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The Mary Tyler Moore Show Season 7 Episodes

24 Episodes 1976 - 1977

Episode 1

Mary Midwife

Sat, Sep 25, 1976 30 mins

One of the most memorable of all of Mary's parties finds Ted asking for deliverance when Georgette goes into labor. Mary and Lou act as midwives while Murray deals with Ted, and Sue Ann (Betty White) watches herself on TV. Georgette: Georgia Engel.

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Episode 2

Mary the Writer

Sat, Oct 2, 1976 30 mins

Mary is stung by Lou's criticism of her writing and tries to impress him by lying about her story being published by Cosmopolitan. Moore's show won its third straight Emmy for best comedy series for the seventh and final season. Lou: Edward Asner. Ted: Ted Knight. Georgette: Georgia Engel.

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Episode 3

Sue Ann's Sister

Sat, Oct 9, 1976 30 mins

Sue Ann seethes when her sister Lila moves to Minneapolis and upstages the "Happy Homemaker" with a show on a rival station. Pat Priest, who plays Lila, is best known as wholesome Marilyn on "The Munsters." Sue Ann: Betty White.

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Episode 4

What's Wrong with Swimming?

Sat, Oct 16, 1976 30 mins

Despite Lou's misgivings, Mary hires a former Olympic swimmer (Caren Kaye) for the sportscasting job, but the woman has no interest in any sport other than her own. Lou: Edward Asner. Ted: Ted Knight. Murray: Gavin MacLeod.

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Episode 5

Ted's Change of Heart

Sat, Oct 23, 1976 30 mins

Startled by his mild heart attack on the air, Ted decides to adopt a sunnier disposition that first bewilders, then annoys, his colleagues, who beg for the return of his old self. Jerry Fogel, who plays Dr. Carter, was part of the cast of "The Mothers-in-Law" sitcom. Repairman: Harvey Vernon. Phil: Dean Santoro.

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Episode 6

One Producer Too Many

Sat, Oct 30, 1976 30 mins

Lou creates friction between Murray and Mary after he elevates Murray to co-producer of the news to keep him from leaving WJM to accept a job at a rival station. Captain: Richard Seff. Violinist: Murray Korda. Murray: Gavin MacLeod. Lou: Edward Asner.

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Episode 7

My Son, the Genius

Sat, Nov 6, 1976 30 mins

Ted and Georgette take their adopted son (Robbie Rist) to a child psychologist and learn that he has a genius-level IQ. Psychologist: William Bogert. Norris Bender: Ned Glass. Receptionist: Valerie Armstrong.

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Episode 8

Mary Gets a Lawyer

Sat, Nov 13, 1976 30 mins

A lawyer friend of Lou's agrees to defend Mary against a contempt charge, but her case is undermined by his infatuation with her. Look for Richard Kline, Larry from "Three's Company," as the prosecutor. Barry: John McMartin. Judge: Walter Brooke. Bailiff: Jason Johnson.

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Episode 9

Lou Proposes

Sat, Nov 20, 1976 30 mins

Lou ponders marriage to Mary's globe-trotting Aunt Flo (Eileen Heckart), but is she willing to be tied down? Heckart would revive the character on Edward Asner's "Lou Grant" series. Bartender: T.J. Castronova.

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Episode 10

Murray Can't Lose

Sat, Nov 27, 1976 30 mins

Everyone is anxiously awaiting the annual Teddy Awards show, especially Murray after Lou lets slip some insider information about his nomination. Larry Wilde, who plays the emcee here, handled that role in several of the Teddy Award episodes. Presenter: Lisa Parkes. Marie: Joyce Bulifant.

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Episode 11

Mary's Insomnia

Sat, Dec 4, 1976 30 mins

Mary's dependence on sleeping pills to cure her insomnia has her colleagues worried, so they rally round to get her through the night. Sherry Hursey, who plays Murray's daughter, later played Al's sweetheart Ilene on "Home Improvement." Janitor: Ted Lehmann. Murray: Gavin MacLeod.

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Episode 12

Ted's Temptation

Sat, Dec 11, 1976 30 mins

Ted must decide whether to grant an "in-depth" interview to an alluring newswoman whose interest in him is more than professional. Whitney: Trisha Noble. Murray: Gavin MacLeod. Lou: Edward Asner.

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Episode 13

Look at Us, We're Walking

Sat, Dec 25, 1976 30 mins

Lou and Mary find prying a raise out of the new station manager (David Ogden Stiers) to be a formidable challenge. Stiers is best known as Charles Emerson Winchester on "M*A*S*H." Receptionist: Naomi Caryl.

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Episode 14

The Critic

Thu, Jan 8, 1976 30 mins

Hired to beef up WJM's ratings, the station's new critic is giving acid reviews of every cultural event---and newsroom colleague. Eric Braeden, who plays the boorish Karl, costarred on "The Rat Patrol" under his real name, Hans Gudegast, and later starred on the soap "The Young and the Restless." Mel Price: David Ogden Stiers. Sue Ann: Betty White.

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Episode 15

Lou's Army Reunion

Sat, Jan 15, 1977 30 mins

Lou's Army pal (Alex Rocco), a onetime Casanova, takes advantage of a favor Lou owes him to win a date with Mary, eyeing her as his next conquest. Rocco later costarred as a slimy agent on "The Famous Teddy Z." Army Buddy: Dort Clark.

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Episode 16

The Ted and Georgette Show

Sat, Jan 22, 1977 30 mins

Ted and Georgette become overnight sensations when they are chosen to host WJM's variety show, but despite their success, Georgette is unhappy. Elliot: Alex Henteloff. Mel: David Ogden Stiers.

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Episode 17

Sue Ann Gets the Ax

Sat, Jan 29, 1977 30 mins

When her show is canceled, Sue Ann vows to work out her contract anyway, even if it means being the stooge on a puppet show. Gelson: Linden Chiles. Sam: Louis Guss. Sue Ann: Betty White. Lou: Edward Asner. Ted: Ted Knight.

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Episode 18

Hail the Conquering Gordy

Sat, Feb 5, 1977 30 mins

When former weatherman Gordy Howard returns from New York the star of a talk show, Ted lobbies him for a co-host spot. This is John Amos's only appearance as Gordy after the fourth season. Lou: Edward Asner. Murray: Gavin MacLeod.

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Episode 19

Mary and the Sexagenarian

Sat, Feb 12, 1977 30 mins

Mary's latest beau makes her the target of zingers from the staff when they learn the lucky guy is Murray's father (Lew Ayres). Ayres is best known for his starring role in the classic 1930 film "All Quiet on the Western Front." Ronny: Jon Lormer. Marie: Joyce Bulifant.

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Episode 20

Murray Ghosts for Ted

Sat, Feb 19, 1977 30 mins

Murray ghostwrites an insightful essay on freedom of the press that earns national acclaim---for Ted. Oscar winner Helen Hunt plays Murray's daughter Laurie. Georgette: Georgia Engel. Marie: Joyce Bulifant. Sue Ann: Betty White.

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Episode 21

Mary's Three Husbands

Sat, Feb 26, 1977 30 mins

After a late night at the office, Lou, Ted and Murray fantasize in their cups about what it would be like to be Mary's husband. This gem was written by Bob Ellison. Bellhop: Bill Dearth.

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Episode 22

Mary's Big Party

Sat, Mar 5, 1977 30 mins

The luster of Mary's latest (and final) party is dimmed by a blackout, leaving her friends unable to see her star guest.

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Episode 23

Lou Dates Mary

Sat, Mar 12, 1977 30 mins

Disillusioned with her latest suitors, Mary takes Georgette's advice and decides to ask Lou out on a date.

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Episode 24

Last Show

Sat, Mar 19, 1977 30 mins

In the series finale, WJM's owner decides a housecleaning is in order and fires the entire newsroom staff except for anchorman Ted.

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