Rose must persuade a kids' TV show host not to kill himself after he is fired.



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Dorothy Zbornak (as Beatrice Arthur)
Mister Terrific
Jody Price ...
Don Woodard ...
John Wheeler ...
Ron Kapra ...
Stage Manager


Rose must persuade a kids' TV show host not to kill himself after he is fired.

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30 April 1988 (USA)  »

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Did You Know?


Bob Dishy, who guest stars as Mister Terrific, originally worked with Bea Arthur in a 1972 episode of All in the Family that served as the pilot for Maude. See more »


When Mister Terrific talks about being called "the next Captain Kangaroo," his arm is raised. In the next shot, it is not. See more »


Dorothy Petrillo Zbornak: [on live tv] So you see, it's very important that we eat lots of fruits and grains and try to avoid sweets. Right, Kolak?
Kolak: Why don't you try to avoid sweets? It's not a pretty picture from down here.
Dorothy Petrillo Zbornak: Why Kolak. I didn't know you could speak English.
Kolak: Hey what you don't know could fill a space the size of Guam!
Dorothy Petrillo Zbornak: Since you brought up Guam, why don't we talk a bit about geography for a little bit?
Kolak: You wanna see some geography lady, I'll show you some geography!
Dorothy Petrillo Zbornak: Whoa, Kolak!
Kolak: Wanna know what we call ...
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References Thirtysomething (1987) See more »

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Mister Terrific (#3.24)
20 January 2014 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Rose is dating a kids TV show host, Mr. Terrific. Dorothy is looking for a summer job at this time so he gets her a job as a consultant on his show. But as he doesn't accept her ideas he gets fired. Rose is put in his place for an episode, and he wants to jump from the building while Rose wants to save him.

A bit of a weaker episode. While the ending was a bit surprising and clever there wasn't much laughter. And the Mr. Terrific character is such a jerk and so condescending to people who work with him that not only doesn't one want him to have his job back, it is also hard to believe that they defend him so much.

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