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"The Runaway"
Season 2, episode # 24
# 46 overall in series (141 episodes)
"Maude" episode
Series: Maude
Network/Country: CBS-TV / USA
Air date March 5, 1974
Production code 224 (2x24)
Written by: Alan J. Levitt & Budd Grossman
Directed by: Hal Cooper
Guest starring: Tamu Blackwell
Juan DeCarlos
Ralph Wilcox
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The Runaway was the 24th and final episode of Season 2 of Maude, also the 46th overall episode in the series. Written by Alan J. Levitt and Budd Grossman, the episode, which was directed by Hal Cooper, premiered on CBS-TV on March 5, 1974.

"The Runaway"
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Francie Potter, the teenage house-guest from the ghetto returns again, this time asking for money to run away from home. In a plot with her boyfriend, Francie worms her way into Maude's wallet using a bogus story about her drunken father who abuses her and she now want to escape to become a rock and roll star.


Francie Potter, the teenage girl who stayed with Maude months before, returns with a fabrication about her drunken father mistreating and abusing her, in the hopes that Maude will give her money to "escape him." In reality, she and her boyfriend simply want to run away together.

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

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Guest Stars/Recurring Cast[]

  • Tamu Blackwell as Fancine Potter
  • Juan DeCarlos as Mr. Potter
  • Ralph Wilcox as Hinkley, Francie's boyfriend

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