Synopsis by Hal Erickson
When pompous newsman Ted Baxter (Ted Knight) goes apartment hunting, he ends up at the doorstep of Phyllis Lindstrom (Cloris Leachman), landlady to Ted's newsroom co-worker, Mary (Mary Tyler Moore). Though Phyllis is delighted to have Ted as a tenant, Mary and Rhoda (Valerie Harper) are somewhat less enthusiastic -- especially in light of the fact that, despite his princely salary, Ted is one of Minneapolis' premiere freeloaders. One would like to say that everything turns out all right despite Mary and Rhoda's fears, but does that ever happen on The Mary Tyler Moore Show? "More Than Neighbors" originally aired on January 29, 1972.