Mary Tyler Moore: Season 4, Episode 10

The Dinner Party (17 Nov. 1973)

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It's time for another one of Mary's dinner parties. She has six chairs at her dining-room table and exactly six portions of veal Prince Orloff.

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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 Huggo

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This was the 1st of Mary's infamous(ly) bad dinner parties. She makes Veal Prince Orloff. See more »

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Sue Ann Nivens: Mary, dear - do you have any idea what happens when you let Veal Prince Orloff sit in an oven too long?
Mary Richards: No, what?
Sue Ann Nivens: He dies.
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Featured in Mary Tyler Moore: Mary's Big Party (1977) See more »

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It Came Upon a Midnight Clear
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Music by Richard Storrs Willis
Lyrics by Edmund Hamilton Sears
Performed by Ted Knight
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