Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Though no big fans of John Wayne, Mary (Mary Tyler Moore) and Rhoda (Valerie Harper) agree to accompany Lou (Edward Asner) to a local screening of the Duke's latest picture. The ladies soon wish they had stayed at home; upon arriving at the theater, Lou sees his son-in-law sitting next to the proverbial "other woman." Instantly going into a deep blue funk over his son-in-law's presumed infidelity, Lou needs all the moral support that poor Mary and Rhoda can provide. "The Six-and-a-Half Year Itch" initially aired on November 27, 1971.