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The Mary Tyler Moore Show/What Are Friends For?

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What Are Friends For?
Season 5, Episode 10
Airdate November 16, 1974
Production Number 4009
Written by David Lloyd
Directed by Alan Rafkin
Produced by Ed. Weinberger and
Stan Daniels
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The Mary Tyler Moore ShowSeason Five
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What Are Friends For? is the tenth episode of the fifth season of The Mary Tyler Moore Show, and the one hundred sixth episode overall.

Starring: Mary Tyler Moore (Mary Richards)

Co-Starring: Edward Asner (Lou Grant) Gavin MacLeod (Murray Slaughter), Ted Knight (Ted Baxter)

with Betty White (Sue Ann Nivens)

Guest Stars: David Huddleston (Freddy), Noble Willingham (Hal)

Additional Cast: Dan Barrows (Bellhop), Robert Karvelas (Waiter)


Plot Overview

At a convention together Mary finds out that Sue Ann is much lonelier than she appears to be.


Arc Advancement





The Show

Behind the Scenes

Allusions and References

Memorable Moments