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"Phillip's Problem"
Season 2, episode # 23
# 45 overall in series (141 episodes)
"Maude" episode
Series: Maude
Network/Country: CBS-TV / USA
Air date February 26, 1974
Production code 222 (2x23)
Written by: Budd Grossman
Directed by: Hal Cooper
Guest starring: Brian Morrison
Fred Grandy
Philip Bruns
Peg Shirley
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Phillip's Problem was the 23rd episode of Season 2 of Maude, also the 45th overall episode in the series. Written by Budd Grossman, the episode, which was directed by Hal Cooper, premiered on CBS-TV on February 26, 1974.

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Phillip is going through behavioral problems, and Walter suggests the boy get a spanking. Maude is completely against the idea until Carol and Chris leave for a weekend vacation and she's stuck dealing with Phillip and his insolence.


Maude's grandson Phillip has been behaving horribly lately and Carol does not know what to do with him. Walter quickly suggests giving him a good old fashioned spanking, but Maude is vehemently against it. However, she begins to change her mind when Carol and Chris leave for a weekend getaway.

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Soundtrack credits
  • And Then There's Maude (series theme) - Lyrics by Marilyn Bergman (as Marilyn) and Alan Bergman, Music by Dave Grusin, Performed by Donny Hathaway

Cast (in Credits Order)[]

Main Cast[]

Guest Stars/Recurring Cast[]

  • Brian Morrrison as Phillip Traynor, Carol's son
  • Fred Grandy as Chris
  • Philip Bruns as Truck Driver
  • Peg Shirley as Waitress

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