The Mary Tyler Moore Show

Season 2 Episode 12

. . . Is a Friend in Need

Aired Saturday 9:30 PM Dec 04, 1971 on CBS
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Episode Summary

Rhoda loses her job as a window-dresser and isn't in a hurry to find something new. When there is a job opening at WJM-TV, Mary lies to Rhoda and tells her the job has been filled, to Lou's surprise.

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Cloris Leachman

Cloris Leachman

Phyllis Lindstrom (1970-1975)

Mary Tyler Moore

Mary Tyler Moore

Mary Richards

Ted Knight

Ted Knight

Ted Baxter

Gavin MacLeod

Gavin MacLeod

Murray Slaughter

Valerie Harper

Valerie Harper

Rhoda Morgenstern (1970-1974)

Edward Asner

Edward Asner

Lou Grant

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (2)

    • Mary: Why are you smiling at me?
      Lou: Because you just reaffirmed my faith in human nature.
      Mary: You mean what I did wasn't rotten?
      Lou: Oh, no, that was rotten all right. It's just nice to know that everyone's rotten. Up to now, I thought you were one of the few holdouts.

    • Phyllis: (to Mary and Rhoda) I thought I'd see how you swingin' singles spend your evenings!
      Rhoda: They're not much different than yours. We sit around at night wondering what it'd be like to have a happy marriage.

  • NOTES (2)

    • This episode was filmed on August 06, 1971.

    • Beverly Sanders makes her first of 3 appearances as a waitress in this episode. The last was in episode #59, "You've Got a Friend". She would later go on to be a recurring guest star on Rhoda as Susan Alborn in 1974-1977.