The Mary Tyler Moore Show

Season 3 Episode 24

Mary Richards and the Incredible Plant Lady

Aired Saturday 9:30 PM Mar 03, 1973 on CBS



  • Trivia

    • When they show the outside of the car dealership at the beginning, you can see a few palm trees behind the building. Rather out of place for Minneapolis.

    • The "brand new" green Mustang convertible that Mary ogles in the dealer showroom while her own car is being repaired has a dent in the rear quarter panel.

  • Quotes

    • Harry: (to Rhoda, about Mary) She takes care of her car like she takes care of herself. You should take care of your car like…(peers at Rhoda) she takes care of herself.
      Rhoda: Why do I have a feeling I'm going to have my body recalled?

    • Charlie: (discussing Rhoda's car) Oh, that car needs a lot of work.
      Bob: Yeah, and that candy bar underneath the front seat isn't in such good shape either.
      Rhoda: Well, I think most people think of their cars as transportation. I think of mine as a big purse on wheels.

    • Rhoda: (to Mary) You really hate yellow, huh? I should have known. You were always so indifferent to that canary I had.

    • Georgette(giving Lou a potted plant for his office): It's a Prayer Plant. But don't worry, it's non-denominational.
      Lou: I'll try not to swear in front of it.

  • Notes

  • Allusions

    • Rhoda: (who brought in Mary's revived African violet that was dying) I consider myself the Kathryn Kuhlman of African violets.

      Kathryn Kuhlman was a famous faith healer from the 1940's until her death in 1976.