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"Like Mother, Like Daughter"
Season 1, episode # 4
# 4 overall in series (141 episodes)
Maude 1x4 Like Mother Like daughter
Maude tries to warn Carol, who's been dating a wealthy writer who happens to be old flame of hers that's 40 years Carol's senior, about his egotistical ways in "Like Mother, Like Daughter" in Season 1 (#4).
"Maude" episode
Series: Maude
Network/Country: CBS-TV / USA
Air date October 3, 1972
Production code 104 (1x4)
Written by: Susan Harris
Directed by: Bill Hobin
Guest starring: Cesare Danova
Louis Guss
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Like Mother, Like Daughter was the fourth episode of Season 1 of Maude, also fourth in the series. Written by Susan Harris, the episode, which was directed by Bill Hobin, originally aired on CBS-TV on October 3, 1972.

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Maude is upset when Carol begins dating a man from her past 40 years Carol's senior.


Carol is dating Russell Asher (Cesare Danova), a dashing writer, who just happens to have once, years ago, dated and later jilted Maude. This leads Maude to do her best to try to warn Carol of Russell's egotistical ways.

However, Carol refuses to heed Maude's warnings and continues to date him, even spending the night with him which turns into a complete disaster. Carol believed that Maude was interfering too much in her life (which she was) in refusing to heed her mother's warning about Russell; in a late night that went a bit too far, in which Russell called Carol "Maude", which, at first led Maude to beleive that former beau Russell still had romantic feelings for her in slipping and calling Carol by her name, thinking that it was what caused the arguement between he an Carol.

When Maude confronts Russell when he and Carol return from their dinner date, it turns out that Russell contemptuously reffered to Carol as "Maude" because her argumentative ways reminded him of the years when he and Maude had dated, as Carol finally saw the egotistical side that her mother tried to warn her about, which proved that Maude was initally right.

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During the episode they discuss Russell going into NYC to tape an episode of "Johnny Carson." The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson did tape in New York, but moved to California in May 1972. This episode didn't air until October of 1972, well after Carson moved to California.

Scene excerpts[]

  • Song of the South (1946 animated Disney film) - Florida sings "Zip a Dee Doo Dah" during the opening scene, while Maude and Carol are arguing.
  • Gigi (1958 film) - Russell sings "Thank Heaven for Little Girls" about Carol.
  • The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (TV series) - Carol and her date watch his appearance on the show.
  • Good Times (TV series) - Florida (Esther Rolle) makes an appearance.


  • 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[]

  • Cesare Danova as Russell Asher
  • Louis Guss as Flower Delivery Man

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