Mary Tyler Moore (1970–1977)
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Not a Christmas Story 

Everyone is getting on each others nerves when they are trapped in the newsroom by a snowstorm.

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It's a Monday in November, and a snowstorm is passing through Minneapolis. While the newsroom staff works on news stories about the weather, Sue Ann, who has just taped her Christmas special, invites the newsroom gang to join her that evening on her set to feast on her just prepared Christmas meal. They all decline as they all have other plans for the evening. By the time the newscast starts, Murray, Mary, Lou and Ted are all at each others' throats over an editorial issue with Murray's copy, and who is to blame for what happens as a result on the air. Murray threatens to quit over the issue. However, it's not like he can storm out of the office since they are all snowed in until the streets are cleared, which is forecast to be after midnight. As such, they all decide to join Sue Ann for her dinner, despite no one feeling in a festive Christmas mood. Written by Huggo

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9 November 1974 (USA)  »

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Ted goes on the air in a light blue blazer and when the news is over, comes from the studio in a dark blue blazer. See more »

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Sue Ann Nivens: [Sue Ann walks in to the newsroom, dressed in a Christmas-themed outfit; red top, red skirt, accessorised with a sprig of mistletoe as a pin, and more mistletoe on the skirt] HI people
Mary RichardsMurray Slaughter: [Half-heartedly] Hi.
Sue Ann Nivens: [Sue Ann walks towards Mary and Murray] Isn't it beautiful out there?
[Mary mumbles in agreement, as she and Murray get back to work, ignoring Sue Ann]
Sue Ann Nivens: I mean - snow always inspires such awe in me.
[Sue Ann starts talking in a 'philosophical' tone]
Sue Ann Nivens: Just consider one single, solitary snow-flake, ...
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Deck the Hall
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Traditional tune, lyrics by Thomas Oliphant
Performed by Mary Tyler Moore, Edward Asner, Gavin MacLeod, Ted Knight, Betty White & Georgia Engel
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Bah! Humbug!
21 February 2017 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is so funny. At the station, Murray come up with a new introduction for Ted to read on the news: "This is Ted Baxter with news from around the world and around the corner." Ted wants it to say, "From around the corner and around the world." This leads to all kinds of anger. Murray actually goes to Mary's apartment where she comes out of the shower in a towel to talk to him. She agrees to use is version, but the next day, during a blizzard, Mary hems and haws and Ted reads it his way. Murray decides to quit and things get worse and worse and everyone is yelling at everyone else. Meanwhile, Su Ann Nivens has taped a series of Christmas shows and invites everyone down to her studio. She makes them all wear hats and sing "The Twelve Days of Christmas." It is amazingly funny as the growl and complain and look askance. Easily one of the funniest episodes of this series. Fantastic writing.


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