The Mary Tyler Moore Show

Who's in Charge Here?

Season 3, Ep 3, Aired 9/30/72
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  • Episode Description
  • Lou is promoted to the position of program director but has to decide to whom his old job should go. Meanwhile, The Six O'clock News begins falling apart without him.

  • 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)

  • Fan Reviews (2)
  • A bit of a put-on

    By OmarCayenne, Feb 24, 2012

  • Lou gets promoted.

    By lineuphere, Nov 29, 2006

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (3)

    • Phyllis: Woman's job, man's job? There's no such thing. Name one job a man can handle that a woman can't. Rhoda: A female impersonator.

    • Lou: They don't want any new ideas. They just want me to sit behind my desk and look like a program manager. Take the money and smile. That's not me, Mary. Mary: No, sir, it certainly isn't. Lou: I don't mind taking the money, but the smiling was killing me.

    • Lou: (telling Mary his thoughts on being promoted to program director) Up there I'll really have to work at being good. Mary: Yeah, down here you were good without really even working.

    Notes (1)

    • This was the first episode produced for Season 3, filmed on June 09, 1972.

    Trivia (1)

    • Looking carefully, one can see that Gilligan's Island is listed in the three o' clock time slot on WJM's broadcast chart behind Lou.

    Allusions (1)

    • Rhoda says of Phyllis' talking while they're exercising, "She never gets winded! It's like doing calisthenics with Hubert Humphrey!" Rhoda is alluding to the Vice President under Lyndon Johnson, who was also a senator from Minnesota.

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