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"The New Housekeeper"
Season 3, episode # 4
# 50 overall in series (141 episodes)
"Maude" episode
Series: Maude
Network/Country: CBS-TV / USA
Air date September 30, 1974
Production code 302 (3x4)
Written by: Bob Schiller & Kim Weiskopf
Directed by: Hal Cooper
Guest starring: Alice Backes
Jack Griffin
Jack Manning
Brian Morrison
Kathryn Janssen
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The New Housekeeper was the fourth episode of Season 3 of Maude, also the 50th overall episode in the series. Written by Bob Schiller and Kim Weiskopf, the episode, which was directed by Hal Cooper, premiered on CBS-TV on September 30, 1974.

"The New Housekeeper"
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Since Florida has left, Maude hires a new maid, sight unseen. At first, she seems like a dream, but then she caters only to Walter since he is the master of the house. Maude corrects her.


Maude hires a new housekeeper from England, Nell Naugatuck. Maude and Mrs. Naugatuck get along well initially but clash when Mrs. Naugatuck insists on catering to Walter's every need since he is "master of the house," to Maude's disdain. First appearance by Hermione Baddeley as Mrs. Naugatuck.

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  • Carol: [Mrs. Naugatuck is cleaning the house while singing] Listen to her. She's the perfect housekeeper. Sings like a bird and works like a horse.
  • Walter: Which is quite an improvement over your mother who works like a bird and sings like a horse.
  • Maude: [Screaming from upstairs] GOD'LL GET YOU FOR THAT WALTER!
  • Walter: And has ears like a rabbit.

  • Walter: [Enters the kitchen, where Maude and Mrs. Naugatuck are arguing] Maude, SIT!
  • Maude: [Maude obeys and sits like a dog]
  • Mrs. Naugatuck: [Mrs. Naugatuck continues to shout]
  • Walter: Mrs. Naugatuck, SIT!
  • Mrs. Naugatuck: [She obeys and sits like a dog]

  • Mrs. Naugatuck: [upon entering Maude's home for the first time] You really should fix them steps.I nearly broke me bloody bum.

  • Mrs. Naugatuck: You really should fix them steps. I nearly broke me bloody bum!

Cast (in credits order)[]

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Guest Stars/Recurring Cast[]

  • Alice Backes as Woman
  • Jack Griffin as Delivery Man
  • Jacj Manning as Man
  • Brian Morrison as Phillip Traynor, Carol's son
  • Kathryn Janssen as Arriving Guest (uncredited)

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