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The Mary Tyler Moore Show

Season 3 Episode 4

Enter Rhoda's Parents

Aired Saturday 9:30 PM Oct 07, 1972 on CBS
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Episode Summary

Ida Morgenstern, Rhoda's mother, mistakenly believes that her husband is seeing other women, so Rhoda and Mary try to clear things up between them.

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    Cloris Leachman

    Cloris Leachman

    Phyllis Lindstrom (1970-1975)

    Mary Tyler Moore

    Mary Tyler Moore

    Mary Richards

    John Amos

    John Amos

    Gordy Howard (1970-1973)

    Ted Knight

    Ted Knight

    Ted Baxter

    Gavin MacLeod

    Gavin MacLeod

    Murray Slaughter

    Valerie Harper

    Valerie Harper

    Rhoda Morgenstern (1970-1974)

    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


    • TRIVIA (1)

      • Goof: The trees outside Mary's apartment and Rhoda's window have bright red and orange leaves, indicating it's Autumn. Yet the opening shot of their house shows green leaves on a full tree.

    • QUOTES (7)

      • Mary: (about Ida's strange behavior) Maybe she's going through the change of life.
        Martin: She went through that ten years ago.
        Rhoda: Maybe she's changing back.

      • Ida: Where's Martin?
        Mary: Uh, he went to the men's room.
        (a giggling, curvy blonde walks into the office past them in a skin-tight outfit, followed by a smiling Martin)
        Ida: You just never know who you're gonna meet there.

      • Ida: There's only one thing that could get me to go back to your father.
        Rhoda: And what's that, Ma?
        Ida: If he'd admit that he doesn't love me any more.

      • Rhoda: Ma, what happened?
        Ida: (referring to her husband and herself) We had a big fight.
        Rhoda: Does Pop know about it?

      • Ida: Rhoda, I have to tell you, your father and I coming to Minneapolis isn't just a pleasure trip.
        Rhoda: You're telling me!

      • Murray: Mary, the film for our feature story is missing!
        Mary: What story?
        Murray: The one on inefficiency in the workplace.

      • Mary: (at the reception for Rhoda's parents) Mr. Grant, I'm so sorry Mrs. Grant couldn't make it.
        Mr. Grant: Actually, she could have, but Edie and I have this deal: I don't like to watch her cry at weddings, and she doesn't like to watch me drink at receptions. (hands his glass to Mary) Mary, could I have another?

    • NOTES (1)

    • ALLUSIONS (0)