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"Maude's Guilt Trip"
Season 6, episode # 1
# 118 overall in series (141 episodes)
"Maude" episode
Series: Maude
Network/Country: CBS-TV / U.S.
Air date September 12, 1977
Production code 601 (6x1)
Written by: Charlie Hauck
Directed by: Hal Cooper
Guest starring: Bella Bruck
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Maude's Guilt Trip was the premiere episode of Season 6 of  Maude, and the 118th overall episode in the series. Directed by Hal Cooper, the episode, which was written by Charlie Hauck, originally aired on CBS-TV on September 12, 1977.

"Maude's Guilt Trip"
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Maude weighs her options — to vacation in Rome, or not to vacation in Rome — when a plane purportedly carrying her mother's friend, Aunt Tinkie, crashes en route to Tuckahoe days after Tinkie makes Maude a beneficiary on her life insurance policy.


Maude extends an invitation for a visit to an annoying old friend of her mothers', who she regards as Aunt Tinkie. Tinkie, wanting to make Maude feel guilty, takes out a life insurance policy just before she leaves, leaving Maude as beneficiary. Meanwhile, Maude is jealous of Vivian and Arthur's vacation plans and dreams of going to Rome, which she may get when Tinkie's plane crashes.

Did You Know?[]


  • The episode marks the first series appearance of Marlene Warfiled as Victoria Butterfield.

Scene excerpts[]


  • Maude: Victoria is trying to assure Maude of her credentials for the job of maid to Maude, who is resisting in spite of the fact that she has just placed a request with a local agency specifically for black candidates for the job] I mean, we have all these people coming over from the agency...
  • Walter: - No, we don't, the agency called: they're out of blacks - ever since 'Roots'. But they're running a special on Filipinos.

Cast (in Credits Order)[]

Main Cast[]

Guest Stars/Recurring Cast[]

  • Bella Bruck as Aunt Tinkle

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