Synopsis by Hal Erickson
After weeks of trying to persuade Lou (Edward Asner) and his wife, Edie, to come to her place for dinner, Mary (Mary Tyler Moore) can't pin the couple down to a commitment. At long last, she finds out why Lou has been so reluctant to accept her invitation -- he and his wife have separated. Naturally, Little-Miss-Fix-It Mary ends up as an ersatz marriage counselor. "The Boss Isn't Coming to Dinner" made its first network TV appearance on February 13, 1971.