All in the Family

Season 2 Episode 12

Cousin Maude's Visit

Aired Unknown Dec 11, 1971 on CBS



  • Quotes

    • (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!

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