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"Walter's Crisis: Part 1"
Season 5, episode # 4
# 97 overall in series (141 episodes)
"Maude" episode
Series: Maude
Network/Country: CBS-TV / U.S.
Air date October 11, 1976
Production code 502 (5x4)
Written by: Charlie Hauck
Directed by: Hal Cooper
Guest starring: Abraham Alvarez
Phyllis Avery
Guillermo de Anda
Robert Miller Driscoll
George Petrie
Dick Van Patten
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Walter's Crisis: Part 1 was the fourth episode of Season 5 of  Maude, and the 96th overall episode in the series. Directed by Hal Cooper, the episode, which was written by Charlie Hauck, originally aired on CBS-TV on October 11, 1976. It was the first part of a three part episode story arc.

"Walter's Crisis: Part 1"
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Maude & Walter have a planned vacation, but when Walter does not get a loan, their plans are put on hold.


Part 1 of three part story. As Walter and Maude and Arthur and Vivian vacation in Acapulco, Walter is worried about opening another store and getting his bank loan approved, so he is stunned when he learns the bank declined the loan right on the eve of Walter being named Businessman of the Year for the second year in a row. To make matters worse, Walter decides to file for bankruptcy and announces it at the award ceremony.

Cast (in Credits Order)[]

Main Cast[]

Guest Stars/Recurring Cast[]

  • Abraham Alvarez as Waiter
  • Phyllis Avery as Shirley Coleman
  • Guillermo de Anda as Mariachi
  • Robert Miller Driscoll as Ernie
  • George Petrie as Emcee
  • Dick Van Patten as Gordon Coleman

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