Mary Tyler Moore (1970–1977)
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You've Got a Friend 

When Mary decides that her retired father needs a friend, she tries to pair him up with Mr. Grant.

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Three weeks into her parent's move to Minneapolis, Mary notices that her mother, Dottie, is adjusting to life in the big city, but that her father, Walter, is not adjusting not only to life in the big city but not adjusting to his life as a retired surgeon. He has yet to make any friends and is doing things out of the ordinary just to keep busy. Mary thinks that things will change once he does meet some people he can call his own friends, and she tries to help that process along. But after a somewhat disastrous lunch with her two favorite men in the world - Walter and Lou - Mary thinks that before her father should meet new people, she should become a better friend to him. Written by Huggo

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25 November 1972 (USA)  »

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Mary bought a pair of baseball tickets for $12. In 2016, that would be equal to $70. See more »

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Mary Richards: [Mary decides on what to drink] Well, I'll have a Bloody Mary... but, without the vodka.
Lou Grant: [Lou turns to the waitress, Rayette] You know the vodka your leaving out of her drink?
Waitress: Yeah?
Lou Grant: Put it in mine.
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Love Is All Around
Written and performed by Sonny Curtis
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Worried About Dad
8 February 2017 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is kind of a touching episode with Mary trying to find a friend for her father, who doesn't seem to be reacting to retirement very well. Trying to get him and Lou together does not work out so well. They are polar opposites. Her father is really a kind of cold fish and doesn't like to talk very much. He was a surgeon and has a rather harsh view of petty things. Mary's solution to this is to have a nice dinner with only her father, so they can reconnect. Apparently, because of his profession, he missed a lot of little things as she was growing up. On another front, there is a great scene where Ted shows up for work looking like a bum. He isn't shaved and he is wearing dirty clothes. Apparently, his insurance won't cover his yearly check-up, so he went to a free clinic for poor people. When Lou sees him, Lou's response is hilarious.


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