Mary Tyler Moore (1970–1977)
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At a convention together Mary finds out that Sue Ann is much lonelier than she appears to be.



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Both Murray and Ted vie for the one spot the news team has for the weekend broadcaster's convention in Chicago. To their dismay, Lou plans to go himself, that is until he learns that Sue Ann is also going, she who wants to spend all their time together. To get out from Sue Ann's lair, Lou, on the spur of the moment, decides to send Mary instead. Although angry with Mary at first since she won't be able to spend that much anticipated time with Lou, Sue Ann instead wants to be joined at the hip with Mary in Chicago, which is the furthest thing from Mary's mind. What Sue Ann also seems to want is to "have a good time" and to be the center of attention among her old Chicago colleagues, or if that doesn't work out, then with any other male conventioneers who are also out to have a good time. What happens that weekend shows why Sue Ann is so desperate to be in the middle of all the fun. Written by Huggo

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16 November 1974 (USA)  »

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Sue Ann mentions her first show: a cooking show in Chicago, entitled; 'Let's Talk About Meat.' See more »


Lou Grant: [Lou hasn't announced who from the newsroom will go on the Chicago junket. Sue Ann comes into his office, and tells Lou she's going, and wants him to go as well] I didn't know you were going.
Sue Ann Nivens: I wouldn't miss a chance like this! 3 days... and nights, in the city where I had my first program. It was a cooking show, called; 'Let's Talk About Meat'.
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Sue Ann Tries to Entertain the Troops
21 February 2017 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The newsroom can send one person to Chicago for a convention. When Lou finds out Sue Ann will be there, he defers to Mary. This makes Ted jealous. So Mary goes to Chicago and she and Sue Ann end up in adjoining rooms. It isn't long before the Happy Homemaker has found two middle aged men in the hall and put together an evening for them. It turns out they are morticians at a convention and the girls go out with them. The problem is that these two old operators are only interested in Mary. She is so uncomfortable and Sue Ann is steamed. There is something sort of sad about this whole thing. The last minute is really the only funny one in the show.

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