Mary Tyler Moore (1970–1977)
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Mary's income-tax returns are audited by an amorous IRS agent.



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Episode complete credited cast:
Murray Slaughter
Ted Baxter
Robert C. Brand
Glorya Lord ...
Waitress (as Gloria Lord)
Delivery Boy


Mary has just received notice that she is being audited by the IRS. She isn't overly worried as she keeps meticulous records and she reports all her income... well, almost. She is expecting a grizzled old man as her auditor, so she is surprised to see that her auditor, Robert C. Brand, is a youngish man. He ends up sending Mary mixed messages. On the one hand, he asks her about everything in her tax returns, including the smallest details, and he continually refers to her as Miss Richards (and she in turn continually refers to him as Mr. Brand). On the other hand, he asks her out several times and gives her gifts, both all in the name of business. So she isn't sure if their outings are really dates and if the gifts are meant to be romantic gestures. Only when what ends up being an extremely long audit is completed will Mary really know for sure. Her feelings about Mr. Brand in return may be tempered by the amount she may have to pay the IRS in back taxes. Written by Huggo

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28 November 1970 (USA)  »

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Based on the $8,000.00 figure that the IRS agent gives as Mary's total income from the previous year; Mary earns $166.66/wk, or $4.17/hr. If adjusted for inflation her salary would be equivalent to $ 48,650 in 2014. See more »


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Mary Gets Audited
31 January 2017 | by See all my reviews

Paul Sand was a cool guy who showed up quite a lot on TV during this era. As a matter of fact, I believe he had his own show where he played musician with a Boston symphony orchestra. In this episode, Mary gets audited by the IRS and Sand is her auditor. He is a quirky, handsome young man who starts to really enjoy their encounters. She starts to go out with him. Of course, hanging over everything is the audit itself. He is torn between his duty and his feelings for her. What is really interesting to the nerd in me is how she could be audited when her salary was so little. Then I realized that my first teaching contract was $6700 a year at approximately the same time. Hard to believe. Anyway, this is a gentle episode and Sand is so likable.

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