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Rhoda 

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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, artistically inclined Rhoda ... See full summary »
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Won 2 Golden Globes. Another 4 wins & 33 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Valerie Harper ...  Rhoda Gerard / ... 110 episodes, 1974-1978
Julie Kavner ...  Brenda Morgenstern 110 episodes, 1974-1978
Lorenzo Music Lorenzo Music ...  Carlton the Doorman 82 episodes, 1974-1978
David Groh ...  Joe Gerard 55 episodes, 1974-1977
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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, artistically inclined Rhoda Morgenstern returns to her hometown of New York City to begin life anew. She continues her navigation of searching for true love, initially with Joe Girard, the owner of his own wrecking company, he being the original reason she decided to move back to New York to begin with. Her relationships with Joe and with other men are an evolution to often being the pursued from what was a self-perception of being the overweight ugly duckling always doing the pursuing and mostly of undesirable men who she felt were the only people she could pursue. She also tries to find her place in the working world, doing something using her artistic abilities honed in art school such as the window dressing work she did in Minneapolis. Through it all, she reestablishes a day-to-day relationship with her family: her overbearing and ... Written by Huggo

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Comedy

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TV-PG

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 September 1974 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Рода See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA See more »

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MTM Enterprises See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(110 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
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Trivia

James L Brooks, who executive produced this show and the Mary Tyler Moore Show, also executive produced the Simpsons; and he cast Rhoda's Julie Kavner as Marge Simpson. See more »

Goofs

Rhoda's apartment (in early seasons) is numbered 9-E; however, in exterior zoom-in shots, the building depicted has only six stories. See more »

Quotes

[repeated line]
Carlton: Hello, this is Carlton your doorman.
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Crazy Credits

As the closing credits creep up the screen, you see Valerie Harper, as Rhoda, stranded in the middle of a very busy intersection desperately trying to get to the other side. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Eric Idle/Kate Bush (1978) See more »

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The Quiet Gem
8 June 2006 | by SoSingularSee all my reviews

This show is ground-breaking and paved the way for many shows to come. Before Friends and Seinfeld, this was the show about singles living in New York City. This show portrayed the Jewish-American culture in a positive light. The chemistry between Valerie Harper, Julie Kavner, and Nancy Walker is among the best that television has ever seen. And, while always funny, it was constantly breaking its premise in half and yet still staying funny and great. I love, too, how it is the first great sitcom that used self-deprecation as a tool to provide humor and portray grand humanity. Both Harper and Kavner (Marge Simpson of The Simpsons) belong in the Television Hall of Hame based simply on this wonderful show.


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