Personally the Mary Tyler Moore Show holds memories to last a lifetime and raise your hand if you wanted to live in Mary’s apartment. I used to sit around watching a snowy television set minus today’s remotes, iPad or cell phones and always related to Rhoda Morgenstern– not that there is anything wrong with that.
“You’re having a lousy streak. I happen to be having a terrific streak. Soon the world will be back to normal. Tomorrow you will meet a crown head of Europe and marry. I will have a fat attack, eat 3000 peanut butter cups and die.”
Rhoda helped me get over bad adolescent memories like Valentine’s Day and other horrid ‘heartfelt’ festivities in school. I can never remember any year being a Hallmark moment and sometimes you just wished the day would go away. Like others I kept waiting for that magic moment to happen and it never did until many years later.
Like Harper in her final television sitcom days as Rhoda, we search our entire life to find the answers to accept ourselves. As I type this I want to tell Valerie Harper you gave me the message I needed to understand years ago.
Rhoda finally found Joe and after decades I finally found my Hallmark moment. My “Joe” helped me accept myself for who I am and he “can always take a nothing day,and suddenly make it all seem worthwhile.” Real love is not based on romance, candle light dinner and walks along the beach– it is based on respect, compromise, care and trust.
These beloved women from “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” created characters that meant a lot to each and every one of us. The humour and laughter they brought is nothing compared to the inspiration and lessons about life we have learned from them. They have proved that friendship isn’t about whom you have known the longest, it’s about who came, and never left your side. We truly have been blessed by their longevity, and for some of us they changed our lives. My only regret for this once cast reunion on Hot in Cleveland is that Chuckles the Clown should have made it too.
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