Maude (1972–1978)

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This "All In The Family" spin-off centers around Edith's cousin, Maude Findlay. She's a liberal, independent woman living in Tuckahoe, NY with her fourth husband Walter, owner of Findlay's ... See full summary »

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 Maude Findlay (141 episodes, 1972-1978)
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 Walter Findlay (138 episodes, 1972-1978)
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 Dr. Arthur Harmon (121 episodes, 1972-1978)
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 Vivian Cavender Harmon / ... (103 episodes, 1972-1978)
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 Carol Traynor (98 episodes, 1972-1978)
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This "All In The Family" spin-off centers around Edith's cousin, Maude Findlay. She's a liberal, independent woman living in Tuckahoe, NY with her fourth husband Walter, owner of Findlay's Friendly Appliances; Carol Trainor, Maude's divorced daughter from her 2nd marriage; and Philip, Carol's son. Other characters included: Dr. Arthur Harmon, Walter's conservative best friend from their Army days. He and Maude were always at odds when it came to politics and just about everything. Vivian Cavender-Harmon, Maude's naive best friend from their college days who married Harmon in season three. During the show's run, Maude had gone through three maids during the series run: Florida Evans, Nell Naugutuck and Victoria Butterfield. Mrs. Naugutuck and Florida, however, were the most memorable. Although it was a situation comedy, it dealt with serious and often controversial issues, much like Norman Lear's other shows "All In The Family" "One Day At a Time" and "Good Times." Written by Kate Tripper

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Una signora in gamba  »

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Maude became a congresswoman during a three-part finale at the end of its last season. However, Bea Arthur decided that she had grown tired of the role and decided to end the series. The setup was used with the exact same new supporting cast, reworked with Maude's Bill Macy, as Hanging In (1979). See more »

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The house shown in the opening credits which is supposed to be the Findlay's house looks completely different than the set. The house in the opening credits has a large glass frame while the set's door is completely wooden. See more »

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Walter Findlay: [after giving Walter an uncooked chicken after an argument] That chicken is frozen.
Maude Findlay: You think that's frozen, wait and see what you get in bed tonight.
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Referenced in Dancing with the Stars: Round Six (2009) See more »

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Maude- Edith Bunker's Liberal Cousin ****
18 November 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Lady Godiva was a freedom rider...

And when the country was falling apart, Betsy Ross had it all sewn up...and then there's Maude (repeat,) right on Maude.

That was part of the opening theme song of this very popular show of the 1970s brought about by Beatrice Arthur visiting Archie and Edith Bunker's home on "All in the Family." Go know that Edith and Maude were cousins. The hilarity broke loose when Maude's liberal views were tested with Archie's ultra-conservative leanings. Arthur was such a success on the show that she was given her own show "Maude."

While Maude is very liberal, the film showed that her home was anything but functional. I guess that the same can be said about any liberal or conservative.

The show was highlighted by another great supporting cast with Bill Macy and Adrienne Barbeau as husband and daughter to Maude, respectively.


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