History Series / Maude

30th Aug '17 1:11:31 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* AllThereIsToKnowAboutTheCryingGame: The only thing most people know about this series is that Maude has an abortion. So when she discovers in a VerySpecialEpisode that she is pregnant, [[ForegoneConclusion it's a pretty safe bet she won't be welcoming a new baby into the world]].
10th Aug '17 1:39:36 PM GarrulousTiger
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* PieInTheFace: The episode "Musical '78" culminates in a pie fight in which virtually everyone in the main cast except for Adrienne Barbeau ends up plastered.
24th Jun '17 6:08:43 PM GarrulousTiger
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** And "I'll rip your heart out!"
24th Jun '17 6:04:01 PM GarrulousTiger
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* TransatlanticEquivalent: In a reversal of ''All in the Family'', ''Maude'' was remade for the UK as ''Nobody's Perfect'' (starring Elaine Stritch, of all people. Stritch was later initially considered for the role of Dorothy Zbornak on TheGoldenGirls, a role that ended up going to... Bea Arthur.

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* TransatlanticEquivalent: In a reversal of ''All in the Family'', ''Maude'' was remade for the UK as ''Nobody's Perfect'' (starring Elaine Stritch, of all people. Stritch was later initially considered for the role of Dorothy Zbornak on TheGoldenGirls, a role that ended up going to... to Bea Arthur.Arthur after creator Susan Harris (who had written Maude's legendary abortion episode) insisted she wanted Bea for the part.
24th Jun '17 5:57:41 PM GarrulousTiger
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* TransatlanticEquivalent: In a reversal of ''All in the Family'', ''Maude'' was remade for the UK as ''Nobody's Perfect'' (starring Elaine Stritch, of all people).

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* TransatlanticEquivalent: In a reversal of ''All in the Family'', ''Maude'' was remade for the UK as ''Nobody's Perfect'' (starring Elaine Stritch, of all people).people. Stritch was later initially considered for the role of Dorothy Zbornak on TheGoldenGirls, a role that ended up going to... Bea Arthur.
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.
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