Mary Tyler Moore (1970–1977): Season 2, Episode 23 - Some of My Best Friends Are Rhoda - full transcript

Mary surprisingly befriends Joanne Forbes, the woman who rear ended Mary's car. Joanne would rather reimburse Mary for the repairs directly rather than for Joanne to go through her insurance, to which Mary agrees. Joanne and Mary have a good time together, but most of that time out of coincidence and circumstance just happens to be time that Mary would have spent with Rhoda. An angry Rhoda feels that she is playing second fiddle to Mary's new friend. Beyond Joanne's constant statements of wanting Mary to remind her to pay her for the repairs without ever seeming to bring out her checkbook, Mary, wanting Rhoda and Joanne to get to know each other as friends, learns some information about Joanne that may make her have to choose between the two.

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♪ WHO CAN TURN THE
WORLD ON WITH HER SMILE ♪

♪ WHO CAN TAKE A NOTHING DAY ♪

♪ AND SUDDENLY MAKE IT
ALL SEEM WORTHWHILE ♪

♪ WELL, IT'S YOU, GIRL
AND YOU SHOULD KNOW IT ♪

♪ WITH EACH GLANCE AND EVERY
LITTLE MOVEMENT YOU SHOW IT ♪

♪ LOVE IS ALL AROUND
NO NEED TO WASTE IT ♪

♪ YOU CAN HAVE THE TOWN
WHY DON'T YOU TAKE IT ♪

♪ YOU'RE GONNA
MAKE IT AFTER ALL ♪

♪ YOU'RE GONNA
MAKE IT AFTER ALL ♪♪

I'LL PUT THE COFFEE ON, UNLESS
YOU'D RATHER HAVE SOMETHING ELSE.

NO, NO. COFFEE'S FINE. YOU'RE
BEING SO NICE ABOUT THIS,



CONSIDERING I JUST RAMMED
INTO THE BACK OF YOUR CAR.

OH, WELL, LISTEN,
DON'T WORRY ABOUT IT.

IT WAS JUST A LITTLE DENT.

LOOK, YOU CAN HARDLY
SEE IT FROM UP HERE.

WELL, I CAN STILL SEE IT.

MAYBE IF WE WENT
UP ON THE ROOF...

THE WHOLE THING WAS PARTLY
MY FAULT, TOO, PROBABLY.

IF I'D BEEN LOOKING IN
THE REARVIEW MIRROR,

I WOULD'VE SEEN YOU
COMING AND TAKEN OFF FASTER.

WOULD IT BE ALL RIGHT IF YOU GOT YOUR
CAR FIXED AND JUST GAVE ME THE BILL?

WELL, YEAH, BUT DON'T YOU WANT
YOUR INSURANCE COMPANY TO PAY IT?

I'D LOVE THEM TO, BUT I HAD
A CLAIM A FEW MONTHS AGO,

AND, RIGHT AFTER THAT,
THEY RAISED MY RATES AGAIN.

OH, WHAT, YOU...
"PHFFT" SOMEBODY ELSE?



I'M AFRAID SO. I SEEM
TO HAVE THIS HABIT...

OF FASTENING MY SEAT
BELT WHILE I'M DRIVING.

LIKE JUST A FEW MINUTES AGO,
I WAS REACHING TO FASTEN IT,

AND I JUST LOOKED
DOWN FOR A SECOND,

AND THEN I LOOKED UP,
AND THERE YOU WERE.

THAT MAY BE A FIRST
IN AUTOMOTIVE HISTORY.

AN ACCIDENT CAUSED
BY SEAT BELTS. [ Laughs ]

OH. HEY, YOU HAVE REALLY DONE...

FANTASTIC THINGS
WITH THIS APARTMENT.

YEAH? THANK YOU.
ARE YOU A DECORATOR?

NO, NO. I WORK IN THE
NEWSROOM AT WJM-TV.

- WHAT DO YOU DO THERE?
- I'M AN ASSOCIATE PRODUCER
OF THE NEWS.

WHAT DOES AN ASSOCIATE
PRODUCER DO ANYWAY?

UH, WELL, IT-IT INVOLVES,

UM, A LOT OF... ASSOCIATING.

MARY. MAR... DO YOU KNOW
WHAT HAPPENED TO YOUR CAR?

UH...

THAT'S TERRIBLE. SOME
IDIOT REAR-ENDED YOU, RIGHT?

UM, RHODA, IT-IT-IT WASN'T
SOME, UH... OH, WOW.

IT WAS ACTUALLY...

JOANNE FORBES, THIS
IS RHODA MORGENSTERN.

YOU MEAN SHE'S
THE, UH... UH-HUH.

[ Laughing ]

WH... WHAT'S SO FUNNY?

NOTHING. I JUST THOUGHT, IF I STARTED
LAUGHING, YOU TWO MIGHT JOIN IN.

OH.

HEY, WOULD YOU LIKE SOME
COFFEE? NO, THANKS, MAR.

YOU KNOW WHAT? YOU
TWO HAVE A LOT IN COMMON.

RHODA'S IN CHARGE OF WINDOW
DECORATING AT HEMPEL'S DEPARTMENT STORE,

AND JOANNE HERE IS A
BUYER FOR NOBLISS-WILSON.

NO KIDDING? YEAH.

OH, THAT'S A GOOD STORE. I SAW A
SCARF THERE I REALLY WANTED TO BUY.

BUT I FIGURED I'D LOOK PRETTY
WEIRD WALKING AROUND NAKED...

IN THIS GREAT-LOOKING SCARF.

I ALWAYS CHECK OUT
YOUR WINDOW DISPLAYS,

AND THEY'RE ALWAYS
REALLY TERRIFIC.

NOT LIKE OURS. OF COURSE,
ON THE BUDGET THEY GIVE ME,

I HAVE TO DO MINE WITH
CREPE PAPER AND BALLOONS.

RHODA, WILL YOU STOP
PUTTING YOURSELF DOWN?

YOUR WINDOWS ARE GREAT
TOO. WELL, NOT REALLY.

MARY. HMM?

I KNOW YOU'RE AN ANIMAL
LOVER, BUT THIS IS RIDICULOUS.

THE GOPHER MAGAZINE?

THAT'S MY ALUMNI MAGAZINE.
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA.

- OH, DID YOU GO THERE?
- YEAH, JUST FOR TWO YEARS.

- WHAT HOUSE WERE YOU IN?
- HOUSE?

OH, YOU MEAN SORORITY HOUSE.

OH, I... I WAS A
GAMMA GAMMA DELTA.

GEE, THAT SOUNDS FUNNY TO
SAY AFTER ALL THESE YEARS.

[ Giggling ] GAMMA GAMMA DELTA.

ISN'T THAT THE
WILDEST COINCIDENCE?

I WAS A G.G.D. AT NORTHWESTERN.

YOU'RE KIDDING? NO.

I WAS IN THE SHARKETTES.

THE... THE WHAT?

THE SHARKETTES... THE LADIES'
AUXILIARY TO MY NEIGHBORHOOD GANG.

- [ Laughing ]
- LISTEN, WHEN YOU
WERE PINNED BY A SHARK,

THAT MEANT TO THE WALL.

WELL, I'LL LET YOU TWO, UH,
SORORITY SISTERS ALONE FOR NOW.

I GUESS YOU WANNA MUNCH GRAPE
LEAVES AND CHAT SOME GREEK.

YOU DON'T HAVE TO GO.

YEAH, I DO, MAR. I GOT THIS
LETTER I HAVE TO WRITE.

MY MOTHER SENT ME A
PHOTOSTAT OF AN AIRLINE TICKET...

AND TOLD ME SHE'D USE IT IF
SHE DOESN'T HEAR FROM ME.

NICE MEETING YOU,
JOANNE. YOU TOO.

MAR, IF I EVER FINISH THIS LETTER TO MY
MOTHER, YOU WANNA PLAY SOME TENNIS?

- YEAH, TERRIFIC.
- GOOD. OKAY, BYE-BYE.

SEE YA LATER. HEY,
YOU PLAY TENNIS.

- NO.
- BUT SHE JUST SAID...

WELL RHODA AND I JUST CLIMB
THE FENCE AT THE HIGH SCHOOL...

AND BAT THE BALL AROUND,
BUT I'M REALLY AWFUL.

WE SOUND PERFECTLY MATCHED.
WOULD YOU LIKE TO PLAY TOMORROW?

WELL, OKAY, ALL RIGHT.
BUT I GOTTA WARN YOU,

RHODA AND I HAVE BEEN MAKING
UP OUR OWN RULES. OH, LIKE WHAT?

WELL, FOR ONE THING,
WE DON'T PLAY WITH A NET.

[ Laughing ] THEN WE'LL
PLAY TOMORROW.

- ALL RIGHT. UNLESS I
WAKE UP WITH WHIPLASH.
- MM!

KIDDING. MM.

[ Phone Rings ]

[ Ringing Continues ]

MARY! MURRAY!

[ Ring ] LOU GRANT.

SHE'S NOT HERE RIGHT NOW.

JOANNE? ALL RIGHT, I'LL
TELL HER YOU CALLED.

UH... HOLD ON A SECOND.

OKAY. SHOOT.

555-4200.

EXTENSION... 2413.

UH-HUH. IT'S A PLEASURE.

WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN?

UH, IN THE FILM LIBRARY CHECKING
ON THE FOOTAGE YOU ASKED ME ABOUT.

- WHAT'S WRONG?
- NOTHING. NOTHING'S WRONG.

I ENJOY BEING YOUR
PERSONAL SECRETARY.

I GOT A CALL. NO, YOU DIDN'T
GET A CALL. YOU GOT TWO CALLS.

TWO PERSONAL CALLS.

SOMEBODY NAMED JOANNE
AND SOMEBODY NAMED RHODA.

♪♪ [ Humming ] WHAT
HAVE YOU BEEN DOIN'?

WELL, I WAS JUST,
UH... MEN'S ROOM, LOU.

EVERYBODY'S GOT MORE IMPORTANT
THINGS TO DO AROUND HERE THAN WORK.

- UH...
- WHAT'S THE MATTER WITH HIM?

OH, COME ON, MURRAY.
YOU SHOULD KNOW BY NOW...

THAT HOLLERING IS JUST HIS
WAY OF SHOWING AFFECTION.

IT'S A GOOD THING HE DOESN'T LIKE
US MORE, OR HE'D TEAR US APART.

EXTENSION 2413, PLEASE.

YOU CALLIN' ONE OF YOUR FRIENDS?

MR. GRANT, I HAVEN'T
TAKEN MY COFFEE BREAK YET.

[ Sighing ] OH!

WHEN I STARTED IN NEWS,
NOBODY TOOK A COFFEE BREAK.

WE DIDN'T STOP WORKING
TO DRINK COFFEE.

WE DRANK COFFEE WHILE WE WORKED.

WE WERE NEWSMEN. WE WERE PROUD.

WE WORE OUR HATS IN THE OFFICE.

WOULD YOU LIKE ME TO START
WEARING A HAT IN THE OFFICE?

JOANNE FORBES, PLEASE. KNOW WHY
WE WORE OUR HATS IN THE OFFICE?

BECAUSE IT WAS A GOOD PLACE
TO KEEP YOUR PRESS CARDS?

BECAUSE WHEN THAT PHONE
RANG, WE HAD TO GO, FAST.

WE DIDN'T HAVE TIME
TO PUT ON OUR HATS.

- YOU PEOPLE, BOY...
- HELLO, JOANNE?

HI. IT'S MARY. [ Muttering ]

OH, WHEN YOU CALLED?
THAT WAS MY BOSS.

YEAH, I GUESS YOU COULD
SAY HE'S KINDA CUTE.

LUNCH TODAY? YEAH, GREAT.

ALL RIGHT. I'LL MEET YOU
THERE AT WHAT, 12:30?

TERRIFIC. SEE YOU THEN. BYE-BYE.

SAY, MARY, YOU KNOW WHAT
LOU WANTED TO SEE ME ABOUT?

PROBABLY ABOUT THE WAY YOU'VE
BEEN USING THE COPYING MACHINE.

I WANNA TALK TO LOU ABOUT THAT.
WHAT'S WRONG WITH THAT MACHINE ANYWAY?

NOTHING THAT I KNOW OF. I
THOUGHT I'D SAVE SOME MONEY,

SO I TOOK ONE OF MY FAN
PICTURES AND RAN OFF 50 COPIES.

IT DIDN'T COME OUT TOO GOOD.

TED, YOU CAN'T USE THAT
MACHINE TO COPY A PHOTOGRAPH.

- YOU'RE TELLING ME?
- LET'S SEE, TED.

AW, WHY DIDN'T YOU PUT
YOUR FACE IN THE MACHINE?

I TRIED THAT, BUT MY NOSE
CAME OUT SQUASHED FLAT.

THESE AREN'T MUCH GOOD. ARE
YOU GONNA THROW THOSE AWAY?

WELL, YEAH. WELL, LOOK,
TED, BEFORE YOU DO,

MAY I HAVE ONE OF YOUR PICTURES?

WELL, SURE. I'M KINDA
SURPRISED YOU WANT ONE THOUGH.

THANKS, TED. RHODA
MORGENSTERN, PLEASE.

HI, RHODA? MARY.

LUNCH TODAY? UH, GEE, I CAN'T.

I'VE ALREADY GOT
SOMETHING FOR LUNCH.

NO, I'M NOT GOING
OUT WITH THE GUYS.

NO, IT'S NOT A DATE THING.

IT'S JUST A LUNCH THING.
[ Self-conscious Chuckle ]

LISTEN, I'LL-I'LL TALK TO
YOU LATER. OKAY, BYE-BYE.

THAT WAS FAST. WHAT HAPPENED?

HE'S DOCKING ME FOR THE
COPYING MACHINE COSTS.

WELL, YOU'LL JUST HAVE TO PASS THE
CHARGES ON TO YOUR LOYAL PUBLIC.

HEY, THAT'S A GOOD IDEA, MURR.

I GET THE KIDS TO PAY FOR
IT. THEY COULD COLOR THEM IN.

[ Chuckling ] THANKS, MURR.

PHEW. WELL, WOULD
YOU LIKE A DIET COLA?

NO. I'D LIKE A CHOCOLATE
MILK SHAKE. UH-HUH.

BUT I'LL HAVE A DIET COLA. YEAH.

HEY, THAT LAST SHOT YOU
MADE DOWN THE RIGHT SIDELINE...

REALLY SURPRISED ME.

YEAH? KINDA SURPRISED ME TOO.

I WAS AIMING FOR
THE LEFT SIDELINE.

MAYBE IT'S YOUR RACKET. YOU OUGHT
TO GET ONE OF THESE METAL ONES.

I'D LIKE TO, BUT I DON'T
THINK I CAN AFFORD IT.

HEY, ONE OF THE GUYS I
DATE IS THE PRO AT THE CLUB.

THIS RACKET USUALLY
SELLS FOR $30.

HE LET ME HAVE IT
FOR 25, SO I SAVED $5.

HMM. ON THE OTHER HAND, I COULD
SAVE $25 IF I KEEP MY OLD WOODEN ONE.

ANYWAY, IT'S SORT
OF A FAMILY HEIRLOOM.

MY GRANDMOTHER USED
TO BEAT RUGS WITH IT.

DID YOU NOTICE MY
CAR WHEN YOU PARKED?

YEAH, LOOKS TERRIFIC. YOU
COULD NEVER TELL WHERE I HIT YOU.

YEAH. ONLY THING THAT'S
LEFT IS THE BILL. $110.

- FOR THAT LITTLE SCRATCH?
- WELL, IT WAS SORT OF
A DEEP LITTLE SCRATCH.

OH. [ Knock On Door ]

REMIND ME TO GIVE
YOU A CHECK FOR IT.

YEAH, I WILL. NO HURRY THOUGH.

HI. DO YOU HAVE ANY OLD
BLANKET I COULD BORROW?

COME ON IN.

LARS AND I ARE TAKING
BESS ON A PICNIC.

I'M SORRY. I DIDN'T
KNOW YOU HAD COMPANY.

- JOANNE FORBES, THIS IS
PHYLLIS LINDSTROM.
- HAPPY TO MEET YOU.

JOANNE THE BUYER. THAT'S RIGHT.

OH, I KNOW ALL ABOUT YOU.

IT MUST BE FASCINATING
TRAVELING ALL OVER THE WORLD...

BUYING CLOTHES IN ALL
THOSE EXOTIC PLACES.

WELL, THE MOST
EXOTIC PLACE I GO TO...

IS THE GARMENT
DISTRICT IN NEW YORK. OH.

IT MUST BE FASCINATING TRAVELING
TO THE GARMENT DISTRICT IN NEW YORK.

OH. WHO WON THE TENNIS MATCH?

OH, JOANNE DID. NO
CONTEST. TWO SETS IN A ROW.

ISN'T SHE A WONDERFUL SPORT?

MARY, YOU'RE A WONDERFUL SPORT.

I'VE BEATEN HER IN
ALMOST EVERY GAME WE'VE

EVER PLAYED, AND SHE
NEVER LOSES HER TEMPER.

SHE'S A WONDERFUL LOSER.

MARY, YOU'RE SUCH A GOOD LOSER.

THAT'S BECAUSE I'VE HAD
SO MUCH PRACTICE. [ Laughing ]

WELL, WHERE'D YOU
PLAY, THE SCHOOL?

NO. WE WENT TO THE
LAKEFRONT TENNIS CLUB.

I'LL SEE IF I CAN FIND THAT
OLD BLANKET FOR YOU.

YOU BELONG TO THE... TO
THE LAKEFRONT TENNIS CLUB?

WELL, ACTUALLY, MY
EX-HUSBAND BELONGED.

I GOT HIS MEMBERSHIP AS
PART OF THE SETTLEMENT.

MAYBE YOU'VE SEEN HIM, MARY. HE
PLAYS AT THE HIGH SCHOOL ALL THE TIME.

OH, YEAH? IS HE SORT OF TALL,
SANDY-HAIRED, GREAT-LOOKING?

- THAT'S HIM.
- I SEE HIM THERE
ALL THE TIME.

- HE SURE PLAYS A LOT.
- HE PLAYED EVEN MORE
WHEN WE WERE MARRIED.

THEN ONE DAY WHEN
HE WAS OUT PLAYING,

I FOUND HIS RACKET AT HOME. HEH.

I KEEP TELLING LARS WE
SHOULD JOIN A CLUB LIKE THAT.

IT WOULD BE SO NICE FOR
BESS. THAT'S OUR DAUGHTER.

AND IT WOULD GIVE US A CHANCE
TO MEET SOME INTERESTING PEOPLE.

SO MANY OF OUR FRIENDS
SEEM TO BE... DERMATOLOGISTS.

WHY DON'T YOU COME OVER
SOME TIME? WE'LL PLAY DOUBLES.

OH, I'D LOVE TO. HOW THOUGHTFUL.

HERE'S YOUR BLANKET.
THANK YOU, MARY.

MARY. HMM?

LARS AND I CAN'T USE OUR TICKETS
TO THE SYMPHONY THIS AFTERNOON,

AND I WAS GOING TO GIVE
THEM TO YOU AND RHODA.

BUT, UM, THIS IS MUCH BETTER.

WELL, WOULD YOU LIKE TO GO?

THAT SOUNDS LIKE FUN. I HAVEN'T
BEEN TO THE SYMPHONY SINCE...

YOU WANT A CONFESSION? I'VE
NEVER BEEN TO THE SYMPHONY.

WHAT DO YOU SAY WE TRY IT THEN?

- GREAT. I'LL GO SHOWER,
CHANGE AND BE BACK AT 2:00.
- GREAT.

THANK YOU. YOU'RE WELCOME.

I HOPE I SEE YOU AGAIN.
BYE-BYE. [ Phyllis ] THANK YOU. BYE.

OH, MARY, SHE'S A LOVELY GIRL.

THE TWO OF YOU JUST LOOK
AS IF YOU SHOULD BE FRIENDS.

NOT LIKE, YOU KNOW,
YOU AND THAT... RHODA.

HIYA.

MARY, WHAT IS THAT
YOU'RE WEARING?

YOU LOOK LIKE A CHEERLEADER
FOR A SCHOOL OF NURSING.

IT IS A TENNIS OUTFIT
THAT I BOUGHT.

THERE'S NOTHING WRONG WITH
DRESSING CORRECTLY, RHODA.

YOU THINK I DON'T KNOW THAT?

I DRESSED UP JUST
TO COME DOWN HERE.

CHANGING YOUR SWEAT SOCKS
ISN'T DRESSING UP, RHODA.

DIDN'T YOU FEEL A
LITTLE SELF-CONSCIOUS...

CLIMBING OVER THE SCHOOL YARD
FENCE LOOKIN' LIKE PRINCESS GRACE?

OH, WELL, WE DIDN'T
PLAY AT THE SCHOOL. OH.

JOANNE TOOK HER
TO THE TENNIS CLUB.

OH, THE TENNIS CLUB. I BET,
WHEN YOU CLIMB THE FENCE THERE,

THEY HAVE PEOPLE
TO GIVE YOU A BOOST.

- [ Chuckling ]
- HURRY UP AND CHANGE.

WE GOTTA GO LOOK
FOR MY NEW TIRES.

MM. OH, RHODA, I CAN'T GO.

WHAT DO YOU MEAN YOU CAN'T GO?

WHAT SHE'S SAYING
IS... SHE CAN'T GO.

THANK YOU, ERIC SEVAREID, FOR
THAT ANALYSIS OF WHAT SHE JUST SAID.

WELL, RHODA, THE-THE
TIRE THING WASN'T DEFINITE.

THAT'S OKAY. IF YOU GOT SOMETHING
BETTER TO DO, JUST SAY SO.

NO, IT'S NOT A QUESTION OF
BETTER OR WORSE. YES, IT IS.

A DATE IS DEFINITELY BETTER THAN
BROWSING THROUGH USED TIRE LOTS.

- SO IS GOING
TO THE SYMPHONY.
- OH, THE SYMPHONY?

RHODA, LOOK, I'M SORRY. I COMPLETELY
FORGOT ABOUT THE TIRE THING,

AND PHYLLIS DID HAVE THESE
TICKETS TO THE SYMPHONY,

SO, UH, J-JOANNE
AND I ARE GOING.

OH. JOANNE, HUH?

AND JUMP OVER THE ORCHESTRA PIT
TO CONGRATULATE THE CONDUCTOR.

RHO... RHODA, YOU DON'T
HAVE TO BE SARCASTIC.

I WISH YOU'D TOLD ME YOU WERE
SUCH A CLASSICAL MUSIC FAN.

I'M NOT! BECAUSE I WOULD'VE
PROMISED TO HUM BEETHOVEN TO YOU...

AS WE SCHLEPPED
AMONG THE RECAPS.

I HEARD THAT.

RHODA MORGENSTERN, PLEASE.

HELLO, RHODA. IT'S
MARY, AND DON'T HANG UP.

I DON'T KNOW. I JUST THOUGHT MAYBE
YOU WOULDN'T WANT TO TALK TO ME.

LISTEN, RHODA, YOU AND I HAVE
BEEN FRIENDS FOR TOO LONG...

TO BE MAD AT EACH OTHER
OVER SOMETHING SILLY.

OH, GOOD. I'M GLAD
YOU FEEL THAT WAY TOO.

WELL, LUNCH TODAY? GEE, I'D
LOVE TO, REALLY, BUT I CAN'T.

MR. GRANT'S EXPECTING
A MAN IN FROM

WASHINGTON, AND, SINCE
HE'S NOT GONNA BE HERE,

HE ASKED ME IF I WOULD STAY
AND SORT OF SHOW HIM AROUND.

[ Laughs ] NO, IT IS
NOT HENRY KISSINGER.

OKAY. I'LL SEE YOU
LATER. BYE-BYE.

- HI, MARY.
- JOANNE, WELL, COME ON IN.

WHAT ARE YOU DOING HERE? THOUGHT I'D SEE
IF YOU WANTED TO HAVE LUNCH AT THE CLUB.

THEY'RE HAVING A TOURNAMENT
WE CAN WATCH WHILE WE'RE EATING...

IF YOU DON'T MIND PICKING A
TENNIS BALL OUT OF YOUR SOUP.

THAT SOUNDS LIKE FUN, BUT I
CAN'T. I'VE GOTTA STAY HERE.

THAT'S TOO BAD. A LOT OF
GREAT-LOOKING GUYS HAVE LUNCH THERE.

OH, ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT
ANTONIO'S? I JUST HAD LUNCH THERE.

- WE'RE TALKING ABOUT
A TENNIS CLUB.
- OH, I MUST GO THERE SOMETIME.

HI THERE. TED BAXTER.

OH, I'M SORRY. JOANNE FORBES,
THIS IS INDEED TED BAXTER.

HI.

AM I MISTAKEN, OR DID I SEE A
CRAZY LITTLE MAGICAL THING HAPPEN...

WHEN WE MADE EYE CONTACT THERE?

I DON'T KNOW. DID IT?

I THOUGHT I SAW A
SUDDEN GLINT IN YOUR EYE.

THAT'S PROBABLY BECAUSE
I WEAR CONTACT LENSES.

OH. WELL, YOU EVER
WATCH MY SHOW?

I'M THE ANCHORMAN
ON THE 6:00 NEWS.

I'M AFRAID I'M NEVER HOME
IN TIME TO WATCH AT 6:00.

OH. WELL, YOU COULD
SEE SOME OF MY TAPES.

I COULD TAKE YOU DOWN TO
THE, UH... TECHNICAL PLACE,

AND WE COULD SEE THEM
THROUGH THE, UH, THING.

I'D REALLY LIKE THAT, BUT
I'VE GOTTA GET GOING SOON.

OKAY, THEN I'LL
WATCH THEM MYSELF.

MARY, THAT GUY FROM WASHINGTON
GET HERE YET? NO, MR. GRANT.

LOU, NOT ENOUGH PEOPLE
ARE WATCHING ME AT 6:00.

MAYBE I SHOULD BE ON LATER.

GOOD IDEA. HOW ABOUT A HALF HOUR
AFTER THE STAR-SPANGLED BANNER?

I'LL BE DOWN AT THE
TECHNICAL PLACE, MAR.

THEY JUST RAISED
PROPERTY TAXES AGAIN.

IS TED GONNA GIVE A BLISTERING
EDITORIAL ON THIS TONIGHT.

WHY SHOULD TED CARE?
HE RENTS AN APARTMENT.

BUT I OWN A HOUSE.

THIS MUST BE SUCH A
FUN PLACE TO WORK.

EVERYTHING YOU'RE
INVOLVED IN IS SO IMPORTANT.

MARY, MY ICE BUCKET'S EMPTY.

UH, THE FREEZER IS BROKEN AGAIN.

THEY'RE SENDING ICE OVER
FROM THE LIQUOR STORE.

THEY'D BETTER HURRY.
SINCE I GOT BACK EARLY,

I CAN TAKE CARE OF THAT
GUY FROM WASHINGTON.

- SO YOU CAN GO TO LUNCH
IF YOU WANT.
- YES, SIR.

- DOES SHE WORK HERE?
- NO.

SHE CAN GO TO LUNCH TOO.

NOW YOU HAVE TO COME WITH ME.

OKAY. THAT'S FINE WITH ME.

MURRAY, I WILL BE
BACK IN ABOUT AN HOUR.

I'M GONNA HAVE LUNCH WITH
JOANNE AT THE TENNIS CLUB.

HEY. DID YOU HEAR ME?

LUNCH. JOANNE. CLUB. ENJOY.

DO YOU HAVE YOUR CAR HERE? YEAH.

BY THE WAY, THE SECOND BILL
FROM THE BODY SHOP CAME TODAY.

YEAH, REMIND ME TO
GIVE YOU A CHECK FOR IT.

[ Rings ]

NEWSROOM. SLAUGHTER.
OH, HI, RHODA.

UH, NO. SHE JUST LEFT
FOR LUNCH WITH A FRIEND.

UH, JOANNE SOMETHING. DO
YOU WANT ME TO TAKE A MESSAGE?

I CAN'T GIVE HER
THAT MESSAGE, RHODA.

[ Doorbell Buzzes ]

HI. ALL SET.

GREAT, BUT WE GOT A SLIGHT
PROBLEM. OH? WHAT'S THE MATTER?

THE FOURTH GIRL WHO WAS SUPPOSED
TO PLAY WITH US TODAY CANCELED OUT,

AND IT'S A LITTLE HARD TO PLAY
DOUBLES WITH THREE PEOPLE.

WHY DON'T I PLAY ON THE SIDE OF
THE BEST PLAYER AND BE HER HANDICAP.

IT'S MORE FUN WITH
A FOURTH PLAYER,

AND SINCE SALLY'S OUT IN
THE CAR, I WAS THINKING...

OH, LISTEN, AS LONG AS YOU
MENTIONED THE SUBJECT OF CARS...

I GOT MY CHECKBOOK
RIGHT HERE. JUST REMIND ME.

ANYWAY, I THOUGHT YOUR FRIEND... WHAT'S
HER NAME... MIGHT LIKE TO PLAY WITH US.

OH, RHODA? NO. THE OTHER ONE.

PHYLLIS? PHYLLIS AND HER
HUSBAND ARE AWAY FOR THE WEEKEND.

BUT I THINK RHODA WOULD LOVE
TO PLAY WITH US. I'LL CALL HER.

MARY, DOES SHE PLAY WELL
ENOUGH TO KEEP UP WITH US?

SHE PLAYS ABOUT
THE SAME AS I DO.

YES, BUT YOU'VE BEEN PLAYING A
LOT LATELY. YOU'VE REALLY IMPROVED.

HEY, HAVE I? YOU'RE MUCH BETTER.
MAYBE WE CAN FIND A FOURTH AT THE CLUB.

YEAH, BUT I TELL
YOU, RHODA IS JUST...

SHE'S A... A NATURAL ATHLETE.

SHE'LL MAKE A GREAT
FOURTH. WELL, OKAY THEN.

MARY, DOES SHE HAVE THE
RIGHT CLOTHES TO WEAR?

I WOULDN'T WANT HER TO FEEL OUT OF
PLACE IF SHE DIDN'T HAVE THE RIGHT CLOTHES.

I THINK SHE CAN
PROBABLY FIND... UH...

HEY, JOANNE, WHY DON'T YOU
WANT RHODA TO PLAY WITH US?

WELL... OH, IT'S NOT THAT I
DON'T WANT HER TO PLAY.

IT'S JUST THAT SOME PEOPLE AT THE CLUB
AREN'T AS, WELL, LIBERAL AS YOU AND I ARE.

LIBERAL? YOU MEAN,
BECAUSE SHE'S JEWISH?

OH, LISTEN, MARY, IT'S NOT ME.

IT'S JUST A RULE. I MEAN,
IF IT WERE UP TO ME,

I'D LET JEWISH PEOPLE IN.

OH, GOOD. OH, JOANNE,

I CAN'T TELL YOU HOW
GLAD I AM TO HEAR THAT.

BECAUSE I WOULD HATE TO THINK
THAT YOU HAVE ANYTHING AGAINST ME.

- WHY WOULD I?
- WELL, I'M JEWISH.

LISTEN, I THOUGHT YOU KNEW THAT.

[ Laughing ] YEAH.

WHEN YOU THINK OF ALL THE
TIMES YOU TOOK ME TO THAT CLUB,

AND NOBODY KNEW.

WOW. COME ON. YOU'RE
PUTTING ME ON, AREN'T YOU?

OH, NO. LISTEN, WOULD I KID
ABOUT SOMETHING LIKE THAT?

- BUT YOU... YOU DON'T LOOK...
- DON'T WHAT?

UH, WELL, UH, ACT...

WELL, I MEAN, YOU HAVE TO
ADMIT... JOANNE, I'M NOT JEWISH.

I KNEW THAT. DIDN'T
YOU THINK I KNEW THAT?

NO, I DON'T THINK YOU KNEW THAT.

I THINK, FOR A MINUTE
THERE, YOU WEREN'T SURE...

AND IT MADE A DIFFERENCE.

WELL, IT DID NOT.

OH, COME ON, MARY,
LET'S PLAY TENNIS.

NO, LISTEN, YOU GO AHEAD
AND PLAY SINGLES WITH SALLY.

WELL, OKAY, IF
YOU DON'T WANT TO.

YOU KNOW, I BETTER GET GOING.

SALLY'S DOWN IN THE CAR WAITING.

OH, LISTEN, SPEAKING OF CARS,

YOU ASKED ME TO REMIND
YOU ABOUT THE CHECK FOR MINE.

YES, BE SURE AND REMIND ME.

I AM REMINDING YOU.

- YOU MEAN NOW?
- PLEASE.

OKAY, SURE. SURE.

UH, THAT WAS 105, RIGHT?

TEN. TEN.

MARY, I KNOW YOU THINK I'M
A BIGOT, BUT I'M NOT REALLY.

IT'S JUST I'VE ALWAYS TRAVELED
IN MY OWN CIRCLE OF FRIENDS,

AND I NEVER HAD A CHANCE TO
KNOW ANY JEWISH PEOPLE VERY WELL.

- EVEN IN THE GARMENT CENTER?
- I MEANT SOCIALLY.

WELL, IF YOU EVER FEEL YOU WANNA
KNOW ONE BETTER, I KNOW A REAL GOOD ONE.

OH, FINE. LET'S DO
THAT SOMETIME.

BUT NOT NOW. WELL, NO, NOT NOW.

I'VE REALLY GOT TO
GO. I TELL YOU WHAT,

WE'LL HAVE LUNCH ONE DAY
SOON... YOU, ME AND RHODA.

OKAY? BYE.

[ Weak Knock On Door ]

WHOEVER THAT IS, YOUR KNOCK
NEEDS WORK, BUT COME ON IN ANYWAY.

HI. HIYA. PLAY TENNIS?

NO. NO, I WAS, UH...

JUST, UH, WONDERING IF
YOU WERE DOING ANYTHING.

JUST WRITING MY MOTHER. AGAIN?

STILL. I'VE BEEN WORKING ON
THIS LETTER FOR OVER A WEEK NOW.

- YOU WANNA HEAR
WHAT I GOT SO FAR?
- YEAH.

"DEAR MOM."

- THAT'S IT?
- I THOUGHT IT WAS
A PRETTY GOOD START.

WELL, LISTEN, IF YOU
EVER FINISH THAT LETTER,

WOULD YOU LIKE TO SEE
A MOVIE OR SOMETHING?

- YEAH, THAT WOULD
BE FINE.
- OKAY.

ANYTHING IN PARTICULAR
THAT YOU WANT TO SEE?

NO. ANY MOVIE YOU
WANNA SEE IS FINE WITH ME.

AREN'T YOU GONNA
SAY ANYTHING AT ALL...

ABOUT WHAT HAPPENED BETWEEN US?

- IT CROSSED MY MIND.
- SO WHY DON'T YOU?

I DECIDED IT WOULD
BUG YOU MORE IF I DIDN'T.

RIGHT.

[ MEWS ]