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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 »
Genre:
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 3 wins & 33 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
"Hiya Rho!" See more (8 total) »

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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Trivia:
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 »
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Carlton:Drinking doesn't cause hangovers; stopping drinking causes hangovers.See more »
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15 out of 16 people found the following review useful.
"Hiya Rho!", 3 April 2004
Author: laffinsal from California

Of the three series to spin-off of THE MARY TYLER MOORE SHOW, this one is the best and most memorable. Valerie Harper played the Rhoda character to perfection on TMTMS, and here, she expands on that well-loved character, with a degree of depth, rarely found on sitcoms today. Rhoda Morgenstern went through a variety of challenges on this series...she moved back to New York, met Joe Gerard, got married...separated...divorced, and then went back to being a swinging single. It's too bad this show was cancelled without a real final episode...I've always wondered how they would have ended this, had they the opportunity to do so gracefully.

Along with Harper, was Julie Kavner, brilliant, as Rhoda's little sister, Brenda. Nancy Walker was also priceless as Ida, the mom. The best episode of this series has got to be "Rhoda's Wedding", the one-hour saga of how Rhoda almost doesn't make it down the isle, because ditzy Phyllis forgets to pick her up. In fact, the whole wedding storyline; Rhoda meeting Joe, the proposal, the shower, wedding and honeymoon, are some of the best-written comedy episodes. It's too bad Joe was written off the show, but "The Separation", is one of the most poignant, thoughtful, and well-acted episodes I've seen in a sitcom. Proof once again, as to the degree of depth that the characters on this show had.

I don't think this show was quite the same once Rhoda's divorce was final. The later episodes just lacked the earlier vibrance and fun, and I didn't like the storyline about Rhoda's father, Martin, leaving Ida. Still, this is a fine series, great acting, writing, and production, and there's no doubt about it that scarves were never worn the same way again.

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