Mike, Gloria and Archie are sick and Edith is running herself into a frazzle trying to keep up with their needs. She enlists the help of her cousin Maude Finley whom Archie can't stand because she is an outspoken bleeding heart liberal. Upon her arrival, the two get into a huge fight over Franklin Roosevelt, whom Archie hated and Maude adored. As the argument comes to a close, Edith reveals that she's sick and that Maude will stick around to take care of her. The next day, Archie is dismayed by the fact that Maude is staying because now she is sick too. Written by
Jerry Roberts <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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First episode to feature the character of Maude Findlay, as enacted by Bea Arthur
The second episode, simply entitled 'Maude,' served as the series' pilot episode. See more
Archie, you can either get up and eat breakfast, or lie there, feeding off your own fat.
And if you choose the latter, you could probably lie there for months.