The Mary Tyler Moore Show : His Two Right Arms (1972)

Genres - Comedy  |   Sub-Genres - Sitcom [TV], Workplace Comedy  |   Run Time - 30 min.  |   Countries - United States  |  
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Synopsis by Hal Erickson

Bill Daily guest stars as dynamic, charismatic city councilman Pete Peterson, who during a TV interview with WJM anchorman Ted Baxter (Ted Knight) proves to be as dumb as a box of rocks. Taking on yet another reclamation project, Mary (Mary Tyler Moore) collaborates with Peterson's staff to improve his public image -- and to instill at least a mote of intelligence and common sense. This episode was intended as the pilot for a proposed series starring Bill Daily; though the pilot didn't sell, Daily remained part of the MTM team as Howard Borden on The Bob Newhart Show. "His Two Right Arms" originally aired on March 4, 1972, closing out season two of The Mary Tyler Moore Show.