Season 3 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 3 (1972-1973)
|3x01 The Good-Time News |
Mary is given the task of making The Six O'clock News more upbeat, and her plans are on target to succeed until they're frustrated by Ted.
|Sep. 16, 1972|
|3x02 What is Mary Richards Really Like? |
Mary is interviewed by a newspaper columnist and ends up telling a little too much.
|Sep. 23, 1972|
|3x03 Who's in Charge Here? |
Lou is promoted to the position of program director but has to decide to whom his old job should go. Meanwhile, The Six O'clock News begins falling apart without him.
|Sep. 30, 1972|
|3x04 Enter Rhoda's Parents |
Ida Morgenstern, Rhoda's mother, mistakenly believes that her husband is seeing other women, so Rhoda and Mary try to clear things up between them.
|Oct. 07, 1972|
|3x05 It's Whether You Win or Lose |
When Lou's trip to Las Vegas is cancelled, Mary organizes a poker game at the office where Murray loses a substantial amount to Ted.
|Oct. 14, 1972|
|3x06 Rhoda the Beautiful |
After losing 20 pounds, Rhoda enters a beauty contest at work, but continues to put herself down.
|Oct. 21, 1972|
|3x07 Just Around the Corner |
Mary is worried that her parents, who have moved to the Twin Cities to be close to her, may pry into her life too much.
|Oct. 28, 1972|
|3x08 But Seriously, Folks |
Mary begins dating the writer of the Chuckles the Clown show, whose real ambition is to become a stand-up comedian.
|Nov. 04, 1972|
|3x09 Farmer Ted and the News |
Ted refuses to sign his contract renewal until Lou agrees to let him pursue other ventures, a decision he soon regrets when Ted begins appearing in commercials.
|Nov. 11, 1972|
|3x10 Have I Found a Guy for You |
Two of Mary's friends separate and Mary accepts a date from the husband.
|Nov. 18, 1972|
|3x11 You've Got a Friend |
Mary becomes concerned when her father, newly retired, appears to have no friends or hobbies in Minneapolis, and tries to take on the role herself.
|Nov. 25, 1972|
|3x12 It Was Fascination, I Know |
Bess's 15-year-old boyfriend falls in love with Mary and begins to surprise her with visits to her apartment and her work.
|Dec. 02, 1972|
|3x13 Operation: Lou |
Lou goes to hospital to have a piece of World War II shrapnel removed and, surprisingly, he and Ted become best friends.
|Dec. 09, 1972|
|3x14 Rhoda Morgenstern: Minneapolis to New York |
Rhoda decides to move back to New York but Mary is taking the whole thing with a grain of salt.
|Dec. 16, 1972|
|3x15 The Courtship of Mary's Father's Daughter |
Mary runs into her former boyfriend Dan Whitfield in an elevator by chance. Subsequently, Dan realizes he still has feelings for Mary, breaks off his engagement, and begins dating her ...
|Dec. 23, 1972|
|3x16 Lou's Place |
Lou spots an opportunity to buy a bar after realizing a lifelong dream. However, he is short of several thousand dollars and Ted is the only one who can come to his aid.
|Jan. 06, 1973|
|3x17 My Brother's Keeper |
Phyllis wants to set up her visiting brother with Mary, but instead he hits it off with Rhoda and begins spending time with her to Phyllis's disapproval.
|Jan. 13, 1973|
|3x18 The Georgette Story |
Mary and Rhoda try to encourage Georgette to take a stand for herself after seeing how Ted takes advantage of her.
|Jan. 20, 1973|
|3x19 Romeo and Mary |
Rhoda introduces Mary to a very irritating Warren Sturges, who tries everything including a giant billboard across the road from the WJM-TV offices to get her to accept his marriage ...
|Jan. 27, 1973|
|3x20 What Do You Do When the Boss Says, "I Love You"? |
The new station manager, an attractive woman, falls for Lou.
|Feb. 03, 1973|
|3x21 Murray Faces Life |
Murray becomes depressed when he realizes that the years are passing him by, after he learns that a contemporary has won a Pulitzer Prize.
|Feb. 10, 1973|
|3x22 Remembrance of Things Past |
A former boyfriend visiting Minneapolis calls Mary who, deep down, wants to see him again but she has been hurt by him too many times before.
|Feb. 17, 1973|
|3x23 Put On a Happy Face |
Everything goes right for Rhoda and everything goes wrong for Mary on a disastrous day when she is due to go to the Teddies.
|Feb. 24, 1973|
|3x24 Mary Richards and the Incredible Plant Lady |
Mary lends Rhoda almost $1,200 to start a new venture and worries she may never see her money again, after Rhoda postpones repayment, hires Georgette full-time and begins expanding ...
|Mar. 03, 1973|
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Season 3 Quotes
|Season 3 / Episode 5: - It's Whether You Win or Lose|
Ted Baxter: Does three of a kind beat a flush?
Gordy Howard: No, Ted.
Ted Baxter: But it does beat two of a kind.
Gordy Howard: Yes.
Ted Baxter: What's a "kind"?
|Season 3 / Episode 23: - Put On a Happy Face|
Rhoda Morgenstern: You're having a lousy streak. I happen to be having a terrific streak. Soon the world will be back to normal. Tomorrow you will meet a crown head of Europe and marry. I will have a fat attack, eat 3000 peanut butter cups and die.
Season 3 Trivia
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