The Mary Tyler Moore Show

Season 1 Episode 15

Howard's Girl

Aired Saturday 9:30 PM Jan 02, 1971 on CBS

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  • Mary dates the brother of a former beau, to the chagrin of his parents who prefer their other son. They all sit on the couch and look into ViewMasters.

    A rare disappointment. and my least favorite episode ever; it's clunky, unfunny and just peters out with no true sense of resolution. And what's up with the ViewMasters?

    Not even the presence of Mary Jackson, one of "The Waltons" Baldwin sisters as one of the disapproving parents can help this episode. Already by this time in Season 1, the premise of Mary dating a different man each week was starting to wear thin and the newsroom was looking like the most interesting place to focus the show. While it's harder to criticize the first season when everything was starting out, this is perhaps its weakest (half) hour.