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Old 04-16-2017, 11:04 AM   #91
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The show just didn't allow to escape reality because it was too topical

Not a show with FUN TOPICS which is why it didn't last on Antenna TV
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Antenna still airs Maude.
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KTXD 47, an independent station in Dallas was airing Maude recently, but I see they've replaced it with Coach, but they kept All in the Family and The Jeffersons which followed it. They also have the Addams Family, the Munsters, MASH, and Who's the Boss.
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Old 04-18-2017, 09:53 AM   #94
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Between the show being SO topical that one had to live through the 70's (and be armed with 1970's search engine) to get a good number of the jokes AND with all the adult characters (except Florida) constantly getting looped, in retrospect it's a bit of a challenge to keep going back to it- despite the many good performances here. I guess back in the 70's everyone thought most folks could 'handle' getting looped on a regular basis and it's odd that any character on that show would have been surprised that Walter (or anyone else) would become a full-scale alcoholic. Also, apart from making Carol a more sympathetic character via being a working parent, I don't see why they had Phillip who seemed to spend his entire childhood upstairs while the adults were screaming their heads off.

1. Too 70's (which Miss Arthur herself would recognize and insist on keeping "GG" as UNtopical as possible )
2.Too boozy
3. Negligent parenting

That's three strikes against current popularity.
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All excellent points above. Though I still enjoy this show because of the great, talented actors--Bea Arthur, Bill Macy, Rue McClanahan and Conrad Bain. Also Esther Rolle and Hermione Baddeley. True talent there and always fun to watch.
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I think Maude was better as a Original Airing show because of the shock value and topics.


Not the type of show you can fall back on the couch with a snack and watch like the shows below

sanford and son
alice
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All excellent points above. Though I still enjoy this show because of the great, talented actors--Bea Arthur, Bill Macy, Rue McClanahan and Conrad Bain. Also Esther Rolle and Hermione Baddeley. True talent there and always fun to watch.
Yes...awesome actors! I enjoy the show, too.

However, I couldn't do more than 3 or 4 episodes at a time but this could also be said for a lot of other shows.
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What I got from MovieChat.org:

1. Of all the Normal Lear shows, this one has aged the poorest. Even though some of the issues it dealt with are still being argued, its style and perspective is so 40 years ago that it doesn't transcend its era to feel timeless, the same way All In the Family or The Jeffersons did.

2. As someone else said, the Maude character is the only impressive one there (and she has a tendency of being too over the top.) The rest of them were a bit on the drab side. More argumentative than funny. Furthermore, they all look very middle-of-the-road "70s," like they could have been extra's in Deep Throat, or something.

3. Three of its biggest stars went on to have arguably bigger, and more career-identifying, success with following shows. All of which feel more "contemporary" by today's standards. Most of the general public seems to identify Bea and Rue as Dorothy and Blanche, and Conrad as Mr. Drummond. Seeing them as Maude, Vivian and Arthur seems weird. And since Golden Girls/Diff'rent Strokes have done very well in syndication, I can imagine that TV stations would probably rather just buy those shows than this one.

4. The abortion episodes. Bea once said in an interview that Maude's abortion created a backlash against the show. Sure, Maude was popular during its production run, but once the show ended, the show seemed to become defined by that particular storyline - which scared off many TV stations in the more conservative 1980s from buying it. Meanwhile, during that same period, again, GG and DS were on and popular. This just sort of buried Maude.
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30 second promo for an episode of Maude on Channel 51 San Diego, CA.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZsswjnAQPJk
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