The Mary Tyler Moore Show: Operation: Lou (1972)

Genres - Comedy  |   Sub-Genres - Sitcom [TV], Workplace Comedy  |   Run Time - 30 min.  |  
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An old war wound lands Lou Grant (Edward Asner) in the hospital for minor surgery. In Lou's absence, Mary (Mary Tyler Moore) takes charge of the newsroom, resulting in a tiff between herself and news writer Murray (Gavin MacLeod). But the most curious development in this episode involves anchorman Ted Baxter (Ted Knight), who, by a series of bizarre happenstances, ends up as Lou's best pal on earth. The closing credit sequence is a gem. "Operation: Lou" was first broadcast on December 9, 1972.

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