Rhoda: Season One [35th Anniversary Edition]
"New York — this is your last chance."
Rhoda was the popular spin-off of the beloved Mary Tyler Moore Show, which begins as Rhoda Morgenstern (Valerie Harper) goes home to New York for a visit. When she unexpectedly meets "the" guy, Rhoda decides to move back.
Joe Gerard (David Groh), the ruggedly handsome and divorced owner of a demolition company, is Rhoda's perfect match. The couple works hard to keep their relationship solid in spite of — and sometimes because of — nonstop interference by Rhoda's manipulative mother Ida (played by the brilliant Nancy Walker), her needy, depressed sister Brenda (Julie Kavner, The Simpsons), her loving but ineffectual father Martin (Harold Gould, The Sting) and, of course, the disembodied voice of Carlton the Doorman.
In the first season, Rhoda and Joe met, fell in love,
got married and set up life together. "The Wedding" (a one-hour special) reunited Rhoda with her old pals from Minneapolis — Mary Tyler Moore, Ed Asner, Cloris Leachman, Gavin MacLeod and Georgia Engel — in an episode that drove ratings through the roof.
Rhoda's first season won Golden Globe® Awards for Best Comedy Series and Best Actress in a Comedy. Valerie Harper won the Emmy® Award for Best Actress in a Comedy that year. Rhoda would go on to win our hearts during its five-season run.
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