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"Maude's Mother"
Season 3, episode # 23
# 69 overall in series (141 episodes)
"Maude" episode
Series: Maude
Network/Country: CBS-TV / USA
Air date March 31, 1975
Production code 323 (3x23)
Teleplay by: Eliot Shoenman & Budd Grossmann
Story by: Michael Morris
Directed by: Hal Cooper
Guest starring: Audrey Christie
Kay Dingle
Archie Hahn
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Maude's Mother was the 23rd and season finale episode of Season 3 of Maude, also the 69th overall episode in the series. Prepared for TV as a teleplay written by Eliot Shoenman and Budd Grossman from a story penned by Michael Morris, the episode, which was directed by Hal Cooper, premiered on CBS-TV on March 31, 1975.

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Maude's mother (Audrey Christie) comes to visit for the first time since Maude married Walter. However, this is inconveniently timed as Walter's television ads for Findlay's Friendly Appliances start running, with Walter only wearing underclothes and a barrel, calling himself "Wow-ee Wally," which humors Maude's mother and mortifies Maude.


Maude is a bundle of nerves with her mother's upcoming visit to meet Walter for the first time. Her insecurities come out when her mother arrives, just as Walter's first tv commercials hit the air and aren't as respectable as Maude hoped.

Did You Know?[]


  • Note: Last episode taped at CBS Television City.
  • Audrey Christie, who played Maude's mother was only ten years older than Bea Arthur.

Cast (in Credits Order)[]

Main Cast[]

Guest Stars/Recurring Cast[]

  • Audrey Christie as Florence Chadburn, Maude's mother
  • Kay Dingle as Lorraine
  • Archie Hahn as Mr. Carmichael

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