Mary Tyler Moore (1970–1977)
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Phyllis Whips Inflation 

When Phyliss goes to look for a job she finds that she has no current skills.



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Lars and Phyllis are arguing about her exorbitant spending habits, in part because of their stocks taking a tumble and Lars' business being down. He ultimately places her on a budget and cuts off access to her credit cards. So Phyllis decides to look for a job. In her search for a job, Phyllis comes to some realizations about her place in working society, which makes her compare her life to Mary's. Meanwhile, the Lindstroms' money woes make Mary examine her own finances. And Sue Ann, named woman of the year by the local Elks Club, does whatever she can to get her story on the six o'clock news. Written by Huggo

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18 January 1975 (USA)  »

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The character Phyllis Lindstrom (Cloris Leachman) explains the drop in the price of her Polaroid stock is because the company hired Laurence Olivier to do their television commercials. She says they should have saved money and hired Durward Kirby. The dialogue referers to Kirby, who served as spokesperson for Polaroid about a decade earlier, while appearing live on The Garry Moore Show (1958), and had an on-air gaffe. See more »


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Phyllis Breaks the Bank
22 February 2017 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This episode centers around Phyllis Lindstrom (Chloris Leachman). She has had a fight with her husband who has told her that she needs to cut down on her spending. Mary suggests a budget and Phyllis goes ballistic. Mary also finds out that her rent has been raised by thirty dollars a month. She asks Lou for a raise. No soap. Phyllis finds out that she and Lars are nearly broke, so she goes off to look for work. Her top job qualification is that she knows which wine to pick for dinner. Anyway, Phyllis always seems to land on her feet.

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