After yet another disastrous date - by her calculations, her two thousandth date - Mary comes to the realization that she hates the rituals of dating. She also doubts that her version of Mr. Right will come into her life. But as Mary lists all those attributes of who she considers Mr. Right, Georgette tells her that she already knows him: Lou. Mary is at first incredulous to the idea of even dating Lou, but the more she thinks about it, the more it seems like a good idea. The first hurdle is actually convincing Lou it's a good idea. After thinking about it, Lou agrees to dinner at Mary's place. The second hurdle is for Mary to be able to call him "Lou". The third hurdle is overcoming their respective nerves for the evening to be a comfortable and fun one. And the fourth hurdle is moving their relationship from the realm of friends into lovers, which includes no talk about the newsroom. Can both overcome all these hurdles?
Did You Know?
The only possible personal relationship Mary would ever have with one of her co-workers - during initial planning of the series, Mary was supposed to have (possibly) had a relationship with Ted Baxter (this was prior to Ted Knight
's hiring). This idea was quickly nixed, and the impetus for this episode was - not that a relationship between Mary and Lou would ever have come to (long term) fruition, but as a 'what if' - similar to The Mary Tyler Moore Show: Mary's Three Husbands
(1977), which had preceded this. See more
Love Is All Around
Written and performed by Sonny Curtis See more