The Mary Tyler Moore Show/Love Is All Around

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Love Is All Around
Season 1, Episode 1
Airdate September 19, 1970
Production Number 7001
Written by James L. Brooks and
Allan Burns
Directed by Jay Sandrich
Produced by Allan Burns,
James L. Brooks and
David Davis

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The Mary Tyler Moore ShowSeason One
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Love Is All Around is the first episode of the first season of The Mary Tyler Moore Show.

Starring: Mary Tyler Moore (Mary Richards)

Co-Starring: Edward Asner (Lou Grant)

with Valerie Harper (Rhoda Morgenstern), Gavin MacLeod (Murray), Ted Knight (Ted Baxter)

Additional Cast: Angus Duncan (Bill), Lisa Gerritsen (Bess), Dave Morick (Locksmith)

and Special Guest Star: Cloris Leachman (Phyllis Lindstrom)


Plot Overview

Mary Richards says goodbye to a four-year romance and hello to a new career when she moves to Minneapolis and takes a job as an associate producer in the newsroom at WJM-TV, where she meets and befriends irascible news director Lou Grant, writer Murray Slaughter and pompous and buffoonish news anchor Ted Baxter, whose supper-hour newscast is the lowest-rated news show in the Minneapolis-St. Paul TV market due directly to his on-air dimwittedness. Mary also rents a new apartment in a large converted house from old friend Phyllis Lindstrom and becomes fast friends with apartment neighbor Rhoda Morgenstern, who rents the house's attic loft.


Arc Advancement





The Show

Behind the Scenes

Allusions and References

Memorable Moments


  • Lou: You know what, you got spunk.
Mary: Well--
Lou: I hate spunk!