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"The Emergence of Vivian"
Season 3, episode # 18
# 64 overall in series (141 episodes)
"Maude" episode
Series: Maude
Network/Country: CBS-TV / USA
Air date February 3, 1975
Production code 318 (3x18)
Written by: Dick Bensfield & Perry Grant
Directed by: Hal Cooper
Guest starring: J. Pat O'Malley
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The Emergence of Vivian was the 18th episode of Season 3 of Maude, also the 64th overall episode in the series. Written by Dick Bensfield and Perry Grant, the episode, which was directed by Hal Cooper, premiered on CBS-TV on February 3, 1975.

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Maude recruits Vivian into women's liberation and Arthur is none too pleased when he discovers, Vivian has begun to neglect her "household duties." When she tries to stand up for herself, Arthur refuses to listen and storms out, putting their marriage in a delicate position.


Maude has gotten Vivian involved in the Congress of Women, and it is causing her to neglect dinner and the laundry, which Arthur hates. Arthur and Vivian get into a fight about her new hobby, and it's up to Vivian to balance her duties as wife and feminist and up to Arthur to stop expecting outdated notions of what a wife should be.

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  • J. Pat O'Malley as Bert Beasley

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