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"Maude's Guest"
Season 2, episode # 16
# 38 overall in series (141 episodes)
"Maude" episode
Series: Maude
Network/Country: CBS-TV / U.S.
Air date January 8, 1974
Production code 218 (2x16)
Written by: Alan J. Levitt
Directed by: Hal Cooper
Guest starring: Arlene Golonka
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Maude's Guest was the 16th episode of Season 2 of  Maude, and the 38th overall episode in the series. Directed by Hal Cooper, the episode, which was written by [[Alan J. Levitt, originally aired on CBS-TV on January 8, 1974.

"Maude's Guest"
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Maude houses a black teenage girl from the ghetto, Francie Potter (Tamu Blackwell). The teen shows her true colors, absolutely hating Maude's "liberal guilt complex" towards black people, and she makes life difficult for everyone in the house.


Maude is all excited to have a young black girl from the ghetto stay with the Findlays for awhile. She soon discovers that that the girl is actually a feisty teenager who is not thrilled to be staying in a white, guilt ridden, liberals' home and quickly starts driving everyone up the wall.

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  • Francie Potter: Hey, Fat Mama, whatcha gonna do wit' my bags?
  • Florida: You call me 'fat mama' again and I'll show you what I'm gonna do with them!

  • Maude: Well, well, well, you two are having a real old fashioned bull session?
  • Florida: Yeah, a lotta bull but not much session!

  • Maude: [about stuffed dog] How do you like our little puppy? It's been in the family for years.
  • Francie: Then you should take the price tag off.

  • Maude: Let me guess, you're...
  • Francie: Little Black Riding Hood.

  • Maude: And here is the pièce de résistance: a poster of Isaac Hayes. They say that John Denver is very big now too, but unfortunately he's white.
  • Florida: Oh, poor devil.

  • Francie: [On the phone] Hello, Mama? Sure I'm here. What you think I'm calling for? Mama, you said to call when I got here. I got here, I'm calling. Goodbye.

[Hangs up]

  • Francie: Damn!

  • Maude: Francie, I hope you're hungry. We're having fried chicken for dinner.
  • Francie: Good, I win a buck.
  • Maude: You win a buck?
  • Francie: I bet that dumb brother of mine that you'd have fried chicken for me the first thing off.
  • Maude: Ha ha ha! I love a person with a sense of humor. Excuse me. Carol, for Heaven's sake, go into the kitchen and throw out the grits!!

  • Maude: As far as I'm concerned, you can freeze your butt off till it turns blue!

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