Mary Tyler Moore: Season 7, Episode 2

Mary the Writer (2 Oct. 1976)

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Mary tries to sell an article she wrote to a magazine and is not happy with the feedback she receives from Lou.



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Mary decides to try her hand at creative writing, specifically a short article about her grandfather. After Murray sneaks a peek at it (biased he who loves it), Mary begs Lou to provide his opinion on it. He reluctantly does Mary this favor despite knowing that what she only wants to hear is that he too does love it, even if he hates it. But Lou does hate it and tells her as much. Mary is hurt by his comments, but decides to proceed anyway in her plan to submit it to magazines for publication. When Lou later confronts Mary about her poor reaction and she no longer treating him like a friend, Mary reacts with a surprising comment. She has to figure out a way to get out of the predicament in which the comment has placed her. Written by Huggo

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2 October 1976 (USA)  »

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Lou Grant: You see, Mary? Ted's writing is lousy - even worse than yours. But when you brought yours to me, I respected you enough to tell you the truth. Would you rather I had treated you like I treated Ted? Huh? Would you prefer that I patronize you like some idiot? Shower you with empty compliments? Huh? Pump up your ego like you were some empty-headed, bumbling, brainless boob? Is that what you want?
Mary Richards: God, yes!
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