The Mary Tyler Moore Show

Baby Sit-Com

Season 2, Ep 18, Aired 1/22/72
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  • Episode Description
  • Mary agrees to babysit Bess for the weekend, but then a former boyfriend, in town for a few days, asks her out. When she can't find a babysitter for Bess on such short notice, she ends up asking Lou.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Cloris Leachman

    Phyllis Lindstrom (1970-1975)

  • Mary Tyler Moore

    Mary Richards

  • Ted Knight

    Ted Baxter

  • Gavin MacLeod

    Murray Slaughter

  • Valerie Harper

    Rhoda Morgenstern (1970-1974)

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  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (4)

    • Lou: (to Bess, after he comes over to babysit for Mary) Do anything you want, kid. Just don't play with matches.

    • Phyllis: (telling Mary about the marriage conference she is planning to attend) Not that Lars and I have any problems. But if things could be better, why shouldn't he?

    • Phyllis: (disdainfully eying an unkempt Rhoda, who is standing in Mary's doorway in her robe) Yes, well...uh...I always said looks aren't important when you have good clothing sense. Rhoda: Phyllis, I'd like to tell you something. Phyllis: What? Rhoda: It is so hard for me to tell you this. Phyllis: What is it, Rhoda? You can tell me. Rhoda: (leans over and kisses Phyllis on the cheek) I'm extremely contagious.

    • Mary: You know, Rhoda, you could get yourself much sicker going out tonight. Rhoda: Yeah... Mary: Did you tell your date you have a temperature? Rhoda: I would have, Mare. However, I make it a rule never to discuss flu symptoms with a six-foot-one Yale grad with dark, curly hair. Mary: You could give him your cold. Rhoda: Uh-huh. (smiling) If I play my cards right!

    Notes (2)

    • This episode was filmed on December 03, 1971.

    • "The Clancy Clan" was a dig at the then still popular ABC sitcom "The Brady Bunch"

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