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"Walter's Secret"
Season 1, episode # 19
# 19 overall in series (141 episodes)
"Maude" episode
Series: Maude
Network/Country: CBS-TV / U.S.
Air date February 27, 1973
Production code 119 (1x19)
Written by: Bob Schiller & Bob Weiskopf
Directed by: Hal Cooper
Guest starring: None
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Walter's Secret was the 19th episode of Season 1 of  Maude, and the 19th overall episode in the series. Directed by Hal Cooper, the episode, which was written by Bob Schiller and Bob Weiskopf, originally aired on CBS-TV on February 27, 1973.

"Walter's Secret"
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Carol sees Walter in a restaurant with a beautiful woman. Carol tells Maude that Walter might be having an affair and Maude gets upset.


Carol catches Walter having a cozy drink with a much younger woman who used to work for him at his appliance business, Gladys Horton. Carol tells Maude, and fearing the worst, demands that Walter take his things and move out.

Did You Know?[]


  • Love of Life (1950's-70s CBS-TV soap opera) - When Walter says there is an explanation, Maude says she knows, "I saw it on 'Love of Life'"!
  • Fibber McGee and Molly (1950's TV series) - Referenced by Maude.
  • The Dean Martin Show (NBC-TV series) - Arthur says he watched the show the night before.
  • The Carol Burnett Show (CBS-TV series) - Show is mentioned by Arthur.
  • The Partridge Family (NBC-TV series) - Maude: "If it's peace and quiet you want, go work for the Partridge Family."
  • The Julie Andrews Hour (TV series) - Is mentioned by Arthur.


Soundtrack Credits
  • And Then There's Maude (series theme song) - Lyrics by Marilyn Bergman (as Marilyn) and Alan Bergman, Music by Dave Grusin, performed by Donny Hathaway

Cast (in Credits Order)[]

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Guest Stars/Recurring Cast[]

  • No guest stars appear in this episode.

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