Rhoda (1974–1978)
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Ida's Roommate 

Ida has been spending a lot of time lately with Rhoda and Brenda. She admits it's because she's lonely. As such, she's decided to look for a roommate, advertising for a female. Holding the ... See full summary »

Director:

Tony Mordente

Writers:

James L. Brooks (created by), Allan Burns (created by) | 6 more credits »

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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
Valerie Harper ... Rhoda Morgenstern
Julie Kavner ... Brenda Morgenstern
Kenneth McMillan ... Jack Doyle
Philip Sterling ... Phillip Cooper
Sarah Selby ... Mrs. Shaw
Lorenzo Music Lorenzo Music ... Carlton the Doorman (voice) (as L. Music)
Nancy Walker ... Ida Morgenstern
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Storyline

Ida has been spending a lot of time lately with Rhoda and Brenda. She admits it's because she's lonely. As such, she's decided to look for a roommate, advertising for a female. Holding the screening interviews at Rhoda's apartment, Ida receives an interesting response in the form of Phillip Cooper, who, with his wife, is looking for a new situation with a third after Mrs. Cooper's mother, who lived with them and was their meticulous housekeeper, moved away. The story is enough for Ida to take that interview to the next step at least to let the Coopers take a look at her apartment. But upon Mr. Cooper's arrival at her apartment, Ida learns his story was not quite true: there is no longer a Mrs. Cooper, who recently passed away. Mr. Cooper saw in Ida's ad a home situation which he now misses without his wife. Although initially suspect, Ida is enamored enough with his story to accept him as her roommate. Only time will tell if it ends up being a match made in roommate heaven, or if ... Written by Huggo

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Genres:

Comedy

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 October 1978 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

MTM Enterprises See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Quotes

Ida Morgenstern: Isn't it a little bright in here?
[Ida turns off the lights, leaving the room in complete darkness]
Phillip Cooper: Mrs. Morgenstern, you still there?
Ida Morgenstern: Isn't this a little cozier?
[several audible squirts from a spray bottle]
Phillip Cooper: What are you spraying?
Ida Morgenstern: What do you think it is?
Phillip Cooper: It smells like Windex.
Ida Morgenstern: [turns lights back on and looks at the bottle in her hand] I must have cleaned the windows with Charlie.
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