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"The Rip-Off"
Season 5, episode # 12
# 105 overall in series (141 episodes)
"Maude" episode
Series: Maude
Network/Country: CBS-TV / U.S.
Air date December 13, 1976
Production code 510 (5x12)
Written by: Charles Tannen & Tom Adair
Directed by: Hal Cooper
Guest starring: Alan Hewitt
Dennis Burkley
Abraham Alvarez
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The Rip-Off was the 12th episode of Season 5 of  Maude, and the 105th overall episode in the series. Directed by Hal Cooper, the episode, which was written by Charles Tannen & Tom Adair, originally aired on CBS-TV on December 13, 1976.

"The Rip-Off"
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Walter goes to extremes to find security when he and the Harmons come home from the movies to find Maude tied up and the place burglarized.


Maude, Walter, Arthur and Vivian decide to go out to the movies but when Maude gets out-voted on the movie, she decides to stay home. Later, everyone is in for a surprise when Maude is found bound and gagged in her living room, a victim of a robbery. Although scared, she tries to stop her friends and neighbors from resorting to guns to protect their homes.

Cast (in Credits Order)[]

Main Cast[]

Guest Stars/Recurring Cast[]

  • Alan Hewitt as Chick Spears
  • Dennis Burkley as Eddie Hanks
  • Abraham Alvarez as Officer Murphy / Officer Lopez

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