Thirty year old Mary Richards has just moved to Minneapolis to start a new life. She broke off a long term relationship with her now ex-boyfriend Bill. They were in a pre-engagement period for two years while Bill was going through medical school, he promising to marry her once he started his own practice. But when that time came, he didn't want to rush into marriage. In Minneapolis, Mary has to deal both with finding a place to live and finding a job. With the former, her friend, Phyllis Lindstrom, has found an apartment for her in the small building in which she herself lives. Mary will have to battle another tenant, Rhoda Morgenstern, a brash Jewish New Yorker, for that unit. With the latter, Mary applies for a secretarial job at WJM-TV News. After a less than conventional interview with the news' producer, Lou Grant, Mary instead is offered a job as associate producer, which is lower paid than the secretarial job and not very well defined in terms of the responsibilities. Mary's ...
Did You Know?
At the initial read-through, actor'Angus Duncan' so disliked the script, he through it, and was almost fired on the spot. However, after the problems were worked out, and the pilot episode was shot, to very positive reviews from the audience, Duncan asked if his character could become a semi-regular, which Messers Brooks and Burns said; 'thanks, but no thanks'. See more
When Mary arrives at WJM to inquire about the secretarial position, she is told the position is already filled. We never see a secretary employed in the news room in any future shows. See more
Well, I got a long distance call today, and I was on the phone for *forty-five* minutes, and guess what?
Your boyfriend's coming to see you!
[long, glaring pause
That was Mother's news, Bess.
Love Is All Around
Written and performed by Sonny Curtis See more