The Mary Tyler Moore Show/Don't Break the Chain

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Don't Break the Chain
Season 2, Episode 10
Airdate November 20, 1971
Production Number 7116
Written by David Davis and
Lorenzo Music
Directed by Jerry Paris
Produced by David Davis
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Don't Break the Chain is the tenth episode of the second season of The Mary Tyler Moore Show, and the thirty-fourth episode overall.

Starring: Mary Tyler Moore (Mary Richards)

Co-Starring: Edward Asner (Lou Grant)

with Valerie Harper (Rhoda Morgenstern), Gavin MacLeod (Murray Slaughter), Ted Knight (Ted Baxter)

Guest Stars: Jack De Mave (Armand Lynton), Gino Conforti (Roy Martoni)


Plot Overview

When Mary receives a chain letter from Lou and is warned not to break the chain, she struggles to find a way to pass it along without generating undesirable consequences.


Arc Advancement





The Show

Behind the Scenes

Allusions and References

Memorable Moments