Congresswoman Margaret Geddes just appeared on a show that Mary produced. In general niceties over the telephone, Mary invites the Congresswoman to her place for dinner the next time she is ever in town. What Mary is unaware of when she extends the invitation is that the Congresswoman will be in town tomorrow. Mary is concerned not only about the short time frame to get a dinner party arranged, but also about the confirmation that she gets from Rhoda, and later from others, that her parties are generally disasters. With advice from Rhoda, Mary decides to hold a small, elegant dinner party for six, the number of people she can fit at her dining room table. On Murray's advice, Mary decides to ask Sue Ann for advice on the food. The first problem arises even before the party with the invitation list, some who invite themselves and some who are hurt not to be invited despite the aforementioned previous disasters at Mary's parties. When the party starts, there are potential problems on the... Written by
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This was the 1st of Mary's infamous(ly) bad dinner parties. She makes Veal Prince Orloff. See more
Ted, why are you always doing stuff like showing up in places where you weren't invited with a pint of sherbet?
Be fair Lou, the sherbet's a new touch.
It Came Upon a Midnight Clear
Music by Richard Storrs Willis
Lyrics by Edmund Hamilton Sears
Performed by Ted Knight See more