All in the Family

Season 2 Episode 12

Cousin Maude's Visit

Aired Unknown Dec 11, 1971 on CBS
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Cousin Maude's Visit
Edith has been running herself ragged caring for Archie, Mike and Gloria, who have all come down with a terrible flu. This prompts her to call on her extremely liberal Cousin Maude to come and stay with the Bunkers and help out. Maude proves to be salt in an already open wound for Archie, who has never liked Maude and vice versa.moreless

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  • Maude comes and help Edith takes care of the family.

    Gloria,Michael,and Archie are not feeling too well.Edith is the only member of the Bunker's household,who is not sick.She is also the only one who has to take care of them while they are ill.However after doing all the hardwork her cousin Maude comes to help Edith to take care of the household.Except it turns into an bitter cold war between her and Archie.Since Archie,doesn't liked Cousin Maude.Yeah it was funny when Archie and Maude begin to fight with certain things.

    I hadn't watch the show Maude.However all I know that when Maude visit its get funny.moreless
Jean Stapleton

Jean Stapleton

Edith Bunker

Rob Reiner

Rob Reiner

Michael Stivic (1971-1978)

Sally Struthers

Sally Struthers

Gloria Stivic (1971-1978)

Carroll O'Connor

Carroll O'Connor

Archie Bunker

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (2)

    • Maude is said to have two ex-husbands here, but no mention of Chester or Barney. For that matter there is no mention of Carol or Maude's present husband Walter (of course their characters were not invented until it was decided Maude would be a spin-off, but this episode implies that Maude is not presently married, when later on in her series she should have already been married to Walter by this time).

    • Mike must really feel sick not to get in the middle of the political discussion between Archie and Maude. For once he has someone else on his side.

  • QUOTES (5)

    • Maude: You can have your chair, Archie. Just don't move around too much or you'll crush your brains.

    • Archie: (referring to the Cream of Wheat with cheese that Maude has served him) It looks like something I ate and lost.

    • Maude: (about FDR) That man had charisma.
      Archie: I don't care if he was sick.

    • (Maude is sitting defiantly in Archie's chair, and Archie is looking for a way to rile her.)
      Archie: This country was ruined by Franklin Delano Roosevelt!
      Maude: (slowly turning her head to address Archie) You're fat!
      Archie: Sticks and stones may break my bones, but Franklin Delano Roosevelt!
      Edith (from her chair): Archie, you promised never to say that name again in front of Maude!
      Archie (to Edith): Franklin Delano Roosevelt!
      Edith (to Maude): He doesn't, don't mean nothing. His whole family was for Roosevelt.
      Archie: That was for two terms but that was it! We didn't know the guy was going to hang onto the job like a pope!
      Maude: He hung on (stands up) to save the country! The people adored him, he was a saint. (points finger up) That man had charisma!
      Archie: I don't care if he was sick! He always had his big mouth open at them fireside chats!
      Maude: Those fireside chats kept this country informed. And one 'My friends. . .' from Roosevelt was worth a barrelfull of 'Let me make this perfectly clear' s!
      Archie: Oh! Now you're rapping my President, huh? Well, let me tell you one thing about Richard E. Nixon! He knows how to keep his wife Pat home. Roosevelt could never do that with Eleanor. She was always out on the loose! Running around with the coloreds! Telling them they was getting the short end of the stick. She was the one who discovered the coloreds in this country, we never knew they was there!

    • Maude: That sweet Edith, I'd die for her.
      Archie: You buried 2 husbands, Maude. Ain't that enough?
      Maude: It's only 8 a.m. and that foul mouth of yours is already open for business.

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