The Mary Tyler Moore Show Season 1
S01 E01Sep 20, 1970
Love is All Around Sep 20, 1970 The classic series begins its classic 7-year run in Mary's apartment. Mary Richards, a 30-year-old single woman, has left her long-time boyfriend, Bill, to be with her old friend, Phyllis Lindstrom, in Minneapolis. (Mary originally lived in Roseburg, MN.) Why did Mary leave Bill? After promising to her that he would marry her right after his internship at the hospital, he said, ""Why rush into things???"" Meanwhile, she's already having troubles with her new apartment--a bitter upstairs neightbor, Rhoda Morgenstern, insists that she owns Mary's apartment!Later, Mary goes on a job interview at WJM-TV's The 6:00 News for a secreterial job. Lou Grant, the boss, tells her that the job has already been filled, but he does say that the job of Associate Producer is open. Sure, it offers $10 less per week than the secreterial job, but Mary is fine. ""If you can get off with $15 less per week, I'll make you Producer,"" he says. She declines, then goes on to meeting Ted Baxter, the ridicul
S01 E02Sep 27, 1970
Today I Am a Ma'am Sep 27, 1970 Mary is worried now that she's outside the 15-29 demographic group which the station classifies as 'young', and the mailboy has called her 'Ma'am'. Rhoda persuades her into calling an old boyfriend for a get-together.
S01 E03Oct 4, 1970
Bess, You is My Daughter Now Oct 4, 1970 When Phyllis's husband Lars takes ill, she asks Mary to babysit Bess for a few days. Bess decides she wants to stay permanently with Mary, to Phyllis's dismay.
S01 E04Oct 11, 1970
Divorce Isn't Everything Oct 11, 1970 Mary and Rhoda find out that divorcees at the Better Luck Next Time club can get group rates on cruises and decide to join. However, Mary proves a hit with the club's members and gets elected to its board.
S01 E05Oct 18, 1970
Keep Your Guard Up Oct 18, 1970 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.
S01 E06Oct 25, 1970
Support Your Local Mother Oct 25, 1970 Rhoda's mother, Ida, comes visiting and Rhoda refuses to see her. Ida stays with Mary but drives her crazy.
S01 E07Nov 1, 1970
Toulousse-Lautrec is One of My Favorite Artists Nov 1, 1970 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.
S01 E08Nov 8, 1970
The Snow Must Go On Nov 8, 1970 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 and no word is received at the newsroom.
S01 E09Nov 15, 1970
Bob & Rhoda & Teddy & Mary Nov 15, 1970 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.
S01 E10Nov 22, 1970
Assistant Wanted, Female Nov 22, 1970 Mary's workload gets too much so Lou allows her to hire an assistant. She chooses Phyllis who hinders more than she helps.
S01 E11Nov 29, 1970
1040 or Fight Nov 29, 1970 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.
S01 E12Dec 6, 1970
Anchorman Overboard Dec 6, 1970 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.
S01 E13Dec 13, 1970
He's All Yours Dec 13, 1970 After Mary invites Lou's nephew home for dinner, she must confront false rumors in the newsroom the following day.
S01 E14Dec 20, 1970
Christmas and the Hard Luck Kid Dec 20, 1970 Feeling sympathetic for a co-worker who hasn't spent Christmas with his family for years, Mary is forced to stay alone at WJM-TV on Christmas Eve.
S01 E15Jan 3, 1971
Howard's Girl Jan 3, 1971 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.
S01 E16Jan 10, 1971
Party is Such Sweet Sorrow Jan 10, 1971 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.
S01 E17Jan 17, 1971
Just a Lunch Jan 17, 1971 Mary reluctantly finds herself romantically involved with a married man.
S01 E18Jan 24, 1971
Second Story Story Jan 24, 1971 Mary's apartment is burgled, with only her clothes, stereo and television taken but then next night the whole apartment is cleaned out.
S01 E19Jan 31, 1971
We Closed in Minneapolis Jan 31, 1971 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.
S01 E20Feb 7, 1971
Hi! Feb 7, 1971 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.
S01 E21Feb 14, 1971
The Boss Isn't Coming to Dinner Feb 14, 1971 Lou and his wife Edie separate and Mary becomes involved when she is asked for advice.
S01 E22Feb 21, 1971
A Friend in Deed Feb 21, 1971 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.
S01 E23Feb 28, 1971
Smokey the Bear Wants You Feb 28, 1971 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.
S01 E24Mar 7, 1971
The 45-Year-Old Man Mar 7, 1971 When Lou is fired, Mary goes to confront the station owner, Wild Jack Munroe.