Looking for a change in her life, Mary moves to another apartment.



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After receiving a letter from Phyllis in San Francisco telling of her new life, Mary feels like she's in a predictable rut as she has nothing new to report back to Phyllis. To get out of her rut, Mary even contemplates leaving WJM news despite loving her job. Mary's complaining about her life starts to get all her friends feeling depressed. Ultimately it is some not so advice from Ted that gets Mary thinking about what she needs to do. When she makes what she believes is an exciting change, she has to do one thing on her own to make it a "Mary" reality. Meanwhile, Georgette is planning on taking a vacation to Rome, about which Ted isn't too happy. Written by Huggo

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20 September 1975 (USA)  »

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The episode closes with the gang sitting or lying in a semicircle on the living room floor, toasting Mary's new apartment; the champagne and glasses are resting on several sheets of newspaper laid out on the floor between the players, ostensibly to protect the carpet from possible spills. As the scene ends and the closing credits are displayed, for no apparent reason the newspapers toward the front of the set (closest to Ted) start to rustle and lift off the carpet. The only way this could happen is if crew members in front of the set did something to disrupt the airflow on set, resulting in the newspapers getting picked up by this sudden gust of air. See more »


Murray Slaughter: You know something? I just figured out why we're having trouble convincing Mary that life in this newsroom isn't boring. It's because it is boring.
Lou Grant: It is?
Murray Slaughter: Yeah! I mean, I'm bored. What do I do all day?
[Gets up from his desk and points toward the teletype machine]
Murray Slaughter: I go in there and I take the news out of that doohinkey.
[Points at his typewriter]
Murray Slaughter: And then I rewrite it on this doohinkey.
[Points at the TV set next to his desk]
Murray Slaughter: And then I turn on that doohinkey,
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References La Dolce Vita (1960) See more »


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Written and performed by Sonny Curtis
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