This year, I want the Complete First Season of Maude on DVD. Last year, I got the Complete First and Second Seasons of Family.
I remember being scared of Maude as a child. She seemed kind of mean and the long flowing 70's frocks struck terror in my child heart. But she also seemed cool because I didn't know a lot of women who were so outspoken. Most of the mom's in my neighborhood were repressed alcoholic stay at home moms. They, too, scared me. I don't think any mother in my neighborhood came within a mile of the milk-n-cookie, warm-n-fuzzy, hugs-n-kisses kind of mom. That's probably why I was so drawn to dysfunctional television families … Archie and Edith, Uncle Bill (Family Affair), and my all-time favorite …the Douglas family from My Three Sons. I was obsessed with that show, especially when I discovered the mysterious older brother, Mike.