|Season 5, episode # 18|
|Network/Country:||CBS-TV / U.S.|
|Air date||February 21, 1977|
|Production code||519 (5x18)|
|Teleplay by:||Bruce Kane & Sandy Veith|
|Story by:||Charlie Hauck|
|Directed by:||Hal Cooper|
|Guest starring:||Roger Bowen|
|IMDb:||Maude's Reunion (Season 5 episode)|
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Maude's Reunion (Season 5 episode) was the 18th episode of Season 5 of Maude, and the 111th overall episode in the series. Directed by Hal Cooper, the episode, which was prepared for TV as a teleplay written by Bruce Kane and Sandy Veith from a story penned by Charlie Hauck, originally aired on CBS-TV on February 21, 1977.
|"Maude's Reunion (Season 5 episode)"|
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Maude attends her 30th high school reunion and discovers that one of her oldest friends (Nanette Fabray) just had a stroke.
Maude is depressed with her birthday and has a hard time dealing with turning 51. To make matters worse, Maude and Vivian are set to attend their 30th high school reunion and the only reason Maude decides to go is to see an old buddy of hers, Katie Malloy. However, Maude quickly heads for the bottle when she sees Katie who is paralyzed and wheelchair bound following a stroke.
Did You Know?
- Vivian: [revealing her gift to Maude] This is the New York Times Maude, from the day you were born.
- Maude: [pushing the paper away] Oh, isn't that nice.
- Vivian: Look, look at it. Here, look.
[reading some of the details]
- Vivian: Calvin Coolidge was president.
- Maude: [laughing uncomfortably] Calvin Coolidge.
Vivian Cavender Harmon: Rudyard Kipling has written new book!
- Maude: [becoming irritated] NEW book!
- Vivian: Sirloin steak, twelve cents a pound! You know that this is over HALF A CENTURY old! I mean this is an antique! Look at it. It's all yellow and cracked...
- Maude: [snapping] VIVIAN!
- Carol: Oh mother, listen to this. The day you were born, Vitaphone Studios signed Al Jolson for the first talking picture.
- Maude: Oh my God, I was saying 'Mammy' three years before Al Jolson. I am old, I'm old, I am old. Olde. O-L-D-E. That's how old.
- Maude: [lamenting her age, as she considers attending a class reunion] I'm old! I'm O-L-D-E! That's how old!
Cast (in Credits Order)
- Bea Arthur as Maude Findlay (as Beatrice Arthur)
- Bill Macy as Walter Findlay
- Adrienne Barbeau as Carol Traynor
- Conrad Bain as Arthur Harmon
- Rue McClanahan as Vivian Harmon
- Hermione Baddeley as Mrs. Nell Naugatuck
Guest Stars/Recurring Cast
- Roger Bowen as Ritchie Myers
- Nanette Fabray as Katie Malloy
- Alice Hirson as Ed Walsh's wife
- Dick O'Neill as Ed Walsh
- Rolfe Sedan as Chef