Synopsis by Hal Erickson
When a youthful WJM-TV employee refers to Mary (Mary Tyler Moore) as "ma'am," the unattached 30-year-old heroine suddenly feels like an old maid. Rhoda (Valerie Harper) likewise begins wondering if she'll ever escape single-hood. To make themselves feel better, Mary and Rhoda hold a party for two of their erstwhile boyfriends. Richard Schaal, the then husband of co-star Valerie Harper, makes the first of several Mary Tyler Moore Show guest appearances. "Today I am a Ma'am" was originally telecast on September 26, 1970.