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 ...
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On the night before Rhoda and Joe's wedding, Rhoda and Mary are reminiscing about all their past bad dates, while Phyllis laments not feeling like she has any real purpose for the wedding. As such, ...
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
Two versions of the first season opening credits exists ("My name is Rhoda Morganstein..."). The rarer version has the extra line "In school my grades were OK - mainly Bs and Cs..." (On screen are various pictures of the letters 'B' and 'C' as well as an 'E') "...except for self control. Oy..." (Pictures of 'F's fill the screen.). This is placed between the lines about food being the first thing she loved that loved her back, and 'I had a bad puberty...it lasted 17 years.' See more »
I loved the programme simply called Rhoda in the 70s. Also from the UK, I had never seen the Mary Tyler Moore show until i moved to NZ in the mid-80s, where it was one of the first things on TV, and truly terrific. So back to Rhoda, her mum and her sister, and the menfolk in their lives. Very colourful, very well written and Very Very funny. I have recently found it on YouTube and am loving it as there seem to be no (legit) boxed sets available.
Rhoda spoke for so many of us in the 70s, and even though times and norms have changed, so much is still relevant. Haven't seen much of Valerie Harper since the 70s but Brenda must be rich as now with Marge Simpson heading towards infinity. Nancy Walker as Ida is perfection itself.
People say to me that USA sitcoms aren't funny, but that's not true. There's a lot of rubbish out there - from every country - but MTM, Rhoda and Evening Shade are my all time faves, and I'm delighted to see that my tastes haven't changed. How can you improve on perfection?
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