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"The Grass Story"
Season 1, episode # 12
# 12 overall in series (141 episodes)
"Maude" episode
Series: Maude
Network/Country: CBS-TV / USA
Air date December 5, 1972
Production code 113 (1x12)
Written by: Arnold Kane & Gordon Farr
Directed by: Bill Hobin
Guest starring: Frank Campanella
Brian Morrison
Elisabeth Fraser
Robert Ball
Keith Taylor
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The Grass Story was the 12th episode of Season 1 of Maude, also 12th in the series. Written by Arnold Kane and Gordon Farr, the episode, which was directed by Bill Hobin, originally aired on CBS-TV on December 5, 1972.

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Maude and her friends are determined to get arrested in protest after a 17 year-old kid is arrested for possession of marijuana.


Maude stands up for her principles when she hears of a teenager arrested for possession of marijuana. Maude convinces her rich liberal girlfriends to picket with her at the police station, and to get arrested themselves as a symbolic move when the police sees that they are also in possession of the drug. It proves to be a challenge for Maude to "score" some, but when she does, she and Walter fight over it.

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  • Maude: Listen darling, I'm so sorry I'm so edgy, but i'm exhausted. I was so nervous about this morning that I didn't sleep a wink last night.
  • Walter: Well why didn't you take something, like a couple of Seconals?
  • Maude: We're out of Seconals, but I did take two Chloral Hydrates and a Librium and they didn't work.
  • Walter: Well, I took two Miltown and a Doriden and I slept like a lamb.
  • Maude: ...and snored like a moose. No, I should've taken two Meprobromates with a Nembutal instead of the two Chloral Hydrates with the Librium.

  • Arthur: [to Maude] What's this great romance you have going on with Marijuana?
  • Maude: Look Arthur, I smoke as much grass as you do... none.
  • Carol: Arthur, you've got some nerve, condemning Harold Collins when you're standing here dispensing drugs as if they're going out of style, and on top of it, you're hung over from drinking.


  • 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)[]

Main Cast[]

Guest Stars/Recurring Cast[]

  • Frank Campanella as Police sergeant
  • Brian Morrison as Phillip Traynor, Carol's son
  • Elisabeth Fraser as Lorraine
  • Robert Ball as Tomato Dealer
  • Keith Taylor as Jeff

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