Mary Tyler Moore (1970–1977)
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Ted receives a visit from his super-competitive brother, a male model.



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Ted receives a visit from his younger brother, Hal Baxter, the two who have not seen each other in five years. Hal, an actor and ad model, is in town for a modeling job. On first glance, Mary can see that Hal is, in her words, an even more Ted than Ted, the two who are always trying to do and be one better than the other. Hal even corrects people when they refer to him as Ted's brother: in his mind, Ted is his brother. And good looking Hal knows he's good looking, and lets the world also know as much. Because she sees their ultra-competitive nature, Mary reluctantly agrees to pretend to be Ted's longtime girlfriend on a double date with Hal. Since Hal was going to ask Mary, Mary, on Ted's further pleading, asks, as Ted refers to her, her "Israeli friend" (Rhoda) to be Hal's date. As the oneupsmanship between Ted and Hal takes its toll on especially Mary during the course of the date, Mary tries to convince Ted to be the bigger brother and stop all the game playing. Will Ted listen to ... Written by Huggo

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23 October 1971 (USA)  »

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When Ted repays Mary for the money she had laid out, for the previous night's 'date', he gives her US$42 -which is $253.44, in 2018 (minus the tip - which Ted also repays; a whole dollar bill). See more »


Hal Baxter: [Ted and his brother, Hal, have just arrived at Mary's apartment, and Hal's just been introduced to Rhoda, and hands her a small bouquet of flowers] Well, well, well.
[Hal chuckles]
Hal Baxter: aren't we pretty?
Rhoda Morgenstern: [Rhoda stops smelling the flowers, and turns to Hal] You mean me, or both of us?
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Anyone know the song Ted played on Mary's record player/hi-fi?
22 May 2017 | by See all my reviews

When Ted is playing go-fish at Mary's apartment, he asks if she'd like to hear another song and puts on this beautiful classical record type of song. I have searched a lot, but nothing, if anyone finds it please write a review about it for me. There are no lyrics in the song, so it is hard for me to track it down. But I just love the part of the song that I heard. Thank you if anyone knows.

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