I made most of the files here myself (except for the theme song and episode guide). Please don't redistribute the keys, the list, or the database without asking me first, or claim that you produced them. Otherwise, enjoy!
How to use these files: For the database and mp3 files you may have to click through the link first to get to the area where the files are, and then click the link on the tripod page to download them. For the rest of them, PC users right click and select save as to save the file to disk. For Mac folks, do whatever groovy stuff you need to do to download the file to disk. If you click on them directly, your computer will try to open the file (that's what my computer does, anyway) which is irritating and doesn't give you a chance to virus check them. I've virus scanned on this end, but you can never be too careful, since both pdfs and docs can have macro viruses. Maybe someday I'll convert them to plain text files. For the pdf files, you will need Acrobat reader (free). You can download that here. For the doc files, you need Word (not free) or Word Pad (free). (As usual I can't make heads or tails of Microsoft's ever changing download page and I don't know the Mac program for it, so you're on your own for that one folks.) You're getting the same document with either format. For the database file, you need to download have either Access 97 or Access 2000 (the 2000 version should work with Access XP too) and a copy of Winzip. For the mp3 you need a mp3 player, such as WinAmp (PC, free, Windows Media Player also works) or for you Mac peeps, Quicktime or other player of your choice.
Every Rhoda fan should have it! This is an mp3, so all of you Rhoda fans should be able to enjoy it.
This is a text file which gives you all the basics you need to know about the series, including episode titles, production numbers, the people involved in each show, and all that other great stuff! It's not mine, but it's totally useful. It's a text file (txt), which in the Windows world, means use Notepad. Very very necessary for the true Rhoda fan.
Ever wanted to have an alphabetical list of all the actors who
ever appeared on Rhoda and the roles they played? Well now you can! You won't
have to rack your brain to remember what role Howard Hesseman played. And
you don't even have to spend two months writing it up yourself. This file
is available as a doc (opens with Word or Word viewer) and pdf (opens with
This is an alphabetical list of all of the characters on Rhoda (by first name) and all of the actors who played them. Who played Carlton's mother? Find out! This file is available as a doc (opens with Word or Word viewer) and pdf (opens with Adobe Acrobat).
This is a list of all of the actors, writers, and directors who were on the show, the first episode and last episode they appeared/worked on and the number of episodes they appeared in. It may seem strange that it doesn't list every episode for each person, but is very useful when combined with the Rhoda episode guide text file. This file is available as a doc (opens with Word or Word viewer) and pdf (opens with Adobe Acrobat).
Basically, this contains all of the information in the Rhoda episode guide text file above but in a database program. At the simplest level, you can add comments about each show into the database, or about each actor. If you're into Access, you can manipulate the data in whatever way you want to produce reports (that's how I made the doc/pdf files) or even add new types of information to it, like pictures of the actors or information about the theme of each show.
I'm not offering any tech support on the database. This is an AS-IS file. Actually, if you ask me nicely, I might give you an answer. I'm not a database genius, and I don't always have all the answers. I also don't have the time or expertise to teach you Access. As tested by myself and my instructor, the database appears to work correctly. I made it for my own personal use. I consider the database to be finished, please do not ask me to add features to it. Anything more complex than data entry is likely to produce severe frustration if you don't know Access. If you are an Access person, and ask me nicely I will post the documentation for the database here (all 5MB worth of screen captures and notes, yikes!, please note the documentation *is not* a user manual.)
To run this program you absolutely must be running a PC with Access XP, Access 2000,or Access 97. Unfortunately I do not have the ability to convert the database to a standalone file (mde). If you are able to do that please let me know. I am currently looking for ways to try and make this useful for a greater number of people.
Please don't claim that you made the database. I spent two months designing it, entering the data, and making sure everything was functional.
Please ask me before redistributing it. If you share a copy with your sister, that's OK, I don't mind. Don't put it on a web site or distribute it on CD to masses of people without letting me know. I'm sure I *probably* will let you redistribute it, if you ask me nicely. I don't anticipate people beating down my door, but you never know. If you are an Access whiz and add functionality to it, supercool! Tell me about it.
I am absolutely not responsible if this file harms your computer.
This file is a zipped mdb file. If that confuses you, skip downloading it.
Wow, uh, that sounds like I don't want anybody to download it! (Not true at all, I just don't want you to download it unless you're sure you want to.)