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The Mary Tyler Moore Show Season 6 Episodes

24 Episodes 1975 - 1976

Episode 1

Edie Gets Married

Sat, Sep 13, 1975 30 mins

Lou has a hard time adjusting to the fact that his ex-wife Edie (Priscilla Morrill) is getting remarried. This was the sixth-season opener. Janey: Nora Heflin. Lou: Edward Asner. Ted: Ted Knight. Murray: Gavin MacLeod.

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Episode 2

Mary Moves Out

Sat, Sep 20, 1975 30 mins

Convinced that her life is in a rut, Mary gets a case of the blues. The cure? Why, a new apartment, of course. Jimbo: John Lehne. Landlord: Claude Stroud. Georgette: Georgia Engel.

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Episode 3

Mary's Father

Sat, Sep 27, 1975 30 mins

Mary fears that her friend Father Brian (Ed Flanders) is leaving the priesthood because of his feelings for her. Flanders later starred as Dr. Westphall in the MTM-produced series "St. Elsewhere." Sue Ann: Betty White. Lou: Edward Asner. Ted: Ted Knight. Murray: Gavin MacLeod.

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Episode 4

Murray in Love

Sat, Oct 4, 1975 30 mins

Murray thinks he's in love with Mary, and despite Lou's warnings, he decides to confront her with his feelings. Mary Kay Place, who plays Sally Jo, costarred on "Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman," while Penny Marshall makes her second appearance on the show (as Paula), pre-"Laverne and Shirley." Steve: Barry Coe.

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Episode 5

Ted's Moment of Glory

Sat, Oct 11, 1975 30 mins

Ted lands an audition for a job as a game-show emcee, but Lou and Mary aren't so sure they want him to go. Look for Dian Parkinson of "The Price Is Right" as the game show's glamour gal. Producer: Richard Balin. Mrs. Green: Marilyn Roberts.

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Episode 6

Mary's Aunt

Sat, Oct 18, 1975 30 mins

Mary's Aunt Flo (Eileen Heckart), a celebrated journalist, raises hackles in the WJM newsroom---especially Lou's. Heckart would later revive the character on an episode of Edward Asner's "Lou Grant" spin-off. Bartender: George Conrad.

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Episode 7

Chuckles Bites the Dust

Sat, Oct 25, 1975 30 mins

The odd death of Chuckles the Clown provokes gallows humor around the newsroom, but Mary is not amused. Not until the funeral, that is. David Lloyd won an Emmy for his outstanding script in this classic episode. Rev. Burns: John Harkin. Lou: Edward Asner. Ted: Ted Knight. Murray: Gavin MacLeod.

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Episode 8

Mary's Delinquent

Sat, Nov 1, 1975 30 mins

Mary and Sue Ann volunteer to be "big sisters" but their delinquent charges prove to be quite a challenge. Mackenzie Phillips, who plays Francie, later costarred on "One Day at a Time." Actress Mary Kay Place, who co-wrote this episode with Valerie Curtin, also penned scripts for "M*A*S*H" with Linda Bloodworth-Thomason, of "Designing Women" fame. Celestine: Tamu. Gus: Phillip R. Allen. Sue Ann: Betty White.

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Episode 9

Ted's Wedding

Sat, Nov 8, 1975 30 mins

Mary's quiet luncheon turns into a shotgun wedding when an exasperated Georgette finally drags Ted to the altar. John Ritter, pre-"Three's Company," plays the minister who performs the ceremony in his tennis duds. Georgette: Georgia Engel. Sue Ann: Betty White. Ted: Ted Knight.

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Episode 10

Lou Douses an Old Flame

Sat, Nov 15, 1975 30 mins

Lou can't decide if he should reunite with an old flame who sent him a Dear John letter 30 years earlier. Beverly Garland, who plays Veronica, costarred on "My Three Sons." Lou: Edward Asner. Ted: Ted Knight.

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Episode 11

Mary Richards Falls in Love

Sat, Nov 22, 1975 30 mins

Although Mary is enchanted by her new beau (Ted Bessell), she is embarrassed by his public displays of affection. Rhoda (Valerie Harper) and her husband, Joe (David Groh), have a crossover appearance from "Rhoda." Joan: Beth Howland.

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Episode 12

Ted's Tax Refund

Sat, Nov 29, 1975 30 mins

Ted goes on a spree with an undeserved $6000 tax refund---but then the IRS comes calling for the money. Ted Knight won his second Emmy in the sixth season for his portrayal of Ted. Irv: Paul Lichtman. Georgette: Georgia Engel.

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Episode 13

The Happy Homemaker Takes Lou Home

Sat, Dec 6, 1975 30 mins

Sue Ann pressures Mary into helping her land a date with an extremely reluctant Lou, who finds himself in the Happy Homemaker's lair. Lazlo Kralic: Titos Vandis. Jesse: Wynn Irwin. Sue Ann: Betty White.

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Episode 14

One Boyfriend Too Many

Sat, Dec 13, 1975 30 mins

Mary's relationship with Joe is jeopardized when her old flame Dan (Michael Tolan) comes back into her life. Ted Bessell, who plays Joe, is best known for his years on "That Girl" as Marlo Thomas's boyfriend. Murray: Gavin MacLeod.

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Episode 15

What Do You Want to Do When You Produce?

Sat, Dec 20, 1975 30 mins

Murray leaves his newswriting job to produce the "Happy Homemaker" show, leaving him at the mercy of the dictatorial Sue Ann. Sue Ann: Betty White. Murray: Gavin MacLeod. Lou: Edward Asner. Ted: Ted Knight.

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Episode 16

Not with My Wife I Don't

Sat, Jan 3, 1976 30 mins

Georgette fears her marriage to Ted is unravelling and considers separation when Ted refuses to see a counselor. Psychiatrist: Alan Manson. Receptionist: Lois Walden. Georgette: Georgia Engel. Ted: Ted Knight.

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Episode 17

Seminar

Sat, Jan 10, 1976 30 mins

First Lady Betty Ford has a cameo in an episode that places Mary and Lou in Washington, D.C., for a seminar. Look for Dabney Coleman in a guest role. Lou: Edward Asner. Ted: Ted Knight. Murray: Gavin MacLeod.

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Episode 18

Once I Had a Secret Love

Sat, Jan 17, 1976 30 mins

Lou tells Mary he spent the night with Sue Ann and is furious when news of his secret fling becomes the hot topic around the newsroom. This episode demonstrates why Moore won an Emmy for her work in the sixth season. Sue Ann: Betty White. Lou: Edward Asner. Murray: Gavin MacLeod. Ted: Ted Knight.

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Episode 19

Ménage à Lou

Sat, Jan 24, 1976 30 mins

Lou grows jealous when his girlfriend (Janis Paige) begins seeing a younger man, so Lou retaliates by dating a friend of Mary's. Jeff Conaway, who plays Kenny, was a regular on the MTM-produced "Taxi." Paula: Penny Marshall.

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Episode 20

Murray Takes a Stand

Sat, Jan 31, 1976 30 mins

Disgusted with the policies of WJM's new owner, Murray launches a vigorous protest---and promptly loses his job. But his pals in the newsroom aren't ready to let him go just yet. Marie: Joyce Bulifant. Murray: Gavin MacLeod. Ted: Ted Knight.

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Episode 21

Mary's Aunt Returns

Sat, Feb 7, 1976 30 mins

Mary's Aunt Flo (Eileen Heckart), a fiery journalist, offers Lou the chance to work with her on a prestigious TV project, but their disagreements over the show's content leads to competition. Lou: Edward Asner. Murray: Gavin MacLeod.

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Episode 22

Reliable Source

Wed, Jan 21, 1976 30 mins

Mary threatens to quit when Lou insists on doing an exposé that could destroy the career of her political idol. Edward Winter, who plays Brian, is best known as the nutty Col. Flagg from "M*A*S*H." Lou: Edward Asner. Ted: Ted Knight. Murray: Gavin MacLeod.

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Episode 23

Sue Ann Falls in Love

Sat, Feb 28, 1976 30 mins

Sue Ann is thrilled to be nominated for a Teddy, but her spirits quickly plummet when her boyfriend falls for Mary. A great showcase for Betty White, this episode demonstrates why she won an Emmy for her work in the sixth season. Doug: James Luisi. Emcee: Larry Wilde. Presenter: Pat Gaynor.

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Episode 24

Ted and the Kid

Sat, Mar 6, 1976 30 mins

Ted is crushed to learn the reason for his childless marriage, but at Georgette's urging, they try an adoption agency. Robbie Rist, who plays precocious David, was cousin Oliver on "The Brady Bunch." Mrs. Adams: Pat Estrin. Ted: Ted Knight. Georgette: Georgia Engel.

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