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"Walter's Stigma"
Season 4, episode # 16
# 85 overall in series (141 episodes)
"Maude" episode
Series: Maude
Network/Country: CBS-TV / U.S.
Air date January 12, 1976
Production code 418 (4x16)
Written by: Jay Folb
Directed by: Hal Cooper
Guest starring: Beeson Carroll
Jack Dodson
Alice Ghostley
Ann Morgan Guilbert
Laurence Haddon
Lew Horwitz
Paul Keith
Sandy Kenyon
Peggy Rea
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Walter's Stigma was the 16th episode of Season 4 of  Maude, and the 85th overall episode in the series. Directed by Hal Cooper, the episode, which was written by Jay Folb, originally aired on CBS-TV on January 12, 1976.

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When Walter is falsely arrested for indecent exposure, Maude seeks to protect his reputation from a petty gossip columnist (Alice Ghostley).


Maude is excited for Walter's birthday, and has planned a surprise party for him. The party is interrupted by two police officers who arrest Walter for indecent exposure earlier that day. When Walter's alibi proves nearly as embarrassing than the accusation, it's up to Maude to get the charges dropped, while simultaneously convincing the editor of the Tuckahoe Tribune to cancel their front-page story on Walter's arrest.

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Alice Ghostley, who plays gossip columnist Hazel M. Hathaway, later appeared opposite Bea Arthur in The Golden Girls 1988 episode "Mother's Day" as Yolanda Zbornak, the mother-in-law of Arthur's character Dorothy.

Cast (in Credits Order)[]

Main Cast[]

Guest Stars/Recurring Cast[]

  • Beeson Carroll as Mike Sullivan
  • Jack Dodson as Floyd Hathaway
  • Jean Favre as Harry
  • Alice Ghostley as Hazel M. Hathaway
  • Ann Morgan Guilbert as Mathilda
  • Laurence Haddon as Hal Crandall
  • Lew Horwitz as Man (as Lewis Horwitz)
  • Paul Keith as Jerry
  • Sandy Kenyon as Fred
  • Peggy Rea as Clara

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