|Season 6, episode # 3|
|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|
Darian Richard Kline
|IMDb:||The Flying Saucer|
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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)
- Bea Arthur as Maude Findlay (as Beatrice Arthur)
- Bill Macy as Walter Findlay
- Adrienne Barbeau as Carol Traynor
- Conrad Bain as Arthur Harmon
- Rue McClanahan as Vivian Harmon
- Marlene Warfield as Ms. Victoria Butterfield
Guest Stars/Recurring Cast
- Don Beddoe as Judge Leonard B. Moffett
- Kraig Metzinger as Phillip Traynor, Carol's son
- Richard Kline as Tuggy McKenna