Mary Tyler Moore: Season 4, Episode 23

Two Wrongs Don't Make a Writer (23 Feb. 1974)

TV Episode  -   -  Comedy
7.9
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.9/10 from 29 users  
Reviews: 1 user

Mary is less than thrilled when Ted decides to join her creative writing class.

Director:

Writers:

(created by), (created by), 1 more credit »
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 2202 titles
created 04 Apr 2012
 
list image
a list of 1418 titles
created 11 Feb 2013
 
a list of 4 titles
created 6 months ago
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Two Wrongs Don't Make a Writer (23 Feb 1974)

Two Wrongs Don't Make a Writer (23 Feb 1974) on IMDb 7.9/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Mary Tyler Moore.
« Previous Episode | 95 of 168 Episodes | Next Episode »

Videos

1 video »
Edit

Cast

Episode cast overview:
...
...
...
...
...
Shirley O'Hara ...
Mrs. Malone
Edit

Storyline

Ted believes that the act of writing is beneath him, until he learns that some of the "big ones", such as Walter Cronkite, sometimes write their own copy. When Ted's attempt to emulate a "big one" has a less than positive response, Ted decides that he will sit in on a creative writing class. Unfortunately for Mary, the class that he chooses is the one she is taking. Ted thinks that he can breeze through the class on the strength of his news background, but finds that his first assignment is more difficult to write than he imagined. A day before the assignment is due and is to be read in front of the class, Ted has not even started and asks Mary to write his paper for him, which she refuses to do. But Ted will do anything to make himself look good in front of the class, even at the expense of a friend. Written by Huggo

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

23 February 1974 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The title is a parody of the illogical fallacy two wrongs don't make a right meaning that if one wrong is committed, another wrong will cancel it out. See more »

Quotes

Lou Grant: Where do you get off changing Murray's copy?
Ted Baxter: It was flat, Lou! I didn't change the facts, I just jazzed up the language.
Lou Grant: Jazzed up? Jazzed up? Ted, you do not change the wording of a direct quote. And I do not believe that the Queen of England calls the French Ambassador "The Dude from Frog Town."
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

One of the very best episodes
29 May 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This episode is among the very best of the entire series, and showcases Ted Knight at his finest as the bumbling boob and self-centered ignoramus that no-one could ever have played better. Edward Asner played the best foil ever seen in this episode. After Ted Baxter decides to write and broadcast his own unauthorized and ridiculous copy for the evening news, Lou Grant wants to kill him, but Georgette is in his dressing room. It is one of the funniest and most memorable scenes in television history. Following this fiasco, Ted decides to join Mary's writing class in an effort to justify his writing skills. He steals Mary's childhood story, and on a 4th grade level submits it before the class, much to the dismay of Mary.


1 of 1 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
MTM Show leaving the airwaves jarrodmcdonald-1
More repeat of characters. Countryford
Generations dwhw
Will I like this show? bigmac_x
MTM 6th Best Show Ever Say WGA Members ElRaisuli
Mary and Rhoda Are Very Naive Ariane1998
Discuss Two Wrongs Don't Make a Writer (1974) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?