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Season 1, episode # 8
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Maude ep. 1x8 - Flashback
While watching the 1972 presidential election returns on TV with Arthur, the Findlays reminisce back to November of 1968, when they began dating each other in "Flashback" in Season 1 (ep. #8).
"Maude" episode
Series: Maude
Network/Country: CBS-TV / USA
Air date October 31, 1972
Production code 110 (1x8)
Written by: Alan J. Levitt
Directed by: Bill Hobin
Guest starring: Van Johnson
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Flashback was the eighth episode of Season 1 of Maude, also eighth in the series. Written by Alan J. Levitt, the episode, which was directed by Bill Hobin, originally aired on CBS-TV on October 31, 1972.

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The early returns of the 1972 presidential election find Maude and Walter reminiscing to four years earlier when they were first dating.


While waiting for the electoral results for Election 1972, Maude and Walter recall Election 1968. Carol had just gotten a divorce and moved in with Maude. Meanwhile, Walter and Maude's relationship had reached a pivotal moment; should they marry or live together. Maude, in reminiscing back to 1968, also recalls when she turned down a marriage proposal from Henry (Van Johnson), one of the many dates she's had, which she considers to be "rejects", since her recent divorce from her third husband. Henry, who's a window and sash business, is a wealthy suitor who promises her financial security, as well as new window sashes, who bored her to death.

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

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

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  • Van Johnson as Henry, Maude's date in 1968 (special guest star)

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