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"Arthur's New Best Friend"
Season 5, episode # 21
# 114 overall in series (141 episodes)
"Maude" episode
Series: Maude
Network/Country: CBS-TV / U.S.
Air date March 14, 1977
Production code 522 (5x21)
Written by: Elliot Shoenman
Directed by: Hal Cooper
Guest starring: Larry Gelman
Macon McCalman
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Arthur's New Best Friend was the 21st episode of Season 5 of  Maude, and the 114th overall episode in the series. Directed by Hal Cooper, the episode, which was written by Elliot Shoenman, originally aired on CBS-TV on March 14, 1977.

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Walter and Arthur each have new best friends.


Walter is surprised when Arthur suddenly stops spending time with him and it seems Arthur has replaced Walter with Wendell Glendale as his new best friend. Walter is jealous of Arthur's new friendship, and his sense of loneliness and betrayal makes Maude in turn feel bad and Walter sets out to make Arthur jealous by making Hubie Binder, Arthur's co-worker his new best friend.

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  • Hubie Binder: Hey, Stop them, they're fighting!
  • Maude: No, don't worry about it, Hubie, that's the way friends behave.
  • Hubie Binder: Really? Walter's never punched me.
  • Maude: He's come very close.

Cast (in Credits Order)[]

Main Cast[]

Guest Stars/Recurring Cast[]

  • Larry Gelman as Hubie Binder
  • Macon McCalman as Wendall Glendale

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