03/06/2013 AT 7:20 PM ET
The snarky jokes! The sassy way she handled her bad dates! And her fabulous accent!
Valerie Harper’s iconic TV character, Rhoda Morganstern, was the quintessential scene-stealing best friend since her first appearance on The Mary Tyler Moore show in 1970. So beloved, she eventually landed her very own sitcom, Rhoda (and ended up netting Harper four Emmy Awards for her portrayal of the brash, beloved single girl).
From girl talk with Mary to her battles with Joe – and her wedding on Rhoda, where she raced through the New York City streets, clad in her wedding dress! – check out Harper’s best moments as the sassy, savvy Rhoda and relive falling in love with her.