| Season 3, episode # 16|
|Network/Country:||CBS-TV / USA|
|Air date||January 20, 1975|
|Production code||316 (3x16)|
|Written by:||Norm Liebmann|
|Directed by:||Hal Cooper|
|Guest starring:|| Richard Draney|
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Maude organizes a telethon which is raising money for no cause at all, as the charity Maude endorsed backed out at the last minute. It is up to Maude to think up a cause or charity while on the air, or else the station pulls the plug.
Maude and the gang come together to perform in a telethon that Maude has organized. However, when she fails to come up with a celebrity to appear in the telethon she is left organizing a telethon without a cause, when the charity for which Maude has put in a lot of work withdraws at the last moment. As the minutes wind down, she must come up with a cause or face being taken off the air.
Did You Know?
- Perry Mason: "The Case of the Moth-Eaten Mink" (TV series episode) - This episode is mentioned by name and ultimately preempts Maude's telethon.
- Soundtrack credits
- "Hooray for Hollywood" (uncredited) - Music by Richard A. Whiting, Lyrics by Johnny Mercer
Cast (in Credits Oorder)
- Bea Arthur as Maude Findlay (as Beatrice Arthur)
- Bill Macy as Walter Findlay
- Adrienne Barbeau as Adrienne Barbeau
- Conrad Bain as Arthur Harmon
- Rue McClanahan as Vivian Harmon
- Hermione Baddeley as Mrs. Nell Naugatuck
Guest Stars/Recurring Cast
- Richard Draney as Stage Manger
- Aldo Formica as Pizza Twirler
- Terry Kiser as Telethon Host
- Richard Stahl as Ray Moser
- Vaughn Taylor as Dr. Lloyd Jamison
- Dick Winslow as One Man Band
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