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 ... See full summary »
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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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The building that show opens to is 332 East 84th St in the Yorkville / Upper East neighborhood of Manhattan, New York City. See more »

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Carlton: Drinking doesn't cause hangovers; stopping drinking causes hangovers.
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Crazy Credits

Two versions of the first season opening credits exists ("My name is Rhoda Morganstein..."). The rarer version has the extra line "In school my grades were OK - mainly Bs and Cs..." (On screen are various pictures of the letters 'B' and 'C' as well as an 'E') "...except for self control. Oy..." (Pictures of 'F's fill the screen.). This is placed between the lines about food being the first thing she loved that loved her back, and 'I had a bad puberty...it lasted 17 years.' See more »

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The show that made headscarves fashionable.
13 January 1999 | by (Reno, NV) – See all my reviews

This show was 'it' growing up in the seventies. Rhoda was always ten times cooler than Mary Tyler Moore. A little weird to watch now, with the voice of her younger sister being Marge Simpson's.


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