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"Maude's Good Deed"
Season 1, episode # 20
# 20 overall in series (141 episodes)
"Maude" episode
Series: Maude
Network/Country: CBS-TV / U.S.
Air date March 6, 1973
Production code 120 (1x20)
Written by: Pamela Herbert Chais
Directed by: Hal Cooper
Guest starring: Rosemary Murphy
Lee Dawson
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Maude's Good Deed was the 20th episode of Season 1 of  Maude, and the 21st overall episode in the series. Directed by Hal Cooper, the episode, which was written by Pamela Herbert Chais, originally aired on CBS-TV on March 6, 1973.

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Maude tries to play matchmaker with Arthur and a good friend, Jane. Maude finds out Jane has problems with her daughter, Linda, and she tries to reconcile them.


Jane (Rosemary Murphy), an old friend of Maude's comes for a visit with news of a feud between herself and her daughter Linda (Lee Dawson), who took her mother to court for her inheritance and later snags away Arthur, who Jane dated!

This leads Maude to go all out and try to reconcile the two but a generation gap and financial matters are working against her attempts, as the plans completely go awry. Meanwhile, at the same time, Maude tries to matchmake her friend up with Arthur.

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The songs Maude and Jane sing in the beginning of the episode are "Waves of Danube" which is also known as "The Anniversary Song" and "Button up your Overcoat".


Soundtrack Credits
  • And Then There's Maude (series theme song) - Lyrics by Marilyn Bergman (as Marilyn) and Alan Bergman, Music by Dave Grusin, performed by Donny Hathaway

Cast (in Credits Order)[]

Main Cast[]

Guest Stars/Recurring Cast[]

  • Rosemary Murphy as Jane, Maude's old friend
  • Lee Lawson as Linda, Jane's daughter

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