Question: I am having a debate with some friends. I say Maude and The Jeffersons were two of the great spin-offs of All in the Family, but nobody else agrees. Some say The Jeffersons was, and nobody thinks that Maude was. Wasn't Maude one of Edith Bunker's cousins? Anne-Marie, East Bridgewater, Mass.
Televisionary: You're right. They're wrong. Maude was All in the Family's first spin-off and it, in turn, spawned Good Times before All in the Family sired its second series, The Jeffersons. Follow these links for more of my brilliance on Maude and Good Times.