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Phyllis Whips Inflation 

When Phyllis goes to look for a job she finds that she has no current skills.

Director:

Jay Sandrich

Writers:

James L. Brooks (created by), Allan Burns (created by) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Mary Tyler Moore ... Mary Richards
Edward Asner ... Lou Grant
Gavin MacLeod ... Murray Slaughter
Ted Knight ... Ted Baxter
Betty White ... Sue Ann Nivens
Lisa Gerritsen ... Bess Lindstrom
Doris Roberts ... Helen Farrell
Cloris Leachman ... Phyllis Lindstrom
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Lars and Phyllis are arguing about her exorbitant spending habits, in part because of their stocks taking a tumble and Lars' business being down. He ultimately places her on a budget and cuts off access to her credit cards. So Phyllis decides to look for a job. In her search for a job, Phyllis comes to some realizations about her place in working society, which makes her compare her life to Mary's. Meanwhile, the Lindstroms' money woes make Mary examine her own finances. And Sue Ann, named woman of the year by the local Elks Club, does whatever she can to get her story on the six o'clock news. Written by Huggo

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Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

TV-PG
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 January 1975 (USA) See more »

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MTM Enterprises See more »
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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In 1975, when the episode originally aired, the US was suffering from several years of inflation (termed 'stagflation'; i.e. 'stagnant + inflation'), and under President Gerald Ford, the government put together a campaign nicknamed 'WIN'; 'Whip Inflation Now'. The program had little effect on turning the economy around. See more »

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Love Is All Around
Written and performed by Sonny Curtis
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Phyllis Breaks the Bank
22 February 2017 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

This episode centers around Phyllis Lindstrom (Chloris Leachman). She has had a fight with her husband who has told her that she needs to cut down on her spending. Mary suggests a budget and Phyllis goes ballistic. Mary also finds out that her rent has been raised by thirty dollars a month. She asks Lou for a raise. No soap. Phyllis finds out that she and Lars are nearly broke, so she goes off to look for work. Her top job qualification is that she knows which wine to pick for dinner. Anyway, Phyllis always seems to land on her feet.


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