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"Rhoda" (1974) More at IMDbPro »TV series 1974-1978

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Rhoda: Season 1: Episode 25 -- Mary Richards' visit upsets the Gerards' vacation plans.
Rhoda: Season 1: Episode 24 -- Bored Ida decides to begin a new career.
Rhoda: Season 1: Episode 23 -- Brenda decides to move to San Francisco.
Rhoda: Season 1: Episode 22 -- Rhoda launches her own business.
Rhoda: Season 1: Episode 21 -- Her first doctor's visit embarrasses and scares Ida.

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Writers:
James L. Brooks (created by)
Allan Burns (created by)
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Seasons:
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5
Release Date:
9 September 1974 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
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... See more »
Awards:
Won 2 Golden Globes. Another 4 wins & 33 nominations See more »
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Cast

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Valerie Harper ... Rhoda Gerard / ... (110 episodes, 1974-1978)

Julie Kavner ... Brenda Morgenstern (110 episodes, 1974-1978)
Lorenzo Music ... Carlton the Doorman (82 episodes, 1974-1978)
David Groh ... Joe Gerard (55 episodes, 1974-1977)
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Series Directed by
Tony Mordente (42 episodes, 1975-1978)
Robert Moore (27 episodes, 1974-1975)
Asaad Kelada (7 episodes, 1976-1978)
Howard Storm (6 episodes, 1975-1976)
Doug Rogers (5 episodes, 1976)
James Burrows (4 episodes, 1977-1978)
Nancy Walker (4 episodes, 1978)
Alan Rafkin (2 episodes, 1974)
Martin Cohan (2 episodes, 1975-1976)
Jay Sandrich (2 episodes, 1975-1976)
Bob Claver (2 episodes, 1975)
Bruce Chevillat (2 episodes, 1977-1978)
 
Series Writing credits
James L. Brooks (110 episodes, 1974-1978)
Allan Burns (110 episodes, 1974-1978)
David Davis (110 episodes, 1974-1978)
Lorenzo Music (110 episodes, 1974-1978)
Gloria Banta (30 episodes, 1974-1977)
Patricia Nardo (30 episodes, 1974-1977)
Charlotte Brown (29 episodes, 1974-1978)
Coleman Mitchell (26 episodes, 1974-1977)
Geoffrey Neigher (26 episodes, 1974-1977)
David Lloyd (17 episodes, 1974-1978)
Norman Barasch (13 episodes, 1974)
Carroll Moore (13 episodes, 1974)
Larry Balmagia (12 episodes, 1977-1978)
Dennis Koenig (12 episodes, 1977-1978)
Garry Ferrier (7 episodes, 1978)
Emily Marshall (7 episodes, 1978)
Aubrey Tadman (7 episodes, 1978)
Allan Katz (6 episodes, 1977-1978)
Don Reo (6 episodes, 1977-1978)
Michael Leeson (4 episodes, 1975-1976)
Deborah Leschin (4 episodes, 1977-1978)
Earl Pomerantz (3 episodes, 1976-1978)
Bob Ellison (3 episodes, 1978)
Marilyn Suzanne Miller (2 episodes, 1974-1975)
Gail Parent (2 episodes, 1974)

Series Produced by
Charlotte Brown .... producer / executive producer (85 episodes, 1975-1978)
James L. Brooks .... executive producer (73 episodes, 1974-1977)
Allan Burns .... executive producer (73 episodes, 1974-1977)
David Davis .... producer (73 episodes, 1974-1977)
Budd Cherry .... associate producer (49 episodes, 1974-1978)
Karen Ziff .... associate producer (48 episodes, 1975-1977)
Lorenzo Music .... producer (34 episodes, 1974-1975)
Allan Katz .... producer (24 episodes, 1977-1978)
Don Reo .... producer (24 episodes, 1977-1978)
Tim Berry .... associate producer (13 episodes, 1978)
Bob Ellison .... producer (13 episodes, 1978)
 
Series Original Music by
Billy Goldenberg (51 episodes, 1974-1976)
Richard Lewis Warren (46 episodes, 1976-1978)
Les Hooper (13 episodes, 1978)
 
Series Cinematography by
Kenneth Peach (85 episodes, 1975-1978)
Paul Uhl (25 episodes, 1974-1975)
 
Series Film Editing by
Larry Heath (107 episodes, 1974-1978)
Beryl Gelfond (4 episodes, 1974)
Douglas Hines (3 episodes, 1974)
Patrick M. Ryan (2 episodes, 1978)
 
Series Casting by
Lori Openden (33 episodes, 1977-1978)
Mary Goldberg (24 episodes, 1975-1976)
Terry Liebling (24 episodes, 1976-1977)
Sharon Himes (4 episodes, 1978)
 
Series Art Direction by
Kenneth A. Reid (110 episodes, 1974-1978)
 
Series Set Decoration by
Cloudia Rebar (70 episodes, 1975-1978)
Mary Swanson (25 episodes, 1974-1975)
Sharon Thomas (13 episodes, 1978)
Hoyle Barrett (2 episodes, 1975)
 
Series Makeup Department
Jim Kail .... makeup artist (62 episodes, 1975-1978)
Shanon Ely .... hair stylist (33 episodes, 1977-1978)
Barbara Lorenz .... hair stylist (25 episodes, 1974-1975)
Janet Purcell .... hair stylist (24 episodes, 1976-1977)
Gloria Algeo .... hair stylist (19 episodes, 1975-1976)
Ben Nye Jr. .... makeup artist (16 episodes, 1974-1975)
Ray Steele .... makeup artist (12 episodes, 1974-1975)
Nancy Garen .... makeup artist (11 episodes, 1978)
Ruby Ford .... hair stylist (3 episodes, 1976)
Elizabeth Searcy .... hair stylist (2 episodes, 1978)
Ken Wensevic .... makeup artist (2 episodes, 1978)
 
Series Production Management
Lionel A. Ephraim .... production executive: MTM Enterprises (110 episodes, 1974-1978)
Ted Rich .... post-production supervisor / post-production manager (105 episodes, 1974-1978)
Abby Singer .... unit production manager / production manager (62 episodes, 1974-1978)
Les Sheldon .... production manager (48 episodes, 1976-1978)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Bruce Chevillat .... assistant director (59 episodes, 1974-1977)
Bud Grace .... assistant director (16 episodes, 1977-1978)
Daisy Gerber .... assistant director (13 episodes, 1974)
Barbara Bass .... assistant director (13 episodes, 1978)
Stanley J. Brooks .... second assistant director (13 episodes, 1978)
Don Torpin .... assistant director (8 episodes, 1978)
 
Series Art Department
David DeMering .... property master (49 episodes, 1974-1976)
Frank Michalovich .... property master (37 episodes, 1977-1978)
Pat Grande .... construction coordinator (35 episodes, 1977-1978)
Philip Calhoun .... property master (14 episodes, 1976-1977)
Bill Hudson .... property master (5 episodes, 1976)
Sam Bergman .... property master (5 episodes, 1977)

Lloyd R. Apperson .... construction foreman (unknown episodes)
 
Series Sound Department
Cam McCulloch .... production mixer / sound mixer / ... (62 episodes, 1974-1978)
Dan Wallin .... production sound mixer (23 episodes, 1975-1976)
John Hicks .... production mixer (22 episodes, 1976-1977)
James R. Wright .... production mixer (2 episodes, 1976)
 
Series Stunts
Buck McDancer .... stunt coordinator (unknown episodes)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Irv McClellan .... key grip / grip (110 episodes, 1974-1978)
Dave Lee .... gaffer (61 episodes, 1976-1978)
Sam Ozment .... gaffer (25 episodes, 1974-1975)
James Sherrill .... gaffer (24 episodes, 1975-1976)
John C. Chulay .... camera staging consultant (2 episodes, 1974)

Jonathan West .... camera operator (unknown episodes, 1978)
Don E. FauntLeRoy .... assistant camera (unknown episodes)
William E. Hines .... camera operator (unknown episodes)
Michael Hofstein .... additional first assistant camera (unknown episodes)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Conrad Feia .... costumer: men (92 episodes, 1975-1978)
Shannon Litten .... costumer: women (84 episodes, 1975-1978)
Ele Parker .... costumer: women (25 episodes, 1974-1975)
Jerry Alpert .... costumer: men / men's costumer (18 episodes, 1974-1975)
Leslie Hall .... costumer: women (2 episodes, 1974)
Donald MacDonald .... costumer: men (2 episodes, 1974)
 
Series Editorial Department
Scott Lawson .... colorist (32 episodes, 1974-1978)
Pamela Malouf .... assistant editor (13 episodes, 1978)
Manny Chaidez .... assistant editor (2 episodes, 1974)
Harold Wilner .... assistant editor (2 episodes, 1974)
 
Series Music Department
Billy Goldenberg .... composer: theme music / conductor (110 episodes, 1974-1978)
Richard Lewis Warren .... conductor (46 episodes, 1976-1978)
Les Hooper .... conductor (13 episodes, 1978)
 
Series Transportation Department
Chris Haynes .... driver (2 episodes, 1975)
 
Series Other crew
Mai Santacroce .... script supervisor (108 episodes, 1974-1978)
Edna T. Broening .... assistant to producers (91 episodes, 1975-1978)
Jim Buck .... technical coordinator (82 episodes, 1975-1978)
Louise A. Stephens .... assistant to producers (65 episodes, 1974-1977)
Meryl O'Loughlin .... executive in charge of talent (61 episodes, 1976-1978)
Carol Straughn .... assistant to producers (54 episodes, 1975-1977)
Coleman Mitchell .... executive script consultant (48 episodes, 1975-1977)
Geoffrey Neigher .... executive script consultant (48 episodes, 1975-1977)
James L. Brooks .... executive consultant / story editor (39 episodes, 1974-1978)
Allan Burns .... executive consultant (37 episodes, 1977-1978)
Michael Zinberg .... title visualization (37 episodes, 1977-1978)
Gil Clasen .... technical coordinator (28 episodes, 1974-1975)
Lynn Chasen .... assistant to producers / assistant to the producer (25 episodes, 1974-1975)
Carolyn Crocker .... assistant to producers / assistant to the producer (25 episodes, 1974-1975)
Michele Gallery .... assistant to producers (24 episodes, 1976-1977)
Deborah Leschin .... executive script consultant (24 episodes, 1977-1978)
Beverly Ventriss .... assistant to producers (24 episodes, 1977-1978)
Deborah Kay Boyle .... assistant to producers (17 episodes, 1975-1976)
Carol Wood .... assistant to producers (16 episodes, 1977-1978)
Nancy Eddo .... assistant to producers (13 episodes, 1978)
Charlotte Brown .... executive script consultant (12 episodes, 1974-1975)
Karen Ziff .... production assistant (12 episodes, 1974-1975)
Laura Yocum .... assistant to producers (9 episodes, 1978)
Lea Goldbaum .... assistant to producers (8 episodes, 1978)
Jonnie Davis .... assistant to producers (7 episodes, 1976)
Marion C. Freeman .... assistant to producers (6 episodes, 1974)
Lorenzo Music .... executive consultant (5 episodes, 1975)
Linda L. Simeone .... assistant to producers (4 episodes, 1978)
David Davis .... New York sequence (2 episodes, 1974)
Marjorie Mullen .... script supervisor (2 episodes, 1974)
David Lloyd .... executive story consultant (2 episodes, 1978)

Maria Ziff .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
 

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30 min (110 episodes)
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Trivia:
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 »
Quotes:
Carlton:Drinking doesn't cause hangovers; stopping drinking causes hangovers.See more »

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La-la-la-laughter, 5 April 2015
Author: jc-osms from United Kingdom

"Rhoda" was, if I remember rightly, the only U.S. MTM sit-com to get a set screen-time on British television. The original "Mary Tyler Moore Show" and its other spin-off "Phyllis" were treated as schedule-fillers at best and even the dramatised "Lou Grant" ended up on the graveyard shift. But "Rhoda" I'm sure was shown on BBC2 at 9 o'clock on Tuesday's for I believe all its series showings and I loved it as a youngster at the time. Back then, I knew very little of Valerie Harper's character's origins on the Tyler Moore show, but that didn't matter, the laughs were there from the start as well as the strong supporting characters of Rhoda's waspish mother played by Nancy Walker, fresh from "McMillan and Wife" and Julie Kavner (later the voice of Marge Simpson) as her man (and food) hungry kid sister Brenda, while the insertion of their boozy off-stage doorman Carlton also made for some off-beat humour.

The humour was of the sharp and sassy New York Jewish type and largely set-bound in Rhoda's massive apartment. Valerie Harper was a delight in the title part, by turns confident and insecure, independent but mother-dependant. Romance entered her life in the form of hunky construction company boss Joe, played by Davud Groh, but the marriage wasn't to last.

I remember later episodes playing up Brenda's eccentric choice of boyfriends, some of which worked (klutz-type Nick Lobo) and some of which didn't (smarmy type Gary Levy). I also seem to recall the series ending with Rhoda working for old sourpuss Kenneth MacMillan's clothing company and some enjoyable sparring between the two of them, but my main memories will always be the bright, sunny early series and that distinctive "La La La" theme music.

Would love to see it again.

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