired: Sat, Jan 27, 1973
Rhoda's boyfriend finds the perfect guy for Mary, but unfortunately the guy is a bit overzealous in his intent to marry Mary and won't take no for an answer.
The Georgette Story
aired: Sat, Jan 20, 1973
Mary and Rhoda decide it's time they have a heart-to-heart talk with Georgette, since it appears that Ted is taking his new girlfriend way too much for granted.
My Brother's Keeper
aired: Sat, Jan 13, 1973
Phyllis schemes to have her brother fall in love and get married to Mary, but her plans go awry when her brother falls for Rhoda instead.
aired: Sat, Jan 6, 1973
Lou achieves a lifelong dream when he becomes the owner of his favorite bar, but he quickly realizes he just doesn't have what it takes to keep the customers coming back for more.
The Courtship of Mary's Father's Daughter
aired: Sat, Dec 23, 1972
Mary once again finds herself cast in the role of the "other woman" when an ex-boyfriend invites her to his engagement party--much to the dismay of his new fiancée.
Rhoda Morgenstern: Minneapolis to New York
aired: Sat, Dec 16, 1972
Mary is devastated when Rhoda returns from a vacation in New York and announces she's accepted a job and will be leaving Minneapolis for the Big Apple.
aired: Sat, Dec 9, 1972
Mary's put in charge after Lou goes to have surgery to remove some World War II shrapnel, a move which causes a different kind of war to break out in the newsroom.
It Was a Fascination, I Know
aired: Sat, Dec 2, 1972
Mary suddenly finds herself in the uncomfortable position of being the "other woman" after Phyllis's daughter's 15-year old boyfriend develops a crush on her.
You've Got a Friend
aired: Sat, Nov 25, 1972
Mary's father is having trouble adjusting to his new life in the city because he misses his old buddies, so Mary invites him to lunch with her and Lou Grant.
Have I Found a Guy For You
aired: Sat, Nov 18, 1972
If Mary is crushed when she learns the marriage of her long-time friends is coming to an end, she's stunned when she realizes the husband wants to start dating her after the divorce.
Farmer Ted and the News
aired: Sat, Nov 11, 1972
Lou realizes he's made a big mistake after he signs a new contract that allows Ted to earn extra money appearing in TV commercials on several local television stations.
But Seriously, Folks
aired: Sat, Nov 4, 1972
Mary tries to help out when the station's "Chuckles the Clown" writer quits his job in order to fulfill his lifelong ambition of performing as a stand-up comedian.
Just Around the Corner
aired: Sat, Oct 28, 1972
When Mary's parents move into a new house just around the corner from her apartment and then start planning her social schedule, Mary turns to Rhoda for advice.
Rhoda the Beautiful
aired: Sat, Oct 21, 1972
Even though she's lost 20 pounds, Rhoda still feels fat and hopeless, but then Hempel's Department Store invites her to enter a beauty contest.
It's Whether You Win or Lose
aired: Sat, Oct 14, 1972
When Lou is kept from joining his poker pals in Las Vegas, he insists Mary set up a poker game at work--much to the dismay of ex-compulsive gambler Murray.
Enter Rhoda's Parents
aired: Sat, Sep 30, 1972
Rhoda is shocked when her parents arrive for a visit and her mother reveals that she's convinced her husband is seeing another woman.
Who's in Charge Here?
aired: Sat, Sep 30, 1972
Lou's promotion to program manager leaves Murray in charge of the newsroom, a task which (it is quickly apparent!) he is totally unqualified to handle.
What is Mary Richards Really Like?
aired: Sat, Sep 23, 1972
A local newspaper columnist, who Lou is convinced loves to destroy people?s reputations, interviews Mary about being the only woman in the newsroom at WJM.
The Good-Time News
aired: Sat, Sep 16, 1972
Both Lou and Ted are unhappy about the upbeat "happy news" format Mary has been assigned to develop for the "Six O'Clock News."
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His Two Right Arms
aired: Sat, Mar 4, 1972
Mary tries to keep an incompetent politician from looking foolish on a news show.
His Two Right Arms
aired: Sat, Mar 4, 1972
Mary sets up a talk show by scheduling a politician ignorant of all current events and who is thus a perfect match for the person who must conduct the interview -- Ted.
Some Of My Best Friends Are Rhoda
aired: Sat, Feb 26, 1972
Mary questions her new friendship with Joanne Forbes after she discovers the woman doesn't want to invite Rhoda to her club because Rhoda's Jewish.
You Certainly Are A Big Boy
aired: Sat, Feb 19, 1972
After several dates with a handsome architect, Mary is shocked when his 24-year-old son shows up at her office to take her to lunch.
Where There's Smoke, There's Rhoda
aired: Sat, Feb 12, 1972
The fire that destroys Rhoda's apartment almost destroys her friendship with Mary after the two friends attempt to live together while Rhoda?s apartment is being repaired.
The Care And Feeding Of Parents
aired: Sat, Feb 5, 1972
Mary finds herself in a sticky situation when Phyllis asks for help in getting her daughter's English class essay published.
More Than Neighbors
aired: Sat, Jan 29, 1972
When the apartment directly below Mary?s becomes available, she happily spreads the word at the television station ? until Ted expresses an interest to move in.
aired: Sat, Jan 22, 1972
When Mary gets a last minute date, Lou eagerly volunteers to take over her babysitting duties since his TV is broken and he wants to watch a big fight.
The Slaughter Affair
aired: Sat, Jan 15, 1972
Murray's plan to surprise his wife with an expensive foreign car backfires when the second job he takes to earn extra money makes him too tired to work his day job.
aired: Sat, Jan 8, 1972
When Mary's complaint gets a waitress fired, she guiltily hires the girl as her assistant only to learn firsthand the meaning of true incompetence.
The Five Minute Dress
aired: Sat, Jan 1, 1972
Mary's initial excitement over going out with the governor's executive adviser begins to wane after he repeatedly calls off date after date at the last minute.
Ted Over Heels
aired: Sat, Dec 18, 1971
Mary explains the facts of life, and love, to Ted after he falls head over heels in love with the daughter of Chuckles the Clown.
The Square Shaped Room
aired: Sat, Dec 11, 1971
When Lou needs help finding an interior decorator, Mary?s recommendation that he hire Rhoda results in a hilarious conflict of tastes ? and costs.
...Is A Friend In Need
aired: Sat, Dec 4, 1971
When Rhoda is fired, Mary tries to help her find a new job -- just as long as it isn't the job that just became available at WJM.
The Six-and-a-Half Year Itch
aired: Sat, Nov 27, 1971
Lou takes Mary and Rhoda to a movie while his wife is out of town and ends up bumping into his son-in-law who is also out with "another woman."
Don't Break The Chain
aired: Sat, Nov 20, 1971
When Mary receives a chain letter from Lou and is warned not to break the chain, she struggles to find a way to pass it along without generating undesirable consequences.
And Now, Sitting In For Ted Baxter
aired: Sat, Nov 13, 1971
A terrified Ted finds himself pleading for his job after his temporary vacation replacement rockets the station?s newscast from last to second place in the ratings.
Thoroughly Unmilitant Mary
aired: Sat, Nov 6, 1971
A newswriters? strike leaves Mary struggling to write copy in Murray?s place and Lou stuttering to deliver it on camera.
Didn't You Used To Be...Wait...Don't Tell Me
aired: Sat, Oct 30, 1971
Mary's high school reunion proves disastrous when she's not only needled about being single but then bumps into her least favorite ex-boyfriend.
aired: Sat, Oct 23, 1971
When Ted?s competitive and successful brother comes to town, Ted tries to impress him by introducing Mary as his girlfriend.
A Girl's Best Mother Is Not Her Friend
aired: Sat, Oct 16, 1971
Rhoda's mother comes to visit and decides to bridge the mother/daughter gap by becoming Rhoda's new best friend.
aired: Sat, Oct 9, 1971
Mary decides to take a television journalism course at night school and while she doesn't get the best grades, she does end up getting a date from her instructor.
He's No Heavy, He's My Brother
aired: Sat, Oct 2, 1971
The success of Mary and Rhoda?s vacation to Mexico depends on whether they?re willing to help the owner of a Mexican restaurant sneak a package across the border.
I Am Curious Cooper
aired: Sat, Sep 25, 1971
Lou sets one of his friends up on a blind date with Mary, then has second thoughts and decides he?d better go along as a chaperone.
aired: Sat, Sep 18, 1971
Mary is suddenly considered a sexual guru after producing a documentary entitled "What’s Your Sexual I.Q.?"
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The 45-Year-Old Man
aired: Sat, Mar 6, 1971
After Lou is fired, Mary confronts Wild Jack, the station's eccentric owner, and urges him to reconsider.
Smokey the Bear Wants You
aired: Sat, Feb 27, 1971
Rhoda is crestfallen when her businessman boyfriend wants to give up the rat race to become a forest ranger.
A Friend in Deed
aired: Sat, Feb 20, 1971
It turns out that WJM-TV's new receptionist is an old (and irritating) childhood friend of Mary's.
The Boss Isn't Coming to Dinner
aired: Sat, Feb 13, 1971
Lou and his wife Edie are having marital problems, so Mary steps in to help patch things up.
aired: Sat, Feb 6, 1971
Mary is admitted into the hospital for a tonsillectomy and ends up with a grouchy roommate who could make anyone sick.
We Closed in Minneapolis
aired: Sat, Jan 30, 1971
Murray's happiness is short-lived when he learns that his play will finally be produced - with Ted in the lead role.
Second Story Story
aired: Sat, Jan 23, 1971
Lighting strikes twice - at least - when Mary's apartment is inexplicably and repeatedly burglarized.
Just a Lunch
aired: Sat, Jan 16, 1971
Mary becomes involved with a dashing foreign correspondent who seems to have it all - including a wife.
Party is Such Sweet Sorrow
aired: Sat, Jan 9, 1971
Mary accepts a job at a larger TV station but is reluctant to leave when her co-workers throw her a farewell party.
aired: Sat, Jan 2, 1971
Mary begins dating her ex-boyfriend's brother, and ends up being entertained by his parents.
Christmas and the Hard Luck Kid
aired: Sat, Dec 19, 1970
Having to spend Christmas at work, Mary decides to spread some holiday cheer around the office.
He's All Yours
aired: Sat, Dec 12, 1970
WJM-TV's new cameraman, who also happens to be Lou's nephew, wants more than a professional relationship with Mary.
aired: Sat, Dec 5, 1970
Ted's confidence is shot after a disastrous public speaking appearance at one of Phyllis' women's club functions.
1040 or Fight
aired: Sat, Nov 28, 1970
Mary discovers just how taxing an IRS audit can be when the bashful auditor takes an interest in her.
Assistant Wanted, Female
aired: Sat, Nov 21, 1970
Busybody Phyllis gets a job at WJM-TV as Mary's new assistant - now if someone could only assist Mary in firing her?
Bob and Rhoda and Teddy and Mary
aired: Sat, Nov 14, 1970
Amid the excitement of the upcoming Teddy Awards, Rhoda's new beau seems to be more interested in Mary than in Rhoda.
The Snow Must Go On
aired: Sat, Nov 7, 1970
A blizzard wreaks havoc on the newsroom as WJM-TV as Ted is forced to ad-lib election results.
Toulousse Lautrec is One of My Favorite Artists
aired: Sat, Oct 31, 1970
Mary is asked out on a date by a handsome, successful author who is long on charm and short on height.
Support Your Local Mother
aired: Sat, Oct 24, 1970
Rhoda refuses to see her mother, who just flew in from New York for a surprise visit, so Mary gets an unexpected roommate.
Keep Your Guard Up
aired: Sat, Oct 17, 1970
One of Lou's old army buddies arrives at WJM-TV to apply for a job as a sportscaster - with disastrous results.
Divorce Isn't Everything
aired: Sat, Oct 10, 1970
In an effort to meet men (and get group vacation rates), Mary and Rhoda pretend to be divorcees and join the Better Luck Next Time Club.
Bess, You Is My Daughter Now
aired: Sat, Oct 3, 1970
Mary enjoys a temporary taste of motherhood when Phyllis asks her to baby-sit Bess for a few days.
Today I am a Ma'am
aired: Sat, Sep 26, 1970
Mary and her new neighbor Rhoda decide there's nothing worse than being 30-ish and single - except maybe being called "Ma'am."
Love is All Around
aired: Sat, Sep 19, 1970
New to Minneapolis and rebounding from a broken engagement, Mary takes a job in the WJM-TV newsroom.