Mary Tyler Moore (1970–1977)
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More Than Neighbors 

There's a vacant apartment in Mary's building, and Ted wants to move into it.



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Episode cast overview:
Lou Grant
Rhoda Morgenstern
Murray Slaughter
Michael Lee
Phyllis Lindstrom


Mary learns directly from her downstairs neighbor Barbara that she is moving, which means Barbara's spacious one-bedroom apartment will be available for rent. Mary would love to move into it, but can't afford the rent, which is almost double her current rent. Mary and Rhoda briefly flirt with the idea of living there together, but decide that that would probably not be the best idea. But that idea is more palatable than who eventually shows interest in renting the apartment: Ted. Both Mary and Rhoda are heartbroken about the possibility of Ted moving in, Mary who even contemplates moving herself just to get away from Ted. After Mary is in near tears about the situation, Lou decides it's time for him to intervene, he who figures he knows what buttons to push so that Ted will decide not to take the apartment. Through the process, Mary and Rhoda learn who "Ellen P. Management", their unresponsive building manager, is. Written by Huggo

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29 January 1972 (USA)  »

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Ted's Moving In
4 February 2017 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

An apartment in Mary's building becomes available. Mary and Rhoda find out for the first time that Lars and Phyllis are the apartment managers. Phyllis ask Mary to check at the station to see if there's anyone there who needs an apartment. Unfortunately, despite Lou's efforts to hide the news from Ted, who is looking for a place, Ted grabs the note from the bulletin board and starts the process of renting the apartment. During a brief visit to Mary's, it is obvious that he is going to be about as high maintenance as can be. Mary has to do something. There is a hilarious scene where Ted's lawyer (a college kid), Phyllis, and Ted go into Lou's office without his permission. The blocks start to tumble. This is a really funny episode.

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