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"The Will"
Season 2, episode # 11
# 33 overall in series (141 episodes)
"Maude" episode
Series: Maude
Network/Country: CBS-TV / U.S.
Air date November 27, 1973
Production code 211 (2x11)
Teleplay by: Jim Simmons & Albert E. Lewin
Story by: Leonard B. Kaufman & Jim Simmons
Directed by: Hal Cooper
Guest starring: Rue McClanahan
Fred Grandy
Louis Guss
Cecil Reddick
Leoda Richards
Arthur Tovey
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The Will was the 11th episode of Season 2 of  Maude, and the 33rd overall episode in the series. Directed by Hal Cooper, the episode, which was prepared for TV as a teleplay penned by Leonard B. Kaufman and Jim Simmons from a story written by Simmons with Albert E. Lewin, originally aired on CBS-TV on November 27, 1973.

"The Will"
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Maude and Walter get into an argument over writing their wills and the items each list.


Maude and Walter are about to accept a "husband and wife of the year" award until a drag-out fight occurs between the two, regarding Walter naming Arthur trustee in his will. Walter is forced to reconcile with obstinate Maude as she announces her intent not to go to the awards banquet.

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  • Walter: I am sick and tired of your attitude Maude. You wanna wear the pants in this family? Be my guest!!

[pulls his pants down]

  • Maude: Walter, if you're stupid enough to stand there with your pants down,let me tell you one thing. Our guests have arrived!
  • Florida: [to guests] I think I owe you all an apology.If I had known that the husband of the year was gonna take his pants down, I would done a better job by ironing his shorts!

Cast (in Credits Order)[]

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Guest Stars/Recurring Cast[]

  • Rue McClanahan as Vivian Cavander
  • Fred Grandy as Chris, Carol's boyfriend
  • Louis Guss as Cleaner
  • Cecil Reddick, Mr. Hauser
  • Leoda Richards as Mrs. Cronin (uncredited)
  • Arthur Tovey as Mr. Cronin (uncredited)

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