Monday, February 16, 2009

Maude Needs Weed!

Due to positive response from the Golden Girls episode a few days ago I've got a new clip for you. This one is from the show Maude, which also stared Bea Arthur. Maude was ground breaking not only for the 70s but probably also by today's standards. Having been married four times Maude was no spring chicken and had no qualms talking politics, women's lib., civil rights, or as you'll see from this clip, drugs. In one of the most controversial episodes (actually a 2 episode segment) Maude discovers she's pregnant at 47 and decides after much thought and discussion to have an abortion. Despite that fact that more than 1/3 of American women will have an abortion in their lifetime Maude is the only American show I know of that actually follows through on the decision.
Despite some controversial subject matter the show managed to have a great run as a sitcom. Here is a clip of Maude trying to score some weed.

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