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5.0 out of 5 stars Episode Guide For An Excellent Season Of A Classic Show!, October 7, 2009
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This review is from: The Mary Tyler Moore Show: Season 5 (DVD)
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.
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Showing 1-10 of 19 posts in this discussion
Initial post: Oct 8, 2009, 12:09:32 PM PDT
Jeff Woodman says:
Thanks, that was very generous of you, picking up Fox's dropped ball! Much appreciated.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 8, 2009, 4:14:04 PM PDT
You're welcome. I feel sometimes that fans of quality, vintage television are a waning group - and we need to look out for each other.

Posted on Oct 8, 2009, 4:40:29 PM PDT
Thanks for saving me some time doing it myself. It's almost as though Fox did this out of spite. I wonder how old the kids are that they have running this division.

Posted on Oct 8, 2009, 8:47:37 PM PDT
JEH says:
Thanks for this great info! Now I have an insert.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 9, 2009, 5:49:18 PM PDT
diamands says:
Thank you for doing this. Apparently the cheap packaging was not enough to keep their profit margin consistant so they had to eliminate all those pesty sheets of paper as well. I have already complained to them, I suggest anyone buying this season do the same.

Again, thank you Seventies Guy.

Posted on Oct 10, 2009, 10:44:34 PM PDT
Thank you so much for doing this. I was so annoyed at Fox for not including this.

Posted on Oct 12, 2009, 7:16:52 AM PDT
Fiona says:
Seventies guy, you are an angel for taking the time to list the mtm episodes. I add my thanks to the others. I would have been looking for a little did come with the Designing Women First Series I bought. One does not come with Perry Mason, but a tiny listing on back of case gives a clue. An astute commenter wonders how old the folks are who are putting this stuff together! There was a time when we would have thought that meant, gee, old and senile, now we know it means, young know it alls who all want to work from home on their computers and are not detail oriented or conscientious.

I have noticed lately, and it bothers me, how slipshod editorial, footnoting, indexing etc have become in books. This is frightening to me, for it opens the door for too much personal interpretation of historical events and worse...there is no accountability for evidence. Most dismaying to me.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 12, 2009, 1:24:40 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Oct 12, 2009, 1:28:16 PM PDT
I totally agree with you, Fiona! While this particular set did not come with any kind of booklet or listings at all...I've seen others that are sloppy and inexcusable. Unfortunately, we live in a world in which very young people (more than likely) put these things together. Many of them have no love or respect for the past - and they get all their "information" from online sources. That's one of the dangerous aspects about the Internet. People write erroneous things and then they get passed on and on - and soon it becomes "fact." Bloggers think they're "reporters" and just about anyone can post something in Wikipedia. It will only get worse, I'm afraid.

Posted on Oct 12, 2009, 1:29:04 PM PDT
Bless you! I was appalled by Fox's continued cheesy performance as steward of the MTM series -- it didn't even include episode information for season 5. I have printed your excellent synopses and will put them with the DVD set. Thank you for doing Fox's job for them. Your diligence has been a great service to all the MTM fans.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 16, 2009, 3:31:58 AM PDT
rickshayne says:
Yes it is truly disgusting that they couldn't even be bothered to print something (the episode guide) on the backside of the insert, which in this case is blank! Would it have cost that much to print it? NO.
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