Rhoda's Wedding Sprint vs. I Killed Judy Garland
It's a bridal race across NYC vs. some questionable pharmaceutical advice!
Rhoda's Wedding Sprint
I Killed Judy Garland
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 I Killed Judy Garland
Every season, RuPaul's Drag Race has some sort of makeover challenge. In Season 5, the Queens had to put gay vets into drag, making sure there was a "family resemblance." Jinkx Monsoon's vet, Dave, is much older than the other makeover subjects. He has some heavy stories to tell - from wearing his full uniform to a gay bar (spoiler: it didn't end well) to living with HIV. While talking with Ru, Dave drops a bombshell: not only did he know Judy Garland, but at dinner one night, she asked him about some new sleeping pills. He admits,"I think I may have killed Judy Garland." Ru is (shockingly) speechless at first, but assures Dave that Judy brought it on herself. Jinkx's reaction? "He's a Monsoon, alright!"