Mary Tyler Moore (1970–1977)
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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.


Jerry Belson


James L. Brooks (created by), Allan Burns (created by) | 1 more credit »

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Episode complete credited cast:
Mary Tyler Moore ... Mary Richards
Edward Asner ... Lou Grant
Valerie Harper ... Rhoda Morgenstern
Gavin MacLeod ... Murray Slaughter
Ted Knight ... Ted Baxter
Nancy Walker ... Ida Morgenstern
Brett Somers Brett Somers ... Aunt Rose
Louise Williams ... Debbie Morgenstern (as Liberty Williams)
Harold Gould ... Martin Morgenstern


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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Release Date:

29 September 1973 (USA) See more »

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MTM Enterprises See more »
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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


When Valerie Harper's show Rhoda (1974) launched, her younger sister, Debbie, was dropped, and another bit of 'ret-conning,' she gained a 'new' younger sister, Brenda. See more »


References Top Hat (1935) See more »


Top Hat, White Tie and Tails
Music & lyrics by Irving Berlin
Performed by Harold Gould
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12 February 2017 | by HitchcocSee 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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