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Seasons:
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6
Release Date:
12 September 1972 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
liberal. independent. controversial. hilarious.
Plot:
This "All In The Family" spin-off centers around Edith's cousin, Maude Findlay. She's a liberal, independent woman living in Tuckahoe... See more »
Awards:
Won Golden Globe. Another 3 wins & 25 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
RIGHT ON, MAUDE! See more (23 total) »

Cast

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Bea Arthur ... Maude Findlay (141 episodes, 1972-1978)

Bill Macy ... Walter Findlay (137 episodes, 1972-1978)

Conrad Bain ... Dr. Arthur Harmon (119 episodes, 1972-1978)

Rue McClanahan ... Vivian Cavender Harmon / ... (103 episodes, 1972-1978)

Adrienne Barbeau ... Carol Traynor (94 episodes, 1972-1978)
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Series Directed by
Hal Cooper (126 episodes, 1973-1978)
Bill Hobin (10 episodes, 1972)
Robert H. Livingston (2 episodes, 1972)
Tony Csiki (2 episodes, 1976-1978)
 
Series Writing credits
Norman Lear (141 episodes, 1972-1978)
Charlie Hauck (18 episodes, 1975-1978)
Arthur Julian (17 episodes, 1976-1978)
Budd Grossman (16 episodes, 1972-1976)
Bill Davenport (15 episodes, 1976-1978)
Pamela Chais (12 episodes, 1973-1977)
Bob Schiller (11 episodes, 1973-1974)
Bob Weiskopf (11 episodes, 1973-1974)
Elliot Shoenman (10 episodes, 1974-1977)
Alan J. Levitt (8 episodes, 1972-1974)
Jay Folb (7 episodes, 1975-1976)
Rod Parker (5 episodes, 1972-1978)
Heywood Kling (5 episodes, 1972-1975)
Thad Mumford (5 episodes, 1976-1977)
Susan Harris (4 episodes, 1972-1973)
Phil Sharp (4 episodes, 1975-1976)
Dick Herlan (3 episodes, 1978)
Austin Kalish (2 episodes, 1972)
Irma Kalish (2 episodes, 1972)
Sybil Adelman (2 episodes, 1974-1975)
Barbara Gallagher (2 episodes, 1974-1975)
Michael Morris (2 episodes, 1974-1975)
Lloyd Garver (2 episodes, 1974)
Ken Hecht (2 episodes, 1974)
Seaman Jacobs (2 episodes, 1975-1976)
Donald King (2 episodes, 1976)

Series Produced by
Rod Parker .... executive producer / producer (94 episodes, 1972-1978)
Hal Cooper .... executive producer (49 episodes, 1975-1978)
Rita Dillon .... associate producer (48 episodes, 1976-1978)
Charlie Hauck .... producer (48 episodes, 1976-1978)
Norman Lear .... executive producer (46 episodes, 1972-1974)
Gene Marcione .... associate producer / producer (23 episodes, 1972-1975)

Fern Field .... producer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Film Editing by
Marco Zappia (3 episodes, 1972-1973)
 
Series Casting by
Jane Murray (141 episodes, 1972-1978)
 
Series Art Direction by
Edward Stephenson (93 episodes, 1972-1976)
Chuck Murawski (6 episodes, 1976-1977)
 
Series Set Decoration by
Earl Carlson (22 episodes, 1972-1973)
 
Series Costume Design by
Rita Riggs (75 episodes, 1972-1977)
Sandra Baker (24 episodes, 1975-1976)
 
Series Makeup Department
Rita O'Dell .... makeup artist (6 episodes, 1976-1977)
Carol Meikle .... hair stylist (5 episodes, 1976-1977)
 
Series Production Management
Norman Lear .... production supervisor (7 episodes, 1975-1977)
Buddy Arnold .... post-production supervisor (5 episodes, 1976-1977)
Richard Peterson .... unit manager (5 episodes, 1976-1977)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Hal Collins .... associate director: post production (5 episodes, 1976-1977)
Tony Csiki .... associate director (5 episodes, 1977)
 
Series Sound Department
Kerry Boggio .... audio (6 episodes, 1976-1977)
Hal Kolker .... audio consultant (5 episodes, 1976-1977)
Art Warshaw .... audio consultant (5 episodes, 1976-1977)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Walter Glover .... lighting director (42 episodes, 1976-1978)
Robert A. Bowen .... camera operator (23 episodes, 1973)
Tom Schamp .... lighting director (6 episodes, 1976-1977)
George Schamp .... lighting director (5 episodes, 1976-1977)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Frontis Chandler .... costumer (1 episode, 1975)
 
Series Music Department
Alan Bergman .... composer: theme music (141 episodes, 1972-1978)
Marilyn Bergman .... composer: theme music (141 episodes, 1972-1978)
Dave Grusin .... composer: theme music (141 episodes, 1972-1978)
Donny Hathaway .... singer: theme song (141 episodes, 1972-1978)
 
Series Other crew
Budd Grossman .... script editor / script consultant (23 episodes, 1972-1975)
Lorraine Sevre-Richmond .... assistant to producer / assistant to producers (8 episodes, 1973-1977)
Len Uslaner .... technical director (7 episodes, 1975-1977)
Bill Davenport .... script editor (6 episodes, 1976-1977)
Fern Field .... assistant to executive producer / assistant to executive producers (6 episodes, 1976-1977)
Charlie Hauck .... script supervisor (6 episodes, 1976-1977)
Arthur Julian .... script editor (6 episodes, 1976-1977)
Travis McCulley .... stage manager (6 episodes, 1976-1977)
Thad Mumford .... story editor (5 episodes, 1976-1977)
 

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30 min (141 episodes)
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Trivia:
Before Bea Arthur would accept her lead role, she guest-starred on a couple of episodes of "All in the Family" (1971), only because Lear strongly insisted she do it, despite her hatred of flying. She agreed at the very last minute to take the role for a few episodes, which led to her starring role.See more »
Goofs:
Factual errors: At the end of the series, the Governor of New York State appoints Maude to the House of Representatives, filling a vacancy caused by the death of her local Congresswoman. In fact, vacancies in the House of Representatives caused by the death, resignation, or expulsion of a member can be filled only by a special or general election. The rules for filling vacancies in the U.S. Senate, however, vary from state to state.See more »
Quotes:
Maude Findlay:When he says wife, he means possession.
Walter Findlay:So what, Maude? You told me a hundred times you want to be possessed.
Maude Findlay:Walter Findlay, I never said that standing up and you know it.
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Soundtrack:
And Then There's MaudeSee more »

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4 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
RIGHT ON, MAUDE!, 15 October 2001
Author: BlackJack_B (bluethunder35@hotmail.com) from Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Maude is one of my favorite sitcoms off all time. Even though it's pretty dated stuff, it still is uproariously funny. I think the older comedies are funny because they mixed social content with humour better than today's sex-drenched drek.

I read somewhere that Maude Findlay was supposed to be Edith's sister in this spin-off. Although the two are as different as night and day, Maude does sound like Edith when she's irked. Beatrice Arthur plays Maude, a feminist who has been married 4 times and is looking to make her mark in the world. She lives with her 4th husband, Walter (Bill Macy), a man who can deal with her manic depression and mood swings, and her divorced daughter (played by the buxom Adrienne Barbeau) and her son. Also, there are the Harmons, played by Conrad Bain(Arthur) and Rue McClanahan(Vivian).

Maude was always funny because the cast worked brilliantly together, the script-writers had consultation from the great Bobs Weiskopf and Schiller(of I Love Lucy fame), and the shows of the 70's didn't have to worry about being PC, because at the time, people weren't so sensitive about their stereotypes then. It was truly zany, with too many great moments to mention; mine was when The Harmons were having trouble in their young marriage and were relying on sex games to liven it up. One night the Findlay's go out to visit the Harmons, and Vivian is naked, but wrapped up in Saran Wrap. She opened the door thinking it's Arthur, but when its Maude and Walter, she screams and slams the door, and The Findlay's are standing with their backs to the camera for 40 seconds. It was gut-bustingly funny, waiting for their take on what just happened. A true comedy hit of the past.

Of course, who can't forget Maude's trademark line: "God will get you for that!" when Walter or someone else took a good verbal shot at her.

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