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Lou Grant

Season 5 Episode 15


Aired Monday 10:00 PM Mar 08, 1982 on CBS
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Episode Summary

Rossi discovers that Mrs. Pynchon's husband was one of the shady entrepreneurs who swindled Japanese-Americans out of their land when they were sent to internment camps during World War II. Meanwhile, Billie writes a story about a woman recently appointed to the police review board, who was tainted with suspicion after her doctor husband fled the country in the wake of a Medicaid scandal.moreless

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  • Conflict of interest

    A conflict of interest is faced by Rossi and his editors. A story Rossi is working on includes the fact that Mrs. Pynchon's husband was involved in some underhanded business dealings against Japanese Americans. Charlie and Lou kill the story to protect their boss whom they believe is still ailing after her stroke. Meanwhile, we get a lot of background on the relocation of Japanese Americans during the second world war. Pat Morita is a guest star in his pre-Karate Kid days. Probably the best moment is the scene where Rossi informs Margaret about her husband's past business schemes. We are supposed to think that she may have another stroke, and while she doesn't, the tension in the scene and several that follow make for an interesting episode.moreless
Clint Howard

Clint Howard

Jerry Kovacovich

Guest Star

Pat Morita

Pat Morita

Ike Tatsumi

Guest Star

Lee McDonald

Lee McDonald

Leland Willoughby

Guest Star

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (3)

    • Ken Watanabe: Practically the entire Japanese community figures internment was wrong and unnecessary, but you're going to find a lot of others who find taking money for what they went through, is adding one disgrace to another.

    • Mrs. Pynchon: I can handle Mr. Rossi with my brace on my leg and one hand tied behind my back.

    • Adam: You play the ponies just like you play the stock market.

      Lou: Blue chips? The horse and jockey with the best combined record?

      Adam: Is that how you play the market?

      Lou: I don't play the market. I thought that's what you meant.

      Adam: No, no. You look for a jockey or horse with one or more of the letter X and then you lay a heavy bet.

      Lou: Thanks a lot, Adam!

      Adam: Hey, it worked with Xerox.

  • NOTES (0)


    • Mrs. Pynchon: Swollen hands and dragging feet. It sounds like a Fats Waller lyric.

      Jazz pianist and singer Fats Waller (1904-1943) was famous for songs with unusual titles such as "Your Feet's Too Big" and "All That Meat And No Potatoes".