Mary Tyler Moore Show Monday: Enjoy some Rhoda Morgenstern highlights from season one!
It’s no mystery why Valerie Harper won an Emmy for each of the first three seasons of The Mary Tyler Moore Show. Her portrayal of Rhoda Morgenstern made for one of the greatest characters in the history television sitcoms.
These clips are from the show’s glorious first season starting with how Mary and Rhoda met and Rhoda is still fairly heavy which made her all the funnier. In the photo, she has just told Mary she can’t have any snacks before her party because “I’ve got to lose 10 pounds by 8:30.”
She also makes Mary a cheese sandwich and when Mary bites into it and remarks that it tastes funny Rhoda says: “You were out of cheese so I used yogurt.”
Rhoda slimmed down in future seasons but stayed funny. She left after season four to star in the spinoff Rhoda which lasted five seasons and won Harper a fourth Emmy.