Best ‘Mary Tyler Moore Show’ Episodes: ‘The Lars Affair’

“The Lars Affair” marks a transition point for The Mary Tyler Moore Show. The first episode of the fourth season introduces the legendary Betty White as Sue Ann Nivens, the Happy Homemaker (who is also a happy homewrecker and a proto-Martha Stewart boss...

R.I.P. Pat Williams, ‘Mary Tyler Moore Show’ Composer

Pat Williams took the job of scoring the Mary Tyler Moore Show pilot because his friend Allan Burns, who co-created the show with James L. Brooks, asked him to. It wasn’t, to be sure, that he knew it would become a classic for the ages. In fact, he’d heard...