12 Facts About Rhoda


Rhoda is an American television sitcom created by James L Brooks and Allan Burns starring Valerie Harper that originally aired on CBS for five seasons from September 9,1974, to December 9,1978.

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Rhoda begins as the character returns to New York where she soon meets and marries Joe Gerard .

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Large ratings success during its first two seasons, Rhoda's viewership suffered following the creative decision to dissolve the marriage of Rhoda and Joe as series creators Brooks and Burns believed that the title character had lost her "edge" as a married woman.

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Rhoda was the recipient of two Golden Globe Awards and two Primetime Emmy Awards, and was filmed Friday evenings in front of a live studio audience at CBS Studio Center, Stage 14 in Studio City, Los Angeles, California.

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Series opens with the pilot episode featuring Rhoda Morgenstern traveling from her home in Minneapolis to New York City, where she was born and raised, for a two-week vacation, staying with her younger sister, Brenda .

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Brenda, a bank teller, is an insecure person with low self-esteem with dating problems, similar to how Rhoda herself had experienced difficulty in dating in Minneapolis in the early years of The Mary Tyler Moore Show.

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When it becomes apparent Rhoda is sliding into a rut by occupying her childhood bedroom, Ida forces her to move out for her own good.

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Rhoda uses her own maiden surname "Morgenstern" in her professional dealings as a window dresser and her married surname "Gerard" in her personal life.

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Season 4 ranked higher than season 3 in the ratings, but Rhoda never regained the popularity it had achieved during its first two seasons.

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In 1979, Rhoda began airing in syndication to local stations, and was originally syndicated by Victory Television from 1979 to 1987.

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Collectively, Rhoda garnered a total of 17 Emmy nominations and 7 Golden Globe nominations.

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All About "Rhoda" was referenced in an episode of The Kids in the Hall during a sketch in which the character Buddy Cole identified it as the book he would most want to have with him if he was stranded on a desert island.

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