Trivia, Quotes, Notes and Allusions
Lou: The owner has been asking about you, about how important you are to the station.
Ted: What did you tell them, Lou?
Mary: He told him to watch you do the news and decide for himself.
Ted: (in a panic) Oh, my God!
Sue Ann: If I am going to find another job, I'd better go out and collect some references. I wonder where the 31st Armored Division is bivouacked these days.
Mary: I don't have a job as of Monday.
Phyllis: We know. Lou told us when he called. It's obviously a case of sexual discrimination.
Mary: No, no, Phyllis, they fired the guys too.
Phyllis: Oh, Mary, you little goose! That was just to cover their tracks!
Rhoda: How is good old Lars?
Phyllis: Lars is dead, Rhoda.
Rhoda: Same old Lars.
Phyllis: No, I mean he really passed away.
Rhoda: What? Oh my God, I'm so sorry, Phyllis, I didn't ... Mary, why didn't you tell me?
Mary: I thought surely Phyllis had told you.
Rhoda: Phyllis, why didn't you tell me?
Phyllis: I was afraid you might want to come to the funeral.
Lou Grant: I treasure you people.
Mary: I just wanted you to know that sometimes I get concerned about being a career woman. I get to thinking my job is too important to me, and I tell myself that the people I work with are just the people I work with. And not my family. And last night, I thought, 'what is a family, anyway?' They're just people who make you feel less alone...and really loved. And that's what you've done for me. Thank you for being my family.
This series finale was filmed on Friday, February 04, 1977.
Rhoda, Phyllis and Mary are together again for the first time in 3 years.
The song at the end was "It's a Long Way to Tipperary". (Consequently, the distance between Minneapolis, MN and Tipperary, Ireland is 3,685 miles.)
The original airing of this episode featured a curtain call before the closing credits. It has not been seen in syndication, nor on home video since.
This episode won the 1977 Emmy for Best Writing in a Comedy Series, the show's fourth in a row and fifth in seven years.