The Mary Tyler Moore Show

Season 2 Episode 5

A Girl's Best Mother Is Not Her Friend

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Aired Saturday 9:30 PM Oct 16, 1971 on CBS
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When Ida, Rhoda's mother, visits, she sees how well Phyllis and Bess get on, and how closely Mary appears to her mother when they chat on the telephone, that she tries to be Rhoda's "friend".

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    • TRIVIA (1)

      • Goof: The camera shows what is supposed to be the outside of Rhoda's apartment within the Victorian where she and Mary live, before panning inside to Mary and Rhoda. owever, from the inside, the leaves on the trees outside are red and orange, while the ones outside are green. Also, the position of the branches do not line up from outside versus inside.

    • QUOTES (5)

      • Mary: How about you, Rhoda? Any sugar for your coffee?
        Rhoda: (nursing a glass of sickeningly sweet manischewitz) Nah, I'm just going to pour some of my wine in it.

      • Ida: I would have visited Rhoda's school more often, but I was afraid to walk in that neighborhood.

      • Ida: (to Mary) Unfortunately, the only thing Rhoda and I have in common is her father.

      • Rhoda: (about her mother) I think she's holding a grudge because I didn't go into the profession she wanted.
        Mary: What's that?
        Rhoda: A housewife.

      • Ida: As a matter of fact, I'm not wearing a bra.
        Rhoda: Ma! Go upstairs and put some clothes on!
        Ida: What's the matter, you can't handle somebody who's a little 'with it?'
        Rhoda: You're not with it. You're without it. Now go upstairs and get it.

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