Premise: Sitcoms come and go. And then there's ``Maude,'' the groundbreaking Norman Lear comedy. The show revolves around Maude Findlay, a very outspoken middle-class woman who wears her liberal politics on her sleeve and shares her home in suburban Tuckahoe, N.Y., with fourth husband Walter; her divorced daughter, Carol; and Carol's adolescent son, Phillip. Walter and Maude's best friends are next-door neighbors Dr. Arthur and Vivian Harmon. Among the domestic help that Maude helps ``liberate'' during the run of the show are Florida Evans and Mrs. Nell Naugatuck.
S01, E12 (First Aired: Dec. 5, 1972)
Maude heads up a vigilante group to keep a youth arrested for marijuana possession out of jail.
S01, E13 (First Aired: Dec. 19, 1972)
Maude and Walter unwittingly invest in a ghetto tenement.