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"Maude's Big Move: Part 3"
Season 6, episode # 24
# 141 overall in series (141 episodes)
"Maude" episode
Series: Maude
Network/Country: CBS-TV / U.S.
Air date April 22, 1978
Production code 624 (6x24)
Written by: Bill Davenport, Charlie Hauck, Arthur Julian & Rod Parker
Directed by: Hal Cooper
Guest starring: Jeff Altman
Dennis Burkley
Barbara Rhoades
Sarina C. Grant
Nedra Volz
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Maude's Big Move: Part 3 was the 24th episode of Season 6 of Maude, and the 141st overall episode, and the final episode in the series. Directed by Hal Cooper, the episode, which was co-written by Bill Davenport, Charlie Hauck, Arthur Julian and Rod Parker, originally aired on CBS-TV on April 22, 1978. It was the third and final episode in a series concluding three part story arc.


"Maude's Big Move: Part 3"
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Synopsis[]

Maude and Walter leave New York for Washington, D.C. to begin a new chapter in their lives.

Storyline[]

Part 3 and conclusion of three part story. Maude and Walter arrive in Washington and Maude is excited to take over as the newly elected Congresswoman. However, she soon finds herself butting heads with her staff whom she seriously considers firing. Meanwhile, Walter and Maude settle in their new home but find themselves at the mercy of a pushy maid.

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Trivia/Notes[]

  • Final series episode, and also the appearance of Marlene Warfield as Victoria Butterfield.
  • The producers of "Maude" still liked the idea of a show centered around a new Congressional representative (even though they had watched a D.C.-politics show called "All's Fair" from their studio barely make it through the 1976-79 season) and remade this show three times.
  • This episode was re-taped as the pilot for a propsed TV series titled Onward and Upward, starring John Amos (who played the part of Henry Evans, Florida Evans's husband, in 3 episodes) as the Congressman. Amos, who had quit Good Times after its third season, quit this series before any new shows could be made.
  • The next try was a proposed series called Mr. Dugan (after a couple of name changes) and scheduled for a limited run in 1979 with Cleavon Little in the title role. Four days before that show was to premiere, Norman Lear's company canceled it unilaterally and refunded $1.2 million in production costs (four to six shows' worth) to CBS-TV after African-American members of Congress, who had screened the available shows, vehemently disapproved the comic portrayal of an African-American in high office as a chronic fumbler.
  • In a third third try, the producers moved the whole show to a college campus, added a fifth character named Rita (Darrian Matthias) as a wide-eyed student assistant. They also picked up Bill Macy in the lead role and filmed four shows. They aired on CBS-TV in August 1979, after whichthey promptly sank into obscurity.

Cast (in Credits Order)[]

Main Cast[]

Guest Stars/Recurring Cast[]

  • Jeff Altman as Voice od President Jimmy Carter
  • Dennis Burkley as Sam Dickey
  • Sarina C. Grant as Aretha Balducci
  • Barbara Rhoades as Maggie Gallagher
  • Nedra Volz as Pinky Nolan

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