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Old 04-17-2016, 08:48 PM   #1
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TV Norman Lear Reveals Favorite "Maude" Moment

Norman Lear Shares Favorite Moment from "Maude"
by Dan Snierson
4/17/16



If you’ve ever laughed at a TV show from the ’70s, there’s a good chance you have Norman Lear to thank. (At one point, he had nine series on the air.)

Here, the 93-year-old Emmy-winning creator/ producer/legend — who will be honored at the TV Land Icon Awards (Sunday at 9pm ET, in celebration with EW) — recalls a few of his favorite moments from his provocative, socially conscious sitcoms.







“MAUDE’S DILEMMA” (1972)


We got one of the longest laughs when Maude tells her friend [Rue McClanahan] she’s pregnant. But I can’t think of that episode without the last line of the show: "Just tell me, Walter, that I’m doing the right thing, not having the baby." And he says — and s—, I tear up every time I think about it — "In the privacy of our own lives, you’re doing the right thing."

I love the way that finished…. The truly interesting thing is nothing really happened when the show aired. But in reruns, the religious right protested and laid in front of [CBS founder] Mr. Paley’s car in New York and my car in Los Angeles.

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When I read Lear's autobiography I highlighted some of his Maude-related comments to share here, this reminds me to transcribe some of those for this board.
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