- Director:Peter Baldwin
- Writer:James L. Brooks,Allan Burns
- Cast:Mary Tyler Moore,Edward Asner,Valerie Harper
|Episode cast overview:|
|Mary Tyler Moore||-||Mary Richards|
|Edward Asner||-||Lou Grant|
|Valerie Harper||-||Rhoda Morgenstern|
|Gavin MacLeod||-||Murray Slaughter|
|Ted Knight||-||Ted Baxter|
|Stuart Margolin||-||Warren Sturges|
The poem (actually, it's a limerick - the difference being a limerick is 5-line rhyme, and almost always naughty) which Ted claims to have written, about a hermit named Dave, goes in full like this; 'There once was a hermit named Dave -Who kept a dead whore in his cave - "I know it's a sin," He said with a grin, "But think of the money I save!'
Actor Stuart Margolin, who plays Warren brilliantly (?), was such a hit, MTM wanted to use Margolin more, but he was soon signed as a semi-regular to another well-loved series, which premiered at the time this episode initially aired; The Rockford Files (1974).