The Mary Tyler Moore Show

Season 1 Episode 3

Bess, You is My Daughter Now

Aired Saturday 9:30 PM Oct 03, 1970 on CBS



  • Trivia

  • Quotes

    • Lou: Mary, where are the idiot cards?
      Ted: Cue cards, Lou! Cue Cards!
      Lou: Excuse me, Ted. Mary, could you please give those cue cards to this idiot?

    • Ted: What ever happened to the good old days when they had wars in England?
      Murray: You'd find a way to mispronounce London.
      Mary: Ted, Mr.Grant asked me to remind you, it's Richard *Milhouse* Nixon, not Milhorse.

    • Mary: Do you ever wonder what kind of mother you'll be?
      Rhoda: I don't care so long as it isn't unwed.

  • Notes

    • The episode was filmed in studio on July 10, 1970, and the shopping sequence completed filming on July 13, 1970.

  • Allusions

    • Episode Title: Bess You Is My Daughter Now

      This is a reference to the a song from the 1935 George Gershwin opera Porgy and Bess, titled "Bess, You Is My Woman Now."