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"The Double Standard"
Season 2, episode # 8
# 30 overall in series (141 episodes)
"Maude" episode
Series: Maude
Network/Country: CBS-TV / U.S.
Air date October 30, 1973
Production code 205 (2x8)
Written by: Budd Grossman
Directed by: Hal Cooper
Guest starring: Rue McClanahan
Fred Grandy
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The Double Standard was the eighth episode of Season 2 of  Maude, and the 30th overall episode in the series. Directed by Hal Cooper, the episode, which was written by Budd Grossman, originally aired on CBS-TV on October 30, 1973.

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Maude says that couples should be able to live together without being married. But then Carol returns home after a camping trip and expects her boyfriend to stay over.


Carol and her boyfriend Chris (Fred Grandy) return from a camping trip and Maude has a dilemma, which flies directly in the face of her purported liberal, but still "old fashioned" leanings; should her daughter sleep in the same room as her boyfriend or should he sleep out in the guest room? To make matters more complicated, Carol and Chris announce their engagement.

  • Note: (A filmed episode was produced during the first season featuring a different actor portraying Carol's boyfriend. The episode was shelved for unknown reasons and slightly retooled and filmed for Season 2).

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  • The episode marks the first appearance of Fred Grandy in the role of Carol's boyfriend Chris.

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