Maude (1972–1978)
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Maude's Dilemma: Part 2 

Conclusion. Walter does not want to be a father, Maude decides not to have the baby.

Director:

Bill Hobin

Writers:

Norman Lear (created by), Susan Harris (teleplay by) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Bea Arthur ... Maude Findlay
Bill Macy ... Walter Findlay
Adrienne Barbeau ... Carol Traynor
Conrad Bain ... Dr. Arthur Harmon
Esther Rolle ... Florida Evans
Robert Mandan ... Harry
Brian Morrison Brian Morrison ... Phillip Traynor
Elisabeth Fraser ... Lorraine
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Storyline

Maude discovers that her husband doesn't want the baby but thought she does. The episode concludes with their decision that, given their ages, they should not become parents of a newborn, and that Maude will choose abortion. Written by Anonymous

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Genres:

Comedy

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 November 1972 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Tandem Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(DVD)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Maude's pregnancy was never mentioned again. See more »

Quotes

Carol Traynor: Mother, you don't have to have the baby. I told you before there's no reason to feel guilty and there's certainly no reason to be afraid.
[Maude doesn't reply]
Carol Traynor: [Frustrated] You're like talking to a stone wall!
Maude Findlay: A PREGNANT stone wall!
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Connections

Featured in 15th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

And Then There's Maude
Lyrics by Marilyn Bergman (as Marilyn) and Alan Bergman
Music by Dave Grusin
Performed by Donny Hathaway
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Maude Makes Her Decision
4 May 2019 | by Jimmy_the_Gent4See all my reviews

Maude thinks Walter wants the baby and he decides to have a vasectomy.

Part 2 continues the still controversial story of Maude thinking of abortion. It is an interesting story but not a lot of laughs. Maude is visited by a friend with 4 kids and now expecting another. She is played by character actress Elizabeth Fraser (she was Shelley Winters pal in "A Patch Of Blue"). Walter and Arthur have some amusing moments as they discuss the vasectomy. He meets a friend of Arthur's who had one (Robert Mandan, his first appearance on the show and later on "Soap"). Walter cancels his surgery and is afraid to tell Maude. They both decide that they should not be parents at their age for the final scene which caused the most controversy at the time.


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