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"Mary Tyler Moore" It Was Fascination, I Know (1972)

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Original Air Date:
2 December 1972 (Season 3, Episode 12)
Mary's latest admirer is younger than she is...a lot, lot younger. And Mary must find a way to let him down gently. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Episode Crew
Directed by
Jay Sandrich 
Writing credits
James L. Brooks (created by) and
Allan Burns (created by)

Ed. Weinberger (written by)

Produced by
James L. Brooks .... executive producer
Allan Burns .... executive producer
Lionel A. Ephraim .... associate producer
Ed. Weinberger .... producer
Michael Zinberg .... assistant producer
Original Music by
Patrick Williams  (as Pat Williams)
Cinematography by
Paul Uhl (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Douglas Hines 
Art Direction by
Lewis E. Hurst Jr. 
Set Decoration by
Raymond Boltz Jr.  (as Raymond Boltz)
Makeup Department
Donna Cox .... hair stylist (as Donna M. Cox)
Ben Nye Jr. .... makeup artist (as Ben Nye II)
Production Management
Lionel A. Ephraim .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
John C. Chulay .... assistant director
Art Department
Gene Cox .... property master
Sound Department
Cam McCulloch .... sound mixer (as Cameron McCulloch)
Camera and Electrical Department
Don Bustany .... camera coordinator
Roy Kight .... key grip
Sam Ozment .... gaffer
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Leslie Hall .... costumer: women
Donald MacDonald .... costumer: men (as Don MacDonald)
Music Department
Sonny Curtis .... composer: theme music
Sonny Curtis .... performer: theme music
Patrick Williams .... conductor (as Pat Williams)
Other crew
Cheryl Blythe .... production assistant
James L. Brooks .... script consultant
Allan Burns .... script consultant
Marjorie Mullen .... script supervisor

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Allan Burns  created by

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26 min
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Did You Know?

Mary Richards:You don't suppose... it's him?
Rhoda Morgenstern:[Opens the door, sees Phyllis] Worse... it's her.
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Popular with the Younger Set, 8 February 2017
Author: Hitchcoc from United States

When Phyllis forces Bess to introduce her boyfriend to Mary, he is immediately taken with her. To the point of obsession. There is something sort of spooky about this whole thing. She does go places with him for awhile until she can figure out what to do. This is another of those no-backbone things where she should have nipped it in the bud right there. If nothing else but to protect her reputation and potential societal issues. This whole business of not hurting someone's feelings, even if he's a teenager, could get one in a whole lot of trouble. The kid seems pretty worldly and not really all that nice to others. Sort of a classic sitcom plot that wasn't improved on by this script.

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