|Season 2, episode # 24|
Edith and cousin Maude Findlay, after Archie, who refused to stay for Carol's bridal shower after also refusing Walter's invite to the bachelor party for Carol's fiancee David (who's Jewish) heads back to their hotel room in the Season 2 finale "Maude" (ep.#24).
|"All in the Family" episode|
|Series:||All in the Family|
|Air date||March 12, 1972|
|Production code||224 (2x24)|
|Written by:||Rod Parker|
|Directed by:||John Rich|
|Guest starring:||Beatrice Arthur|
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Maude is the 24th and final episode of Season 2, and the 37th overall episode of All in the Family. It first aired on CBS-TV on March 12, 1972. Directed by John Rich, the story was written by Rod Parker.
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Archie and Edith are invited to Westchester County, where Maude lives (she resides in Tuckahoe) to attend the wedding of Maude's daughter, Carol (played in the episode by Marcia Rodd) and her Jewish finace David Green (Bob Dishy). Archie doesn't want to go and Carol doesn't want him there.
When they arrive in Tuckahoe, Archie is invited to the bachelor party, but, in not wanting to fork over his part in the charge of holding the party (he manages to offend Walter in saying "Leave it to a hebe to charge admission to his own party...What's he gonna do, sell tickets to the wedding too?") declines the invitation and ends up going back to the hotel where he and Edith are staying, which is also, unbeknownst to him, the hotel where the bachelor party is held anyway. Archie, who left Edith to go back to their hotel room, also was responsible for breaking up the bachelor party, when he calls the police because the party is "too loud"!
Though Maude is able to match wits with Archie (mainly because she has twice the ammunition), she couldn't succeed in pulling off the wedding, which begins to unravel at the seams long before Carol marches down the aisle with her Jewish fiance, David, over his overly-sensitive concerns that it would only be a matter of time before someone other than Archie (from whom it's expected) would make an insulting Anti-Semitic comment, as he decides to call off the wedding (with Carol's tacit agreement), which upsets Walter, who spent all the money on the catering, as David and Carol secretly agree to continue dating.
This episode served as the original pilot episode (albeit unofficial) for the spinoff series Maude. In addition to Bea Arthur as Maude, the episode featured Bill Macy as Maude's husband Walter. Bill Macy co-stars as Maude's latest husband, Walter Findlay, while actress Marcia Rodd is seen as Carol, a role ultimately played in the series proper by Adrienne Barbeau.
Cast (in credits order)
- Carroll O'Connor as Archie Bunker
- Jean Stapleton as Edith Bunker
- Rob Reiner as Michael Stivic
- Sally Struthers as Gloria Bunker Stivic
- Beatrice Arthur as Maude Findlay
- Bill Macy as Walter Findlay
- Marcia Rodd as Carol Traynor
- Bob Dishy as David Green, Carol's fiancee
- Bernie West as Marvin the Repairman
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