Rhoda Morgenstern was born in the Bronx in December 1941. She's always felt responsible for World War II. She had a bad puberty. It lasted 17 years. She's a High School graduate, she went ... See full summary »
Rhoda Morgenstern was born in the Bronx in December 1941. She's always felt responsible for World War II. She had a bad puberty. It lasted 17 years. She's a High School graduate, she went to art school. Her entrance exam was on a book of matches. She decided to move out of the house at the age of 24. Her mother still refers to this as the time she ran away from home. Eventually, she ran to Minneapolis where it's colder, and she figured she'd keep better. Now she's back in Manhattan. New York, this is your last chance! Written by
In an interview in the April 17-23, 1976 issue of TVGuide, Lorenzo Music said that a number of actors read for the part of Carlton, including Foster Brooks who was offered, but then turned down the role. Music went on to say that he and the other producers decided to make Carlton a drunk because Carlton was going to be a voice only character and "that's the simplest kind of voice characterization there is". See more »
Drinking doesn't cause hangovers; stopping drinking causes hangovers.
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Also at the very end she attempts an imitation of the Mary Tyler Moore hat flip and fails. See more »
Being British I have never had the pleasure of watching any episodes of The Mary Tyler Moore Show from which this sitcom spun off from so I didn't know much about Rhoda's character in that show. However, I found this show very funny anyway.
Valerie Harper may be the lead but the show really shines because of the wonderful Julie Kavner as her sister and Nancy Walker as her interferring mother. Characterization is always very important in making a great situation comedy - just look at Cheers, The Golden Girls, Roseanne.
Carlton the Doorman was always good for a laugh even though you never saw what he looked like.
A very funny show.
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