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"Maude" Florida's Problem (TV Episode 1973) Poster

(TV Series)

(1973)

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Henry Evans: I'm coming back at 9:00, and I mean 9:00 WPT.

[he leaves]

Maude Findlay: Florida, what's "WPT"?

Florida Evans: White People Time. If he didn't mean 9:00 sharp he would have said CPT. That's Colored People Time. Which means 'shuffle on in when you feel like it'.

Maude Findlay: Of all the male chauvinist pigs. I mean, he's something straight out of the dark ages. Nothing racial intended.

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Florida Evans: [to her husband, Henry] Now, you hurt because of your pride, and I love you for that. But I also resent you for not being just as proud of me as I am of you.

Henry Evans: I am proud of you Florida, its just that I don't want you to be a maid no more.

Florida Evans: Them two don't go together Henry. Your mother was a maid. That's how your brothers got through school and you got to be a fireman. My grandmother was a maid, that's how my daddy got a little schoolin'. There are a lot of women, Henry, on both sides of my family, who worked all their lives in white kitchens so their kids could get some of the things they should have. You want to be proud of something Henry? You be proud of them, because they was all black women and I tell you there ain't never been a better woman than that.

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