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"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
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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.

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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.

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

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Guest Stars/Recurring Cast[]

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

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