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"Phillip's Birthday Party"
Season 6, episode # 6
# 123 overall in series (141 episodes)
"Maude" episode
Series: Maude
Network/Country: CBS-TV / U.S.
Air date October 31, 1977
Production code 609 (6x6)
Teleplay by: Bill Davenport
Story by: Bob Balaban & Lynn Grossman
Directed by: Hal Cooper
Guest starring: Darian Mathias
Kraig Metzinger
Phillip Traynor
Larry Gelman
Ron Vernan
Kimberley Dashiell
Richard Bekins
Dino Palazzi
Christopher Maleki
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Phillip's Birthday Party was the sixth episode of Season 6 of  Maude, and the 123rd overall episode in the series. Directed by Hal Cooper, the episode, which was prepared for TV as a teleplay by Bill Davenport from a story written by Bob Balaban and Lynn Grossman, originally aired on CBS-TV on October 31, 1977.

"Phillip's Birthday Party"
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A group of teenagers crash Phillip's birthday party.


Phillip is not too happy about his birthday party that Maude and Vivian are throwing for him. Walter has handed down a strict set of rules for the party that doesn't leave very much room for fun but later when Maude chaperones the birthday party, she finds herself in the middle of "sex, drugs and rock and roll" when some party crashers show up complete with a live band.

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One of the songs the band plays is "The Ocean" by Led Zeppelin.



At the beginning, Vivian is blowing up a pink balloon. The color changes to orange.

Cast (in Credits Order)[]

Main Cast[]

Guest Stars/Recurring Cast[]

  • Darian Mathias as Tuggy McKenna
  • Kraig Metzinger as Phillip Traynor, Carol's son
  • Larry Gelman as Hubie Binder
  • Ron Vernan as Officer Schofield
  • Kimberley Dashiell as Mary Patterson (as Kim Dashiell)
  • Richard Bekins as Jerry Carlisle
  • Dino Palazzi as Joseph Binder
  • Christopher Maleki as Jesus Escobar

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