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The Mary Tyler Moore Show/Operation: Lou

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Operation: Lou
Season 3, Episode 13
Airdate December 9, 1972
Production Number 7216
Written by Elias Davis and
David Pollock
Directed by Jay Sandrich
Produced by Ed. Weinberger
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Operation: Lou is the thirteenth episode of the third season of The Mary Tyler Moore Show, and the sixty-first episode overall.

Starring: Mary Tyler Moore (Mary Richards)

Co-Starring: Edward Asner (Lou Grant)

with Gavin MacLeod (Murray Slaughter), Ted Knight (Ted Baxter)

Additional Cast: Florida Friebus (Nun), Linda Sublette (Nurse)


Plot Overview

Mary’s put in charge after Lou goes to have surgery to remove some World War II shrapnel, a move which causes a different kind of war to break out in the newsroom.


Arc Advancement





The Show

Behind the Scenes

Allusions and References

Memorable Moments