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"Mary Tyler Moore" A Girl's Best Mother Is Not Her Friend (1971)

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Mary Tyler Moore: Season 2: Episode 5 -- Rhoda's mother, Ida, comes to visit, and after seeing Phyllis' relationship with Bess, decides to bridge the generation gap by becoming Rhoda's new best friend.

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Writers:
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Original Air Date:
16 October 1971 (Season 2, Episode 5)
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Plot:
Rhoda's visiting mother decides to become Rhoda's "friend." Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

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Episode Crew
Directed by
Jay Sandrich 
 
Writing credits
James L. Brooks (created by) and
Allan Burns (created by)

David Davis (written by) &
Lorenzo Music (written by)

Produced by
James L. Brooks .... executive producer
Allan Burns .... executive producer
David Davis .... producer
Lionel A. Ephraim .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Patrick Williams  (as Pat Williams)
 
Cinematography by
Paul Uhl (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Douglas Hines 
 
Art Direction by
Lewis E. Hurst Jr. 
 
Set Decoration by
Raymond Boltz Jr.  (as Raymond Boltz)
 
Makeup Department
Donna Cox .... hair stylist (as Donna M. Cox)
Ben Nye Jr. .... makeup artist (as Ben Nye II)
 
Production Management
Lionel A. Ephraim .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
John C. Chulay .... assistant director
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Don Bustany .... camera coordinator
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Leslie Hall .... costumer: women
Donald MacDonald .... costumer: men (as Don MacDonald)
 
Music Department
Sonny Curtis .... composer: theme music
Sonny Curtis .... performer: theme music
Patrick Williams .... conductor (as Pat Williams)
 
Other crew
David Davis .... story consultant
Marjorie Mullen .... script supervisor
Lorenzo Music .... story consultant
 

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Casting by
Ethel Winant 
 
Casting Department
Nancy E. Barr .... casting assistant (1976)
 
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Runtime:
30 min
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Trivia:
The title is from the expression that "a girl's best friend is her mother".See more »
Quotes:
Phyllis Lindstrom:For the past two years I've been teaching a course, showing mothers how to relate to their children.
Mary Richards:Phyllis, isn't that a ceramics course you teach?
Phyllis Lindstrom:They *think* it's a ceramics class.
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