Welcome to a new Wildcard Wednesday! Last week marked my eighth anniversary here on That’s Entertainment!, and I want to extend our celebration into this entry by sharing — with subscribers who comment below to alert me of their interest — access to an episode from the fourth season (1977-1978) of Rhoda (1974-1978, CBS) that was edited on the DVD.
It’s called “Happy Anniversary” — written by Charlotte Brown and directed by Asaad Kelada — and it’s about Rhoda and Brenda throwing a party for their parents’ 40th wedding anniversary. This copy is taken from the original broadcast from January 29, 1978 and boasts a minute-and-a-half of footage missing from the DVD, including exchanges between Ida and her sister-in-law Miriam, Ida and Gary, and Martin and Benny; along with a funny bit where Johnny Venture sings “Let Me Entertain You” before Ida slams the door in his face. Here’s a clip of the latter moment — in celebration of the Morgensterns’ milestone and ours!
Come back next week for another Wildcard! And stay tuned Tuesday for more Barney Miller!