Mary Tyler Moore: Season 3, Episode 24

Mary Richards and the Incredible Plant Lady (3 Mar. 1973)

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Mary lends money to Rhoda so she can open a plant store, but when the store takes off, Rhoda doesn't seem anxious about paying the money back.



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Mary dreams about buying a new car - a convertible - but since her old car is still running perfectly fine, she decides against it. So Rhoda is not averse to asking Mary to borrow some of the money Mary would have used to buy said car - $995 - for a business venture: to open a plant store. After Mary sees what a green thumb Rhoda has, Mary agrees. Rhoda vows to return the money within five weeks. Mary starts to get worried about the amount when Rhoda increases the amount requested by $300. Beyond problems of getting the money out of her term savings account, Mary becomes concerned about getting her money back as she has not seen a dime six and a half weeks later, despite Rhoda implying the store is doing booming business. What's worse for Mary is when she sees that Rhoda has bought herself a whole new wardrobe, and when Rhoda tells her that her car isn't running well after she borrows it, which may mean that Mary has to buy the convertible after all. Mary has to decide if she'll ... Written by Huggo

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Rhoda asks Mary for a loan of $995. In 2010 this would be worth $4827.38. See more »


Mary Richards: If I know I can't have it, why look?
Rhoda Morgenstern: If I felt that way I'd never go to a Paul Newman movie.
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