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 Rhoda Gerard / ... (110 episodes, 1974-1978)
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 Brenda Morgenstern (110 episodes, 1974-1978)
Lorenzo Music ...
 Carlton the Doorman (82 episodes, 1974-1978)
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 Joe Gerard (55 episodes, 1974-1977)
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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 Huggo

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Rhoda Faye Morgenstern and Brenda Faye Morgenstern have the same middle name. Their mother liked the name, but not enough to make it their first name. See more »

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[repeated line]
Carlton: Hello, this is Carlton your doorman.
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Also at the very end she attempts an imitation of the Mary Tyler Moore hat flip and fails. See more »

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Followed by The Betty White Show (1977) See more »

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The Quiet Gem
8 June 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This show is ground-breaking and paved the way for many shows to come. Before Friends and Seinfeld, this was the show about singles living in New York City. This show portrayed the Jewish-American culture in a positive light. The chemistry between Valerie Harper, Julie Kavner, and Nancy Walker is among the best that television has ever seen. And, while always funny, it was constantly breaking its premise in half and yet still staying funny and great. I love, too, how it is the first great sitcom that used self-deprecation as a tool to provide humor and portray grand humanity. Both Harper and Kavner (Marge Simpson of The Simpsons) belong in the Television Hall of Hame based simply on this wonderful show.


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