After spending several years in her young adult life in Minneapolis but with her brash Bronx Jewish upbringing in tow and with its associated sarcasm, artistically inclined Rhoda ...
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On the night before Rhoda and Joe's wedding, Rhoda and Mary are reminiscing about all their past bad dates, while Phyllis laments not feeling like she has any real purpose for the wedding. As such, ...
Mary Richards' landlady, Phyllis Lindstrom, moves back to her hometown of San Francisco with her teenage daughter Bess following the sudden death of her husband, Lars. She intends to make a... See full summary »
After spending several years in her young adult life in Minneapolis but with her brash Bronx Jewish upbringing in tow and with its associated sarcasm, artistically inclined Rhoda Morgenstern returns to her hometown of New York City to begin life anew. She continues her navigation of searching for true love, initially with Joe Girard, the owner of his own wrecking company, he being the original reason she decided to move back to New York to begin with. Her relationships with Joe and with other men are an evolution to often being the pursued from what was a self-perception of being the overweight ugly duckling always doing the pursuing and mostly of undesirable men who she felt were the only people she could pursue. She also tries to find her place in the working world, doing something using her artistic abilities honed in art school such as the window dressing work she did in Minneapolis. Through it all, she reestablishes a day-to-day relationship with her family: her overbearing and ...Written by
A novelty song called "Who is it?" was recorded by Lorenzo Music, credited on the label as being by 'Carlton, Your Doorman'. The song is framed by studio singers singing "Who is it?/Who is it?/Who guards the front door whenever he can?/ Who is it?/Who is it?/(Intercom sound, Music's speaking voice distorted as if coming through the intercom) "Hello, this is Carlton, your doorman". This is followed by Music as Carlton, speaking in character in rhyme, with the pattern repeated a few times till the end when he says, "So long, this was Carlton, Your Doorman." See more »
Rhoda's apartment (in early seasons) is numbered 9-E; however, in exterior zoom-in shots, the building depicted has only six stories. See more »
I loved the programme simply called Rhoda in the 70s. Also from the UK, I had never seen the Mary Tyler Moore show until i moved to NZ in the mid-80s, where it was one of the first things on TV, and truly terrific. So back to Rhoda, her mum and her sister, and the menfolk in their lives. Very colourful, very well written and Very Very funny. I have recently found it on YouTube and am loving it as there seem to be no (legit) boxed sets available.
Rhoda spoke for so many of us in the 70s, and even though times and norms have changed, so much is still relevant. Haven't seen much of Valerie Harper since the 70s but Brenda must be rich as now with Marge Simpson heading towards infinity. Nancy Walker as Ida is perfection itself.
People say to me that USA sitcoms aren't funny, but that's not true. There's a lot of rubbish out there - from every country - but MTM, Rhoda and Evening Shade are my all time faves, and I'm delighted to see that my tastes haven't changed. How can you improve on perfection?
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