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"Doctor, Doctor"
Season 1, episode # 2
# 2 overall in series (141 episodes)
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Arthur, upset after Carol caught her son Philip "playing doctor" with his granddaughter, demands that Philip be punished, as he argues his case that the morals of the country are "going to hell in a tobaggon" in the episode "Doctor, Doctor" in season 1 (#2).
"Maude" episode
Series: Maude
Network/Country: CBS-TV / USA
Air date Septempber 19, 1972
Production code 103 (1x2)
Teleplay by: Budd Grossman
Directed by: Bill Hobin
Guest starring: Brian Morrison
Ray Kellogg
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Doctor, Doctor was the second episode of Season 1 of Maude, also second in the series. Written by Budd Grossman, the episode, which was directed by Bill Hobin, originally aired on CBS-TV on September 19, 1972.

"Doctor, Doctor"
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Maude clashes with Arthur over sexual liberation and hang-ups after her grandson Phillip is found playing doctor with Arthur's granddaughter.


Carol's eight-year-old son Phillip (Brian Morrison) is caught playing doctor with next-door neighbor Arthur's (Conrad Bain) visiting granddaughter, Angela. Arthur insists that Phillip be punished for the act, while Carol and Maude believe it to be just simple young expression. This sparks an argument between Arthur and Maude on "the moral decay in our society" with Walter acting as referee. Walter's drunken behavior later that evening brings both Arthur and Maude to their senses.

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This episode marks Dr. Arthur Harmon's first appearance.==Goofs==

Character error
  • Arthur tells Walter that he's an only child. In a later Season 5 episode, Arthur's twin brother Arnold makes an appearance. In that same episode, Walter reveals that he'd already known about Arnold, as Arthur had told him about the twin brother back in the Army.
  • In this episode, Arthur has a granddaughter, and he isn't estranged from his son and daughter-in-law. In season six, he has a grandson he has never met because he hadn't seen his son in ten years. His son had been a Vietnam War draft-dodger living in Canada since 1967. Arthur excommunicated his son when he refused to be drafted into the armed services.


  • And Then There's Maude (series theme song)

Lyrics by Marilyn Bergman and Alan Bergman, Music by Dave Grusin, Performed by Donny Hathaway

Cast (in Credits Order)[]

Main Cast[]

Guest Stars/Recurring Cast[]

  • Brian Morrison as Phillip Traynor, Carol's son
  • Ray Kellogg as The Bartender

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