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In its third season, this groundbreaking comedy explored topics previously taboo on network television. Deftly woven in with the hilarity of the busy newsroom and repeated outrageous attempts by Mary's friends to set her up with Mr. Right came episodes dealing with divorce, meddling parents, self-esteem, and the inevitable mid-life crisis when one fears that life has somehow passed them by. But this classic comedy pulled off these subjects with humor, style and wit, reminding viewers why they identified with — and loved — the WJM-TV gang so much.

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In its third season, this groundbreaking comedy explored topics previously taboo on network television. Deftly woven in with the hilarity of the busy newsroom and repeated outrageous attempts by Mary's friends to set her up with Mr. Right came episodes dealing with divorce, meddling parents, self-esteem, and the inevitable mid-life crisis when one fears that life has somehow passed them by. But this classic comedy pulled off these subjects with humor, style and wit, reminding viewers why they identified with — and loved — the WJM-TV gang so much.

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    The Good-Time News

    Both Lou and Ted are unhappy about the upbeat "happy news" format Mary has been assigned to develop for the "Six O'Clock News."

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    Both Lou and Ted are unhappy about the upbeat "happy news" format Mary has been assigned to develop for the "Six O'Clock News."

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    • EPISODE 2

    What Is Mary Richards Really Like?

    A local newspaper columnist, who Lou is convinced loves to destroy people's reputations, interviews Mary about being the only woman in the newsroom at WJM.

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    A local newspaper columnist, who Lou is convinced loves to destroy people's reputations, interviews Mary about being the only woman in the newsroom at WJM.

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    • EPISODE 3

    Who's in Charge Here?

    Lou's promotion to program manager leaves Murray in charge of the newsroom, a task which (it is quickly apparent!) he is totally unqualified to handle.

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    Lou's promotion to program manager leaves Murray in charge of the newsroom, a task which (it is quickly apparent!) he is totally unqualified to handle.

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    • EPISODE 4

    Enter Rhoda's Parents

    Rhoda is shocked when her parents arrive for a visit and her mother reveals that she's convinced her husband is seeing another woman.

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    Rhoda is shocked when her parents arrive for a visit and her mother reveals that she's convinced her husband is seeing another woman.

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    • EPISODE 5

    It's Whether You Win or Lose

    When Lou is kept from joining his poker pals in Las Vegas, he insists Mary set up a poker game at work—much to the dismay of ex-compulsive gambler Murray.

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    When Lou is kept from joining his poker pals in Las Vegas, he insists Mary set up a poker game at work—much to the dismay of ex-compulsive gambler Murray.

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    • EPISODE 6

    Rhoda the Beautiful

    Even though she's lost 20 pounds, Rhoda still feels fat and hopeless, but then Hempel's Department Store invites her to enter a beauty contest.

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    Even though she's lost 20 pounds, Rhoda still feels fat and hopeless, but then Hempel's Department Store invites her to enter a beauty contest.

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    • EPISODE 7

    Just Around the Corner

    When Mary's parents move into a new house just around the corner from her apartment and then start planning her social schedule, Mary turns to Rhoda for advice.

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    When Mary's parents move into a new house just around the corner from her apartment and then start planning her social schedule, Mary turns to Rhoda for advice.

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    • EPISODE 8

    But Seriously, Folks

    Mary tries to help out when the station's "Chuckles the Clown" writer quits his job in order to fulfill his lifelong ambition of performing as a stand-up comedian.

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    Mary tries to help out when the station's "Chuckles the Clown" writer quits his job in order to fulfill his lifelong ambition of performing as a stand-up comedian.

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    • EPISODE 9

    Farmer Ted and the News

    Lou realizes he's made a big mistake after he signs a new contract that allows Ted to earn extra money appearing in TV commercials on several local television stations.

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    Lou realizes he's made a big mistake after he signs a new contract that allows Ted to earn extra money appearing in TV commercials on several local television stations.

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    • EPISODE 10

    Have I Found a Guy for You

    If Mary is crushed when she learns the marriage of her long-time friends is coming to an end, she's stunned when she realizes the husband wants to start dating her after the divorce.

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    If Mary is crushed when she learns the marriage of her long-time friends is coming to an end, she's stunned when she realizes the husband wants to start dating her after the divorce.

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    • EPISODE 11

    You've Got a Friend

    Mary's father is having trouble adjusting to his new life in the city because he misses his old buddies, so Mary invites him to lunch with her and Lou Grant.

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    Mary's father is having trouble adjusting to his new life in the city because he misses his old buddies, so Mary invites him to lunch with her and Lou Grant.

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    • EPISODE 12

    It Was a Fascination, I Know

    Mary suddenly finds herself in the uncomfortable position of being the "other woman" after Phyllis's daughter's 15-year old boyfriend develops a crush on her.

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    Mary suddenly finds herself in the uncomfortable position of being the "other woman" after Phyllis's daughter's 15-year old boyfriend develops a crush on her.

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    • EPISODE 13

    Operation: Lou

    Mary's put in charge after Lou goes to have surgery to remove some World War II shrapnel, a move which causes a different kind of war to break out in the newsroom.

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    Mary's put in charge after Lou goes to have surgery to remove some World War II shrapnel, a move which causes a different kind of war to break out in the newsroom.

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    • EPISODE 14

    Rhoda Morgenstern: Minneapolis to New York

    Mary is devastated when Rhoda returns from a vacation in New York and announces she's accepted a job and will be leaving Minneapolis for the Big Apple.

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    Mary is devastated when Rhoda returns from a vacation in New York and announces she's accepted a job and will be leaving Minneapolis for the Big Apple.

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    • EPISODE 15

    The Courtship of Mary's Father's Daughter

    Mary once again finds herself cast in the role of the “other woman” when an ex-boyfriend invites her to his engagement party—much to the dismay of his new fiancée.

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    Mary once again finds herself cast in the role of the “other woman” when an ex-boyfriend invites her to his engagement party—much to the dismay of his new fiancée.

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    • EPISODE 16

    Lou's Place

    Lou achieves a lifelong dream when he becomes the owner of his favorite bar, but he quickly realizes he just doesn't have what it takes to keep the customers coming back for more.

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    Lou achieves a lifelong dream when he becomes the owner of his favorite bar, but he quickly realizes he just doesn't have what it takes to keep the customers coming back for more.

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    • EPISODE 17

    My Brother's Keeper

    Phyllis schemes to have her brother fall in love and get married to Mary, but her plans go awry when her brother falls for Rhoda instead.

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    Phyllis schemes to have her brother fall in love and get married to Mary, but her plans go awry when her brother falls for Rhoda instead.

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    • EPISODE 18

    The Georgette Story

    Mary and Rhoda decide it's time they have a heart-to-heart talk with Georgette, since it appears that Ted is taking his new girlfriend way too much for granted.

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    Mary and Rhoda decide it's time they have a heart-to-heart talk with Georgette, since it appears that Ted is taking his new girlfriend way too much for granted.

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    • EPISODE 19

    Romeo and Mary

    Rhoda's boyfriend finds the perfect guy for Mary, but unfortunately the guy is a bit overzealous in his intent to marry Mary and won't take no for an answer.

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    Rhoda's boyfriend finds the perfect guy for Mary, but unfortunately the guy is a bit overzealous in his intent to marry Mary and won't take no for an answer.

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    • EPISODE 20

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

    Lou Grant realizes he’s in over his head when the new boss at the radio station turns out to be a woman—who promptly falls in love with him.

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    Lou Grant realizes he’s in over his head when the new boss at the radio station turns out to be a woman—who promptly falls in love with him.

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    • EPISODE 21

    Murray Faces Life

    Murray sinks into a deep depression and feels life has totally passed him by after he learns that a former writing classmate has won a Pulitzer Prize for journalism.

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    Murray sinks into a deep depression and feels life has totally passed him by after he learns that a former writing classmate has won a Pulitzer Prize for journalism.

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    • EPISODE 22

    Rememberance of Thing's Past

    Against her better judgment, Mary gets drawn back into a romantic affair when an ex-boyfriend who broke her heart returns to Minneapolis.

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    Against her better judgment, Mary gets drawn back into a romantic affair when an ex-boyfriend who broke her heart returns to Minneapolis.

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    • EPISODE 23

    Put On a Happy Face

    Once Mary gets nominated for a Teddy Award everything starts going disastrously wrong for her at work—and at the awards dinner.

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    Once Mary gets nominated for a Teddy Award everything starts going disastrously wrong for her at work—and at the awards dinner.

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    • EPISODE 24

    Mary Richards and the Incredible Plant Lady

    Mary and Rhoda's friendship is strained after Rhoda borrows money to set up her new plant store and then doesn't pay Mary back.

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    Mary and Rhoda's friendship is strained after Rhoda borrows money to set up her new plant store and then doesn't pay Mary back.

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