Rhoda which began in the fall of 1974, began each episode (at least the 1st season) with Valerie Harper stating: "My name is Rhoda Morgenstern. I was born in the Bronx, New York in December, 1941. I've always felt responsible for World War II. The first thing I remember liking that liked me back was food. I had a bad puberty, it lasted 17 years. I'm a high school graduate, I went to art school. My entrance exam was on a book of matches. I decided to move out of the house when I was 24, my mother still refers to this as the time I ran away from home. Eventually I ran to Minneapolis where it's cold, and I figured I'd keep better. Now I'm back in Manhattan. New York, this is your last chance!" Rhoda is the successful spin-off to the classic The Mary Tyler Moore Show.
With his business on the verge of failure, Joe becomes ever increasingly worried, resisting Rhoda's advice to free his emotions, even if it means crying.
Rhoda and Joe work very hard at being the perfect modern couple, free of all jealousies and hang-ups until a man Rhoda once loved asks her out for dinner.
It's a case of mutual dislike at first sight when Rhoda meets Joe's friend Charlie Burke, a patronizing "man's man" who is not exactly thrilled with his best buddies wife.
Rhoda thinks she may be pregnant, but she isn't sure enough to tell her husband Joe, especially when he comes home with the news that his business is facing economic troubles.
Joe goes to his father for marital advise.
Rhoda's shy, retiring high-school chum, Myrna Morgenstern, shows up unexpectedly to demonstrate her new, Rhoda-like, head-on approach to life, and she begins a tumultuous non-romance with Joe's best friend.
When Rhoda discovers Joe has been visiting a doctor without telling her, she begins to worry, but not as much as when she finds out what kind of doctor he is.
Two's company and three's a crowd, as both Brenda and Rhoda discover when they have uninvited guests moving in with them.
With Ida missing her dearly departed friends, Rhoda and Brenda set out to boost her spirits.
Rhoda's smooth romance with Joe gets a little bumpy when he decides it might be best if the two of them begin dating other people as well as each other.
Rhoda and Joe decide to separate.
Seething tempers result when two of Rhoda's and Brenda's closest friends take advantage of them.
Unable to think of just the right gift to get Rhoda, Brenda decides to throw a shower for her soon-to-be-wed sister and uses the occasion to stage a small reunion for Rhoda with some of her old high school classmates.Watch Now:Amazon
Love beats a pathway to Brenda's door when a young federal agent uses her apartment to run a security check on the residence across the street.
Because of an agreement made with his father almost five years ago, Nick Lobo, Brenda's hip musician boyfriend, must gain superstar status soon or else be forced to go into his father's garbage-collecting business.
Rhoda delivers an ultimatum to her separated spouse, Joe, that either he comes back or she starts seeing other men.
An innocent "truth" type verbal game uncovers an old sisterly jealousy during an all-night pajama party.
Rhoda Gerard flies to Las Vegas for another encounter with her amorous suitor, Johnny Venture.
Martin Morgenstern is overjoyed when his best friend visits him after a 35-year hiatus, but is overwhelmed with insecurity when he recalls that his best friend was also once engaged to Ida.