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Episode Guide For An Excellent Season Of A Classic Show!
on October 7, 2009
Everyone knows that all seven seasons of this show are classics. However, since Fox dropped the ball and declined to include a listing of the episode titles, descriptions and airdates - here they are. You can put this in a Word document (reduce the size) and print it out.
THE MARY TYLER MOORE SHOW - The Complete Fifth Season
1) Will Mary Richards Go to Jail? (Airdate: September 14, 1974)
Mary refuses to reveal a news source for a story she produced and has to spend a night in jail.
2) Not Just Another Pretty Face (Airdate: September 21, 1974)
Mary dates a man with whom she has nothing in common and becomes concerned that their relationship is superficial.
3) You Sometimes Hurt the One You Hate (Airdate: September 28, 1974)
Lou finally loses his temper with Ted when he endorses a political candidate on The Six O'Clock News and throws him through the office doors. Lou feels guilty, and Ted takes advantage of him.
4) Lou and That Woman (Airdate: October 5, 1974)
Lou begins seeing a cocktail lounge singer but becomes uncomfortable about her past.
5) The Outsider (Airdate: October 12, 1974)
WJM-TV hires a young business consultant, who demands certain changes for The Six O'Clock News, offending every member of the news team.
6) I Love a Piano (Airdate: October 19, 1974)
Murray meets an attractive woman at one of Mary's parties and considers having an affair. On the pretext of buying her old piano, he goes to see her.
7) The New Sue Ann (Airdate: October 26, 1974)
A fan named Gloria persuades Sue Ann to hire her for The Happy Homemaker. Sue Ann is less than pleased when the young woman plays up to the station manager and gets a larger role on the show at the expense of her own.
8) Menage-a-Phyllis (Airdate: November 2, 1974)
Phyllis dates a man on a platonic basis, but he is attracted more to Mary and begins seeing her.
9) Not a Christmas Story (Airdate: November 9, 1974)
The entire newsroom staff are arguing with each other, and when they are trapped at the office due to bad weather, Sue Ann decides to serve her Christmas dinner early.
10) What Are Friends For? (Airdate: November 16, 1974)
Mary finds out just how lonely the life Sue Ann leads really is when the pair travels to Chicago to represent WJM at a broadcasters' convention.
11) A Boy's Best Friend (Airdate: November 23, 1974)
Ted is shocked when he finds out his mother does not intend to marry her boyfriend, but will live with him.
12) A Son for Murray (Airdate: November 30, 1974)
Murray, the father of three daughters, wants a son. When he is unable to convince Marie to have another child, the couple decides to adopt instead.
13) Neighbors (Airdate: December 7, 1974)
Lou finally decides to move out of his house and into something smaller. He rents Rhoda's old apartment and begins taking over Mary's private life.
14) A Girl Like Mary (Airdate: December 14, 1974)
When Lou decides to add a female newscaster to his staff and gives orders to find "a girl like Mary," Mary decides to audition for the job herself.
15) An Affair to Forget (Airdate: December 21, 1974)
When Mary is promoted from associate producer to producer of The Six O'Clock News, Ted finally makes his move and soon convinces the rest of the newsroom staff that he and Mary are having an affair.
16) Mary Richards: Producer (Airdate: January 4, 1975)
Feeling that she is the producer of The Six O'Clock News in name only, Mary asks Lou for the chance to actually produce the show on her own.
17) The System (Airdate: January 11, 1975)
When Ted astonishes everyone by coming up with a winning system for betting on football games, Lou goes into partnership with him, and bets all their winnings for the season on the Super Bowl without telling Ted.
18) Phyllis Whips Inflation (Airdate: January 18, 1975)
Phyllis suffers the ultimate indignation when she's forced to seek a job after Lars cuts off her credit cards, and she finds that she has no employable skills.
19) The Shame of the Cities (Airdate: January 25, 1975)
Lou tries to recapture the dynamism of the crusading reporter he once was by launching an investigation into big-city politics, only to find that the politician be has chosen to investigate is completely honest.
20) Marriage Minneapolis Style (Airdate: February 1, 1975)
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, but gets cold feet soon afterward.
21) You Try To Be a Nice Guy (Airdate: February 8, 1975)
Mary agrees to help a girl she met in jail go straight, but is frustrated by Sherry's unwillingness to accept a conventional job.
22) You Can't Lose 'Em All (Airdate: February 15, 1975)
Lou wins the Albert Mason Award, which he had once said was for broadcasting veterans who couldn't chew their own food.
23) Ted Baxter's Famous Broadcasters' School (Airdate: February 22, 1975)
When Ted falls victim to a con artist while attempting to establish "Ted Baxter's Famous Broadcasters' School," he turns to Lou, Mary, and Murray to pose as the faculty and give the opening night's lectures.
24) Anybody Who Hates Kids and Dogs (Airdate: March 8, 1975)
Mary likes her new boyfriend but finds his son absolutely intolerable.