The Mary Tyler Moore Show

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Winner of 29 Emmys, 'The Mary Tyler Moore Show' follows independent career woman Mary Richards (Mary Tyler Moore), an associate producer for an evening news program in Minneapolis. The job being a fresh start for her after a broken engagement, Mary makes new friends, encounters eccentric colleagues and deals with challenging yet sweet adversaries.

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Episode Guide

Season 1
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  • Season 3
  • Season 4
  • Season 5
  • Season 6
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Ep 1: Love is All Around

Mary Richards decides to move to Minneapolis after being jilted by her fiancé and there joins her friend, Phyllis. Mary's life changes forever when she applies for a secretarial job at WJM-TV and when she moves into her new apartment. Aired: 9/19/1970

Ep 2: Today I Am a Ma'am

Mary is upset because she is outside the 15-29 demographic group, which the news channel considers young. However, she really cannot believe it when the mailroom boy calls her Ma'am. Rhoda soon takes it upon herself to get Mary to call her old boyfriend. Aired: 9/26/1970

Ep 3: Bess, You is My Daughter Now

Against her will, Mary finds herself the adoptive mother of her next door neighbor's child. Aired: 10/3/1970

Ep 4: Divorce Isn't Everything

Mary and Rhoda find out that divorcees at the Better Luck Next Time club can get group rates on charter flights to Paris and decide to join. However, Mary proves a hit with the club's members and gets elected to its board. Aired: 10/10/1970

Ep 5: Keep Your Guard Up

A football player turned insurance salesman applies for a job as a sportscaster and attaches himself to Mary. Mary and Rhoda discover that he hasn't had much success at anything and encourage him to pursue his dreams. Aired: 10/17/1970

Ep 6: Support Your Local Mother

Rhoda's mother, Ida, comes visiting and Rhoda refuses to see her. Ida stays with Mary but drives her crazy. Aired: 10/24/1970

Ep 7: Toulousse-Lautrec is One of My Favorite Artists

Mary begins seeing an author who appeared as a guest on WJM-TV's 'Scrutiny,' and becomes extremely self-conscious after discovering he is several inches shorter than her. Aired: 10/31/1970

Ep 8: The Snow Must Go On

A snowstorm leaves Mary producing her first program, broadcasting the results of the local elections. The show has to remain on until a winner is declared, but no word is received at the newsroom. Aired: 11/7/1970

Ep 9: Bob & Rhoda & Teddy & Mary

Mary is nominated for her first Television Editors' Award (the "Teddies"), but at home Rhoda's boyfriend, Bob, takes more of an interest in Mary than in Rhoda. Aired: 11/14/1970

Ep 10: Assistant Wanted, Female

Mary's workload gets too much so Lou allows her to hire an assistant. She chooses Phyllis who hinders more than she helps. Aired: 11/21/1970

Ep 11: 1040 or Fight

Mary is audited by the IRS, and the shy auditor takes an interest in her. Unfortunately, he has great difficulty telling her how he feels. Aired: 11/28/1970

Ep 12: Anchorman Overboard

Ted loses his self-confidence after speaking at Phyllis's club and Mary has to find a way to get Ted back on a high. Aired: 12/5/1970

Ep 13: He's All Yours

After Mary invites Lou's nephew home for dinner, she must confront false rumors in the newsroom the following day. Aired: 12/12/1970

Ep 14: Christmas and the Hard Luck Kid

Mary is forced to work not only on Christmas Day but Christmas Eve, too. Aired: 12/19/1970

Ep 15: Howard's Girl

Mary begins seeing Paul Arnell, the brother of her former boyfriend, Howard Arnell, and is shocked to discover that the brothers' parents still believe that she and Howard are an item. Aired: 1/2/1971

Ep 16: Party is Such Sweet Sorrow

Mary gets a tempting offer from a rival television station, but becomes reluctant to leave when her WJM-TV colleagues throw a farewell party for her. Aired: 1/9/1971

Ep 17: Just a Lunch

Mary reluctantly finds herself romantically involved with a married man. Aired: 1/16/1971

Ep 18: Second Story Story

Mary's apartment is burglarized, with only her clothes, stereo and television taken. Then next night, however, the whole apartment is cleaned out. Aired: 1/23/1971

Ep 19: We Closed in Minneapolis

Murray's play, "All Work and No Play," is finally produced but his happiness is short-lived when he discovers that the leading role will be played by Ted. Aired: 1/30/1971

Ep 20: Hi!

Mary is admitted into the hospital to have her tonsils removed, and shares a room with a grouchy woman who refuses to get along with anyone. Aired: 2/6/1971

Ep 21: The Boss Isn't Coming to Dinner

Mary discovers the real reason Mr. Grant has been turning down her dinner invitations—he and his wife have separated. Aired: 2/13/1971

Ep 22: A Friend in Deed

An irritating childhood friend drops by Mary's apartment, making use of her connection as Mary's former camp mate to introduce herself to the newsroom's staff. Aired: 2/20/1971

Ep 23: Smokey the Bear Wants You

Rhoda falls in love with a top executive, and is shocked to find that he wants to give up the high-flying lifestyle to become a forest ranger. Aired: 2/27/1971

Ep 24: The 45-Year-Old Man

When Lou is fired, Mary goes to confront the station owner, Wild Jack Munroe. Aired: 3/6/1971

Ep 25: The Birds ... and ... um ... Bees

In the second-season premiere, after Mary Richards produces a "What's Your Sexual IQ?" documentary for the Six O'Clock News, Rhoda confesses to failing and Phyllis says that young Bess watched it. Aired: 9/18/1971

Ep 26: I Am Curious Cooper

Mary is intrigued by the voice of Lou Grant's friend, Mike Cooper, and asks to be set up with him. Lou breaks his policy of not matchmaking friends and colleagues. Aired: 9/25/1971

Ep 27: He's No Heavy ... He's My Brother

Mary and Rhoda take an unplanned vacation to Mexico but have to do a strange favor for a Mexican restaurant owner for reservations. Aired: 10/2/1971

Ep 28: Room 223

Mary and Rhoda enroll in a night school course in journalism and Mary begins dating the lecturer. Aired: 10/9/1971

Ep 29: A Girl's Best Mother Is Not Her Friend

When Ida, Rhoda's mother, visits, she sees how well Phyllis and Bess get on, and how closely Mary appears to her mother when they chat on the telephone, so she tries to be Rhoda's "friend." Aired: 10/16/1971

Ep 30: Cover Boy

Jack Cassidy guest stars as professional model Hal Baxter, who comes to visit his brother Ted at WJM-TV. Immediately, the two engage in a heated battle of sibling rivalry. In an effort to size up his brother, Ted claims that Mary is his girlfriend. Ted and Hal decide to go on a double-date with Mary and Rhoda. Aired: 10/23/1971

Ep 31: Didn't You Used to Be ... Wait ... Don't Tell Me

Mary attends her high school reunion and meets up with her former boyfriend, Howard Arnell, who continues to have feelings for her. Meanwhile, Rhoda tags along believing that people will "remember" her although she didn't attend Roseburg High. Aired: 10/30/1971

Ep 32: Thoroughly Unmilitant Mary

The writing and technical unions go on strike, leaving only Lou, Mary and Ted in the newsroom. WJM-TV makes Lou second cameraman on 'The Chuckles the Clown Show.' Because an upset Murray is on strike, Mary has to write the news stories. They are terrible, and when Lou criticizes them, she starts crying. Aired: 11/6/1971

Ep 33: And Now, Sitting in for Ted Baxter

Ted is forced to take a vacation, and the anchorman hired to sit in for him becomes a huge success. Aired: 11/13/1971

Ep 34: Don't Break the Chain

Mary gets a chain letter from Lou, and she is persuaded to send it on. To her surprise, one of the recipients comes for a visit, giving Mary a less than pleasant time dealing with him. Aired: 11/20/1971

Ep 35: The Six-and-a-Half-Year Itch

Mary, Rhoda and Lou go to a John Wayne movie, where they spot Lou's son-in-law with an unknown woman. Aired: 11/27/1971

Ep 36: ... Is a Friend in Need

Rhoda loses her job as a window-dresser and isn't in a hurry to find something new. When there is a job opening at WJM-TV, Mary lies to Rhoda and tells her the job has been filled, to Lou's surprise. Aired: 12/4/1971

Ep 37: The Square-Shaped Room

When Edie is out of town, Lou hires Rhoda to redecorate his living room. However, Rhoda's tastes are too modern. Aired: 12/11/1971

Ep 38: Ted Over Heels

After Ted appears on 'The Chuckles the Clown Show,' he falls in love with Chuckles' daughter. Aired: 12/18/1971

Ep 39: The Five-Minute Dress

After volunteering some of her spare time for a worthy cause, Mary begins dating the Governor's aide. Unfortunately, the aide's duties cause him to break every date. Aired: 1/1/1972

Ep 40: Feeb

After an incompetent waitress is fired after Mary complains about her poor service, Mary feels obliged to hire her when she applies for an assistant's job at WJM-TV. Aired: 1/8/1972

Ep 41: The Slaughter Affair

Murray takes on a night job as a cab driver in order to save up and buy his wife, Marie, a new car for their 10th wedding anniversary. However, Marie becomes suspicious about Murray's absences and fears that Murray is having an affair with Mary Richards. Aired: 1/15/1972

Ep 42: Baby Sit-Com

Mary agrees to babysit Bess for the weekend, but then a former boyfriend, in town for a few days, asks her out. When she can't find a babysitter for Bess on such short notice, she ends up asking Lou. Aired: 1/22/1972

Ep 43: More Than Neighbors

After being persuaded by Phyllis, Ted moves into a vacant apartment below Mary's but Mary and Rhoda are not thrilled by the prospect. Aired: 1/29/1972

Ep 44: The Care and Feeding of Parents

Bess gets top marks for a report she wrote for school, and Phyllis pressures her to write a book based on it, calling on Mary for help. Aired: 2/5/1972

Ep 45: Where There's Smoke, There's Rhoda

When Rhoda's apartment is destroyed by fire, she moves in with Mary. The two find that while they are best friends, they make awful roommates. Aired: 2/12/1972

Ep 46: You Certainly Are a Big Boy

Mary begins dating an architect and is astonished to learn that his son is only six years younger than she is. Aired: 2/19/1972

Ep 47: Some of My Best Friends Are Rhoda

Through a minor car accident, Mary befriends a young woman, Joanne. Rhoda becomes jealous when Mary spends a lot of time with Joanne, but Mary quickly ends the new friendship when she discovers Joanne is anti-Semitic and disapproves of Rhoda. Aired: 2/26/1972

Ep 48: His Two Right Arms

Mary gets City Councilman Pete Peterson to appear on 'Face the People' and discovers that he is completely incompetent. She and his aides try to bring him up to speed on current events so he can make a good impression on the show. Aired: 3/4/1972

Ep 49: The Good-Time News

Mary is given the task of making The Six O'clock News more upbeat, and her plans are on target to succeed until they're frustrated by Ted. Aired: 9/16/1972

Ep 50: What is Mary Richards Really Like?

Mary is interviewed by a newspaper columnist and ends up telling a little too much. Aired: 9/23/1972

Ep 51: Who's in Charge Here?

Lou is promoted to the position of program director, but has to decide to whom his old job should go. Meanwhile, The Six O'clock News begins falling apart without him. Aired: 9/30/1972

Ep 52: Enter Rhoda's Parents

Ida Morgenstern, Rhoda's mother, mistakenly believes that her husband is seeing other women, so Rhoda and Mary try to clear things up between them. Aired: 10/7/1972

Ep 53: It's Whether You Win or Lose

When Lou's trip to Las Vegas is cancelled, Mary organizes a poker game at the office where Murray loses a substantial amount to Ted. Aired: 10/14/1972

Ep 54: Rhoda the Beautiful

After losing 20 pounds, Rhoda enters a beauty contest at work, but continues to put herself down. Aired: 10/21/1972

Ep 55: Just Around the Corner

Mary is worried that her parents, who have moved to the Twin Cities to be close to her, may pry into her life too much. Aired: 10/28/1972

Ep 56: But Seriously, Folks

Mary begins dating the writer of 'The Chuckles the Clown Show,' whose real ambition is to become a stand-up comedian. Aired: 11/4/1972

Ep 57: Farmer Ted and the News

Ted refuses to sign his contract renewal until Lou agrees to let him pursue other ventures, a decision he soon regrets when Ted begins appearing in commercials. Aired: 11/11/1972

Ep 58: Have I Found a Guy for You

Two of Mary's friends separate and Mary accepts a date from the husband. Aired: 11/18/1972

Ep 59: You've Got a Friend

Mary becomes concerned when her father, newly retired, appears to have no friends or hobbies in Minneapolis, and tries to take on the role herself. Aired: 11/25/1972

Ep 60: It Was Fascination, I Know

Bess's 15-year-old boyfriend falls in love with Mary and begins to surprise her with visits to her apartment and work. Aired: 12/2/1972

Ep 61: Operation: Lou

Lou goes to hospital to have a piece of World War II shrapnel removed and, surprisingly, he and Ted become best friends. Aired: 12/9/1972

Ep 62: Rhoda Morgenstern: Minneapolis to New York

Rhoda is offered a job at Bloomingdale's in New York City, and much to Mary's surprise, she accepts it. Aired: 12/16/1972

Ep 63: The Courtship of Mary's Father's Daughter

Mary runs into her former boyfriend, Dan Whitfield, in an elevator. Subsequently, Dan realizes he still has feelings for Mary, breaks off his engagement and begins dating her again. Aired: 12/23/1972

Ep 64: Lou's Place

Lou spots an opportunity to buy a bar after realizing a lifelong dream. However, he is short of several thousand dollars and Ted is the only one who can come to his aid. Aired: 1/6/1973

Ep 65: My Brother's Keeper

Phyllis wants to set up her visiting brother with Mary, but instead he hits it off with Rhoda and begins spending time with her to Phyllis's disapproval. Aired: 1/13/1973

Ep 66: The Georgette Story

Mary and Rhoda try to encourage Georgette to take a stand for herself after seeing how Ted takes advantage of her. Aired: 1/20/1973

Ep 67: Romeo and Mary

Rhoda introduces Mary to a very irritating Warren Sturges, who tries everything including a giant billboard across the road from the WJM-TV offices to get her to accept his marriage proposal. Aired: 1/27/1973

Ep 68: What Do You Do When the Boss Says, "I Love You"?

WJM has yet another new program director, but this time it's a woman. And she's got a crush on Lou. Aired: 2/3/1973

Ep 69: Murray Faces Life

Murray becomes depressed when he realizes that the years are passing him by, after he learns that a contemporary has won a Pulitzer Prize. Aired: 2/10/1973

Ep 70: Remembrance of Things Past

A former boyfriend visiting Minneapolis calls Mary who, deep down, wants to see him again but she has been hurt by him too many times before. Aired: 2/17/1973

Ep 71: Put On a Happy Face

Everything goes right for Rhoda and everything goes wrong for Mary on a disastrous day when she is due to go to the Teddies. Aired: 2/24/1973

Ep 72: Mary Richards and the Incredible Plant Lady

Mary lends Rhoda almost $1,200 to start a new venture and worries she may never see her money again, after Rhoda postpones repayment, hires Georgette full-time and begins expanding her business. Aired: 3/3/1973

Ep 73: The Lars Affair

Phyllis finds out that Lars has been having an affair with Sue Ann Nivens, the star of WJM-TV's 'The Happy Homemaker.' Aired: 9/15/1973

Ep 74: Angels in the Snow

Mary begins dating a younger man and soon discovers there is a generation gap when they go to his friends' party. Aired: 9/22/1973

Ep 75: Rhoda's Sister Gets Married

Rhoda and Mary fly to New York for Rhoda's younger sister's wedding. Rhoda's mother downplays the whole thing fearing that Rhoda is envious. Aired: 9/29/1973

Ep 76: The Lou and Edie Story

On the advice of their marriage counselor, Lou's wife, Edie, decides to move out. Lou is heartbroken by the prospect. Aired: 10/6/1973

Ep 77: Hi There, Sports Fans

Mary asks for more responsibility and Mr. Grant gives it to her: hire a new sportscaster, and fire the old one. Aired: 10/13/1973

Ep 78: Father's Day

Ted meets his father, who deserted him as a baby. Aired: 10/20/1973

Ep 79: Son of "But Seriously Folks"

Mary's former boyfriend, Wes Callison, gets a job in the newsroom but his affection for Mary gets in the way of his work. Aired: 10/27/1973

Ep 80: Lou's First Date

Lou gives Mary the task of finding him a date for an awards ceremony. A name mix-up means that Lou winds up taking out an 80-year-old woman. Aired: 11/3/1973

Ep 81: Love Blooms at Hemples

Rhoda begins dating the boss of Hemple's and falls deeply in love with him. She wants to tell him how she feels, but Mary warns her to take things slowly. Aired: 11/10/1973

Ep 82: The Dinner Party

Mary invites Congresswoman Geddes to a fancy dinner at her home, trying hard to ensure that everything is perfect. Aired: 11/17/1973

Ep 83: Just Friends

Lou is still heartbroken over Edie's departure and asks Mary to help them get back together. Aired: 11/24/1973

Ep 84: We Want Baxter

Phyllis persuades Ted to stand for local government. Ted agrees and goes so far as to quit his job at WJM-TV. Aired: 12/1/1973

Ep 85: I Gave at the Office

Murray's daughter, Bonnie, is looking for a job and Mary is persuaded into giving her one, but Bonnie is not as efficient as everyone had hoped. Aired: 12/8/1973

Ep 86: Almost a Nun's Story

Georgette finds Ted making out with a woman in his dressing room. She then decides to enter a nunnery, but the head nun talks her out of it. Aired: 12/15/1973

Ep 87: Happy Birthday, Lou!

Lou is closing in on 50 and today is his birthday. Mary can't stand the thought of the now-separated Lou celebrating his birthday all alone, so she arranges a surprise party for him. That evening, she invites Lou over for a drink and the doorbell rings Aired: 12/22/1973

Ep 88: WJM Tries Harder

Mary begins dating the anchorman from Minneapolis's top news show and becomes ashamed of WJM-TV's smaller news operation. Aired: 1/5/1974

Ep 89: Cottage for Sale

Phyllis, who has gotten her real estate license, persuades Lou to sell his house. However, Lou hasn't really made up his mind whether he wants to move. Aired: 1/12/1974

Ep 90: The Co-Producers

Mary and Rhoda are given permission to develop a new show for WJM but their dreams begin to fade when they find out that the hosts will be Ted and Sue Ann, who both begin to interfere with their plans. Aired: 1/19/1974

Ep 91: Best of Enemies

When Rhoda tells Mary's secret—that she never graduated from college as she claimed on her job application—their friendship is suddenly put at risk. Aired: 1/26/1974

Ep 92: Better Late ... That's a Pun ... Than Never

Working into the early morning and delirious, Mary and Rhoda take some artistic liberties updating WJM's obituaries, and, when one of them is read on the air, there are serious consequences. Aired: 2/2/1974

Ep 93: Ted Baxter Meets Walter Cronkite

After a heavy self-promotion campaign, Ted wins his first Teddy Award. When Walter Cronkite comes to the newsroom, Ted assumes that he will be hired. Aired: 2/9/1974

Ep 94: Lou's Second Date

Lou and Rhoda find they have a lot in common and begin seeing each other on a casual basis but everyone assumes that the romance is serious. Aired: 2/16/1974

Ep 95: Two Wrongs Don't Make a Writer

Ted joins Mary at a night-school class in creative writing, and winds up plagiarizing her assignment. Aired: 2/23/1974

Ep 96: I Was a Single for WJM

Mary goes to a singles bar to research a documentary, but on the night the crew arrives for filming, the same people who were willing to tell Mary everything don't want to be seen on camera. Aired: 3/2/1974

Ep 97: Will Mary Richards Go to Jail?

Mary faces the possibility of a term behind bars when she refuses to reveal her source for a story about graft in high places. Aired: 9/14/1974

Ep 98: Not Just Another Pretty Face

Mary's new romance with a tall, dark and very handsome man seems to be progressing quite well, until her friends convince her that she's attracted to him only because he's so attractive. Aired: 9/21/1974

Ep 99: You Sometimes Hurt the One You Hate

Mary comes to regret her advocacy of non-violence when Ted Baxter takes advantage of Lou Grant's new image as the office "pussycat" and becomes more insufferable than ever. Aired: 9/28/1974

Ep 100: Lou and That Woman

Lou's prospective new girlfriend is a lounge singer with a shady past. Aired: 10/5/1974

Ep 101: The Outsider

Tensions mount and morale drops when a young consultant, hired by Lou Grant to boost the ratings, begins usurping Mary's responsibilities and ordering changes in Ted's on-the-air delivery and Murray's copy. Aired: 10/12/1974

Ep 102: I Love a Piano

Lou puts on a brave face when he learns that his ex-wife, Edie, is remarrying. Aired: 10/19/1974

Ep 103: A New Sue Ann

Lou has spent the night with Sue Ann, and confides in Mary. Their friendship is almost ruined when Mary is unable to keep the secret. Aired: 10/26/1974

Ep 104: Menage-a-Phyllis

John Saxon guest stars as Mike Tedesco, the man Phyllis Lindstrom dates for intellectual purposes, who creates a rather unusual triangle when he begins taking Mary out as well. Aired: 11/2/1974

Ep 105: Not a Christmas Story

An invitation from Sue Ann Nivens to Christmas dinner—in the middle of November—is the last thing Mary and the newsroom staff want, but it is exactly what they get. Aired: 11/9/1974

Ep 106: What Are Friends For?

When Mary and Sue Ann attend a broadcaster’s convention in Chicago, Mary learns that Sue Ann is actually a very lonely person. Aired: 11/16/1974

Ep 107: A Boy's Best Friend

Ted Baxter's mother decides to live with her boyfriend rather than marry him. Aired: 11/23/1974

Ep 108: A Son for Murray

Murray Slaughter, the father of three daughters, suddenly decides that he wants a son, a desire that creates not only a rift between Murray and his wife, Marie, but between Mary and the men in the newsroom. Aired: 11/30/1974

Ep 109: Neighbors

Lou Grant moves into Rhoda's old apartment and takes over Mary's private life in much the same way he runs things at the office. Aired: 12/7/1974

Ep 110: A Girl Like Mary

Lou decides to add a female newscaster to his staff and gives orders to find a "girl like Mary," which leads Mary, as well as Sue Ann Nivens, to audition for the job. Aired: 12/14/1974

Ep 111: An Affair to Forget

Are Mary and Ted having a romance? And who would believe it? Maybe no one, but Ted is dropping little hints around the newsroom that Mary is denying like crazy. Aired: 12/21/1974

Ep 112: Mary Richards: Producer

Producer of WJM-TV's news program in name only, Mary asks Lou for the chance to actually produce the show on her own, and she gets it—along with the last-minute problems and decisions that go with the job. Aired: 1/4/1975

Ep 113: The System

Gambling fever takes over the WJM newsroom when Ted, who knows nothing about gambling, invents a "can't-miss" system for betting on football games. Aired: 1/11/1975

Ep 114: Phyllis Whips Inflation

Phyllis suffers the ultimate indignation when she's forced to seek a job after Lars suggests she live within a budget and cuts off her credit cards. Aired: 1/18/1975

Ep 115: The Shame of the Cities

Lou tries to recapture the dynamism of the crusading reporter he once was by launching an investigation into corruption in big-city politics. Aired: 1/25/1975

Ep 116: Marriage Minneapolis Style

Ted gets swept up in the spirit of Murray's 20th wedding anniversary party and chooses the most public place possible to pop the question to Georgette. Aired: 2/1/1975

Ep 117: You Try To Be a Nice Guy

Mary takes on the frustrating task of helping Sherry Ferris, a girl with whom she once shared a jail cell, "go straight," even though the girl herself doesn't seem too thrilled with the idea. Aired: 2/8/1975

Ep 118: You Can't Lose 'em All

Lou Grant wins an award but is terrified at the thought of making an acceptance speech. Aired: 2/15/1975

Ep 119: Ted Baxter's Famous Broadcasters' School

Ted and Georgette decide to adopt a son after Ted is informed he cannot have children. Aired: 2/22/1975

Ep 120: Anyone Who Hates Kids and Dogs

Mary is in a quandary when she realizes that she just can't stand the young son of the handsome man she's been dating. Aired: 3/8/1975

Ep 121: Edie Gets Married

When Lou's ex-wife remarries, he tries to pretend that it doesn't bother him. Aired: 9/13/1975

Ep 122: Mary Moves Out

Depressed and in a rut, Mary moves to a new apartment. Aired: 9/20/1975

Ep 123: Mary's Father

Guilt plagues Mary Richards when a handsome priest confides in her that he is going to leave the church and she suspects it's all because of her. Aired: 9/27/1975

Ep 124: Murray In Love

Murray has secretly been in love with Mary for years, and he can't keep his feelings hidden any more. Aired: 10/4/1975

Ep 125: Ted's Moment of Glory

Ted auditions to be a game show host in New York. Aired: 10/11/1975

Ep 126: Mary's Aunt

Eileen Heckart guest-stars as Mary Richards' Aunt Flo, a prestigious newspaper journalist and an overwhelming prima donna. Aired: 10/18/1975

Ep 127: Chuckles Bites the Dust

Everyone in the office is laughing about the amusing demise of Chuckles the Clown—everyone except Mary. Aired: 10/25/1975

Ep 128: Mary's Delinquent

Mary and Sue Ann try their hand at being big sisters to two delinquent girls. Aired: 11/1/1975

Ep 129: Ted's Wedding

A quiet luncheon Mary hosts for Ted and Georgette turns into an erratic, spontaneous wedding when Ted pops the question. Aired: 11/8/1975

Ep 130: Lou Douses an Old Flame

Lou contends with the return of an old flame that dumped him 30 years ago. Aired: 11/15/1975

Ep 131: Mary Richards Falls in Love

Mary believes she's found true love. Aired: 11/22/1975

Ep 132: Ted's Tax Refund

Ted is overjoyed when he gets a tax refund and splurges out on everyone at the newsroom, but is later shocked when the IRS informs him that he will be audited. Aired: 11/29/1975

Ep 133: The Happy Homemaker Takes Lou Home

Trapped, hooked and reeled in, Lou Grant discovers he's been had when Sue Ann Nivens, WJM-TV's "Happy Homemaker," finally maneuvers him to her apartment for a romantic dinner. Aired: 12/6/1975

Ep 134: One Boyfriend Too Many

Mary Richards finds herself in a complicated situation when she is pursued by two charming bachelors, each of whom is seeking her constant companionship. Aired: 12/13/1975

Ep 135: What Do You Want to Do When You Produce?

Murray, looking for a higher salary and career advancement, unwisely accepts the position of producer of Sue Ann's 'Happy Homemaker.' Aired: 12/20/1975

Ep 136: Not With My Wife, I Don't

Georgette wants to leave Ted. Aired: 1/3/1976

Ep 137: The Seminar

Lou refuses to admit he has lost touch with the prestigious contacts he once knew in Washington, D.C., when he takes Mary to the capital city for a press seminar. Aired: 1/10/1976

Ep 138: Once I Had a Secret Love

Lou has a fling with Sue Ann, and then moves mountains to try to keep his co-workers from finding out. Aired: 1/17/1976

Ep 139: Menage-a-Lou

Lou is jealous of an ex-girlfriend's new flame. Aired: 1/24/1976

Ep 140: Murray Takes a Stand

Murray is the sole protestor of the unpopular policies of WJM-TV's new owner. Aired: 1/31/1976

Ep 141: Mary's Aunt Returns

Mary's Aunt Flo bets Lou she can write a better news story than he can. Aired: 2/7/1976

Ep 142: A Reliable Source

Mary tries to protect an old friend who is running for Congress from some incriminating news. Aired: 2/21/1976

Ep 143: Sue Ann Falls in Love

Sue Ann's new flame makes a play for Mary. Aired: 2/28/1976

Ep 144: Ted and the Kid

Ted and Georgette find they cannot have children; Lou is stuck taking care of an unwanted and obnoxious dog. Aired: 3/6/1976

Ep 145: Mary Midwife

Georgette gives birth at Mary's dinner party. With the hospital and doctor too far away, Lou and Mary help deliver the baby. Aired: 9/25/1976

Ep 146: Mary the Writer

Mary decides to take a creative writing course, and is less than delighted with the criticism Lou levels at her efforts. Aired: 10/2/1976

Ep 147: Sue Ann's Sister

Sue Ann becomes deeply depressed when her sister arrives and gets an offer to do a competing homemaker show in Minneapolis. Aired: 10/9/1976

Ep 148: What's Wrong with Swimming?

Mary hires a new sportscaster who refuses to cover any sports but swimming and is faced with the prospect of firing her. Aired: 10/16/1976

Ep 149: Ted's Change of Heart

Ted suffers a heart attack on the air and for the next few days becomes conscious of how precious life is. Aired: 10/23/1976

Ep 150: One Producer Too Many

Lou promotes Murray to co-producer against Mary's wishes to prevent him from accepting a producer's job at a rival television station. Aired: 10/30/1976

Ep 151: My Son, the Genius

Ted and Georgette are initially disturbed to find that their son, David, is not doing well at school, but a psychiatrist's test shows that he is a genius. Unfortunately, David lets this go to his head and takes advantage of Ted. Aired: 11/6/1976

Ep 152: Mary Gets a Lawyer

Mary faces a contempt charge for not revealing her news source. Lou recommends a lawyer friend who takes a romantic interest in Mary. Aired: 11/13/1976

Ep 153: Lou Proposes

Lou realizes that he has feelings for Mary's Aunt Flo, a journalist with a similar pride and passion in the news profession. Aired: 11/20/1976

Ep 154: Murray Can't Lose

Lou learns from a source on the Teddy Award's panel that Murray will finally win an award for his news writing. Aired: 11/27/1976

Ep 155: Mary's Insomnia

Mary is having trouble sleeping and resorts to pills, which has Lou concerned that she's become addicted to them. Aired: 12/4/1976

Ep 156: Ted's Temptation

Mary and Murray find it hard to believe that an attractive young journalist has tried to seduce Ted while they are at a convention in Hollywood. Aired: 12/11/1976

Ep 157: Look at Us, We're Walking

Mary and Lou threaten to quit after the new station manager refuses to give them a raise. Aired: 12/25/1976

Ep 158: The Critic

The new Six Oclock News critic starts attacking the residents of Minneapolis. Aired: 1/8/1977

Ep 159: Lou's Army Reunion

Lou desperately wants to find a way to return a favor to an army buddy but is distraught when he asks Lou to fix him up on a date with Mary. Aired: 1/15/1977

Ep 160: The Ted and Georgette Show

Ted and Georgette successfully audition for their own variety show, which becomes a big hit, but Georgette eventually finds that she would prefer being a wife and mother. Aired: 1/22/1977

Ep 161: Sue Ann Gets the Ax

Sue Ann's 'Happy Homemaker' show is canceled, but she is determined to stay at WJM and asks Mary to give her a job in the newsroom. Aired: 1/29/1977

Ep 162: Hail the Conquering Gordy

WJM's former weatherman, Gordy Howard, returns to visit Minneapolis after becoming a highly successful network presenter in New York. Ted is desperate for a chance to join Gordy. Aired: 2/5/1977

Ep 163: Mary and the Sexagenarian

Mary happily accepts a date from a charming older man without realizing that he's Murray's father, but everyone else has difficulty coming to terms with the difference in their ages. Aired: 2/12/1977

Ep 164: Murray Ghosts for Ted

Ted offers Murray $200 to write an article on his behalf. The article becomes a success, but Ted refuses to share the credit with Murray. Aired: 2/19/1977

Ep 165: Mary's Three Husbands

Murray, Ted and Lou fantasize about being married to Mary. Aired: 2/26/1977

Ep 166: Mary's Big Party

Mary has planned a fancy party at her apartment, with a mystery guest of honor, but the power in the building goes before he arrives. Aired: 3/5/1977

Ep 167: Lou Dates Mary

Mary has another disastrous date and worries she'll never meet the right man, until Georgette points out that every quality she seeks can be found in Lou Grant. Aired: 3/12/1977

Ep 168: The Last Show

In the upside world of WJM, there's a shakeup in the newsroom and everybody but Ted gets fired, including Mary, who is left to turn out the lights. Aired: 3/19/1977