All in the Family (1971–1979)
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Cousin Maude's Visit 

Edith's liberal cousin, Maude Findlay, arrives to help in caring for a flu-ridden Archie and Mike.



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Maude Findlay (as Beatrice Arthur)


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 <>

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11 December 1971 (USA)  »

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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 Bunker: [Maude refuses to get out of Archie's chair] Well, I got the secret weapon that can lay this little lady right away. Here we go. This country was ruined by Franklin Delano Roosevelt!
Cousin Maude: You're fat.
Archie Bunker: Sticks and stones may break my bones, but Franklin Delano Roosevelt...
Edith Bunker: Archie, you promised never to say that name again in front of Maude.
Archie Bunker: Franklin Delano Roosevelt!
Edith Bunker: [to Maude] He don't mean nothing. His whole family was for Roosevelt.
Archie Bunker: That was for two terms. But that was it. We didn't know the guy was ...
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I just watched this episode and really LAUGHED. Bea Arthur is great.
10 August 2017 | by See all my reviews

I just watched this episode again and really LAUGHED. Bea Arthur is great. I remember watching this episode 45 years ago, but I was too young to understand some of the references. Watching it again, now I get them. I read somewhere that Bea Arthur made such an impact as Maude, right after this episode was first broadcast in 1971, a CBS executive telephoned another, urging him to sign Bea Arthur for a spin off series. There had never before been a woman character like Maude on TV. Bravo, Bea Arthur!

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