|Season 2, episode # 20|
|Network/Country:||CBS-TV / U.S.|
|Air date||February 5, 1974|
|Production code||216 (2x20)|
|Written by:||John Rappaport|
|Directed by:||Hal Cooper|
|Guest starring:||John Amos|
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Florida's Goodbye was the 20th episode of Season 2 of Maude, and the 42nd overall episode in the series. Directed by Hal cooper, the episode, which was written by John Rappaport, originally aired on CBS-TV on February 5, 1974.
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Florida's husband Henry receives a job promotion and Florida has decided to stay at home to be a housewife. Maude takes the news very hard, turning down every possible applicant for the position, and eventually has to come to terms with Florida's departure. Last appearance by Esther Rolle in the role of Florida Evans, as she was spun off into her own show, Good Times, that same week.
After Henry, Florida's husband, gets a job promotion, she must tell Maude she's leaving to become a full-time housewife. Maude is heartbroken and is reluctant to hire anyone new but as applicants for the new job come in, Maude finds something wrong with each one. Finally, at the end of the day, Maude must say goodbye to Florida.
Did You Know?
- Note: Conchata Ferrell makes her first television role in this episode.
Cast (in Credits Order)
- Bea Arthur as Maude Findlay (as Beatrice Arthur)
- Bill Macy as Walter Findlay
- Adrienne Barbeau as Adrienne Barbeau
- Conrad Bain as Arthur Harmon
- Esther Rolle as Florida Evans