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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:
And Then There's Liberation!!! See more (23 total) »

Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 5 of 56)

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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Did You Know?

Trivia:
On "Maude", John Amos's character was named Henry Evans. When the character made the transition over to the spin-off "Good Times" (1974), the character name was changed to James Evans Sr.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:
Walter Findlay:Maude. Sit.See more »
Movie Connections:
Soundtrack:
And Then There's MaudeSee more »

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20 out of 31 people found the following review useful.
And Then There's Liberation!!!, 8 January 2004
Author: dataconflossmoor from United States

At the beginning of the Vietnam War, television showed a housewife burning a chocolate soufflé, at the end of the Vietnam War, MAUDE WAS HAVING AN ABORTION!!!!....The television portrayal of women who played the maternal figures was always one whereby everybody else in the household could have problems, but, she could not!! The role of the mother in the early TV sitcoms was such where she was branded "Miss Perfect Homemaker". Maude was the New York suburban housewife who broke the mold to all of that by giving a pejorative spin to so many of the politically liberal philosophies which prevailed during the 1970's ...While Alice Kramden ("Honeymooners") and Edith Bunker ("All in the Family") established ground-rules on the perfect mother and wife not being so perfect, it only went so far, and was attributed to a lack of adequate household income... Maude was different in that, she, herself, was the culprit to domestic upheaval, and that, she ,alone, was anything but perfect!!!...Maude was the lousy Long Island Liberal.. Have at least twenty percent of the guests at your party be African American...The maid is not inferior to me...She is to have lunch in the dining room...THAT'S AN ORDER!!..My daughter can have casual sex in my house, just to prove that I'm a modern mother....All of these socio-political actions were disconcerting qualities of successful liberalism...The ultimate compliment being...Maude is just like Jane Fonda or Barbara Walters!!!... One of the most scathing indictments of Maude was that she used minorities as objects of tokenism to nurture her seemingly egalitarian beliefs!! Arguments in the Findlay home would linger into the wee hours of the night, and would ultimately translate to Maude basically saying "I need to assuage my guilt!!" The television show "Maude" was WAY!!!! ahead of it's time, and was an accurate depiction of the increasingly emerging, yet typically atypical upper middle class domicile of the seventies...Social hang-ups and affluent facades made the perception of lace curtain living a precarious panacea!! Regardless of any political party affiliation with anyone on this show, anguish stemming from unrealistic expectations always seemed to rear it's ugly head!! A largess of emotional afflictions with the characters on "Maude" were always related to instinctive reactions!! Modern problems were perpetually subjected to the trials and tribulations of egregious human errors!! The transition in the overall American value system is what compounded the day to day domestic dilemmas in Maude's family life!! This show is one of my favorite situation comedies of all time!! Up until 1972, no TV show possessed such acrimonious and such witty dialog like "Maude" did in the whole history of television!! I wish more shows could be so realistic about attitudes and quirky lifestyles!!! Having the same producers as the show "The Honeymooners", it does not surprise me. The talent for articulating abominable human behavior in both these shows was simply amazing!! The series, "Maude" encompassed a bevy of recognizable flaws and executive class frailties which made it extraordinarily humorous!! Quasi affluent families in America are not stilted, "Maude" was one of the first television shows to point this out!! Objectionable humor is often times a necessary metamorphosis in small screen entertainment!! While some may protest to this technique, it signifies a very healthy element of realism in a television show to bring out household peculiarity concerning skeletons in the closet to everybody's immediate attention!! After "Maude", suburban New York will never be the same!!

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