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"The New Maid"
Season 5, episode # 24
# 117 overall in series (141 episodes)
"Maude" episode
Series: Maude
Network/Country: CBS-TV / U.S.
Air date April 4, 1977
Production code 524 (5x24)
Written by: Charlie Hauck
Directed by: Hal Cooper
Guest starring: Cliff Norton
Marlene Warfield
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The New Maid was the 24th and final episode of Season 5 of  Maude, and the 117th overall episode in the series. Directed by Hal Cooper, the episode, which was written by Charlie Hauck, originally aired on CBS-TV on April 4, 1977.

"The New Maid"
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Maude's new maid is a young West Indian woman whom she initially suspects of stealing her wallet. While riding home on the subway one evening, Maude strikes up a friendship with a young West Indian woman. However, Maude discovers her wallet is missing after she leaves. Maude thinks the woman did it. The jokes on her when she discovers the woman is a new maid.


Maude begins advertising for a new maid and insists that the new one be African American. Meanwhile, Maude and Vivian take a trip to New York City to go shopping and while on the subway, Maude's wallet is stolen and she assumes the West Indian woman she befriended stole it. Maude is stunned when the "thief" shows up at her house but Maude soon finds herself offering her a job.

Did You Know?[]


  • The episode marks the first series appearance of Marlene Warfiled as Victoria Butterfield.

Scene excerpts[]


  • Maude: Victoria is trying to assure Maude of her credentials for the job of maid to Maude, who is resisting in spite of the fact that she has just placed a request with a local agency specifically for black candidates for the job] I mean, we have all these people coming over from the agency...
  • Walter: - No, we don't, the agency called: they're out of blacks - ever since 'Roots'. But they're running a special on Filipinos.

Cast (in Credits Order)[]

Main Cast[]

Guest Stars/Recurring Cast[]

  • Cliff Norton as Drunk on Subway
  • Marlene Warfield as Ms. Victoria Butterfield

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