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"Maude's New Friend"
Season 3, episode # 12
# 58 overall in series (141 episodes)
"Maude" episode
Series: Maude
Network/Country: CBS-TV / USA
Air date December 2, 1974
Production code 312 (3x12)
Written by: Rod Parker
Directed by: Hal Cooper
Guest starring: Robert Mandan
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Maude's New Friend was the 12th episode of Season 3 of Maude, also the 58th overall episode in the series. Written by Rod Parker, the episode, which was directed by Hal Cooper, premiered on CBS-TV on December 2, 1974.

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Maude's new male friend is gay, and Maude thinks she is being very liberal in understanding him. She learns a few truths about herself.


Maude makes friends with a well-known writer (Robert Mandan), who happens to be gay. Walter does not approve of Maude's friendship, and not because he's a man or because he's gay, but because Walter feels Maude's friend is very condescending to him, as he's always putting him down. At the same time, Maude has to deal with the fact that she isn't as liberal as she thought when it comes to her preconceived notions of gay people.

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  • Mrs. Naugatuck: What's all the fuss about? Just because a man's homosexual? We think quite highly of them in England. Our government's full of them. The only we're positive isn't a queen is the Queen!

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