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The Mary Tyler Moore Show

Season 3 Episode 13

Operation: Lou

2
Aired Saturday 9:30 PM Dec 09, 1972 on CBS
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Lou goes to hospital to have a piece of World War II shrapnel removed and, surprisingly, he and Ted become best friends.

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  • Ted Baxter becomes more human...

    9.0
    This episode was a turning point in the limited evolution of Ted Baxter. With Lou in the somewhat vulnerable position of being laid up in the hospital, he lets his guard down and sees another side of Ted he hasn't seen before - the one that has genuine affection for him. This episode more or less makes Ted appear more human and less one-dimensional, and makes him one of the gang that became a tighter unit through the course of the series. It also opened up a world of additional writing possibilities for his character to show his warmer, compassionate side, culminating in his eventual marriage and family life on the show.moreless
Cloris Leachman

Cloris Leachman

Phyllis Lindstrom (1970-1975)

Mary Tyler Moore

Mary Tyler Moore

Mary Richards

John Amos

John Amos

Gordy Howard (1970-1973)

Ted Knight

Ted Knight

Ted Baxter

Gavin MacLeod

Gavin MacLeod

Murray Slaughter

Valerie Harper

Valerie Harper

Rhoda Morgenstern (1970-1974)

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