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Godspeed, Valerie Harper

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Double J, Mar 6, 2013.

  1. Double J

    Double J Active Member

    As little as three months to live.

  2. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    Rhoda Morganstern, perhaps ever more than Mary Richards, was the paradigm of the newly independent 1970s woman trying to sort it all out. I hadn't heard anything about her since she left her eponymous series and was actually replaced. I hope she can make the most of the time she has left.
  3. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    She'll be replaced with Sandy Duncan.
  4. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    Damn, right on the tip of my tongue, but I wasn't confident enough
  5. Double J

    Double J Active Member

    Exceedingly well played.
  6. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    Always liked Valerie Harper, and her show was a hell of a lot better with her than with Sandy Duncan ... but Rhoda Morgenstern is possibly the most annoying person I have ever witnessed, real or fictional.
  7. micropolitan guy

    micropolitan guy Well-Known Member

    I am glad she didn't go to Rio with Michelle Johnson and Demi Moore.

    Seriously, that's horrible news. Not too many of the old MTM Show gang left anymore.
  8. Chef2

    Chef2 Well-Known Member

    I bow in your general direction.
  9. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    I think I remember reading an interview with Jason Bateman, maybe back when Arrested Development was coming out where he said the producers did something strange with the syndication rights to the show (they made 110 episodes) because they would have had to pay Harper a huge percentage of the profits, even for the four seasons where she wasn't on...

    To get fired from a show that carries your name... You have to figure she was a complete nightmare...
  10. jr/shotglass

    jr/shotglass Well-Known Member

    Doesn't get much better than that.

    I remember how strange it was when Harper got into the contract scrap, and that was the network's reaction. It was fairly unprecedented at the time, I believe.
  11. Bradley Guire

    Bradley Guire Well-Known Member

    I was thinking of Thelma Harper. Whoops.

    (Sue me, I watched "Mama's Family" reruns growing up.)
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