| Season 6, episode # 19|
|Network/Country:||CBS-TV / U.S.|
|Air date||March 4, 1978|
|Production code||616 (6x19)|
|Written by:||Richard Herlan|
|Directed by:||Hal Cooper|
|Guest starring:|| Kraig Metzinger|
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Arthur's Grandson was the 19th episode of Season 6 of Maude, and the 135th overall episode in the series. Directed by Hal Cooper, the episode, which was written by Richard Herlan, originally aired on CBS-TV on March 4, 1978.
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Arthur's grandson (Sparky Marcus) is coming to visit, so Arthur is hoping to patch things up with his son.
Arthur's son, Arthur Jr. apparently fled to Canada in the late 60s to avoid the draft and Arthur has never quite forgiven him for running away yet Arthur visits his son in Canada and brings home his grandson Ian and his pet hamster. However, Arthur soon learns a lesson about life when he accidentally leaves Ian's pet hamster in the trunk of the car during a particularly cold winter day.
Cast (in Credits Order)
- Bea Arthur as Maude Findlay (as Beatrice Arthur)
- Bill Macy as Walter Findlay
- Adrienne Barbeau as Carol Traynor
- Conrad Bain as Arthur Harmon
- Rue McClanahan as Vivian Harmon
- Marlene Warfield as Ms. Victoria Butterfield