MTMS was one of the rare TV series that improved as the seasons rolled along. The last several seasons, focused mainly on the office 'family,' are some of the best sitcom episodes ever produced and hold up to this day.
An interesting artifact from the comedy vaults. A promo sent out by CBS for THE MARY TYLER MOORE SHOW. Along with alternate lyrics and arrangements for the theme, it features the classic "you've got spunk" Mary job interview with Lou Grant.
However, this execution is off. Lou is a bit overly hostile and there's no hint of the playfulness he infuses the character as the series develops. Mary's hitting the lines as the true pro she was, but they feel out of sych. Finally, the scene is poorly shot and edited, especially for the 'spunk' big laugh line.
Notice the great improvements in the version that aired: