Mary is more than happy to accept a date with a gallant older man named Doug Booth, who walks into the newsroom. It isn't until Murray walks into the newsroom that Mary learns that Doug is his sixty-eight year old stepfather. After getting over the initial shock, Mary doesn't care about Doug being Murray's father or the fact that he is thirty years older than she is as she likes him and they have a good time together. However, others may care that Mary is dating a much older man, with Murray being at the top of that list. Murray makes his feelings well known at a party he and Marie are hosting at their house for Doug and his friends, while being in the company of Doug's friends makes Mary feel like the age difference may matter. She has to decide if she will let these outside forces dictate her relationship with Doug.
Did You Know?
A party guest mentions that he and Doug Booth voted Republican in 1928. If he is 68 in 1977 he would have been 19 in 1928.
The voting age in Minnesota until 1970 was 21. See more
[Murray is introducing Mary to people his father - and Mary's date - Doug knows. He is taking with Joe, whilst an elderly lady is standing next to Mary
Hey , did your dad get here
Yeah, he's over there. Oh, Joe, have you met Mary? Mary is dad's date for tonight.
[Mary extends her hand, but Joe bypasses Mary and walks up to the old lady
Awww... hello, Mary
Mary, this is Helen Holloway
[Murray talks loud for the hard-of-hearing, Helen
Helen, this is Mary Richards.
[Mary and Helen shake hands
Love Is All Around
Written and performed by Sonny Curtis See more