Season 1 Breakdown
Normal Episodes: 24
TV Specials: 0
TV Movies: 0
Normal Episodes: 24
TV Specials: 0
TV Movies: 0
The Mary Tyler Moore Show Season 1 (1970-1971)
|1x01 Love is All Around |
The classic series begins its classic 7-year run in Mary's apartment. Mary Richards, a 30-year-old single woman, has left her long-time boyfriend, Bill, to be with her old friend, Phyllis ...
|Sep. 19, 1970|
|1x02 Today I Am a Ma'am |
Mary is worried now that she's outside the 15-29 demographic group which the station classifies as 'young', and the mailboy has called her 'Ma'am'. Rhoda persuades her into calling ...
|Sep. 26, 1970|
|1x03 Bess, You is My Daughter Now |
When Phyllis's husband Lars takes ill, she asks Mary to babysit Bess for a few days. Bess decides she wants to stay permanently with Mary, to Phyllis's dismay.
|Oct. 03, 1970|
|1x04 Divorce Isn't Everything |
Mary and Rhoda find out that divorcees at the Better Luck Next Time club can get group rates on cruises and decide to join. However, Mary proves a hit with the club's members and gets ...
|Oct. 10, 1970|
|1x05 Keep Your Guard Up |
A football player turned insurance salesman applies for a job as a sportscaster and attaches himself to Mary. Mary and Rhoda discover that he hasn't had much success at anything and ...
|Oct. 17, 1970|
|1x06 Support Your Local Mother |
Rhoda's mother, Ida, comes visiting and Rhoda refuses to see her. Ida stays with Mary but drives her crazy.
|Oct. 24, 1970|
|1x07 Toulousse-Lautrec is One of My Favorite Artists |
Mary begins seeing an author who appeared as a guest on WJM-TV's Scrutiny, and becomes extremely self-conscious after discovering he is several inches shorter than her.
|Oct. 31, 1970|
|1x08 The Snow Must Go On |
A snowstorm leaves Mary producing her first program, broadcasting the results of the local elections. The show has to remain on until a winner is declared and no word is received at ...
|Nov. 07, 1970|
|1x09 Bob & Rhoda & Teddy & Mary |
Mary is nominated for her first Television Editors' Award (the ""Teddies""), but at home Rhoda's boyfriend Bob takes more of an interest in Mary than in Rhoda.
|Nov. 14, 1970|
|1x10 Assistant Wanted, Female |
Mary's workload gets too much so Lou allows her to hire an assistant. She chooses Phyllis who hinders more than she helps.
|Nov. 21, 1970|
|1x11 1040 or Fight |
Mary is audited by the IRS, and the shy auditor takes an interest in her. Unfortunately, he has great difficulty telling her how he feels.
|Nov. 28, 1970|
|1x12 Anchorman Overboard |
Ted loses his self-confidence after speaking at Phyllis's club and Mary has to find a way to get Ted back on a high.
|Dec. 05, 1970|
|1x13 He's All Yours |
After Mary invites Lou's nephew home for dinner, she must confront false rumors in the newsroom the following day.
|Dec. 12, 1970|
|1x14 Christmas and the Hard Luck Kid |
Feeling sympathetic for a co-worker who hasn't spent Christmas with his family for years, Mary is forced to stay alone at WJM-TV on Christmas Eve.
|Dec. 19, 1970|
|1x15 Howard's Girl |
Mary begins seeing Paul Arnell, the brother of her former boyfriend Howard Arnell, and is shocked to discover that the brothers' parents still believe that she and Howard are an it ...
|Jan. 02, 1971|
|1x16 Party is Such Sweet Sorrow |
Mary gets a tempting offer from a rival television station, but becomes reluctant to leave when her WJM-TV colleagues throw a farewell party for her.
|Jan. 09, 1971|
|1x17 Just a Lunch |
Mary reluctantly finds herself romantically involved with a married man.
|Jan. 16, 1971|
|1x18 Second Story Story |
Mary's apartment is burgled, with only her clothes, stereo and television taken but then next night the whole apartment is cleaned out.
|Jan. 23, 1971|
|1x19 We Closed in Minneapolis |
Murray's play, All Work and No Play, is finally produced but his happiness is short-lived when he discovers that the leading role will be played by Ted.
|Jan. 30, 1971|
|1x20 Hi! |
Mary is admitted into the hospital to have her tonsils removed, and shares a room with a grouchy woman who refuses to get along with anyone.
|Feb. 06, 1971|
|1x21 The Boss Isn't Coming to Dinner |
Lou and his wife Edie separate and Mary becomes involved when she is asked for advice.
|Feb. 13, 1971|
|1x22 A Friend in Deed |
An irritating childhood friend drops by Mary's apartment, making use of her connection as Mary's former camp mate to introduce herself to the newsroom's staff.
|Feb. 20, 1971|
|1x23 Smokey the Bear Wants You |
Rhoda falls in love with a top executive, and is shocked to find that he wants to give up the high-flying lifestyle to become a forest ranger.
|Feb. 27, 1971|
|1x24 The 45-Year-Old Man |
When Lou is fired, Mary goes to confront the station owner, Wild Jack Munroe.
|Mar. 06, 1971|
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Season 1 Quotes
|Season 1 / Episode 1: - Love is All Around|
Phyllis Lindstrom: [First lines of series, entering the iconic apartment] Well, Mary, what do you think? Here it is.
Mary Richards: Wow. Hey, it really is charming, isn't it?
|Season 1 / Episode 20: - Hi!|
Rhoda Morgenstern: Now, little Mary Richards, you're going bye-bye to a nice white room. Yes, you are! You put your little headie down and go to sleep... and you have sweet dreams. And, then the Tonsil Fairy comes - and he yanks out your throat.
Season 1 Trivia
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