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"Walter's Problem: Part 1"
Season 2, episode # 1
# 23 overall in series (141 episodes)
"Maude" episode
Series: Maude
Network/Country: CBS-TV / U.S.
Air date September 11, 1973
Production code 203 (2x1)
Written by: Bob Schiller & Bob Weiskopf
Directed by: Hal Cooper
Guest starring: Jeannie Linero
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Walter's Problem: Part 1 was the premiere episode of Season 2 of  Maude, and the 23rd overall episode in the series, and also the first episode of a season opening two-part story arc. Directed by Hal Cooper, the episode, which was written by Bob Schiller and Bob Weiskopf, originally aired on CBS-TV on September 11, 1973.

"Walter's Problem: Part 1"
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The day after a party, Walter wakes up with a drunken headache. Since it seems Walter drinks a lot at parties and most evenings, he and Maude decide to stop drinking altogether. Walter finds it difficult to stop.


Part 1 of two-part story. A night of partying ends with many questions for Maude. How did Maude and Arthur end up in bed together? Why is her living room decimated? Who made a crank call to Maude's mother? The answer to the last question is Walter, and Carol's comment that Walter may have a drinking problem upsets him. Walter, who insists that he can drink with Maude anytime he wants, gets so drunk that he ruins Phillip's birthday cake, and after an argument, Walter slaps Maude across the face.

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  • Jeannie Linero as Sally

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