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  • Episode Guide
  • S 6 : Ep 24

    Maude's Big Move (3) (a.k.a.) Washington

    Aired 4/22/78

  • S 6 : Ep 23

    Maude's Big Move (2) (a.k.a.) The Wake

    Aired 4/15/78

  • S 6 : Ep 22

    Maude's Big Move (1) (a.k.a.) The Chinese Dinner

    Aired 4/8/78

  • S 6 : Ep 21

    Phillip's Mature Romance

    Aired 3/25/78

  • S 6 : Ep 20

    Mr. Butterfield's Return

    Aired 3/11/78

  • Cast & Crew
  • Bea Arthur

    Maude Findlay

  • Bill Macy

    Walter Findlay

  • Adrienne Barbeau

    Carol Traynor

  • Conrad Bain

    Dr. Arthur Harmon

  • Esther Rolle

    Florida Evans (1972-1974)

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  • Maude was one of the most popular shows during the 70s. Not only was it one of the most popular, it was one of the most controversial. The show was real and told it like it is - much like the show that first introduced us to Maude, All in the Family.Maude was outspoken and stong-willed... which lead her to many interesting and controversial situations. Maude wasted no time becoming one of the most controversial shows ever when she, at age 47, became pregnant and decided to get an abortion (the first show to ever have the lead character get an abortion). By the end of the show Maude was heading to Congress, ready to take on a new world. And it seemed we would get to see Congresswoman Maude, but Bea Arthur decided to leave the show. Maude remains as part of TV history and has since become a true c.Others in the cast include, Maude's fourth husband, Walter, and her divorced daughter, Carol from her first marriage. Arthur was the next door neighbor who later married Maude's best friend, Vivian and Phillip was Carol's son.Maude had a spin-off, Good Times, which centered around the life of the Findlay housekeeper, Florida. Mrs. Naugatuck become the new housekeeper in 1974. She would later marry her boyfriend, Bert Beasley.Spin-off of: All in the Family Spin-offs: Good TimesCBS Broadcast HistorySeptember 1972-September 1974----Tuesdays----8:00 p.m. September 1974-September 1975----Mondays----9:00 p.m. September 1975-September 1976----Mondays----9:30 p.m. September 1976-September 1977----Mondays----9:00 p.m. September-November 1977----Mondays----9:30 p.m. December 1977-January 1978----Mondays----9:00 p.m. January-April 1978----Saturdays----9:30 p.m.Nielsen Ratings: (Top 30 or Better)#4 in the 1972-1973 Season #6 in the 1973-1974 Season #9 in the 1974-1975 Season #4 in the 1975-1976 SeasonTheme Song: "And Then There's Maude" Written by: Alan and Marilyn Bergman and David Shire Sung by: Donny HathawayLady Godiva was a freedom rider She didn't care if the whole world looked. Joan of Arc with the Lord to guide her She was a sister who really cooked.Isadora was the first bra burner Ain't you glad she showed up. (Oh yeah) And when the country was falling apart Betsy Ross got it all sewed up.And then there's Maude.(And then there's Maude.) And then there's Maude.(And then there's Maude.) And then there's Maude.(And then there's Maude.) And then there's ...That old uncompromisin', enterprisin', anything but tranquilizing, Right on Maude.moreless

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  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (27)

    • Maude: How could the Weather Bureau to that to me? Naming the hurricane Maude!
      Carol: Now you know how I felt when they named the other one Carol.
      Maude: But at least they didn't describe you as attacking the naval base at Guantanamo.

    • Maude: Hello? No, this isn't Mr. Findlay. It's Mrs. Findlay.

    • Florida: (Looking closely at Walter) I'm just looking for the dimples. Maude: Oh, I forgot to tell you...Walter isn't Carol's father. I've been married before. Walter: Alot before. Maude: God'll get you for that, Walter.

    • Maude: Listen honey if you're gonna play outside keep your jacket zipped up because it's chilly out. Phillip: It's warm out. Maude: It's chilly. Now you keep your jacket zipped up or grandma Maude will rip your heart out.

    • Police Officer: Pardon me, lady.
      Maude: Don't you 'pardon me, lady', I'm very angry at you. Sirens scare the hell out of me. Yours has been whining at me for three blocks.
      Police Officer: Before the siren, did you see me wave at you?
      Maude: Well of course I did. Didn't you see me wave back?

    • Maude: Walter, sweetheart, there's no need to apologize. It all evens itself out. I mean, sometimes you're wrong and I'm right, and sometimes I'm right and you're wrong.

    • Maude: Because number one--I am innocent, and this is America! I mean, did Patrick Henry say "Give me liberty, or maybe we can work something out?

    • (During the 1968 flashback) Walter: (for the first time) Maude! Sit! Maude: (immediately sits, then blinks at herself as she realizes what she's done) I sat! Why did I do that? (to herself) Oh, God, I'm in love!

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    Notes (257)

    • This episode was videotaped on July 14, 1972.

    • Conrad Bain and Esther Rolle do not appear in this episode.

    • This episode was videotaped on July 21, 1972.

    • Conrad Bain makes his first appearance as Dr. Arthur Harmon.

    • Esther Rolle does not appear in this episode.

    • Brian Morrison makes his first appearance in the recurring role of Carol's son, Phillip.

    • This episode was the very first one produced for the series. Videotaped on July 07, 1972.

    • Esther Rolle makes her first appearance as Florida Evans.

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    Trivia (6)

    • Maude mentions in conversation that Walter is a Maytag dealer.

    • In August of 1999 TV Land aired this episode as the first in their "Maude-a-thon" marathon, bringing the show (as it turned out very temporarily) to the network's regular line-up.

    • Notice the alcohol at the bar and Walter pouring himself a drink. Walter is an alcoholic as was dealt with in the two-part season opener.

    • In an interview with the American Archive of Television, Bea Arthur says this episode is "stupid."

    • The couch in Walter and Arthur's hotel room would later be seen as part of the decor on the sitcom "Three's Company" in 1977.

    • Marcia Rodd, the actress who plays Leslie Perkins in this episode, played the roll of Maude's daughter, Carol Traynor in the pilot.

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  • Fan Reviews (11)
  • and then there's Maude

    By kevinb4444, Apr 03, 2007

  • Brassy, sassy, & opinionated - that was Maude!

    By cuddles3, Jul 05, 2007

  • "Right On, Maude"

    By tvqueen1969, Nov 30, 2006

  • I like Maude. I have been watching it since it first started in 1972. I like Maude Findlay played by Beatrice Arthur because she was one of my favorite characters in the show.

    By matthew_trompf, Oct 09, 2006

  • Classic

    By cardsandramsfan, Aug 14, 2006

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