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Maude: Season 1 (1972)

Bea Arthur , Bill Macy , Bill Hobin , Bud Yorkin  |  NR |  DVD
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (144 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Bea Arthur, Bill Macy, Adrienne Barbeau, Conrad Bain, Esther Rolle
  • Directors: Bill Hobin, Bud Yorkin, Hal Cooper, Robert H. Livingston
  • Writers: Alan J. Levitt, Arnold Kane, Austin Kalish, Bob Schiller
  • Format: Box set, Closed-captioned, Color, Full Screen, NTSC
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono)
  • Subtitles for the Hearing Impaired: English
  • Region: Region 1 encoding (US and Canada only)
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    Some Region 1 DVDs may contain Regional Coding Enhancement (RCE). Some, but not all, of our international customers have had problems playing these enhanced discs on what are called "region-free" DVD players. For more information on RCE, click .
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 3
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: March 20, 2007
  • Run Time: 572 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (144 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000MGTQ6G
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #45,838 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Maude: Season 1" on IMDb

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  • 22 episodes on three discs

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Lest anyone doubt that Maude was part of the great second golden age of TV sitcoms in the mid-'70s, the first season of the show will lay those doubts to rest. The inimitable Bea Arthur, who won an Emmy for the role, is the uber-feminist-realist at the center of a loving, slightly dysfunctional family in the Norman Lear series. Arthur, and Maude, are fearless in confronting issues of the day, from abortion and penalties for marijuana possession to the real heartbreak post-divorce. The supporting cast is first-rate, too, including Adrienne Barbeau as Maude's daughter, Carol, who's come home to nest after a traumatic divorce; Bill Macy as Maude's beleaguered fourth husband, Walter; and the beloved, fearless Esther Rolle as housekeeper Florida Evans. Despite the roiling issues and confrontation s in each episode, nothing rattles Maude, who became something of a role model for women trying to navigate through turbulent changing times. Sample dialogue: Maude: "When he says wife, he means possession." Walter: "So what, Maude? You told me a hundred times you want to be possessed." Maude: "Walter Findlay, I never said that standing up and you know it." Maude speaks her mind in all 20 episodes--and if you don't like it, God'll get you for that. --A.T. Hurley

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Emmy Award-winner Beatrice Arthur stars in this beloved, groundbreaking sitcom created by Norman Lear. Maude was first introduced as Edith Bunker's outspoken, liberal cousin on the classic TV show "All in the Family." Her spinoff, set in Tuckahoe, New York, focuses on Maude's daily adventures at home with fourth husband Walter (Bill Macy), divorced daughter Carol (Adrienne Barbeau), and Carol's son Phillip. Joining in on the fun is housekeeper Florida (Esther Rolle, TV's Good Times), and conservative next-door neighbor Arthur (Conrad Bain, TV's "Diff'rent Strokes"). Guest stars include Rue McClanahan (TV's "The Golden Girls"), John Amos (TV's "Good Times"), and Tom Bosley (TV's "Happy Days"). Blessed with some of the best TV comedy writing ever, along with controversial plotlines, the show is just as hilarious and surprising today as it was when it debuted in the top ten in the early 1970s. Full of memorable one-liners, including her famous warning "God'll get you for that, Walter!"

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72 of 73 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars WHERE IS SEASON 2 ??? April 21, 2008
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OK enough already Sony--we've been waiting over a year now for Season 2 of this, perhaps the best sitcom ever on television. What's the problem? I've re-watched my Season 1 discs too many times now, I want what's next....why do you do this to us? Why bother releasing a series at all if we're only going to get a Season 1 teaser?
C'MON NOW...respect the fans. Do what's right, release all of the "Maude" episodes--and get with it on Season 2.
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52 of 56 people found the following review helpful
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Unfortunately we'll have to wait to hear that classic line on season 2 from my favorite golden girl of the 1970's Maude!!!! In the meantime I can hardly wait to March 20th, and hopefully local retailers will have this long awaited first season of Maude available to purchase in stores, so I can get this baby in my hands on the day of release!!! Wow!!! Now I know how all those diehard Playstation 3 fanatics felt when they camped out at local retailers before the stores opened!!!

Needless to say Maude's first season was right out of the ball park with episodes so controversial, well written, and brilliantly funny!!! This was one of those rare television shows where not only lead actress Beatrice Arthur was a comedic pro as Maude Findlay, but the entire supporting cast was pure dynamite!!!

I'm so looking forward to seeing episodes like the famous 2parter Maude's dilemma when she decides to have an abortion. This is such a classic and controversial episode that even 35 years later the heated subject matter of a woman actually deciding to have an abortion would never be done on sitcoms today!!!

March 20th can't come fast enough!!!

And then there's .... THAT UNCOMPROMISIN', ENTERPRISIN', ANYTHING BUT TRANQUILIZING', RIGHT ON MAUDE!!!!!!!
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34 of 37 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Run Time for First Season DVD Incorrect January 31, 2007
Format:DVD
For those concerned about whether the episodes will be uncut, I emailed [...], which responded and said the total run time for the DVD will be 572 minutes, not the 460 minutes stated in the original specs. Sony has been very diligent on providing uncut shows, so we can probably expect to finally see those scenes cut out of "Maude" when it went into syndication in 1980 (most notably the epilogues).
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars So Where is Season Two? September 27, 2007
Format:DVD
This was my favorite sitcom when I was a kid. The early 70s was such a Golden Era in Television with classics like Maude, All In The Family, Mary Tyler Moore, M*A*S*H*, The Odd Couple, Bob Newhart. These programs were not only funny and entertaining, they were well-written and acted. They also made you think. It was such a great time to grow up. Not like most of the trendy, superficial junk that passes for entertainment on TV today.

Bea is my favorite actress of all time. Bigger than life, she could say more with just a look than most actresses today could in their entire career. There are so many classic episodes, so many wonderful performances that I look forward to seeing again. Maude and Vivian were the Lucy & Ethel of my generation. I can't wait to own every season of "Maude" on DVD. So where is Season Two already? Sony, I sure hope you release the next season soon or, to quote Maude Findlay, God will get you for that!!!
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars bring on season two! AND THREE AND FOUR.... May 2, 2008
By louis
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This is one of the rare shows that continued to get better and better as it went on. Of course Bea Arthur could read the phone book and be funny, but luckily, the writing here was top-rate. and it continued to get even better.
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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Anything but Tranqulizin', Right On Maude!!! February 14, 2007
Format:DVD
Hooray!

I couldn't be more excited about this release if you paid me. Well, maybe if you paid me.

Bea Arthur owned this role, ain't nobody can slam a door in someone's face like she can. This show was so controversial taking on issues like abortion, menopause and other huge political and feminist issues on a weekly basis. It was very well-written, Bea Arthur wouldn't have done it if it hadn't been.

If you've never seen it, buy the whole set, you'll laugh till it hurts.

Right on Maude!
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17 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The 70s Feminist As Suburban Godzilla July 1, 2008
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Norman Lear's seminal television series 'Maude' (1972-1978) harks back to a time when American adults were still adults, people freely and fearlessly spoke their minds, and the modern scourge of political correctness did not exist.

Lear revolutionized American television with 'All In The Family' (1971-1979), which introduced audiences to bigoted conservative Queens resident Archie Bunker in an era when most viewers where still tuning in for pleasant rural fantasies like 'Mayberry R.F.D.' and established series with magical premises like 'Bewitched' (1964-1972).

Where television comedies of the previous decade, from 'Mr. Ed' (1961-1966) to 'Hazel' (1961-1966), had emphasized genteel good manners and upper middle class respectability, All In The Family, with its coarse blue collar protagonist and his 'dingbat' wife, Edith, hit the ground running by boldly tackling themes of racism, anti-Semitism, rape, homosexuality, women's liberation, breast cancer, and impotence.

Rumored to have been based on Lear's wife Frances, Maude Findlay originally debuted on All In The Family in a passing role as Edith Bunker's cousin. Maude was the diametric opposite of Archie Bunker: upper middle class, feminist, educated, intelligent, and, above all, liberal.

Brilliantly portrayed by Beatrice Arthur, Lear wisely realized that he had television gold on his hands, and 'Maude' soared into primetime, as instant and controversial a success as All In The Family had been a year earlier. Arthur's commanding presence, impeccable comic timing, and blatant intellect cast an instant shadow across the entertainment landscape of the country, making 'Maude' one the decade's most recognizable icons.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Love it
Was super happy to get this, great show, even better than the golden girls, in my opinion. I def recommend getting this, super funny.
Published 9 days ago by stacey rybak
5.0 out of 5 stars Want More Of The Show? I GOT IT ALL!!!
If you're tired of waiting for the rest of the series to be released on DVD (and from what im told it never will) I bought my complete set from ioffer. Read more
Published 23 days ago by Colby I. Beck
5.0 out of 5 stars Where is Season 2?
Love Maude! As a character, she's a bit of a pain, but that's the whole idea. It's a great show and ahead of its time in so many ways. Read more
Published 29 days ago by Roslyn Broch
5.0 out of 5 stars WHERE IS THE REST OF THE SERIES?????
Why in the world are we not being allowed to purchase the entire series???

This is such a terrible injustice... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Elizabeth Levy
5.0 out of 5 stars love it
This show is very hard to find on DVD. This is a great price for it and it came very fast. Great addition to my DVD collection. Read more
Published 1 month ago by adam nichols
5.0 out of 5 stars Where's Season 2,
and 3, and 4, and 5, and...?

This show deserves so much better than the neglect it's getting from its current owners.
Published 1 month ago by itskevin
5.0 out of 5 stars So good
One of my sociology professors introduced me to this show (as I'm only 27, it was most definitely before my time) and I absolutely love it. Read more
Published 1 month ago by erin
5.0 out of 5 stars Enough already!
It's time for Sony to step up to the plate and make the rest of the show available or sell the rights to someone who will do the job for them. Read more
Published 1 month ago by mike froschl
1.0 out of 5 stars Maude: The Complete First Season
The DVD's were in good shape. Did not like the
subject matter. I have always enjoyed the Golden
Girls but thought Bea Arthur came across too harsh.
Published 1 month ago by Veronica Alexander
5.0 out of 5 stars why there are not subtitles
I remember when i returned from school and i watched Maude at the television. I don't know why in Italy this serie is not pubblicated. in dvd. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Martignoni Luca
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Season 2?
Yeah! WHEN will season 2 be released? C'MON! CLASSIC TV. I know I am being impatient as it took about a decade to get the first season released while studios were busy with more important stuff like Saved By The Bell Season 6 or whatever, but I just need some hope with a release date. I'll... Read more
Aug 17, 2007 by Larkhall |  See all 20 posts
DVD petition for further seasons:
I think it is silly, especially in a world of internet streaming services, that you cant just format and release the entire show. I am a child of the 80's with a penchant for shows from the 70's. I really loved the first season of maude, and want to see the rest.
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