The Mary Tyler Moore Show

Season 3 Episode 4

Enter Rhoda's Parents

Aired Saturday 9:30 PM Oct 07, 1972 on CBS



  • Trivia

    • Goof: The trees outside Mary's apartment and Rhoda's window have bright red and orange leaves, indicating it's Autumn. Yet the opening shot of their house shows green leaves on a full tree.

  • Quotes

    • Mary: (about Ida's strange behavior) Maybe she's going through the change of life.
      Martin: She went through that ten years ago.
      Rhoda: Maybe she's changing back.

    • Ida: Where's Martin?
      Mary: Uh, he went to the men's room.
      (a giggling, curvy blonde walks into the office past them in a skin-tight outfit, followed by a smiling Martin)
      Ida: You just never know who you're gonna meet there.

    • Ida: There's only one thing that could get me to go back to your father.
      Rhoda: And what's that, Ma?
      Ida: If he'd admit that he doesn't love me any more.

    • Rhoda: Ma, what happened?
      Ida: (referring to her husband and herself) We had a big fight.
      Rhoda: Does Pop know about it?

    • Ida: Rhoda, I have to tell you, your father and I coming to Minneapolis isn't just a pleasure trip.
      Rhoda: You're telling me!

    • Murray: Mary, the film for our feature story is missing!
      Mary: What story?
      Murray: The one on inefficiency in the workplace.

    • Mary: (at the reception for Rhoda's parents) Mr. Grant, I'm so sorry Mrs. Grant couldn't make it.
      Mr. Grant: Actually, she could have, but Edie and I have this deal: I don't like to watch her cry at weddings, and she doesn't like to watch me drink at receptions. (hands his glass to Mary) Mary, could I have another?

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