Mary Tyler Moore (1970–1977)
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You Sometimes Hurt the One You Hate 

When Ted endorses a candidate on the air, Lou gets mad and throws him out. After Lou feels what he did was wrong, Ted takes advantage of him.



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After Ted makes what may be his most libelous on-air gaffe ever, Lou's reaction is to assault Ted physically by throwing him through the studio doors. Lou thinks nothing of his act as he sees it as something he needed to do to get his anger for Ted out of his system. Even Mary's railings against him don't make Lou change his mind about his action. It isn't until Ted has a resulting neck injury that Lou starts to feel remorseful. Ted starts to take advantage of Lou's feelings of guilt by asking for more and more, including sharing Lou's office with him and having a new editorial spot at the end of the newscast. What Ted is doing ends up also affecting Mary and Murray negatively. Lou may only be able to take so much of what Ted is doing, but whether Lou will resort to physical violence is the question. Written by Huggo

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28 September 1974 (USA)  »

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The title comes from the song "You Always Hurt the One You Love" written by Allan Roberts and Doris Fisher. See more »


Ted Baxter: I finally came up with my title. It's "A Piece of My Mind."
Murray Slaughter: Well, if they can split the atom... ,
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Ted the Manipulator/Lou the Chump
20 February 2017 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Ted Baxter commits an egregious error while on the air. He endorses a candidate and libels his opponent. Lou goes in and throws him through a door. He hits a cigarette machine and is injured. This leads to anger on Mary's part and contrition on Lou's. Ted is taken to the hospital and now has the upper hand. Lou feels guilty and begins to give in to Ted's wishes. He even ends up sharing his office with Ted. Things get worse and worse on the air, but Lou can't do anything. Then, Ted creates a three minute personal editorial called "A Piece of My Mind." He hits the mother load of irresponsibility and the results are hilarious.

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