All in the Family TV show Wiki
All in the Family TV show Wiki

"Phillip's Mature Romance"
Season 6, episode # 21
# 138 overall in series (141 episodes)
"Maude" episode
Series: Maude
Network/Country: CBS-TV / U.S.
Air date March 18, 1978
Production code 620 (6x21)
Written by: Arthur Julian * Bill Davenport
Directed by: Hal Cooper
Guest starring: Darian Mathias
Kraig Metzinger
Doney Oatman
IMDb logo.png IMDb: Phillip's Mature Romance
Episode guide
« Previous Next »
"Mr. Butterfield's Return" "Maude's Big Move: Part 1"

List of All in the Family episodes
List of Maude episodes
List of Archie Bunker's Place episodes

Phillip's Mature Romance was the 21st episode of Season 6 of Maude, and the 138th overall episode in the series. Directed by Hal Cooper, the episode, which was written by Arthur Julian and Bill Davenport, originally aired on CBS-TV on March 18, 1978.

"Phillip's Mature Romance"
Also see:
Full Credits Transcripts More Images


Maude, who is happy to tell Carol that Phillip is in love with a new girlfriend, discovers that Phillip's girlfriend is four years older than him.


Maude is surprised when Victoria's father shows up for a visit and learns that his single daughter has gone away with her boyfriend on a camping trip. Fed up with Victoria living in a liberal household, Mr. Butterfield orders Victoria to move back to the West Indies with him. However, Maude runs into a double standard when the spy on Mr. Butterfield with an attractive younger woman.

Did You know?


The episode marks the final series apperance of Darian Mathias as Sam Harper.

Cast (in Credits Order)

Main Cast

Guest Stars/Recurring Cast

  • Darian Mathias as Sam Harper
  • Kraig Metzinger as Phillip Traynor, Carol's son
  • Doney Oatman as Diane Ramsey

More External Links