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The Mary Tyler Moore Show Season 1 Episodes

24 Episodes 1970 - 1971

Episode 1

Love Is All Around

Sat, Sep 19, 1970 30 mins

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 Harper. Murray: Gavin McLeod. Ted: Ted Knight. Phyllis: Cloris Leachman. Bess: Lisa Gerritsen.

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Episode 2

Today I Am Ma'am

Sat, Sep 26, 1970 30 mins

At Rhoda's urging, Mary tries to deal with her singles blues by reluctantly throwing a party for all their eligible male friends. Howard: Richard Schaal. Armand: Jack de Mave. Nancy: Sheila Wells. Mailroom Boy: David Hayward.

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Episode 3

Bess, You Is My Daughter Now

Sat, Oct 3, 1970 30 mins

Mary's easygoing attitude toward baby-sitting entices Phyllis's daughter, Bess, who decides she wants to stay with Mary---permanently. Bess: Lisa Gerrtisen. Phyllis: Cloris Leachman. Rhoda: Valerie Harper.

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Episode 4

Divorce Isn't Everything

Sat, Oct 10, 1970 30 mins

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 Connell.

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Episode 5

Keep Your Guard Up

Sat, Oct 17, 1970 30 mins

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.

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Episode 6

Support Your Local Mother

Sat, Oct 24, 1970 30 mins

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 Burns. Rhoda: Valerie Harper. Phyllis: Cloris Leachman. Lou: Edward Asner.

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Episode 7

Toulouse-Lautrec Is One of My Favorite Artists

Sat, Oct 31, 1970 30 mins

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.

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Episode 8

Snow Must Go On

Sat, Nov 7, 1970 30 mins

Unprepared, Mary uses everyone at her disposal to produce the local election telecast after a blizzard hits town. Note the appearance of a living, breathing Chuckles the Clown (Richard Schaal). This episode was co-written by Lorenzo Music, who played Carlton the Doorman on "Rhoda." Father Flint: Ivor Francis. Floor Manager: Robert Rothwell. Phone Girl: Mimi Kirk.

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Episode 9

Bob and Rhoda and Teddy and Mary

Sat, Nov 14, 1970 30 mins

Mary's first visit to the Teddy Awards is spoiled by Rhoda's boyfriend (Greg Mullavey), who makes a play for Mary during the presentation. M.C.: Dick Patterson. Hartunian: Henry Corden.

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Episode 10

Assistant Wanted, Female

Sat, Nov 21, 1970 30 mins

Overworked, Mary hires Phyllis as her assistant, but Phyllis' irritating personality quickly turns the move into a disaster. John Amos ("Good Times") makes his first appearance as Gordy. Phyllis: Cloris Leachman.

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Episode 11

1040 or Fight

Sat, Nov 28, 1970 30 mins

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 Moore's series. Delivery Boy: David Wayward. Waitress: Gloria Lord.

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Episode 12

Anchor Man Overboard

Sat, Dec 5, 1970 30 mins

Ted's vainglorious ego takes a pounding when he gets stage fright at a speaking engagement, and it falls to Mary to restore his confidence. Kerssen: Bill Fiore. Clock Man: Bob Duggan. Phyllis: Cloris Leachman. Ted: Ted Knight.

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Episode 13

He's All Yours

Sat, Dec 12, 1970 30 mins

Mary rebuffs the advances of Mr. Grant's amorous young nephew (Wes Stern), who tells everyone a very different tale about their dinner together. Murray: Gavin MacLeod. Mr. Grant: Edward Asner. Ted: Ted Knight.

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Episode 14

Christmas and the Hard-Luck Kid II

Sat, Dec 19, 1970 30 mins

Mary ruefully cancels her holiday trip home when she is scheduled to work Christmas Day in the newsroom. Fred: Ned Wertimer. Voice of Charlie: Henry Corden. Lou: Edward Asner.

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Episode 15

Howard's Girl

Sat, Jan 2, 1971 30 mins

Mary grits her teeth when she accepts an invitation from her ex-boyfriend's brother to visit his parents, who haven't forgotten about her previous relationship.

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Episode 16

Party Is Such Sweet Sorrow

Sat, Jan 9, 1971 30 mins

Mary is offered a great new job at a rival television station but has second thoughts after her WJM friends throw her a party.

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Episode 17

Just a Lunch

Sat, Jan 16, 1971 30 mins

Mary finds herself reluctantly drawn to a dashing---and married---foreign correspondent.

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Episode 18

Second-Story Story

Sat, Jan 23, 1971 30 mins

Mary loses her clothes and furniture when her apartment is burglarised, and her patience when the police can't recover the stolen items.

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Episode 19

We Closed in Minneapolis

Sat, Jan 30, 1971 30 mins

Murray is thrilled when he learns his play about the newsroom is being staged, but his mood plummets after Ted is cast in the lead.

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Episode 20

Hi!

Sat, Feb 6, 1971 30 mins

In the hospital to have her tonsils removed, Mary runs afoul of a cantankerous roommate who rebuffs her offer of friendship.

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Episode 21

The Boss Isn't Coming to Dinner

Sat, Feb 13, 1971 30 mins

Mary can't understand why Lou and his wife won't join her for dinner and takes his refusal personally, unaware of the Grants' marital problems.

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Episode 22

A Friend in Deed

Sat, Feb 20, 1971 30 mins

A gushy, pushy woman Mary met at camp 18 years earlier ingratiates herself into Mary's life and the WJM newsroom.

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Episode 23

Smokey the Bear Wants You

Sat, Feb 27, 1971 30 mins

Rhoda tries to deal with her new boyfriend's decision to abandon his successful business career and become a forest ranger.

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Episode 24

The Forty-Five-Year-Old Man

Sat, Mar 6, 1971 30 mins

Dissatisfied with the station's low rating, Wild Jack Monroe---WJM's flamboyant owner---puts the blame on Lou.

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