Synopsis by Hal Erickson
After dozens of dead-end dates, Mary (Mary Richards) despairs that she will never find a man who'll measure up to her idea of perfection. That's when Georgette (Georgia Engel) wisely observes that the only man who fulfills all of Mary's qualifications is her own boss, Lou Grant (Ed Asner). Inevitable though it may be that Lou and Mary finally get together, things still don't work out in quite the way that the two characters (and the audience) expect. The penultimate episode of The Mary Tyler Moore Show, "Lou Dates Mary" originally aired on March 19, 1977.