Rhoda: Season 1, Episode 5

The Lady in Red (7 Oct. 1974)

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Rhoda is surprised when a publisher contacts her about a book she wrote years before. The book is a humorous look at being overweight. The deal is too good to be true.



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Episode complete credited cast:
Louise Latham ...
Louise Shattner
Robert Moore ...
Mr. Graham
Byron Webster ...
Funeral Director
Bill Smillie ...
Helene Winston ...
Woman in Line
Loretta Fury ...


Because she refused a job, Rhoda has been cut off from unemployment insurance. Her jobless state and not having that safety net makes Rhoda depressed, but she doesn't want to show that depression especially to Martin as she doesn't want to feel like a little girl dependent upon her father. However, among the stacks of rejection letters, Rhoda receives a surprising acceptance letter. Against Rhoda's wishes, Brenda sent Rhoda's comic manuscript about life as an overweight person to a publisher, who wants to speak to Rhoda about it. Louise Shattner, the firm's representative, tells Rhoda that despite loving the manuscript, she can't publish it, but she is thinking about hiring Rhoda for a job at the firm. Rhoda's meeting with Louise coincides with Louise finding out that her star author has just passed away. So that they can talk about the job, Rhoda accompanies Louise to the funeral, which directly and indirectly affects whether Rhoda gets or doesn't get the job. Written by Huggo

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The title is based on the 1935 pop song "The Lady in Red" with lyrics by Mort Dixon and music by Allie Wrubel that started on movie soundtracks, but was used extensively in cartoon soundtracks. See more »


References This Is Your Life (1952) See more »

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