Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Laid off from the department store where she works, Rhoda (Valerie Harper) becomes depressed by her inability to land a new job. Normally, best pal Mary (Mary Tyler Moore) would be in there pitching, trying to find work for her friend and neighbor. But much to everyone's surprise (especially to Lou Grant), when a position opens up at WJM-TV, Mary misinforms Rhoda that the job is already taken. "...Is a Friend in Need" was originally shown on December 4, 1971.