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"The Perfect Marriage"
Season 1, episode # 21
# 21 overall in series (141 episodes)
"Maude" episode
Series: Maude
Network/Country: CBS-TV / U.S.
Air date March 13, 1973
Production code 121 (1x21)
Written by: Bob Schiller & Bob Weiskopf
Directed by: Hal Cooper
Guest starring: Rue McClanahan
William Redfield
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The Perfect Marriage was the 21st episode of Season 1 of  Maude, and the 21st overall episode in the series. Directed by Hal Cooper, the episode, which was written by Bob Schiller and Bob Weiskopf, originally aired on CBS-TV on March 13, 1973.

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Maude is convinced that her best friend, Vivian has the "perfect marriage" so she is completely stunned when Vivian announces plans for a divorce. This leads Maude to analyze her supposed "perfect marriage".


Maude's best friend Vivian Cavender unexpectedly announces that she is getting a divorce, which shakes Maude as she believed Vivian's marriage to be completely perfect. It leads Maude to her own neuroses and second thoughts about her own marriage and how perfect it is.

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The song the group sings at the very beginning of the episode is "Matilda" a song made famous by Harry Belafonte in 1953.


Soundtrack Credits
  • And Then There's Maude (series theme song) - Lyrics by Marilyn Bergman (as Marilyn) and Alan Bergman, Music by Dave Grusin, performed by Donny Hathaway

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