Rhoda: Season 5, Episode 12

Earl's Helping Hand (1978)

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Rhoda is involved in two pieces of bad news. The first is that Jack is facing a massive personal debt - namely to his loan shark bookie cousin - which may force him to close the shop if he ... See full summary »

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Rhoda is involved in two pieces of bad news. The first is that Jack is facing a massive personal debt - namely to his loan shark bookie cousin - which may force him to close the shop if he can't come up with $5,000 pronto. The second is that Brenda has invited Benny's brother Earl, who Rhoda cannot stand, over, he who in turn has tried again and again to make Rhoda fall in love with him. The first problem looks like it may be solved when Jack announces that an investor for the shop has come forward with the entire $5,000. However, that good news turns to bad when Rhoda learns the investor is Earl, who wants to spend the entire week at the shop to check it out as a sound investment. Rhoda believes that Earl will renege on the entire amount at the end of the week, this move purely a ploy to spend the week with her. As a show of good faith, Earl gives Jack $1,000 cash at the beginning, which Jack can return at his leisure if on the off chance Earl decides not to invest at the end of the ... Written by Huggo

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