The Mary Tyler Moore Show

Season 4 Episode 1

The Lars Affair

Aired Saturday 9:30 PM Sep 15, 1973 on CBS



  • Trivia

    • Looks like for once WJM was ahead of its times. Lou's "rotten" idea of situating a cameraman in the backseat of a patrolcar in order to film on-the-spot arrests sounds exactly like the show that 13 years later in 1986 would become the FOX network's first hit COPS.

  • Quotes

    • Rhoda: What's the matter kid?
      Mary: It's this geranium. Remember how Sue Ann told me to feed it coffee grounds?
      Rhoda: Yeah.
      Mary: Well, it looks sick.
      Rhoda: What do you expect. It probably hasn't slept in weeks.

    • Mary: Sue Ann just doesn't seem the type! She seems like the kind of woman you leave for someone else.

    • Phyllis: Did you know the male bee is nothing but the slave of the queen? And once the male bee - how should I say? - umm, has serviced the queen, the male dies. All in all, not a bad system.

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