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"The Ticket"
Season 1, episode # 6
# 6 overall in series (141 episodes)
Maude ep. 1x6 - Officer Cosgrove writes out ticket
Officer Cosgrove (Jon korkes), who cited maude for speeding, doing 35mph in a 30mph zone, writes out a ticket for her, to her adamant objections, as she later decides to fiht it in traffic court, not knowing that Walter would later use "connections" Arthur had to the judge to have her case dismissed in "The Ticket" in Season 1 (ep. #6).
"Maude" episode
Series: Maude
Network/Country: CBS-TV / USA
Air date October 17, 1972
Production code 109 (1x6)
Written by: Erik Tarloff
Directed by: Bill Hobin
Guest starring: Vincent Gardenia
Jon Korkes
Louis Guss
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The Ticket was the sixth episode of Season 1 of Maude, also sixth in the series. Written by Erik Tarloff, the episode, which was directed by Bill Hobin, originally aired on CBS-TV on October 17, 1972.

"The Ticket"
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Maude receives a speeding ticket that could result in the suspension of her driver's license. Despite having a connection to someone who can "fix" the ticket, she insists on protesting the citation even after the judge immediately dismisses her "fixed" ticket.


Returning home from shopping, Maude gets pulled over for speeding 34 miles in a 30 mph zone, but adamantly refuses to believe she was speeding at all, even after Arthur, who said he had connections with a judge in the traffic court that could get her speeding ticket "fixed", and also after both Walter and Florida insisted that she do so.

Later, during the trial, Maude tries all attempts to get out of paying the fine and prove her innocence, not knowing that Walter secretly confided in Arthur to use his his connections to have the ticket "fixed" and her case dismissed.

Having witnessed the presiding judge at her trial, Judge Motorman (Vincent Gardenia), get tough on the offender in the case before hers, as he called the offender a "punk", it looked as if Maude, with her past traffic tickets along with her present speeding charge, would suffer the same fate, but, when Judge Motorman quickly dismisses her speeding charge, as he confesses that although he didn't know Arthur, he had connections with a one Mr. Rudney, who knows Arthur, as Mr. Rudney was doing a favor, presumably financial, for him, as a favor to Arthur, whom Rudney knows, to have the case dismissed.

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Guest stars Vincent Gardenia (Judge Motorman), who had already made two guest appearances on Maude's parent series All in the Family as Jim Bowman (in "Lionel Moves Into the Neighborhood" , Season 1, episode #8). and Curtis Rempley (in "The Bunkers and the Swingers", Season 3, episode #7, with future Maude cast member Rue McClanahan) and later a a recurring role on the series as Frank Lorenzo, and Louis Guss (Bailiff) who would appear in two AITF episodes ("The Locket", Season 3, episode #11 and "Super Bowl Sunday" Season 8, episode #16) would work together again fifteen years later when they starred in the romantic comedy film Moonstruck (1987). Gardenia's role as Cher's father earned him an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actor.


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