Monday, January 30, 2023

TV Quote of the Day (‘The Mary Tyler Moore Show,’ With Ted Outraged Over Being Dissed On Air)

[Mary’s idea for a new, more casual news format backfires spectacularly when Ted demonstrates his idiocy before a live audience—leading Mary, to her horror, to tell him to shut up. Instead of disciplining her, though, boss Lou Grant is delighted by Ted’s comeuppance.]

Ted Baxter [played by Ted Knight]: “Why are you giving a $50- a-week raise to someone who told me to shut up on the air?”

Lou Grant [played by Ed Asner]: “It's all I could afford, Ted.”— The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Season 3, Episode 1, “The Good-Time News,” original air date Sept. 16, 1972, teleplay by James L. Brooks and Allan Burns, directed by Hal Cooper

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