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"Maude's Mood: Part 1"
Season 4, episode # 17
# 86 overall in series (141 episodes)
"Maude" episode
Series: Maude
Network/Country: CBS-TV / U.S.
Air date January 26, 1976
Production code 413 (4x17)
Written by: Jay Folb
Directed by: Hal Cooper
Guest starring: Henry Fonda
Joe Mantell
Tim O'Connor
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Maude's Mood: Part 1 was the 17th episode of Season 4 of  Maude, and the 86th overall episode in the series. Directed by Hal Cooper, the episode, which was written by Jay Folb, originally aired on CBS-TV on January 12, 1976. The episode was the first part of a two-episode story.

"Maude's Mood: Part 1"
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Maude initiates a campaign to elect Henry Fonda the President of the United States, without even knowing whether Fonda is interested in the office. Walter speaks to a psychiatrist about the matter and learns Maude may be manic-depressive.


Part 1 of two part story. Maude has decided that Henry Fonda would make the perfect President of the United States and starts a campaign to get him elected, with or without his approval. Meanwhile, Maude's bizarre reasoning and plans for this campaign lead Walter and Carol to worry about Maude's mental stability and learn from her doctor that she is a manic depressive.

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Guest Stars/Recurring Cast[]

  • Henry Fonda as Himself (special guest star)
  • Joe Mantell as Gus
  • Tim O'Connor as Dr. Herbert Lester

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