Another rare episode that has an actual scene during the closing credits. This time, Mary is explaining to Murray what a "feeb" is.
Lou Grant comes across as out-of-character in this episode by seeming less devoted to his wife and more obsessive about leering as he comments on woman after woman who applies for a job. This episode portrays him more as a male chauvinist, which is not why audiences love him.
(Mary is on the phone with Randy, who hangs up on her instead of putting her on hold)
Murray: Feeb? What's that?
Mary: Feeb. Feeble. A dum-dum. Ineffectual. It's a word, to Feeb. The verb, "to feeb," or to be "feebed upon." The adjective feeb, or feebish. There's, uh, feeb city, feeb time. Head feeb.
Murray: You mean like Ted Baxter?
Mary: Super feeb!
Murray: Happy Birthday, Ted. (hands him a gift)
Ted: (shakes it) I'll bet it's a book. (opens it) It is a book. (Reads aloud) Dick and Jane Visit a Farm.
Lou: I guess I'm what you'd call a male chauvinist pig.
Mary: She, uh, she wasn't right.
Lou: I'm glad we're communicating.
Mary: What was wrong with her?
Lou: Well, for one thing, when she walked out of here, I didn't watch her.
Mary: Oh. You mean, uh… she-she didn't have any, uh-- (Mary motions at her backside)
Lou: Right. No caboose whatsover.
Mary: Well, if that is the case, Mr. Grant, why have I been wasting my time for the last two days screening them for skills? I mean, why don't I just march them in here in bathing suits?
Lou: How many more applicants are there?
Mary: Uh, two. Uh, the first is Doreen Skinner. Her skills are excellent, and she seems to measure up, caboose-wise.
Lou: Good. Back her in here.
This episode was filmed on November 12, 1971.