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In the series pilot, “spunky” Mary Richards (Mary Tyler Moore) tries to win the respect of her new boss, Lou Grant (Edward Asner), and adjust to life in Minneapolis, where she is surrounded by a variety of oddball friends and co-workers. Rhoda: Valerie (more…)
Mary and Rhoda join a travel club to attain discounts on a trip to Europe, unaware the club is for divorced people. Shelley Berman plays a dentist who develops a crush on Mary. Sparkle: Patte Finley. Hal: Dave Ketchum. Roy: Gino Conforti. Mrs. Norris: Jane (more…)
A football player-turned-insurance salesman (John Schuck) clings to Mary in hopes of landing a sportscasting job at WJM. Former NFL player Tim Brown appears as himself. Lou: Edward Asner. Phyllis: Cloris Leachman. Murray: Gavin MacLeod.
Nancy Walker makes her first appearance as Ida, Rhoda's meddling mother, a product of the guilt-inducing school of parenting. But when Rhoda refuses to see her, it's up to Mary to reconcile them. This episode won Emmys for writers James L. Brooks and Allan (more…)
Charmed by a writer (Hamilton Camp) who visits WJM, Mary agrees to go out with him, but their relationship is stunted by his lack of height. This episode won director Jay Sandrich an Emmy. Lou: Edward Asner. Rhoda: Valerie Harper.
A meticulous IRS auditor (Paul Sand) is more interested in Mary than in her income taxes, but is too tentative to admit it. Sand later landed his own series (“Paul Sand in Friends and Lovers”), created by James L. Brooks and Allan Burns, who oversaw Mo (more…)
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- Premiered: September 19, 1970
- Rating: TV-G
- Premise: One of the medium's most beloved, sharply written and performed sitcoms, about the newswoman who could turn the world on with her smile. A winner of nearly 30 Emmys over its seven years, it consistently produced witty, sophisticated episodes, including the… (more)
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