History Series / Maude

10th Mar '17 8:18:04 PM Mdumas43073
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Lasted for six years in no small part to good writing and Creator/BeaArthur. Just Creator/BeaArthur.

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Lasted for six years in no small part due to good writing and Creator/BeaArthur.Bea Arthur. Just Creator/BeaArthur.
10th Mar '17 8:16:06 PM Mdumas43073
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The title character, Maude Chadbourne-Hillard-Findlay (Creator/BeaArthur), was originally written as Archie Bunker's {{Foil}}--female, suburban, affluent, educated, liberal, new age, free-thinking--and yet every bit as opinionated and pushy. Though the show was overtly political, it didn't suffer from the problems with [[StrawCharacter strawmen]] that plagues so many other "hot button" shows. While Maude's political views were usually cast in a positive light--helping the needy, racial sensitivity, women's liberation--the character's greatest in-universe was her personality: she was too forceful, stubborn, ego-driven, and often out of touch with the very issues she claimed expertise of. Thus the show wasn't so much a TakeThat at left-wing beliefs the way ''Series/AllInTheFamily'' was for Archie's stubborn traditionalism, so much as it was a character-driven sitcom that simply had politics at its surface.

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The title character, Maude Chadbourne-Hillard-Findlay (Creator/BeaArthur), was originally written as Archie Bunker's {{Foil}}--female, suburban, affluent, educated, liberal, new age, free-thinking--and yet every bit as opinionated and pushy. Though the show was overtly political, it didn't suffer from the problems with [[StrawCharacter strawmen]] that plagues so many other "hot button" shows. While Maude's political views were usually cast in a positive light--helping the needy, racial sensitivity, women's liberation--the character's greatest in-universe handicap was her personality: she was too forceful, stubborn, ego-driven, and often out of touch with the very issues she claimed expertise of. Thus the show wasn't so much a TakeThat at left-wing beliefs the way ''Series/AllInTheFamily'' was for Archie's stubborn traditionalism, so much as it was a character-driven sitcom that simply had politics at its surface.
10th Mar '17 8:15:08 PM Mdumas43073
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The title character, Maude Chadbourne-Hillard-Findlay (Creator/BeaArthur), was originally written as Archie Bunker's {{Foil}}--female, affluent, educated, liberal, new age, free-thinking--and yet every bit as opinionated and pushy. Though the show was overtly political, it didn't suffer from the problems with [[StrawCharacter strawmen]] that plagues so many other "hot button" shows. While Maude's political views were usually cast in a positive light--helping the needy, racial sensitivity, women's liberation--the character's greatest in-universe was her personality: she was too forceful, stubborn, ego-driven, and often out of touch with the very issues she claimed expertise of. Thus the show wasn't so much a TakeThat at left-wing beliefs the way ''Series/AllInTheFamily'' was for Archie's stubborn traditionalism, so much as it was a character-driven sitcom that simply had politics at its surface.

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The title character, Maude Chadbourne-Hillard-Findlay (Creator/BeaArthur), was originally written as Archie Bunker's {{Foil}}--female, suburban, affluent, educated, liberal, new age, free-thinking--and yet every bit as opinionated and pushy. Though the show was overtly political, it didn't suffer from the problems with [[StrawCharacter strawmen]] that plagues so many other "hot button" shows. While Maude's political views were usually cast in a positive light--helping the needy, racial sensitivity, women's liberation--the character's greatest in-universe was her personality: she was too forceful, stubborn, ego-driven, and often out of touch with the very issues she claimed expertise of. Thus the show wasn't so much a TakeThat at left-wing beliefs the way ''Series/AllInTheFamily'' was for Archie's stubborn traditionalism, so much as it was a character-driven sitcom that simply had politics at its surface.
10th Mar '17 8:13:22 PM Mdumas43073
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[[caption-width-right:333:''"...that uncompromisin', enterprisin', anything but tranquilizin', RIGHT on Maude!"'' ]]

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[[caption-width-right:333:''"...that uncompromisin', enterprisin', anything but tranquilizin', RIGHT on RIGHT-ON Maude!"'' ]]
10th Mar '17 8:12:43 PM Mdumas43073
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The title character, Maude Chadbourne-Hillard-Findlay (Creator/BeaArthur), was originally written as Archie Bunker's {{Foil}}--female, affluent, educated, liberal, new age, free-thinking--and yet every bit as opinionated and pushy. Though the show was overtly political, it didn't suffer from the problems with [[StrawCharacter strawmen]] that plagues so many other "hot button" shows. While Maude's political views were usually cast in a positive light -- helping the needy, racial sensitivity, women's liberation -- the greatest handicap to the character was her personality: she was too forceful, stubborn, ego-driven, and often out of touch with the very issues she claimed expertise of. Thus the show wasn't so much a TakeThat at left-wing beliefs the way ''Series/AllInTheFamily'' was for Archie's stubborn traditionalism, so much as it was a character-driven sitcom that simply had politics at its surface.

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The title character, Maude Chadbourne-Hillard-Findlay (Creator/BeaArthur), was originally written as Archie Bunker's {{Foil}}--female, affluent, educated, liberal, new age, free-thinking--and yet every bit as opinionated and pushy. Though the show was overtly political, it didn't suffer from the problems with [[StrawCharacter strawmen]] that plagues so many other "hot button" shows. While Maude's political views were usually cast in a positive light -- helping light--helping the needy, racial sensitivity, women's liberation -- the liberation--the character's greatest handicap to the character in-universe was her personality: she was too forceful, stubborn, ego-driven, and often out of touch with the very issues she claimed expertise of. Thus the show wasn't so much a TakeThat at left-wing beliefs the way ''Series/AllInTheFamily'' was for Archie's stubborn traditionalism, so much as it was a character-driven sitcom that simply had politics at its surface.
10th Mar '17 8:11:40 PM Mdumas43073
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The title character, Maude Chadbourne-Hillard-Findlay (Creator/BeaArthur), was originally written as Archie Bunker's {{Foil}}--female, affluent, educated, liberal, new age, free-thinking--and yet every bit as domineering and pushy. Though the show was overtly political, it didn't suffer from the problems with [[StrawCharacter strawmen]] that plagues so many other "hot button" shows. While Maude's political views were usually cast in a positive light -- helping the needy, racial sensitivity, women's liberation -- the greatest handicap to the character was her personality: she was too forceful, stubborn, ego-driven, and often out of touch with the very issues she claimed expertise of. Thus the show wasn't so much a TakeThat at left-wing beliefs the way ''Series/AllInTheFamily'' was for Archie's stubborn traditionalism, so much as it was a character-driven sitcom that simply had politics at its surface.

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The title character, Maude Chadbourne-Hillard-Findlay (Creator/BeaArthur), was originally written as Archie Bunker's {{Foil}}--female, affluent, educated, liberal, new age, free-thinking--and yet every bit as domineering opinionated and pushy. Though the show was overtly political, it didn't suffer from the problems with [[StrawCharacter strawmen]] that plagues so many other "hot button" shows. While Maude's political views were usually cast in a positive light -- helping the needy, racial sensitivity, women's liberation -- the greatest handicap to the character was her personality: she was too forceful, stubborn, ego-driven, and often out of touch with the very issues she claimed expertise of. Thus the show wasn't so much a TakeThat at left-wing beliefs the way ''Series/AllInTheFamily'' was for Archie's stubborn traditionalism, so much as it was a character-driven sitcom that simply had politics at its surface.
10th Mar '17 8:11:17 PM Mdumas43073
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The title character, Maude Chadbourne-Hillard-Findlay (Creator/BeaArthur), was originally written as Archie Bunker's {{Foil}} -- female, affluent, educated, liberal, new age, free-thinking -- and yet every bit as domineering and pushy. Though the show was overtly political, it didn't suffer from the problems with [[StrawCharacter strawmen]] that plagues so many other "hot button" shows. While Maude's political views were usually cast in a positive light -- helping the needy, racial sensitivity, women's liberation -- the greatest handicap to the character was her personality: she was too forceful, stubborn, ego-driven, and often out of touch with the very issues she claimed expertise of. Thus the show wasn't so much a TakeThat at left-wing beliefs the way ''Series/AllInTheFamily'' was for Archie's stubborn traditionalism, so much as it was a character-driven sitcom that simply had politics at its surface.

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The title character, Maude Chadbourne-Hillard-Findlay (Creator/BeaArthur), was originally written as Archie Bunker's {{Foil}} -- female, {{Foil}}--female, affluent, educated, liberal, new age, free-thinking -- and free-thinking--and yet every bit as domineering and pushy. Though the show was overtly political, it didn't suffer from the problems with [[StrawCharacter strawmen]] that plagues so many other "hot button" shows. While Maude's political views were usually cast in a positive light -- helping the needy, racial sensitivity, women's liberation -- the greatest handicap to the character was her personality: she was too forceful, stubborn, ego-driven, and often out of touch with the very issues she claimed expertise of. Thus the show wasn't so much a TakeThat at left-wing beliefs the way ''Series/AllInTheFamily'' was for Archie's stubborn traditionalism, so much as it was a character-driven sitcom that simply had politics at its surface.
22nd Nov '16 7:52:17 AM Mr_White
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The title character, Maude Chadbourne-Hillard-Findlay (Creator/BeaArthur), was originally written as Archie Bunker's {{Foil}} -- female, affluent, educated, liberal, new age, free-thinking -- and yet every bit as domineering and pushy. Though the show was overtly political, it didn't suffer from the problems with [[StrawCharacter strawmen]] that plagues so many other "hot button" shows. While Maude's political views were usually cast in a positive light -- helping the needy, racial sensitivity, women's liberation -- the greatest handicap to the character was her personality: she was too forceful, stubborn, ego-driven, and often out of touch with the very issues she claimed expertise of. Thus the show wasn't necessarily a TakeThat at left-wing beliefs the way ''Series/AllInTheFamily'' was for Archie's stubborn traditionalism, but more a character-driven sitcom that simply had politics at its surface.

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The title character, Maude Chadbourne-Hillard-Findlay (Creator/BeaArthur), was originally written as Archie Bunker's {{Foil}} -- female, affluent, educated, liberal, new age, free-thinking -- and yet every bit as domineering and pushy. Though the show was overtly political, it didn't suffer from the problems with [[StrawCharacter strawmen]] that plagues so many other "hot button" shows. While Maude's political views were usually cast in a positive light -- helping the needy, racial sensitivity, women's liberation -- the greatest handicap to the character was her personality: she was too forceful, stubborn, ego-driven, and often out of touch with the very issues she claimed expertise of. Thus the show wasn't necessarily so much a TakeThat at left-wing beliefs the way ''Series/AllInTheFamily'' was for Archie's stubborn traditionalism, but more so much as it was a character-driven sitcom that simply had politics at its surface.
31st Aug '16 5:13:13 PM Green_lantern40
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22nd Jun '16 7:45:46 AM longWriter
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* UnwantedAssistance: Maude's attempts at proving she was not prejudiced tended to irk Florida quite a bit, since Florida just wanted to do her job. In Florida's first episode, Maude believed that having Florida come into the house through the back door was somehow offensive (even though that's where they parked), so Maude made Florida walk all the way around the house to the front door to bring in the groceries.
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