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"The Flying Saucer"
Season 6, episode # 3
# 120 overall in series (141 episodes)
"Maude" episode
Series: Maude
Network/Country: CBS-TV / U.S.
Air date September 26, 1977
Production code 604 (6x3)
Written by: Arthur Julian & S.J. Levine
Directed by: Hal Cooper
Guest starring: Don Beddoe
Kraig Metzinger
Darian Richard Kline
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The Flying Saucer was the third episode of Season 6 of  Maude, and the 120th overall episode in the series. Directed by Hal Cooper, the episode, which was written by Arthur Julian & S.J. Levine , originally aired on CBS-TV on September 26, 1977.

"The Flying Saucer"
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Maude believes that she saw a flying saucer.


Maude and Walter and Arthur and Vivian are relaxing enjoying a warm Indian summer evening on the porch. As everyone goes inside and Maude is left to clean up, she encounters something strange something she believes is a UFO. Maude feels it is her duty to tell the world but soon finds that people are not so quick to believe life may exist in other worlds.

Did You Know?[]


  • The episode marks the first series appearance of Richard Kline as Tuggy McKenna.
  • This episode first aired only a couple months before the release of the blockbuster film Close Encounters of the Third Kind, which was also about average people seeing UFOs.

Cast (in Credits Order)[]

Main Cast[]

Guest Stars/Recurring Cast[]

  • Don Beddoe as Judge Leonard B. Moffett
  • Kraig Metzinger as Phillip Traynor, Carol's son
  • Richard Kline as Tuggy McKenna

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