3x03 Walter's Heart Attack
First Aired: Sep. 23, 1974
Summary: Walter is late for a special dinner with Maude because he is trying to stop his book keeper from committing suicide. However, while he is there, Walter has a heart attack and he ends up having much more than his health to worry about, when Maude discovers where he was.
Main Characters in this Episode
Maude Findlay: [Walter admits that he faked being ill] Oh, Walter, I'm the happiest woman in the world! [She gets up, hugs him and says through clenched teeth] You son... of... a... bitch!
- The infamous "son of a bitch" line is literally the last line of the script. The short exchange between Maude and Walter after that is merely improvised bickering, typical of each episode's closing.
- According to creator Norman Lear, Maude was the first character on network television to use the term "Son of a bitch".