Mary Tyler Moore (1970–1977)

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Mary accepts a date with a very short visiting author.



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Hamilton Camp ...
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With less than an hour to air time, Ted calls in sick with the flu. Murray has to fill in as the substitute anchor until Ted recovers, but one of Ted's other jobs for this specific evening falls to Mary, who will be the stand-in double interviewer for their news magazine show "Scrutiny", with the editors to splice in Ted as interviewer later. Mary first meets the evening's guest, best selling author Eric Matthews, when she arrives at the seated set. Following the interview, Mary has no hesitation in accepting a date with Eric since she finds him attractive, intelligent and funny. It isn't until they rise to leave the set that Mary starts to have some apprehension as Eric is a good four inches shorter than she is, more if she is wearing heels. After their date, Mary's belief about Eric's attractiveness, intelligence and humor is strengthened, but all she can think about is how short he is. Mary is able to place their relationship in proper context after he asks her to read his latest ... Written by Huggo

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31 October 1970 (USA)  »

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Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec was a famous French painter of the late 19th century. Because of a childhood accident his legs stop growing which resulted in having an adult size torso with his undersized legs. As a result he never exceeded five feet in height. See more »


Mary Richards: [introducing Rhoda to her short date, Eric Matthews] Eric, I'd like you to meet my friend, Rhoda Morgenstern; Rhoda, this is Eric Shrimp.
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