Trivia / Maude

  • The Other Darrin:
    • Maude's daughter Carol was played by Marcia Rodd in the All in the Family episode "Maude", a Poorly Disguised Pilot for the show, while Adrienne Barbeau took over the role for the actual series.
    • Likewise, during the final season, Kraig Metzinger replaced Brian Morrison as Carol's son, Phillip.
  • Recycled Script: The script for the final episode of the series was later reused for Mr. Dugan, with Cleavon Little in the title role as a fledgling black congressman. When Mr. Dugan faced criticism from actual black congressmen who screened the series and it failed to air, the script was reworked yet again into the short-lived series Hanging In, with Bill Macy (who played Walter on Maude) playing a novice university president. Actors Dennis Burkley, Barbara Rhoades, and Nedra Volz reprised their roles in all three shows.
  • Star-Making Role: This series was Adrienne Barbeau's TV debut, as well as where she truly first got noticed.
  • Unintentional Period Piece: Like all of Norman Lear's contemporary productions, this is a very 1970s show in every respect.