Maude: The Complete Series
Uncompromisin', enterprisin', anything but tranquilizin'...
Television history has given us many memorable, amazing women... and then there's Maude. Bea Arthur (The Golden Girls) stars as the feisty and funny title character in Maude: The Complete Series, finally available on DVD from Shout! Factory.
Created by Norman Lear (All In The Family), Maude pushed the boundaries for network television during its six-year network run from 1972 to 1978. Often controversial and always refreshingly honest, the series never shied away from tackling the topical issues of the day, yet its depth of character and humor left audiences laughing all the way.
Decades after its initial broadcast, Maude remains a benchmark in television for its sharp, intelligent writing, impressive supporting cast (including Bill Macy, Adrienne Barbeau, Conrad Bain and Rue McClanahan) – and of course, the amazing Ms. Arthur. In a role that earned her a well-deserved Emmy® award, Bea Arthur created an indelible portrait of a fiercely liberated woman, paving the way for other noteworthy, female-driven sitcoms.
All 141 Episodes!
Right on, Maude!
Product Note: The two unaired episodes of Maude share titles and story elements that eventually did air. "The Double Standard" was originally shot for Season One as episode 15 and did not air. However, the same script was reshot for Season Two with cast changes and aired on 10/30/73. "Arthur's Friends" (a.k.a. "Maude's New Friends") was originally shot for Season Three as episode 16. This version also did not air, but the script was reshot in Season Five with cast changes and aired 11/29/76. Tapes for both episodes were recently found in the Sony vault and have never been seen by the public until now.
Why We Love It
“This is definitely a must buy set. It’s long overdue but well worth the wait thanks to the amazing people at Shout Factory, who just might be one of the best labels in the business right now. If you are a fan of topical and controversial (less so now but still on point) humor, wry characters, or brilliantly strong women then Maude is the show you need to see. Personally, I find it to be a flawless and hilarious show and one that has taken its place as one of my favorite sitcoms of all time.” – Garon Cockrell, Pop Culture Beast
“Decades after its initial broadcast, Maude remains a benchmark in television for its sharp, intelligent writing, impressive supporting cast- and of course, the amazing Ms. Arthur.” – David Lambert, TV Shows on DVD
Bonus Features for DVD
- Original All In The Family Episode "Cousin Maude's Visit"
- Original All In The Family Episode "Maude - Pilot"
- Unaired Episode 115 "The Double Standard"
- Unaired Episode 316 "Maude's New Friends"
- Syndication Sales Presentation (Hosted By Norman Lear)
- Featurette: "And Then There's Maude: Television's First Feminist"
- Featurette: "Everything but Hemorrhoids: Maude Speaks To America"
- Featurette: "Memories of Maude" - Featuring New Interviews With Adrienne Barbeau And Bill Macy
- 40-Page Booklet