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"Maude's Christmas Surprise"
Season 6, episode # 11
# 128 overall in series (141 episodes)
"Maude" episode
Series: Maude
Network/Country: CBS-TV / U.S.
Air date December 19, 1977
Production code 614 (6x11)
Written by: Arthur Julian & Bill Davenport
Directed by: Hal Cooper
Guest starring: Gene Blakely
Tom Kenny
Darian Mathias
Kraig Metzinger
Tim Reid
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Maude's Christmas Surprise was the 11th episode of Season 6 of  Maude, and the 128th overall episode in the series. Directed by Hal Cooper, the episode, which was written by Arthur Julian and Bill Davenport, originally aired on CBS-TV on December 19, 1977.

"Maude's Christmas Surprise"
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Maude finds a baby on her doorstep at Christmastime, and everyone's outlook changes.


Maude is in no mood to celebrate the Christmas season, first Carol's flight is delayed in Cleveland, than Phillip announces he won't be spending Christmas Eve with the family and both Arthur and Walter are in a fury about a drunk driver. Victoria is unhappy because she is away from her family for the first time during a holiday, and Maude thinks it will be a sad one because everyone has other plans. Suddenly a knock at the door changes everything, when Maude discovers someone left a baby in a basket on her doorstep.

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Guest Stars/Recurring Cast[]

  • Gene Blakely as 1st Wise Man
  • Tom Kenny as 2nd Wise Man
  • Darian Mathias as Sam Harper
  • Kraig Metzinger as Phillip Traynor, Carol's son
  • Tim Reid as Policeman

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