Mary Tyler Moore (1970–1977)
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Murray Faces Life 

Murray falls into a major funk when an old schoolmate of his wins the Pulitzer Prize. His workmates, even Ted, try to make him appreciate the life he has.

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Chris Matthews, a local Minneapolis reporter, has made good by winning the Pulitzer Prize. Everyone seems happy for Chris, except Murray, who is depressed, although he can't put into words what's bothering him. As he starts to discuss the issue with Mary and Lou, Murray comes to the realization that Chris' success, he who was a classmate of Murray's, is just the tip of the iceberg in feeling like his life is nowhere near what he envisioned it would be when he was just starting out. The troubled thoughts about his current lot in life include not only work but also the state of his marriage despite loving Marie. Lou tries to help him by giving him some on-air duties, which doesn't seem to help. This midlife crisis may ultimately be something that Murray has to work out for himself. Meanwhile, Mary is having a good laugh as she does a personal side job for Ted: transcribing his memoirs. Written by Huggo

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10 February 1973 (USA)  »

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A Trip to the Dumps
10 February 2017 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Murray is depressed. A college friend has just won the Pulitzer Prize. Murray begins to look over his life and sees it as a failure. The episode involves efforts to get him straightened out. Let's face it. He is a dull man. When Lou expands his responsibilities, he doesn't excel. Mary and Lou try to council him and give him suggestions, but to no avail. Even Ted (who is writing his autobiography) tries his hand. There is a funny scene at the end when we get to see Ted's apartment in a swinging singles building. It's a very average episode with little new territory. One problem with Murray being depressed is that he lays off the wisecracks relating to Ted.


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