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The show became famous as an example of the disaster that can befall a show when TheyDo too soon. CBS chief programmer Fred Silverman forced the writers to marry Rhoda to Joe as soon as possible, with the reasoning that getting her married at last would result in huge ratings. He was right about the ratings: the special one-hour [[WeddingDay wedding episode]] was one of the most-watched TV events in history. Unfortunately, however, the writers were now finding it increasingly difficult to write stories about a happily-married Rhoda, often instead writing episodes showcasing Walker's comedic performance as Ida, or focusing on Brenda's problems including her on-again, off-again relationship with accordion player Nick Lobo (Creator/RichardMasur). Eventually, they decided that Rhoda's appeal came from her status as an insecure single woman. A series of [[ReTool Re Tools]] thus ensued, with Rhoda getting separated and divorced from Joe, which caused the show's popularity to plummet. It managed to last for over 100 episodes, but it never got back the popularity of its early years. Even Silverman later admitted that having Rhoda marry Joe so soon was a mistake.

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The show became famous as an example of the disaster that can befall a show when TheyDo too soon. CBS chief programmer Fred Silverman forced the writers to marry Rhoda to Joe as soon as possible, with the reasoning that getting her married at last would result in huge ratings. He was right about the ratings: the special one-hour [[WeddingDay wedding episode]] WeddingEpisode was one of the most-watched TV events in history. Unfortunately, however, the writers were now finding it increasingly difficult to write stories about a happily-married Rhoda, often instead writing episodes showcasing Walker's comedic performance as Ida, or focusing on Brenda's problems including her on-again, off-again relationship with accordion player Nick Lobo (Creator/RichardMasur). Eventually, they decided that Rhoda's appeal came from her status as an insecure single woman. A series of [[ReTool Re Tools]] thus ensued, with Rhoda getting separated and divorced from Joe, which caused the show's popularity to plummet. It managed to last for over 100 episodes, but it never got back the popularity of its early years. Even Silverman later admitted that having Rhoda marry Joe so soon was a mistake.


* WeddingDay: One of the most famous episodes of this type.

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* WeddingDay: One WeddingEpisode: The eighth episode of season 1, the most famous episodes of this type.appropriately-titled "Rhoda's Wedding", is about the titular character getting married.


* ReTool: Several. The last year of the show even had Rhoda going to work for a crusty but BenevolentBoss who was the writers' obvious attempt to re-create the Mary/Lou Grant relationship from ''The Mary Tyler Moore Show''.

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* ReTool: Several. The last year fourth season of the show even had Rhoda going to work for a crusty but BenevolentBoss Jack Doyle who was the writers' obvious attempt to re-create the Mary/Lou Grant relationship from ''The Mary Tyler Moore Show''.


A SpinOff of ''Series/TheMaryTylerMooreShow'' that ran on Creator/{{CBS}} from 197478. Developed by that show's creators, Creator/JamesLBrooks and Allan Burns, ''Rhoda'' followed Mary's best friend and former neighbor Rhoda Morgenstern (Valerie Harper) as she moved from Minneapolis to her native [[BigApplesauce New York City]] to be with the man of her dreams, good-looking divorcé Joe Gerard (David Groh), whom she marries midway through the first season. Other characters include Rhoda's perpetually self-deprecating kid sister Brenda ([[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons Julie Kavner]]), with whom she initially shared an apartment; their parents, meddling JewishMother Ida (Nancy Walker) and CloserToEarth father Martin (Harold Gould); and the [[TheVoice never clearly seen]] doorman in their building, Carlton (voiced by Lorenzo Music).

The show became famous as an example of the disaster that can befall a show when TheyDo too soon. CBS chief programmer Fred Silverman forced the writers to marry Rhoda to Joe as soon as possible, with the reasoning that getting her married at last would result in huge ratings. He was right about the ratings: the special one-hour [[WeddingDay wedding episode]] was one of the most-watched TV events in history. Unfortunately, however, the writers were now finding it increasingly difficult to write stories about a happily-married Rhoda, often instead writing episodes showcasing Walker's comedic performance as Ida, or focusing on Brenda's problems including her on-again, off-again relationship with accordion player Nick Lobo (Richard Masur). Eventually, they decided that Rhoda's appeal came from her status as an insecure single woman. A series of [[ReTool Re Tools]] thus ensued, with Rhoda getting separated and divorced from Joe, which caused the show's popularity to plummet. It managed to last for over 100 episodes, but it never got back the popularity of its early years. Even Silverman later admitted that having Rhoda marry Joe so soon was a mistake.

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A SpinOff of ''Series/TheMaryTylerMooreShow'' that ran on Creator/{{CBS}} from 197478. Developed by that show's creators, Creator/JamesLBrooks and Allan Burns, ''Rhoda'' followed Mary's best friend and former neighbor Rhoda Morgenstern (Valerie Harper) as she moved from Minneapolis to her native [[BigApplesauce New York City]] to be with the man of her dreams, good-looking divorcé Joe Gerard (David Groh), whom she marries midway through the first season. Other characters include Rhoda's perpetually self-deprecating kid sister Brenda ([[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons Julie Kavner]]), with whom she initially shared an apartment; their parents, meddling JewishMother Ida (Nancy Walker) and CloserToEarth father Martin (Harold Gould); and the [[TheVoice never clearly seen]] doorman in their building, Carlton (voiced by Lorenzo Music).

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The show became famous as an example of the disaster that can befall a show when TheyDo too soon. CBS chief programmer Fred Silverman forced the writers to marry Rhoda to Joe as soon as possible, with the reasoning that getting her married at last would result in huge ratings. He was right about the ratings: the special one-hour [[WeddingDay wedding episode]] was one of the most-watched TV events in history. Unfortunately, however, the writers were now finding it increasingly difficult to write stories about a happily-married Rhoda, often instead writing episodes showcasing Walker's comedic performance as Ida, or focusing on Brenda's problems including her on-again, off-again relationship with accordion player Nick Lobo (Richard Masur).(Creator/RichardMasur). Eventually, they decided that Rhoda's appeal came from her status as an insecure single woman. A series of [[ReTool Re Tools]] thus ensued, with Rhoda getting separated and divorced from Joe, which caused the show's popularity to plummet. It managed to last for over 100 episodes, but it never got back the popularity of its early years. Even Silverman later admitted that having Rhoda marry Joe so soon was a mistake.


A SpinOff of ''Series/TheMaryTylerMooreShow'' that ran on Creator/{{CBS}} from 197478. Developed by that show's creators, Creator/JamesLBrooks and Allan Burns, ''Rhoda'' followed Mary's best friend and former neighbor Rhoda Morgenstern (Valerie Harper) as she moved from Minneapolis to her native [[BigApplesauce New York City]] to be with the man of her dreams, good-looking divorcé Joe Gerard (David Groh), whom she marries midway through the first season. Other characters include Rhoda's perpetually self-deprecating kid sister Brenda ([[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons Julie Kavner]]), with whom she initially shared an apartment; their parents, meddling JewishMother Ida (Nancy Walker) and CloserToEarth father Martin (Harold Gould); and the [[TheVoice never-seen]] doorman in their building, Carlton (voiced by Lorenzo Music).

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A SpinOff of ''Series/TheMaryTylerMooreShow'' that ran on Creator/{{CBS}} from 197478. Developed by that show's creators, Creator/JamesLBrooks and Allan Burns, ''Rhoda'' followed Mary's best friend and former neighbor Rhoda Morgenstern (Valerie Harper) as she moved from Minneapolis to her native [[BigApplesauce New York City]] to be with the man of her dreams, good-looking divorcé Joe Gerard (David Groh), whom she marries midway through the first season. Other characters include Rhoda's perpetually self-deprecating kid sister Brenda ([[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons Julie Kavner]]), with whom she initially shared an apartment; their parents, meddling JewishMother Ida (Nancy Walker) and CloserToEarth father Martin (Harold Gould); and the [[TheVoice never-seen]] never clearly seen]] doorman in their building, Carlton (voiced by Lorenzo Music).



* PutOnABus: Nancy Walker and Harold Gould both left the show during season 3: Walker to headline ''Blansky's Beauties'' and ''The Nancy Walker Show'' on ABC; Gould to star in ''The Feather and Father Gang'' on NBC. Both [[TheBusCameBack returned the following year]] after their respective programs ended up failing.

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* PutOnABus: PutOnABus:
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Nancy Walker and Harold Gould both left the show during season 3: Walker to headline ''Blansky's Beauties'' and ''The Nancy Walker Show'' on ABC; Gould to star in ''The Feather and Father Gang'' on NBC. Both [[TheBusCameBack returned the following year]] after their respective programs ended up failing.



* TheThingThatWouldNotLeave: Rhoda herself, in a way; the pilot episode has her staying with Brenda for a "two-week vacation", but things change once she meets Joe.

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Rhoda herself, in a way; the pilot episode has her staying with Brenda for a "two-week vacation", but things change once she meets Joe.


* DescendedCreator: Lorenzo Music, who developed and ran the show with his writing partner David Davis, found a new career as a voice actor after lending his voice to Carlton the Doorman.


* CreatorCameo: Lorenzo Music, who developed and ran the show with his writing partner David Davis, found a new career as a voice actor after lending his voice to Carlton the Doorman.


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* DescendedCreator: Lorenzo Music, who developed and ran the show with his writing partner David Davis, found a new career as a voice actor after lending his voice to Carlton the Doorman.


* AndADietCoke: Brenda unloads a bunch of frozen convenience foods, followed by a six-pack of diet soda, because according to her after eating all that junk she needs to watch her calories.
* BigEater: Brenda, who is often seen either buying or eating large amounts of food



* InformedJudaism: Rhoda's Jewishness is considerably de-emphasized compared with her portrayal on ''The Mary Tyler Moore Show''. This was presumably done in order to make the character (and her relationship with the non-Jewish Joe) more acceptable to "mainstream" audiences.
* JewishMother: Ida.

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* InformedJudaism: Rhoda's Jewishness is considerably de-emphasized compared with her portrayal on ''The Mary Tyler Moore Show''. This was presumably done in order to make the character (and her relationship with the non-Jewish Joe) more acceptable to "mainstream" audiences.
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* JewishComplaining: Ida can pull off a rant with the best of them.
* JewishMother: Ida. She wields guilt like a sledgehammer on Rhoda and Brenda.


* IceCreamAndHeartbreak: Rhoda and Brenda tend to drown their romantic woes in food. They once commiserated over a pie a la mode - unfortunately, it was a ''beef'' pie.

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* IceCreamAndHeartbreak: HeartbreakAndIceCream: Rhoda and Brenda tend to drown their romantic woes in food. They once commiserated over a pie a la mode - unfortunately, it was a ''beef'' pie.

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* IceCreamAndHeartbreak: Rhoda and Brenda tend to drown their romantic woes in food. They once commiserated over a pie a la mode - unfortunately, it was a ''beef'' pie.


* TheMerch: Music recorded a song named "Who Is It?" in character as Carlton.


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A SpinOff of ''Series/TheMaryTylerMooreShow'' that ran on Creator/{{CBS}} from 197478. Developed by that show's creators, Creator/JamesLBrooks and Allan Burns, '''''Rhoda''''' followed Mary's best friend and former neighbor Rhoda Morgenstern (Valerie Harper) as she moved from Minneapolis to her native [[BigApplesauce New York City]] to be with the man of her dreams, good-looking divorcé Joe Gerard (David Groh), whom she marries midway through the first season. Other characters include Rhoda's perpetually self-deprecating kid sister Brenda ([[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons Julie Kavner]]), with whom she initially shared an apartment; their parents, meddling JewishMother Ida (Nancy Walker) and CloserToEarth father Martin (Harold Gould); and the [[TheVoice never-seen]] doorman in their building, Carlton (voiced by Lorenzo Music).

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A SpinOff of ''Series/TheMaryTylerMooreShow'' that ran on Creator/{{CBS}} from 197478. Developed by that show's creators, Creator/JamesLBrooks and Allan Burns, '''''Rhoda''''' ''Rhoda'' followed Mary's best friend and former neighbor Rhoda Morgenstern (Valerie Harper) as she moved from Minneapolis to her native [[BigApplesauce New York City]] to be with the man of her dreams, good-looking divorcé Joe Gerard (David Groh), whom she marries midway through the first season. Other characters include Rhoda's perpetually self-deprecating kid sister Brenda ([[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons Julie Kavner]]), with whom she initially shared an apartment; their parents, meddling JewishMother Ida (Nancy Walker) and CloserToEarth father Martin (Harold Gould); and the [[TheVoice never-seen]] doorman in their building, Carlton (voiced by Lorenzo Music).

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