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The Mary Tyler Moore Show 7 Seasons 1973

Season 4
(131) IMDb 8.9/10

1. The Lars Affair TV-PG CC

Phyllis discovers that her husband is having an affair with Sue Ann Nivens, the star of WJM's Happy Homemaker Show.

Starring:
Mary Tyler Moore, Edward Asner
Runtime:
26 minutes
Original air date:
September 15, 1973

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Season 4

Product Details

Genres Comedy
Director Jay Sandrich
Starring Mary Tyler Moore, Edward Asner
Supporting actors Valerie Harper, Gavin MacLeod, Ted Knight, Betty White, Cloris Leachman
Season year 1974
Network CBS
Producers James L. Brooks, Allan Burns, Ed. Weinberger, Michael Zinberg
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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134 of 140 people found the following review helpful By Lulu on March 14, 2006
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Mary's fourth season is the only one to feature Phyllis and Rhoda (the old guard)and Georgette and Sue Ann (the new guard) all together. The show is really clicking on all cylinders, with many classic episodes:

THE LARS AFFAIR Phyllis discovers Lars is having an affair with WJM's "The Happy Homemaker."

ANGELS IN THE SNOW Mary dates a younger man. She doesn't realize just HOW young until he takes her to a party...at a frat house.

RHODA'S SISTER GETS MARRIED Rhoda and Mary fly to New York to attend the wedding of Rhoda's sister (no, it's not Brenda; it's "Debbie," who is never seen or heard from again). Brett Somers guest stars.

THE LOU AND EDIE STORY When Edie moves out to "find herself," Lou is a lost soul.

HI THERE, SPORTS FANS Mary is saddled with the job of hiring a new sportscaster. Dick Gautier and Gordon Jump guest star.

FATHER'S DAY Ted meets the father who deserted the family when Ted was a baby.

SON OF "BUT SERIOUSLY, FOLKS" Mary's old flame Wes comes back to work at WJM in this sequel to a third season episode in which Wes tried to become a stand-up comic. Jerry Van Dyke guest stars.

LOU'S FIRST DATE Now that he's separated, Lou needs a date for an awards ceremony; Mary's the lucky matchmaker.

LOVE BLOOMS AT HEMPLE'S Rhoda falls in love with her boss.

THE DINNER PARTY One of Mary's typical dinner parties (this one for a congresswoman) wherein everything that can go wrong does.

JUST FRIENDS Lou wants Edie to come back to him, and asks Mary to make it happen.

WE WANT BAXTER Phyllis convinces Ted he has a future in politics, and he quits WJM in order to pursue a career in government.
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56 of 57 people found the following review helpful By Edward Aycock on June 27, 2006
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Season 4 of MTM shows the 70's in full swing; Mary has bangs and a more natural hairstyle (no more falls like in Season 1) and no longer only wears skirts and dresses to work. Yes, for better or worse, this is the dawn of the wide-legged pantsuit. Can Mary pull it off? Of course she can!

Mary has redecorated her apartment and everything is beige, beige, beige; this could just be the camera filter but what a relief when the action switches to Rhoda's colorful digs upstairs. Sadly, this is also Valerie Harper's last season on MTM as Rhoda will have her eponymously-titled show the following season.

There are less establishing shots of the house Mary and Rhoda live in because it's obviously a different, and less charming, home. (The reason for this is explained on a documentary on the Season 2 set; the owner of the original home no longer wanted the house to be included on the show.) And the show now focuses most of its time on the workplace. As compared to earlier seasons, there are far fewer "Mary's romantic dilemma!" episodes and more time is given to Ted and Lou, while Murray still patiently sits at his desk delivering one-liners. And showing that things have come a long way, Mary spends less time at work making coffee for Lou and is a valuable asset to WJM and a competent careerwoman.

Season Four has any number of classic episodes: "The Dinner Party" featuring a young and very funny Henry Winkler, "The Lars Affair" which has a classic confrontation between Phyllis and Sue Ann and my personal favorite of the entire series, "Two Wrongs Don't Make a Writer" when Ted and Mary take a writing class together only to have Ted steal Mary's assignment.
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42 of 42 people found the following review helpful By Richard Kaplan on May 12, 2007
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It'sso frustrating. This is one of the great shows of all time and all we have are the first four seasons. This show ended 30 years ago! What is taking so long to get these released?..same with The Bob Newhart Show and Taxi..which ran five seasons and only three have been released.

When the production studios start putting out complete seasons of their shows, shouldn't they follow through with ALL of them? There are a lot of fans of MTM who would dearly love to have the entire series on DVD,extras or not..and yet to come(if it ever does)is the classic "Chuckles Bites the Dust"

Please...release the final three seasons!
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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Shania the pain on February 27, 2007
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Fox has taken the Mary Tyler Moore Show and the Bob Newhart Show off their schedules. And King of the Hill. They say low sales-I say hogwash.

Why would they quit when they are almost done with these shows now. Why not just finish them. Come on Fox! As far as I am concerned they are the lowest. All their other shows suck except for WKRP. I will be gagging when I pick that one up because I don't know if they will finish it and how much music will be changed or edited out and that the discs are flippers. Fox needs to get on the oldies bandwagon-all the other major studios have this year. Fox gets my raspberry of the year!! We all need to call and write Fox and let them know just how we feel about this very bad decision they have made. Someone needs to be fired at Fox and soon!!
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22 of 23 people found the following review helpful By Leanne V. Barnes on May 10, 2007
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I know this may seem like a strange thing to do, but I contacted the Oprah Winfrey show by e-mail and told them that there are fans like us here on Amazon who are really upset that FOX has stalled release of the remaining seasons.

Oprah is a HUGE fan of the Mary Tyler Show and has said on previous shows how much of an inspiration the show and Mary was to her when she started off in the News business in the seventies.

I thought if we let Oprah know what was happening with FOX and this delay that maybe she could do something to help the frustrated fans out there. Perhaps have a "Mary Appreciation" show and fill the audience with fans of the show, maybe bring Mary and the rest of the cast on, have them reminisce about the show and use that show as an opportunity to implore FOX to stop being ridiculous and release the remaining episodes, maybe even sign a petition by audience members and send it to FOX.

It might all sound crazy, but I love this show, and we the fans deserve to have the remaining seasons released!!!! I'm sure Mary Tyler Moore herself would be frustrated if she knew how much her fans were behind the show.

I have a question for FOX. How does a show with 29 Emmy wins not get a full series release on DVD???!!!!!!!!
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