Feeling trapped and confused by everyone's efforts to manage her life, Brenda runs away.
Benny's brother Earl offers to lend Jack $5,000 -- knowing he will get to spend time with Rhoda.
Brenda tries to cheer up Benny when he starts to feel down and out.
Right before an awards dinner, Rhoda's date gets his head stuck inside a silly-looking mask.
Martin accidentally swallows a heart-shaped gold charm he bought for Ida.
Rhoda's boss, Jack, decides that his new image is ready for the ultimate test: a date with an attractive woman.
Martin's unexpected return causes mixed emotions in his wife.
Ida advertises for a roommate but gets more than she bargained for when she chooses a couple to share her home.
Brenda insists that Rhoda accompany her for her first meeting with her prospective in-laws.
Brenda's happiness over Benny's proposal is marred by Ida's refusal to give the two her blessing.
Ida and Rhoda quarrel over Ida's decision to date a younger man.
After their mother gets cold feet about looking for her missing husband, Rhoda and Brenda agree to do it in her place.
Rhoda and Brenda are stunned to learn that their parents have separated.
Rhoda and her four traveling companions are faced with the prospect of spending the night in an abandoned mansion.
To cheer up her depressed boss, Rhoda suggests they take a Sunday drive and have dinner at a country restaurant.
Jack's back trouble flares up at Rhoda's, and she ends up being a full-time nurse to a nonpaying patient.
Rhoda begins to believe she's a jinx because of bizarre accidents that seem to occur whenever she's around.
The bank where Brenda works holds a "Miss Security Bank Girl" contest.
Benny invests his life savings in Gary Levy's jeans store and becomes an instant tycoon.
Rhoda talks Jack into throwing a party at the costume company to bring in new customers.
Gary turns to Ida for some mothering when his own mother moves to Florida.
In an effort to increase their earning capacity, Rhoda and Brenda enroll in night school.
Rhoda's boss, Jack, asks her for a date so he can impress some visiting friends.
Rhoda and Brenda plan a surprise party for their parents' 40th wedding anniversary.
Rhoda gets so tied up in work that she forgets about a birthday party she had planned for Brenda.
Ida becomes depressed when she realizes most of her old mah-jongg pals have gone to the great casino in the sky.
Rhoda makes the mistake of agreeing to go out on a blind date with a guy she thought she knew in high school.
Brenda, unable to relate to people at parties, turns to a shyness clinic for help.
Rhoda tries to cheer up Johnny Venture when his big nightclub debut flops.
Rhoda and Brenda spend another Friday evening with their parents watching old home movies.
Rhoda decides, without asking her mother's permission, to spend a weekend alone with her new boyfriend.
Rhoda gets a bonus and meets a new and exciting man all in the same day.
Ida takes a part-time job at the costume shop to earn money to buy Martin a water bed for their anniversary.
Rhoda has two great theater tickets but can't find anyone to go with her.
Brenda mistakenly arranges dates with two different men for the same night.
After weeks of pavement pounding, Rhoda talks the owner of a run-down costume rental place into giving her a job.
Ida returns from a year of cross-country touring to learn Rhoda is divorced and Brenda is not the innocent she left.
Rhoda flies to Las Vegas for another encounter with her amorous suitor, Johnny Venture.
A truth game uncovers sisterly jealousies between Rhoda and Brenda.
Rhoda agrees to go out on a date with Brenda's boss after her separation.
Rhoda is shocked to learn that Brenda is considering having cosmetic surgery done on her nose.
Brenda's boyfriend, Nick, has two weeks to become a superstar or else go into the garbage-collecting business with his father.
A mysterious suitor sends Rhoda roses, chocolates and a diamond pendant.
Rhoda gives Joe an ultimatum: Either he comes back or she starts seeing other men.
Rhoda struggles to clear her name when she is mistakenly arrested for soliciting.
When Rhoda helps break up Brenda's romance with Nick, he retaliates by accidentally breaking Rhoda's toe.
Rhoda and Brenda help Gary Levy run a gigantic daylong sale to help save his failing clothing business.
Rhoda decides to throw a party for New Year's Eve so she won't be alone.
Rhoda feels the pain of their separation when she sees Joe with another woman.
Sally's former husband tells her he is getting remarried, and he wants her to accept a reduction in alimony.
Brenda becomes engaged to the owner of three hamburger franchises.
Rhoda experiences a disastrous encounter with Joe's best friend, Charlie Burke.
Rhoda agrees to pose as Gary's girlfriend for a family dinner, unaware that he has told his parents that she is his fiancee.
Rhoda plans a wild act to demonstrate to Joe that she is not a dull person.
Problems develop when Rhoda adds a few unwanted pounds just as Brenda becomes slim for the first time in her life.
While at a marriage counselor's office, Joe makes a startling disclosure.
Brenda's boyfriend fixes Rhoda up with a loud, egotistical showbiz-type man.
Rhoda tries to lose her separation blues by going away for a singles weekend with Brenda.
Right after her separation from Joe, a swinging bachelor makes a play for Rhoda.
Rhoda goes out with Joe for the first time since their separation.
Rhoda and Joe make the decision to have a marital separation.
Rhoda's lack of money is forcing her window-dressing service out of business.
When Brenda turns down Lenny's marriage proposal, he quits his job and falls into a state of depression.
Rhoda and Joe decide the only way they can get to spend more time together is to barricade themselves in their apartment.
Ida demonstrates her knack for jumping to conclusions when Martin begins to act very secretively.
Brenda falls for a young federal agent who is using her apartment to check on the residence across the street.
Martin is excited over the prospect of a visit from an old friend, until he recalls the friend was once engaged to Ida.
Rhoda finds herself counseling a married couple despite her limited relationship experience.
When Brenda's "Mr. Right" seems to be taking her for granted, Rhoda drills her on how to land a man.
Rhoda battles with a stubborn but rich client who wants his job done his way or not at all.
Both Brenda and Rhoda have uninvited guests move in with them.
Rhoda may be the only person who can identify a neighborhood burglar.
Rhoda sets out to prove to her friends that women can have a great time without men.
Ida considers Rhoda's new vivacious, middle-aged neighbors to be a threat to her relationship with her daughter.
Against his better judgment, Joe hires Brenda's obnoxious boyfriend, Nick, to be a wrecker.
Rhoda's business is booming, partially because of Myrna Morgenstern's "persuasive" sales pitch.
Ida's desire to become a grandmother results in her arranging yet another date for Brenda.
To help reduce the financial burden, Brenda takes in a roommate who likes Joe a little too much.
Two of Rhoda and Brenda's best friends take advantage of both of them.
Brenda quits her job at the bank only to find herself faced with the problems of unemployment.
A psychiatrist organizes a group-encounter session at a party that Rhoda and Joe are throwing.
Rhoda and Joe have a difficult time celebrating their first anniversary pleasantly because of their tempers.
Ida is tempted to have an affair when she finds herself attracted to her doctor.
All of Rhoda's insecurities surface when she meets Joe's beautiful ex-wife (Joan Van Ark).
After Rhoda and Joe are robbed, Rhoda blames it on Carlton's inefficiency and he is fired.
Mary shows up unexpectedly and throws a monkey wrench into Rhoda and Joe's plans for a long-awaited weekend alone.
Bored with her life, Ida decides to become a "now" woman and launch her own career.
Brenda, depressed and feeling in a rut, decides to pack up and move to San Francisco.
Rhoda opens her own office and quickly learns the problems faced by a woman launching a business.
Rhoda and Brenda take Ida on her very first trip to the doctor.
Rhoda discovers that Joe has been visiting a doctor without telling her.
An old boyfriend whom Rhoda once loved asks her out for dinner.
Rhoda's shy, retiring high-school chum Myrna begins a wild "nonromance" with Joe's best friend.
Rhoda talks Joe into asking her father for the money he needs to save his business.
With his business on the verge of failure, Joe becomes a walking knot of worry.
Rhoda and Charlie, Joe's best friend, meet for the first time and immediately dislike each other.
Despite Joe's advice to butt out, Rhoda insists on going ahead with her plan to prove Brenda's new boyfriend is a married man.
Joe and Rhoda encounter their first problem as a married couple but have trouble talking about it.
A financial squeeze causes worry for Rhoda, who thinks she may be pregnant.
Rhoda tries to convince Joe that they should move into a new apartment.
Rhoda and Joe discover they are the youngest passengers on their Caribbean honeymoon cruise.
Rhoda and Joe's plan to have a small wedding is foiled by Ida; Rhoda has to take the subway to her wedding when Phyllis forgets to pick her up.
Rhoda and Joe's plan to have a small wedding is foiled by Ida, who invites all her friends.
Brenda decides to throw a shower for Rhoda and uses the occasion to stage a small high-school reunion for her older sister.
Joe pops the question, but it's not the one Rhoda was hoping to hear.
Rhoda lands a new job and ends up delivering the eulogy at the funeral of an author of pornographic books.
Rhoda and Joe decide to set aside one day to tackle the generation gap and schedule lunch with his parents and a dinner with hers.
Rhoda's romance with Joe gets a little bumpy, so she decides they should date other people.
Rhoda has difficulty finding an apartment in New York and finally moves in with her parents.
While on vacation in New York, Rhoda meets a man and decides not to return to Minneapolis.