The Mary Tyler Moore Show : You Sometimes Hurt the One You Hate (1974)

Genres - Comedy  |   Sub-Genres - Sitcom [TV], Workplace Comedy  |   Run Time - 30 min.  |   Countries - United States   |  
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When anchorman Ted Baxter (Ted Knight) makes one on-the-air blooper too many, an enraged Lou Grant (Ed Asner) tosses Ted out of the newsroom -- literally. As Ted recovers from his minor injuries, Lou suffers the pangs of guilt and remorse. Hoping to make amends, Lou bends over backward to grant Ted's every wish -- and Ted, of course, is not about to deny him this privilege. This episode was directed by veteran Jackie Cooper, who reportedly could not adjust to the fact that the series' writers continued making suggestions and additions throughout the rehearsal and shooting process. Despite these backstage tensions, "You Sometimes Hurt the One You Hate," which originally aired on September 28, 1974, is one of the series' most hilarious efforts.