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Rhoda's Sister Gets Married 

When Rhoda takes Mary along to her younger sister's wedding in New York, both of them have to cope with Rhoda's overbearing parents.



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Episode complete credited cast:
Brett Somers ...
Louise Williams ...
Debbie Morgenstern (as Liberty Williams)


Rhoda invites Mary to accompany her for an exciting weekend in New York City to attend the wedding of Rhoda's younger sister, Debbie Morgenstern. The weekend doesn't end up being quite what Mary expected when she agreed to go. Instead of staying at a hotel, Mary is invited to stay with Rhoda's parents. And as the impartial third party, Mary ends up being the mediator between Rhoda and Ida in what is the major issue of the weekend. As Debbie is her younger daughter, Ida believes that Rhoda is unhappy being the proverbial old maid. So Ida does whatever she can to ruin Debbie's wedding to make Rhoda happy. Rhoda, in turn, is happy for her sister and does whatever she can to leave before the wedding so that Ida won't ruin Debbie's wedding. The cycle between mother and oldest daughter goes full circle when Ida believes Rhoda's want to leave is because of her unhappiness in Debbie getting married first, which strengthens Ida's resolve to ruin Debbie's wedding. A thirty year old letter may ... Written by Huggo

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29 September 1973 (USA)  »

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When Valerie Harper starred in the show Rhoda (1974), her younger sister, Debbie, was never mentioned. Conversely, in a bit of 'ret-conning,' her younger sister, Brenda, on Rhoda (1974), wasn't mentioned in this episode. See more »


References The Robe (1953) See more »


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12 February 2017 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Rhoda talks Mary into going to New York with her for her sister's wedding. She promises Mary that they will be able to see a couple shows and do some sightseeing. But she is walking into a trap. The Morgenstern insist that she stay with them and that leads to all kinds of problems. Rhoda actually decides to leave with Mary stuck there. Nancy Walker once again plays the obnoxious Jewish mother who can't enjoy anything to let anything go. The other much funnier bit is Ted Baxter trying to do a promotional video. All he has to do is tear off a piece of news copy and carry it to a desk, then pretend he is answering the phone. He just can't seem to get it down. Lou, of course, is having a conniption. Not a great episode but some good stuff.

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