Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Mary (Mary Tyler Moore) goes out on a date with Paul Arnell (Richard Schaal), brother of her former flame, Howard Arnell. What should have been a pleasant evening turns into one long embarrassing moment when Mary is entertained by Paul's parents (Henry Jones and Mary Jackson). Not only has Howard neglected to tell his folks that he and Mary have broken up, but Mr. and Mrs. Arnell are still laboring under the assumption that Mary and Howard are still "serious." "Howard's Girl" originally aired on January 2, 1971.