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"The Telethon"
Season 3, episode # 16
# 62 overall in series (141 episodes)
"Maude" episode
Series: Maude
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
Aldo Formica
Terry Kiser
Richard Stahl
Vaughn Taylor
Dick Winslow
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The Telethon was the 16th episode of Season 3 of Maude, also the 62nd overall episode in the series. Written by Norm Liebmann, the episode, which was directed by Hal Cooper, premiered on CBS-TV on January 20, 1975.

"The Telethon"
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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)[]

Main Cast[]

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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