Mary Tyler Moore Show Monday: When Rhoda’s little sister was getting married
We all know that after four seasons on The Mary Tyler Moore Show that Valerie Harper took her Rhoda Morgenstern character to a spinoff series which lasted five years.
That series was foreshadowed in this episode from season four when Mary accompanied Rhoda to New York City for the wedding of her little sister. Nancy Walker and Harold Gould had already played Rhoda’s parents in an earlier episode but this is where we see their home and get a good taste of the Ida Morgenstern we came to kn0w and love.
The big difference is there is no Julie Kavner, who played Brenda Morgenstern for the entire run of Rhoda. Thankfully they added her to the mix. Who would have thought she’d go on to be the voice of Marge Simpson for more than two decades.