The Mary Tyler Moore Show Season 4
S04 E01Sep 16, 1973
The Lars Affair Sep 16, 1973 Phyllis finds out that Lars has been having an affair with Sue Ann Nivens, the star of WJM-TV's The Happy Homemaker show.
S04 E02Sep 23, 1973
Angels in the Snow Sep 23, 1973 Mary's boyfriend is younger than she is and she and Rhoda discover there is a generation gap when they go and visit his friends at a party.
S04 E03Sep 30, 1973
Rhoda's Sister Gets Married Sep 30, 1973 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.
S04 E04Oct 7, 1973
The Lou and Edie Story Oct 7, 1973 On the advice of their marriage counselor, Lou's wife, Edie, decides to move out. Lou is heartbroken by the prospect.
S04 E05Oct 14, 1973
Hi There, Sports Fans Oct 14, 1973 In this episode Dick Gautier guest stars briefly as Ed Cavenaugh, a sleazy sportscaster. Have a look at his website at Dick Gautier.com. Gordon Jump, later of MTM Enterprises' ""WKRP"" is seen for a few minutes playing one of the sportscaster applicants. When Ted asks Mary to order tweezers and other assorted supplies for his personal use, she gets more than a little flustered and asks Lou to give her something challenging to do. At the drop of a hat, he assigns her the task of hiring a new sportscaster...and firing the old one. In order to let Ed Cavenaugh down easy, she invites him to lunch and he tries to mesmerize her with his suavity with the opposite sex. Then Mary learns a lesson: don't fire the current sportscaster until you've hired another one. After days of screening applicants, listening to demo tapes and perusing their eight-by-ten glossies, she decides on Andy Rivers. On the night of Andy's first broadcast, Mary once again gets a case of the blues when all Andy has to say o
S04 E06Oct 21, 1973
Father's Day Oct 21, 1973 Ted meets his father, who deserted him as a baby.
S04 E07Oct 28, 1973
Son of But Seriously Folks Oct 28, 1973 Mary's former boyfriend, Wes Callison, gets a job in the newsroom but his affection for Mary gets in the way of his work.
S04 E08Nov 4, 1973
Lou's First Date Nov 4, 1973 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.
S04 E09Nov 11, 1973
Love Blooms at Hemples Nov 11, 1973 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.
S04 E10Nov 18, 1973
The Dinner Party Nov 18, 1973 Mary invites Congresswoman Geddes to a fancy dinner at her home, trying hard to ensure that everything is perfect.
S04 E11Nov 25, 1973
Just Friends Nov 25, 1973 Lou is still heartbroken over Edie's departure and asks Mary to help them get back together.
S04 E12Dec 2, 1973
We Want Baxter Dec 2, 1973 Phyllis persuades Ted to stand for local government. Ted agrees and goes so far as to quit his job at WJM-TV.
S04 E13Dec 9, 1973
I Gave at the Office Dec 9, 1973 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.
S04 E14Dec 16, 1973
Almost a Nun's Story Dec 16, 1973 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.
S04 E15Dec 23, 1973
Happy Birthday, Lou! Dec 23, 1973 Lou is closing in on fifty 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 just as he tells her how much he appreciated her not throwing an office party for him that afternoon. Gordy is at the door with an envelope...full of hats. Others are out in the hallway, too. Lou is furious and tries to get out using the back door...but there is no back door. Mary asks Lou's permission to invite Murray in. He enters, miffed at Lou's actions. Next Rhoda, and finally Ted, get to come in. Lou admits that he hates displays of affection...then reluctantly agrees to let the remainder of the guests in. While they all file in, he files out and down to MacKluskey's bar where....they throw a surprise party for him. Later he returns to Mary's place to apologize...evidently the guests opened his gifts (at Ted's urging) and they a
S04 E16Jan 6, 1974
WJM Tries Harder Jan 6, 1974 Mary begins dating the anchorman from Minneapolis's top news show and becomes ashamed of WJM-TV's smaller news operation.
S04 E17Jan 13, 1974
Cottage for Sale Jan 13, 1974 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.
S04 E18Jan 20, 1974
The Co-Producers Jan 20, 1974 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.
S04 E19Jan 27, 1974
Best of Enemies Jan 27, 1974 Rhoda tells the secret of Mary's that she never graduated from college, as she claimed on her job application, and their friendship is suddenly put at risk.
S04 E20Feb 3, 1974
Better Late . . . That's a Pun . . . Than Never Feb 3, 1974 To relieve her boredom, Mary jokingly writes a humorous obituary of one of the people in the WJM-TV file. Coincidentally, the same person dies the following day and the obituary is read on the air. Lou has no choice but to suspend Mary, but she threatens to quit in response.
S04 E21Feb 10, 1974
Ted Baxter Meets Walter Cronkite Feb 10, 1974 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 by the networks.
S04 E22Feb 17, 1974
Lou's Second Date Feb 17, 1974 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.
S04 E23Feb 24, 1974
Two Wrongs Don't Make a Writer Feb 24, 1974 Ted joins Mary at a night-school class in creative writing, and winds up plagiarizing her assignment.
S04 E24Mar 3, 1974
I Was a Single for WJM Mar 3, 1974 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.