Rhoda (1974–1978)

Jack's New Image 

Jack's successful dieting triggers some wardrobe and lifestyle changes that seem abrupt, and which go on to disrupt the regular flow of activity at the costume shop.


Nancy Walker


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


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Episode complete credited cast:
Valerie Harper ... Rhoda Morgenstern
Julie Kavner ... Brenda Morgenstern
Kenneth McMillan ... Jack Doyle
Ray Buktenica ... Benny Goodwin
Nancy Lane Nancy Lane ... Tina Molinari
Barbara Rhoades ... Arlene Paxton
Mari Gorman ... Connie
Joe Mays ... Waiter


Because of advice from his doctor to do so, Jack goes on a weight loss journey. He ends up losing thirty pounds, ten pounds more than was the target. After stating the news to Rhoda, Rhoda in turn mentions to him that she did notice, but didn't notice how much he actually did lose since Jack is still hiding his new body behind his old clothes and old style. It isn't until Jack looks at himself critically in a mirror that he realizes that he likes the way he looks and decides to give himself a new outward image to match, buying sleeker and more youthful clothes and dying his hair black. With this new style comes a new bravado - of sorts - as he wants to start dating again, but is still nervous to approach women. When she does show interest, Jack decides to ask a customer, a statuesque and beautiful woman named Arlene Paxton, out on a date, she who would generally be out of his league. She readily accepts his invitation. Through this process, Jack finds out that clothes and style are ... Written by Huggo

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2 December 1978 (USA) See more »

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MTM Enterprises See more »
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1.33 : 1
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