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Tuesday, December 2, 2014

DVD Dish: And then there's Maude: The Complete Series

Today I'm giving a belated Thanksgiving thanks to the fabulous Shout! Factory for their plans to release Maude: The Complete Series on DVD on March 17. I'm sure I'm not the only one who has been patiently waiting for more Maude ever since Sony released the first season in 2007. Now - according to - all six seasons of Norman Lear's 1972-78 sitcom starring Bea Arthur, Rue McClanahan, Bill Macy, Conrad Bain and Adrienne Barbeau will be available in a 19-disc set.

Click here to pre-order the series for $128.99 from and receive free standard shipping one month early. And below you can enjoy the 1977 episode, "The Gay Bar".


Mark Johnson said...

I have vague memories of this from when it aired (yeah, yeah, yeah). It was way too liberal hippy for my family, but I thought it was great.

Must find a way to afford this.

Avalon 808 said...

Golden Girls is untouchable so I won't even compare the two shows. However, what I liked about Maude and Bea's character was the raw, gritty, non-candy coating topics, dialogue, acting, and timing of Bea, Rue, Conrad, and even Esther. Esther Rolle had the best lines and Maude did tackle Conrad Bain's homophobic fears when they went to a gay bar, and this episode was in the early to mid 70s. RIP Maude.

Marc Harshbarger said...

Hey, Avalon, I agree that you really can't compare Maude and The Golden Girls since they are very different sitcoms. But they are both enjoyable!