Mary Tyler Moore (1970–1977)
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My Brother's Keeper 

Phyllis's beloved brother Ben comes to town for a visit and, much to her dismay, hits it off not with Mary but with Rhoda.

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Phyllis' brother, Ben Sutherland, is coming to town. Phyllis, who adores him, wants him and Mary to meet so that they will start dating each other and get married. It's love at first sight... for Phyllis, who upon seeing the two together for the first time believes even more strongly that they are meant for each other. But Phyllis' pressure becomes too overwhelming for Mary to even know if there is an attraction. No such pressure exists when Rhoda enters Mary's apartment when Ben is there, Rhoda who is immediately attracted to him despite their difference in interests. Rhoda and Ben start spending all their time together while he's in town. Phyllis is appalled, and Rhoda, who knows Phyllis is appalled, can't help but pour salt in Phyllis' wound. Are Rhoda and Phyllis destined to be in-laws? The unfortunate recipient of Phyllis' ill feelings is Mary's lavish once a year party. Written by Huggo

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13 January 1973 (USA)  »

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The title is based on the expression "I am not my brother's keeper". See more »

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Phyllis Lindstrom: I just treat the piano casually as if it had always been there. Lars, of course, keeps bumping into it and cursing.
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Featured in Rhoda: Rhoda's Wedding: Part 2 (1974) See more »

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Love Is All Around
Written and performed by Sonny Curtis
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Rhoda Strikes Paydirt--Sort Of
9 February 2017 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Phyllis's brother has come to visit and she immediately begins to try to get him hooked up with Mary. She leaves them alone and soon Rhoda turns up. They hit it off immediately. They go to a concert for which Phyllis has provided tickets. They end up sitting by Phyllis and Lars and soon Phyllis begins to think the worst--that they may be having a serious relationship. This turn of events is followed by one of Mary's parties. They are known for their disastrous results. Everyone seems to be having a decent time until Phyllis comes in and destroys the mood. When her brother and Rhoda show up, it's lights out. Soon all the guests are gone. But there is an interesting twist at the conclusion.


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