Rhoda's Wedding Sprint vs. 'Feeling Good On A Wednesday'
It's a bridal race across NYC vs. the new hit from Lorde!
Rhoda's Wedding Sprint
'Feeling Good On A Wednesday'
The case for Rhoda's Wedding Sprint
One of the most watched television moments was Rhoda's Wedding on Rhoda in 1974. Rhoda had spent four seasons playing the Jewish ugly duckling to Mary Tyler Moore's WASP swan, when she met the man of her dreams and had a whirlwind courtship that ended with a proposal and wedding. In the storyline, nearly all the characters from Mary Tyler Moore travel to New York City for Rhoda's wedding. Phyllis, Rhoda's longtime frenemy, after inviting herself to Rhoda's wedding ceremony, is upset that she isn't included in the wedding activities. Rhoda agrees that Phyllis can drive her to the ceremony. Phyllis being Phyllis, on the actual day of the ceremony, forgets to pick Rhoda up, leaving Rhoda to go on a cross-borough trek from Manhattan to the Bronx in order to get to her wedding. The sequence ends with the iconic image of Rhoda running across the Grand Concourse in her wedding dress in order to make it to the ceremony.
The case for 'Feeling Good On A Wednesday'
South Park surprised many by doing a much more thoughtful episode on being transgender than one would expect. Explored primarily through Randy Marsh, it addressed bathroom discrimination without focusing on actual legislation against it, but cisgender uncomfortableness with it. The episode culminated with the song 'Feeling Good on a Wednesday' which, while making several jokey references to events earlier in the episode, also called for acceptance and the right to use the bathroom that makes them feel comfortable.
Plus it got Lorde to do the whole 'I am Lorde, ya ya ya' in an interview, which is a nice bonus.