|Season 1, episode # 14|
Maude tries to confide in Walter the angst she has over not having any meaning in her life and the troubles she's been having trying to find a job because she's a woman, it leads to another fight between them in "The Convention" in Season 1 (ep.#14).
|Network/Country:||CBS-TV / USA|
|Air date||January 2, 1973|
|Production code||114 (1x14)|
|Teleplay by:||Bob Schiller & Bob Weiskopf|
|Directed by:||Hal Cooper|
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The Convention was the 14th episode of Season 1 of Maude, also 14th in the series. Written by Bob Schiller and Bob Weiskopf, the episode, which was directed by Hal Cooper, originally aired on CBS-TV on January 2, 1973.
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During a trip to attend Walter's convention, Maude tells Walter she is discouraged about finding a job and thinks it is because she is a woman. Maude decides to speak about woman's lib at Walter's convention.
Walter and Maude go to Massachusetts for an appliance seller's convention. When their reservations at a upscale hotel are botched, they must share a shabby motel. This is when a squabble ensues when Maude tries to confide in Walter the angst she has over not having any meaning in her life and the troubles she's been having trying to find a job because she's a woman. This leads to another fight between them.
Did You Know?
After she and Walter get to the hotel room, they close the blinds on the front door. As the show goes on, the blinds go from shut, to open and shut again several times, with neither she or Walter touching them.
- I'll Cry Tomorrow (1955 film) - is referenced by Maude.
- Fiddler on the Roof (1971 film) - is also referenced by Maude.
- The Price Is Right (TV game show) - is also referenced by Maude.
- And Then There's Maude (series theme song)
Lyrics by Marilyn Bergman and Alan Bergman, Music by Dave Grusin, Performed by Donny Hathaway
Cast (in Credits Order)
- Bea Arthur as Maude Findlay (as Beatrice Arthur)
- Bill Macy as Walter Findlay
- Adrienne Barbeau as Adrienne Barbeau (credited only)
- Conrad Bain as Arthur Harmon (credited only)
- Esther Rolle as Florida Evans (credited only)
Guest Stars/Recurring Cast
- No guest stars appear in this episode.
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