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"Nostalgia Party"
Season 3, episode # 14
# 60 overall in series (141 episodes)
"Maude" episode
Series: Maude
Network/Country: CBS-TV / USA
Air date December 16, 1974
Production code 315 (3x14)
Teleplay by: Budd Grossman, Michael Morris & Eliot Shoenman
Story by: Michael Morris
Directed by: Hal Cooper
Guest starring: David Ketchum
Judith Lowry
Mitzi McCall
Brian Morrison
Paul Bradley
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Nostalgia Party was the 14th episode of Season 3 of Maude, also the 60th overall episode in the series. Prepared for TV as a teleplay written by Budd Grossman, Michael Morris and Eliot Shoenman from a story penned by Morris, the episode, which was directed by Hal Cooper, premiered on CBS-TV on December 16, 1974.

"Nostalgia Party"
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Maude thinks up a great idea for a New Year's party when she suggests that the guests dress up as "the best year of their lives." The party leads to an argument between the guests as to why their year is the best.


Walter & Maude host a costume New Year's Eve Party where everyone has to show up in clothing that represents the year they think was the best. Everyone has a different idea of what year was the best as the costumes vary greatly.

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  • Carol: [offering a tray of hors d'oeuvres to Aunt Polly] Polly? Want a cracker?

  • Vivian: [in character as a little girl with a drink in her hand] My name is Vivian and I'm only five years old.
  • Mrs. Naugatuck: Then you shouldn't be drinking!

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Guest Stars/Recurring Cast[]

  • David Ketchum as Herman Ellinger
  • Judith Lowry as Aunt Polly
  • Mitzi McCall as Estelle Ellinger
  • Brian Morrison as Phillip Traynor, Carol's son
  • Paul Bradley as Party Guest (uncredited)

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