|Season 3, episode # 5|
|Network/Country:||CBS-TV / USA|
|Air date||October 7, 1974|
|Production code||308 (3x5)|
|Written by:||Eliot Shoenman|
|Directed by:||Hal Cooper|
|Guest starring:||Hector Elizondo|
Al Freeman Jr.
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Speed Trap was the fifth episode of Season 3 of Maude, also the 51st overall episode in the series. Written by Eliot Shoenman, the episode, which was directed by Hal Cooper, premiered on CBS-TV on October 7, 1974.
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Walter and Arthur go away for the weekend on a camping trip. Maude is upset with Walter's plans but she soon forgets it, when Vivian and her go on a non-stop eating binge. However, Walter and Arthur's trip goes awry as they become victims of a speed trap and land in jail.
Arthur and Walter go on a camping trip. Maude is upset with Walter's decision but quickly drowns her sorrows in food with Vivian. The men get in trouble as they are arrested for speeding in a well-known "speed trap" zone and they need the women to get them out of jail. Guest starring Héctor Elizondo as a cop.
Cast (in credits order)
- Bea Arthur as Maude Findlay (as Beatrice Arthur)
- Bill Macy as Walter Findlay
- Adrienne Barbeau as Adrienne Barbeau
- Conrad Bain as Arthur Harmon
- Rue McClanahan as Vivian Harmon
- Hermione Baddeley as Mrs. Nell Naugatuck
Guest Stars/Recurring Cast
- Hector Elizondo as Cop
- Al Freeman Jr. as Roy