Lady Godiva was a freedom rider she didn’t care if the whole world looked.
Joan of Arc with the Lord to guide her she was a sister who really cooked.

Isadora was the first bra burner and you’re glad she showed up. (Oh yeah)
And when the country was falling apart Betsy Ross got it all sewed up.
And then there’s Maude.  (6X)

And then there’s that uncompromisin’, enterprisin’, anything but tranquilizin’,
Right on Maude!

Bea Arthur


18 thoughts on “THERE GOES MAUDE

  1. RIP Maude!  It was only a half hour sitcom, but when you look at the subject matter they dealt with, that show made a very strong statement.  They don’t seem to do that anymore.

  2. @ordinarybutloud – Seriously?  You never heard of Maude?  I thought you were only a few years younger than I am.Maude (played by Bea Arthur) was a sitcom in the 70’s– a spin-off of All in the Family.  Maude was a middle-aged powerhouse, living with her 4th husband, and dealing with issues that had never been dealt with on television before.  It was a cultural turning point.  Bea Arthur was an amazing actor with razor-sharp comedic timing. 

  3. Man, the first thing I thought about when I heard the news was the Family Guy gag with with overly long theme song.  Then I thought about the subject matters the show brought up. Abortion?! Zuh?! Could you imagine a SITCOM doing that now? Nope.  I’ve never seen more than five minutes of Maude, but I more than made up for it with The Golden Girls, watching it from beginning to end, and even into The Golden Palace–even though she wasn’t really in those…(ducks )She had a style that will be greatly missed.

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