I have included a complete episode list for season one of "The Mary Tyler Moore Show." This DVD also includes some great bonus features, most notably the 88-minute feature on the making of season one. Very good. The quality of the DVDs is great as well. We can only hope and pray for seasons 2-7 to be released on DVD. With all of these other shows being released (even "Green Acres" and "Dukes of Hazzard," which aren't even good shows-they can't compare with MTM!), I hope that Fox will soon produce more seasons of "The Mary Tyler Moore Show."
1. Love is All Around-After breaking up with her boyfriend, Mary moves to Minneapolis and gets a job as associate producer at WJM.
2. Today I am a Ma'am-When a mailboy at WJM calls Mary "ma'am," she realizes she's not so young anymore. Rhoda decides to take action on the situation, resulting in a hilariously awkward evening of "dinner" guests.
3. Bess, You is My Daughter Now-Phyllis asks Mary to watch her bratty daughter Bess for a few days. Bess undergoes a transformation under Mary's care...then she doesn't want to go home.
4. Divorce Isn't Everything-Mary and Rhoda join the Better Luck Next Time Club, a group for divorced people, so that they can get discounted charter flights to Europe. Of course, they're not divorced, so they constantly try to cover up the fact, and Mary feels guilty.
5. Keep Your Guard Up-An ex-quarterback friend of Lou's comes to WJM and wants a job as a sportscaster. Mary volunteers to coach him.
6. Support Your Local Mother-Rhoda's mother, Ida Morgenstern, comes to visit her, but Rhoda refuses to see her. Ida winds up staying with Mary instead.
7. Toulouse Lautrec is One of My Favorite Artists-Mary interviews a renowned author, and he subsequently asks her for a date. She accepts...but when he stands up, she discovers that he is six inches shorter than she is.
8. The Snow Must Go On-During a blizzard, WJM has a partial power loss and is unable to broadcast election results.
9. Bob and Rhoda and Teddy and Mary-Rhoda's new boyfriend is actually more interested in Mary, causing tension in their friendship.
10. Assistant Wanted, Female-Mary hires Phyllis to be her assistant in the newsroom, but Phyllis refuses to do any tasks that Mary gives her. Instead, Phyllis devotes herself to Ted.
11. 1040 or Fight-Mary is audited by a shy, stuttering accountant who develops a crush on her.
12. Anchorman Overboard-Ted agrees to speak at Phyllis' women's club, but he gets stage fright.
13. He's All Yours-Lou's college-age nephew, a cameraman at WJM, develops a crush on Mary.
14. Christmas and the Hard Luck Kid-Mary has to work on Christmas all alone.
15. Howard's Girl-Mary dates Howard Arnell's twin brother, Paul, who is much more suave and sophisticated. When Paul takes Mary home to meet his parents, the parents only talk about Howard, obviously the family favorite.
16. Party is Such Sweet Sorrow-Mary accepts an offer at another TV station for a higher salary. WJM throws her a going-away party, and Mary gets tipsy.
17. Just a Lunch-Mary has lunch with John Corcoran, a charming news correspondent, who is "separated" from his wife.
18. Second Story Story-Mary's apartment is burglarized three times in rapid succession.
19. We Closed in Minneapolis-Murray writes a play that is finally accepted for production with only one condition: Ted must be the star.
20. Hi!-Mary has a tonsillectomy, but she has a grouchy roommate who thinks Mary is a go-go dancer.
21. The Boss Isn't Coming to Dinner-Lou keeps dodging Mary's invitations to dinner. Mary finally finds out that Lou and Edie are separated.
22. A Friend in Deed-Mary's old friend from summer camp, Twinks, gets a job as a receptionist at WJM. High-spirited Twinks forces her way back into Mary's life, much to Rhoda's dismay.
23. Smokey the Bear Wants You-Rhoda begins dating an attractive, wealthy man, but she and Mary can't figure out what he does for a living.
24. The 45-Year-Old Man-When Lou gets fired, Mary visits the owner of WJM, Wild Jack Monroe, asking him to give Lou his job back.
Note: I couldn't figure out the cover of this boxed set. That photo of Mary has absolutely nothing to do with the show. It's not even an attractive photo. I don't know what the marketing folks were thinking when they did that.