- List of The Brady Bunch episodes
The Brady Bunch is a situation comedy created by Sherwood Schwartz, who also created Gilligan's Island. The Brady Bunch follows Mike Brady (Robert Reed), a widowed architect with sons Greg (Barry Williams), Peter (Christopher Knight) and Bobby (Mike Lookinland). Mike marries Carol Martin (née Tyler) (Florence Henderson), whose daughters from her previous marriage are Marcia (Maureen McCormick), Jan (Eve Plumb) and Cindy (Susan Olsen). The wife and daughters take the Brady surname, and they all move in together into Mike's home in suburban Los Angeles, California. The cast is rounded out by Mike's live-in housekeeper Alice (Ann B. Davis), and the boys' dog Tiger.
The series was produced by Paramount Television in association with Redwood Productions, and premiered on ABC on September 28, 1969. The series ran for five seasons, with all 117 episodes originally airing on Fridays. The series ran in the 8 p.m. time slot, with the exception of season 2, which aired at 7:30 p.m. The show also featured a number of sports and TV stars of that era, such as Davy Jones, Desi Arnaz Jr, Vincent Price, Joe Namath and Deacon Jones.
Throughout its original run The Brady Bunch received mostly negative reviews and never broke the Nielsen ratings top ten. Even with negative reviews, The Brady Bunch managed to maintain within the Nielsen top thirty. Ratings, however, began to dip, and in order to boost the ratings of its much-needed younger audience, Schwartz introduced a new character: the Bradys' cousin Oliver (Robbie Rist) late in the fifth season. Schwartz's plan failed, and The Brady Bunch was canceled before the start of the 1974 fall season. However, since its original run, The Brady Bunch has seen success in syndication, having aired uninterrupted from its original run to at least the early-90's.
Seasons Episodes Originally aired DVD release Season premiere Season finale Region 1 Region 2 Region 4 1 25 September 26, 1969 March 20, 1970 March 1, 2005 August 27, 2007 September 19, 2007 2 24 September 25, 1970 March 20, 1971 July 26, 2005 March 24, 2008 March 6, 2008 3 23 September 17, 1971 March 10, 1972 September 13, 2005 N/A September 4, 2008 4 23 September 22, 1972 March 23, 1973 November 1, 2005 N/A April 2, 2009 5 22 September 14, 1973 March 8, 1974 March 7, 2006 N/A June 16, 2009
- "Episode #" refers to the three digit episode number for the series' entire run.
- "Season #" refers to the three digit season number for each season.
- "Production code #" refers to the three digit episode production code that follows the series code "60091" on Paramount production material. The only exception to this is the pilot, which had no production code. However, most sources reference it with production code 000.
Season 1 (1969–1970)
Title Directed by Written by Original airdate Production code
001 101 "The Honeymoon" John Rich Sherwood Schwartz September 26, 1969 000 Carol and Mike have a chaotic wedding where their cat Fluffy and dog Tiger destroy the catered meal and the wedding cake at the reception. Feeling guilty, Mike and Carol take the six children on their honeymoon along with Alice, Fluffy, and Tiger.
Guest stars: J. Pat O'Malley as Henry Tyler, Joan Tompkins as Mrs Tyler, James Millhollin as Mr Pringle, and Dabbs Greer as the Minister.
Note: This is the only episode where Christopher Knight is credited as "Chris Knight" in the closing credits. It is Fluffy's only appearance in the series. The blue 1968 Dodge Polara 500 convertible makes its only appearance in this episode. Mike, Alice and the Brady boys live in a different house to that seen in the rest of the series.
002 102 "Dear Libby" John Rich Lois Hire October 3, 1969 001 The kids worry when a published letter to the "Dear Libby" advise column from "Harried and Hopeless" mirrors the Bradys' new living situation. Thinking one of their parents wrote the letter the kids stay on their best behavior to ensure a harmonious domestic situation. Elizabeth "Dear Libby" Carter pays a visit to the Brady home explaining she received seven similar letters from the same address: they are from "Kitty Karry-All" (Cindy), "Feeling Awful" (Bobby), "Desperately Worried" (Marcia), "Down in the Mouth" (Peter), "Real Frantic" (Jan), "Guilt Complex" (Greg), and, "Innocent Bystander" (Alice). Libby explains that the "Harried and Hopeless" letter originated from someone else, 2,000 miles away. It is discovered that Mike also wrote a letter but never sent it to "Dear Libby", and that Carol did the same.
Guest star: Jo De Winter as Elizabeth "Dear Libby" Carter.
003 103 "Eenie, Meenie, Mommy, Daddy" John Rich Joanna Lee October 10, 1969 005 Cindy is starring in the school play The Frog Prince as the fairy princess. She is excited at the thought of having her entire family there watching the play, but is faced with a dilemma when she learns performers can only bring one parent. Unable to decide and unwilling to offend anyone, she furtively tries to discourage each parent from wanting to attend.
Guest stars: Marjorie Stamp as Mrs. Engstrom, Tracy Reed as Miss Sherry Marlowe, Brian Forster as the elf.
004 104 "Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore" John Rich Paul West October 17, 1969 006 Alice starts referring the boys to Carol whenever they need help or advice, to help them bond with their new step mother. The boys eagerly comply, leaving Alice feeling unwanted. She resigns, and the family scrambles to show Alice how much she's needed.
Guest star: Fred Pinkard as Mr. Stokey.
005 105 "Katchoo" John Rich William Cowley October 24, 1969 004 Jan is sneezing uncontrollably and it is discovered she has an allergy and that Tiger is the source. The boys realize they might have to give up their beloved dog, who is older than both Bobby and Cindy. Mike plans to take Tiger to his parents' house to live, when it is discovered Jan is actually allergic to Tiger's flea powder. 006 106 "A Clubhouse is Not a Home" John Rich Skip Webster October 31, 1969 002 Interpersonal relations amongst the kids reach a low after the boys refuse the girls entry to their clubhouse. Mike tries to reason with Carol that men sometimes need a place of their own. In the name of gender equality, Carol and the girls attempt to build their own clubhouse. They do a shoddy construction job and Cindy is nearly injured. Mike and the boys rebuild the clubhouse but the boys' clubhouse suddenly collapses. Bobby had pulled out the nails from the boys' clubhouse to finish the girls' clubhouse.
Guest stars: June Foray as Sandra - voice only - uncredited, Hans Conried as Lance - voice only - uncredited.
007 107 "Kitty Karry-All is Missing" John Rich Al Schwartz & Bill Freedman November 7, 1969 003 Cindy accuses Bobby of doll-napping when her beloved Kitty Karry-All doll goes missing. Bobby later accuses Cindy of stealing his kazoo in retaliation for the missing Kitty Karry-All doll. With Bobby and Cindy at odds, the Brady kids hold a trial, and hear all the evidence. The results of the trial are split, until the real culprit is found: Tiger.
Featuring: Pitt Herbert (recurring role during season 1) as Mr. Driscoll.
Blooper: When the boys are in their bedroom discussing the matter, Peter has his sleeves rolled up. When the boys are in the girls' bedroom, the sleeves are down. Immediately after, in the bathroom, the sleeves are rolled up again.
008 108 "A-Camping We Will Go" Oscar Rudolph Herbert Finn & Alan Dinehart November 14, 1969 012 Mike and the boys have gone camping once a year for several years and Carol and Mike insist on a camping trip for all the family. The girls do not want to participate, and the boys do not want them along either. The family trip starts out a failure, but things then improve. 009 109 "Sorry, Right Number" George Cahan Ruth Brooks Flippen November 21, 1969 009 A huge phone bill prompts Mike to have a pay telephone installed to teach the kids a lesson in financial responsibility. His plan nearly backfires when he's forced to use the payphone to close a deal.
Featuring: Allan Melvin in a recurring role for the series' entire run as Sam Franklin.
Guest star: Howard Culver as Mr. Crawford.
010 110 "Every Boy Does It Once" Oscar Rudolph Lois Peyser & Arnold Peyser December 5, 1969 014 After Bobby and Cindy watch a television presentation of Cinderella Bobby remarks that all stepmothers and stepsisters are evil, an observation he thinks is confirmed when Carol asks him for help in cleaning out the fireplace, and when Jan and Marcia tease him. Bobby decides to run away and when Carol and Mike find out, they devise a plan to stop him from leaving. When Bobby decides his mind is made up, Carol offers to go with him.
Guest stars: Michael Lerner as Johnny, Larry McCormick as the TV announcer - voice only.
011 111 "Vote for Brady" David Alexander Elroy Schwartz December 12, 1969 013 Marcia and Greg compete for class president. Partisanship overtakes the household, prompting Mike to step in and lecture the kids about unity. It's a talk Greg takes very seriously, particularly when his campaign manager Rusty suggests stirring up rumors about Marcia. Greg rejects Rusty's suggestion and fires him. Marcia overhears this and realizes Greg has integrity and a sense of fair play, and decides to concede to Greg.
Guest stars: Martin Ashe as Mr. Dickens, Casey Morgan as Scott, Stephen Liss as Rusty.
012 112 "The Voice of Christmas" Oscar Rudolph John Fenton Murray December 19, 1969 015 In the show's only Christmas episode, Carol comes down with laryngitis and may not be able to sing at the holiday service. Cindy asks a department store Santa Claus for a miracle. The older children are also depressed by Carol's illness, prompting Alice to remind them of the true meaning of the holiday.
Guest stars: Hal Smith as the department store Santa Claus, Carl Albert as the young man.
Featured Song: O Come All Ye Faithful sung by Florence Henderson.
013 113 "Is There a Doctor in the House?" Oscar Rudolph Ruth Brooks Flippen December 26, 1969 010 All six children have the measles. Carol calls the girls' usual doctor, a woman, while Mike has called the boys' doctor: a man. The girls prefer their usual doctor, and specifically a female doctor, the boys prefer their doctor, and specifically a male doctor. Mike and Carol compromise to retain the services of both doctors, who have meanwhile decided to combine their practices.
Guest stars: Marion Ross as Dr. Porter, Herbert Anderson as Dr. Cameron.
Note: The girls say they'd rather drown than have a male doctor. In the Season 2 episode "Coming-Out Party", Cindy has apparently relaxed her preferences and lets the male Dr. Howard examine her.
014 114 "Father of the Year" George Cahan Skip Webster January 2, 1970 007 Marcia nominates Mike as "Father of the Year" in a newspaper contest. Her actions to keep this secret results in several misunderstandings. When she's caught outside well past her bedtime she is threatened with punishment (specifically, being grounded from going with the family on a ski trip). Things are cleared up when Mike is presented with a "Father of the Year" plaque.
Guest stars: Oliver McGowan as Hamilton Samuels, Bob Golden as Mr. Fields, Bill Mullikin as Lance Pierce, Lee Corrigan as the camera operator.
015 115 "54-40 and Fight" Oscar Rudolph Burt Styler January 9, 1970 011 The girls and boys fight over 94 books of trading stamps; the boys want to redeem them for a rowboat while the girls want a sewing machine. The stamps must be used quickly as the trading stamp company is going out of business, and attempts to reach a compromise fail. Carol and Mike allow a deciding competition to be held: the building of a house of cards, with the winner to decide. The girls win, but their sense of compromise wins out and they buy a portable color television set.
Guest star: Herb Vigran as Harry.
Blooper: Jan's hair keeps changing from straight (in wide shots of building the house of cards) to pulled back (in the close ups)
016 116 "Mike's Horror-Scope" David Alexander Ruth Brooks Flippen January 16, 1970 016 Carol reads Mike's horoscope, which tells of a strange woman entering his life. Mike is besieged by fussy client Beebe Gallini who monopolises his time disrupting family activities. Beebe visits the Brady home and dictates impossible design specifications, but Mike ultimately loses the deal after the children's interruptions anger Beebe. Mike realizes losing the deal has saved his firm from a nervous breakdown.
Guest stars: Abbe Lane as Beebe Gallini, Joe Ross as Duane Cartwright - uncredited.
017 117 "The Undergraduate" Oscar Rudolph David P. Harmon January 23, 1970 018 Greg seems to be having trouble with math. Mike and Carol discover that Greg's "math trouble" is actually him having a crush on his math teacher, Miss Linda O'Hara. The situation is resolved when Miss O'Hara's fiancée, Los Angeles Dodgers baseball team's first base player Wes Parker, promises Greg two tickets to the next season's opener if Greg promises to get an A in math.
Special guest star: Wes Parker.
Guest stars: Gigi Perreau as Miss Linda O'Hara, Teresa Warder as Linda - uncredited.
Note: The two young actresses who played Randi and Hope are uncredited.
018 118 "Tiger! Tiger!" Herb Wallerstein Elroy Schwartz January 30, 1970 020 Bobby becomes upset when Tiger runs away, and the family searches for him. The kids all chip in money for Bobby to buy an ad and offer a reward. After the Bradys scour the area, Tiger is found at a neighbor's house, having already fathered a litter of puppies.
Guest stars: Maggie Malooly as Mrs. Simpson, Gary Grimes as the young man.
019 119 "The Big Sprain" Russ Mayberry Tam Spiva February 6, 1970 021 While Carol is away caring for her sick Aunt Mary, Alice sprains her ankle while slipping on some Chinese Checkers left in the middle of the living room floor by the kids. As punishment, the kids are all pressed into service to perform all the household chores. Although things don't go so well at first, through learning how to cooperate, they manage the house quite well.
Featuring: Allan Melvin as Sam Franklin.
020 120 "Brace Yourself" Oscar Rudolph Brad Radnitz February 13, 1970 020 Marcia tearfully frets "I'm ugly, ugly, ugly!" over her new braces. Then her date Alan Anthony cancels, claiming that he has to go out of town with his parents to visit a relative. Greg, Mike and Alice make attempts to arrange replacement dates, but a lack of coordination ruins the plan. Then just before the night of the dance, Alan arrives to resume the date ... before showing off his new braces (which he had fitted after an accident with his bicycle).
Guest stars: Mike Robertson as Alan Anthony, Jerry Levreau as Harold Reynolds, Brian Nash as Joey Michaelson, John Daniels as Eddie the young delivery courier, Molly Dodd as the sales clerk.
Note: Mike Robertson appears as Alan Anthony, but is credited as playing "Craig".
021 121 "The Hero" Oscar Rudolph Elroy Schwartz February 20, 1970 022 Peter learns a lesson in heroism and humility after being written up as "Hero of the Month" in the local newspaper for saving a young girl's life during an accident at Driscoll's Toy Shop. Peter is so enamored with his heroics that throws himself a congratulatory party. He is humbled when no one shows up.
Featuring: Pitt Herbert in his final appearance as Mr. Driscoll.
Guest stars: Dani Nolan as Mrs. Spencer, Melanie Baker as Tina Spencer, Dave Morick as Earl Hopkins, Randy Lane as Steve, Susan Joyce as Jennifer, Iler Rasmussen as Jason, Joe Conley as the delivery courier.
Note: The actors playing the photographer, and Earl Hopkins, are uncredited.
Blooper: The cable used to pull down the shelf can easily be seen.
022 122 "The Possible Dream" Oscar Rudolph Al Schwartz & Bill Freedman February 27, 1970 024 No thanks to Cindy, Marcia's diary gets mixed in with books for a charity drive, leading the family on a search for her diary. The reason for the frantic search, is that Marcia's worried someone will find out she has a crush on Desi Arnaz, Jr. In order to cheer Marcia up, Alice contacts Lucille Ball's housekeeper, and requests that the young Arnaz pay Marcia a visit.
Special guest star: Desi Arnaz, Jr.
Guest stars: Gordon Jump as Mr. Collins, Jonathan Hole as Mr. Thackery, Pat Patterson as the collection courier.
023 123 "To Move or Not to Move" Oscar Rudolph Paul West March 6, 1970 018 Mike considers selling the Bradys' undersized house when the children complain about a lack of room. However, the kids have second thoughts and pretend to be ghosts in order to scare off would-be buyers. The kids' efforts succeed, while Mike realizes how much the kids like the current home, even with the lack of space.
Guest stars: Fran Ryan as Mrs. Hunsaker, C. Lindsay Workman as Mr. Bertram Grossman.
024 124 "The Grass is Always Greener" George Cahan David P. Harmon March 13, 1970 008 Carol and Mike switch roles to see who is better at the other's household chores. Just as Carol tries teaching baseball to her sons, only to give new meaning to the word incompetence, Mike tries to help Marcia with her cooking project in order to earn a Girl Scouts cooking badge, only to be the victim of several accidents in the kitchen.
Note: During the filming of this episode, Robert Reed took issue with Sherwood Schwartz's direction to slip on an egg.
025 125 "Lost Locket, Found Locket" Norman Abbott Charles Hoffman March 20, 1970 023
When Jan becomes depressed from a lack of attention, her spirits are lifted when she receives a locket from a secret admirer, however Jan soon loses the locket. Jan uses her detective skills to figure out where the locket is, but still could not discover who sent her the locket to begin with. Alice later confides in Jan that she sent the locket; she was actually a middle child and often felt inferior to her two other sisters.Blooper: After Mike found Jan's locket, Alice and Greg come to the girls' bedroom to see if everything is alright. When Mike goes talk to them, the tape on the floor for the characters hit their marks is visible.
Guest star: Jack Griffin as the guard.
Season 2 (1970–1971)
Title Directed by Written by Original airdate Production code
026 201 "The Dropout" Peter Baldwin Ben Gershman September 25, 1970 026 Greg's ego runs amok after a compliment from Los Angeles Dodgers baseball team pitcher Don Drysdale. When Greg decides to dedicate his whole life to the sport, Mike invites Drysdale over to talk about the drawbacks of life on the road, making sure Greg overhears. However, it only convinces Greg more that he's the next big thing. It takes a 12-run shelling in his Pony League game to knock Greg back to reality.
Special guest star: Don Drysdale.
027 202 "The Babysitters" Oscar Rudolph Bruce Howard October 2, 1970 027 After convincing Carol and Mike that they're old enough and responsible enough to babysit, Greg and Marcia are left in charge of their younger siblings for the first time. As the parents prepare to leave for an evening out and Alice goes to help Sam redecorate his apartment, Cindy comes down with the sniffles and is sent to bed. Carol, Mike, and Alice later call to check on Cindy but the phone is constantly engaged, so they all head home to check on the kids. Carol, Mike, and Alice are questioned by police after Greg called the police to report suspicious noises outside.
Guest stars: Gil Stuart as the maitre d', Jerry Jones as a police officer (a second officer is uncredited).
028 203 "The Slumber Caper" Oscar Rudolph Tam Spiva October 9, 1970 030 Marcia is accused by the school principal J. P. Randolph of drawing an unflattering picture of her English teacher Mrs Denton. Mike and Carol believe Marcia's claim she merely copied a portrait of George Washington and never wrote Denton's name on the picture. They allow Marcia to have her planned slumber patry, but she still has to serve a week's detention at school. Marcia becomes convinced her best friend Jenny was the guilty party and uninvites her. Greg and his brothers conspire to disrupt the party and place itching powder in the girls' sleeping bags. While the girls clean up, Paula, another one of Marcia's friends, admits she took the drawing and added the insulting remark. Marcia re-invites Jenny to the party.
Special guest star: E.G. Marshall as J. P. Randolph.
Guest stars: Hope Sherwood (daughter of Sherwood Schwartz) as Jenny Wilton, Barbara Bernstein (daughter of Florence Henderson) as Ruthie, Carolyn Reed (daughter of Robert Reed) as Karen, and Chris Charney as Paula Tardy.
Note: This episode reunites E. G. Marshall (who played Lawrence Preston) with Robert Reed (who played Kenneth Preston) from their former television series The Defenders from 1961 to 1965.
029 204 "The Un-Underground Movie" Jack Arnold Albert E. Lewin October 16, 1970 029
Greg films a documentary on the First Thanksgiving, "Our Pilgrim Fathers", starring the Bradys, for a class project. Things get out of hand when the Brady kids argue over roles, and Mike makes too many suggestions on the script. Greg reaffirms his control and the film is a success.Blooper: When Peter is supposed to be making it "snow" by shaking the box of flakes, he complains that the snow is "stuck" and tips the whole box of fake snow on the family. One can clearly see the holes on the cardboard box have been covered with a large piece of white paper and large pieces of tape when the box is upturned.
030 205 "Going, Going... Steady" Oscar Rudolph David P. Harmon October 23, 1970 025 Marcia's new boyfriend Harvey Klinger is a nerdy insect collector. The family initially helps Marcia win Harvey's affection, including tutoring her on bugs. When Marcia succeeds, Carol and Mike feel uneasy about Marcia starting to "go steady".
Guest stars: Billy Corcoran as Harvey Klinger, Rory Stevens as Lester.
031 206 "Call Me Irresponsible" Hal Cooper Bruce Howard October 30, 1970 033 Greg wants money to buy a new car so Mike hires him as an office assistant at Mike's architectural firm. Greg is fired on the first day after losing important blueprints at a newsstand. Mike convinces Ed Phillips to give Greg another chance, and Greg is rehired. Greg, however, loses a second set of plans, but manages to find them.
Featuring: Jack Collins, in a recurring role for Season 2, as Ed Phillips.
Guest stars: Annette Ferra as Randy Peterson, Bob Peoples as Mr. Peterson, William "Billy" Benedict as the newsstand vendor, Barbara Morrison as the drama coach, Gordon Jump as the mechanic.
Note: Susan Olsen does not appear in this episode.
032 207 "The Treasure of Sierra Avenue" Oscar Rudolph Gwen Bagni & Paul Dubov November 6, 1970 028 The boys discover a wallet containing $1,100 in a vacant lot. The girls want a share of the money but the boys refuse, causing tension between the groups. Mike and Carol tell the kids that they must turn the wallet in to the police. In the process, the boys learn that honesty and integrity are more important in life than "finders keepers".
Guest star: Victor Kilian as Mr. Stoner.
033 208 "A Fistful of Reasons" Oscar Rudolph Tam Spiva November 13, 1970 035 A bully named Buddy Hinton taunts Cindy because of her lisp - "Baby talk, baby talk, it's a wonder you can walk." Peter defends her, getting a black eye for his trouble. The family tries to convince Peter to try to talk some sense in Buddy, but he's only interested in fighting. Mike is unable to get anywhere with Ralph Hinton and Carol is unable to get anywhere with Mrs. Hinton, so they tell Peter he may need to fight Buddy to stick up for Cindy. This results in Buddy being given a "looth" tooth by Peter.
Guest stars: Russell Schulman as Buddy Hinton, Paul Sorensen as Ralph Hinton, Ceil Cabot as Mrs. Hinton.
Note: Eve Plumb does not appear in this episode.
034 209 "The Not-So-Ugly Duckling" Irving J. Moore Paul West November 20, 1970 038 When her crush on classmate Clark Tyson is unrequited, Jan makes up a new boyfriend, "George Glass". Her parents' suspicions are confirmed when the family's efforts to locate "George Glass" for a surprise party for Jan are unsuccessful. Carol realizes that Jan's tomboyish clothing is the reason Clark isn't really interested in her. Clark and Jan later hit it off, and "George" is a part of Jan's past.
Guest Stars: Mark Gruner as Clark Tyson, and Joseph Mell as the drug store salesclerk.
Blooper: Jan's hair ribbon changes color in the middle of a scene.
035 210 "The Tattle-Tale" Russ Mayberry Sam Locke & Milton Pascal December 4, 1970 032 Cindy's tattling frustrates the entire family. Alice wins a stereo in a jingle contest. The tattling comes to a head after Cindy tells Sam that Alice hugged the postal carrier, causing a spat between Alice and Sam.
Guest star: John Wheeler as the postal carrier.
Note: Christopher Knight does not appear in this episode.
036 211 "What Goes Up..." Leslie H. Martinson William Raynor & Myles Wilder December 11, 1970 036 Bobby convinces Peter to let him into the treehouse. After he falls from the treehouse, Bobby becomes scared of heights, which the family tries to help him overcome. Bobby's fear is cured when he is forced to rescue his pet parakeet.
Guest stars: Brian Tochi as Tommy, Sean Kelly as Tim, Jimmy Bracken as Jimmy.
Note: Maureen McCormick does not appear in this episode.
Blooper: In the trampoline scene Carol calls Peter by his portrayer's name 'Chris', and Greg calls Jan by her portrayer's name 'Eve'.
037 212 "Confessions, Confessions" Russ Mayberry Brad Radnitz December 18, 1970 031 Peter fears he will be grounded and miss an upcoming camping trip after breaking Carol's vase while playing ball in the house. All the kids conspire to cover what Peter has done, and they assist in gluing the vase together. The damage nevetheless comes to light and all the kids, except Peter, confess. The parents realize what has happened and decree that Peter must decide the kids' punishments, and take Peter shopping for a new lantern for his camping trip in hopes he'll confess. Instead, Peter wants the lantern. His conscience finally catches up with him and he confesses, cancels the camping trip, and does all the chores he handed out to the others as punishment.
Guest star: Snag Werris as the hardware store salesclerk.
038 213 "The Impractical Joker" Oscar Rudolph Burt Styler January 1, 1971 034 A practical-joking Jan starts playing practical jokes, one of which results in the escape of Greg's science project mouse Myron.
Guest star: Leonard Bremen as the exterminator.
Note: This episode sparked an argument between Robert Reed and Sherwood Schwartz over the Mike Brady's dialogue with the mouse. Reed also wrote a negative critique of the tag scene (involving what Alice believes is a gag ink stain on one of her uniforms), which he said was poorly written and implausible.
039 214 "Where There's Smoke" Oscar Rudolph David P. Harmon January 8, 1971 041 Greg is coerced by friend Tommy to smoke and is seen by Cindy and Jan, and the news gets back to Carol and Mike. They challenge Greg who insist he did not like it and will not smoke again. Later Carol sees a packet of cigarettes fall from Greg's jacket, though he can't understand how they got there. Tommy's mother who runs an anti-smoking committee, removes Carol from the committee due to Greg's smoking. Alice realizes that the jacket with the cigarettes wasn't Greg's; his has a repaired tear. It is Tommy's jacket, and they were Tommy's cigarettes. Tommy tries to switch the jackets. Greg forces Tommy to admit the truth to Mike and Carol, and Tommy's mother overhears.
Guest stars: Bobby Cramer as Johnny, Gary Marsh as Phil, Craig Hundley as Tommy Johnson, Marie Denn as Mrs. Johnson.
Note: This is the first episode where Greg plays guitar and sings. The song is "Till I Met You", which Barry Williams co-wrote.
040 215 "Will the Real Jan Brady Please Stand Up?" Peter Baldwin Bill Freedman & Al Schwartz January 15, 1971 042 Peter and Jan are invited to a party. Peter is reluctant to attend. Jan, believing that brunettes have more fun than blondes, invests in a wig to stand out at the party. The plan fails as the partygoers believe the ridiculous new look is Jan playing a joke, and she runs home in tears. Jan's friends show up to explain no offense was intended: they thought is was a joke because Jan's real hair is so beautiful.
Guest stars: Marcia Wallace as wig store sales assistant, Pamelyn Ferdin as Lucy Winters, Karen Foulkes as Margie Whipple.
041 216 "The Drummer Boy" Oscar Rudolph Tom & Helen August January 22, 1971 040 Bobby is depressed after being rejected from joining the Glee Club, so Mike suggests a musical instrument. He chooses the drums, but his talentless efforts drive the family and the neighbors crazy. Peter is relentlessly teased because he plays football and sings for the Glee Club. Just as he is about to quit the Glee Club, he and the other football players learn a lesson from Los Angeles Rams lineback Deacon Jones.
Special guest star: Deacon Jones.
Guest stars: Bart LaRue as the coach, Jimmy Bracken as Larry, Pierre Williams as Jimmy, Dennis McDougal as Freddy.
042 217 "Coming-Out Party" Oscar Rudolph Alfred Lewis Levitt & Helen Levitt January 29, 1971 037 Just as Mike's boss Ed Phillips invites the Brady family for an outing on his boat, Cindy comes down with tonsillitis. Dr. Howard thinks Cindy's tonsilectomy could be performed after the trip, but then discovers that Carol also has tonsillitis. Mike decides to postpone the boat trip, but the trip gets cancelled when Carol inadvertently insults Mr. Phillips. The confusion is later resolved and the family goes on the trip.
Featuring: Jack Collins for Season 2 only as Ed Phillips.
Guest star: John Howard as Dr. Howard.
Note: Mike Lookinland does not appear in this episode. The actor who plays Larry Dittmeyer is uncredited. In the season 1 episode "Is There a Doctor in The House?", the girls said that they'd rather drown than have a male doctor. In this episode Cindy has apparently relaxed her attitude; she lets the male Dr. Howard examine her.
043 218 "Our Son, the Man" Jack Arnold Albert E. Lewin February 5, 1971 043
Greg tries too hard to act like an older teenager: he wants his own room and, in trying to pick up an older girl, he tries acting too mature for his age at school. He gets Mike's den as a room since the attic is too small. Greg refuses to participate in family activities such as planning the annual family camping trip. Greg soon realizes that has a lot of growing up to do.Chris Beaumont makes his first of four appearances on the show (all as different characters).
Guest stars: Julie Cobb as the young lady, and Chris Beaumont as the young man.
Note: In this episode, Mike tells Carol that the attic would be suitable for Greg if only he was two and a half feet tall. In the episode "A Room at the Top" in Season 4, Greg moves into the attic and it is full-sized.
044 219 "The Liberation of Marcia Brady" Russ Mayberry Charles Hoffman February 12, 1971 044 At school, Marcia is approached by a television news reporter Ken Jones doing a story on the women's liberation movement. Greg watches the news report and tries to rebut his sister's comments. Marcia decides to make a point by declaring she's joining the Frontier Scouts, to prove she is more than capable of completing the initiation tasks. Greg decides to get even by enlisting Peter to join her Sunflower Girls. While Peter's attempt to sell cookies wilts under his gross embarrassment, Marcia proves she is well suited to join the Frontier Scouts by passing all the tests. Marcia ultimately does not join, she just wanted to make her point known.
Guest stars: Ken Jones, Claire Wilcox as Judy Winters, Ken Sansom as Stan Jacobsen, John Lawrence as the man.
045 220 "Lights Out" Oscar Rudolph Bruce Howard February 19, 1971 045 Cindy develops a fear of the dark after seeing a magician's "disappearing lady" act at a party. Peter helps Cindy deal with her fear by asking her to be his assistant for a magic act at his school's upcoming talent show. The whole thing is nearly undermined when Bobby plays a cruel joke on his sister, but Cindy shows courage when she learns that Peter's new assistant, Jan, hurt herself in gym class.
Guest stars: Joseph Tatner as Warren, Snag Werris as the magic store salesclerk, C. Lindsay Workman as the school teacher.
046 221 "The Winner" Robert Reed Elroy Schwartz February 26, 1971 046 When Cindy comes home with a first-place trophy best jacks player, Bobby realizes that he is the only Brady family member with no first place trophy. He wins a place on the Kartoon King TV show, where he takes part in an ice cream eat-off. Bobby does not win the eat-off, but the family gives him a first place award for trying the hardest.
Guest stars: Hal Smith as the Kartoon King, and Kerry MacLane as the young man.
Blooper: Mike, Carol and Bobby leave for the TV studio in Mike's blue convertible, but return in Carol's station wagon.
047 222 "Double Parked" Jack Arnold Skip Webster March 5, 1971 047 Carol leads the family in campaigning against city hall to save their neighborhood park. However, battle lines are drawn when the park may be the site of a new courthouse Mike is designing. The Bradys argue over the fate of the park. When Mike's boss Ed Phillips confronts him, he saves the day when his design moves the courthouse to a new site.
Featuring: Jack Collins in his final appearance as Ed Phillips.
Guest stars: Carolyn Stellar as Greg's school teacher, Jackie Coogan as the man.
048 223 "Alice's September Song" Oscar Rudolph Elroy Schwartz March 12, 1971 048 Alice's dashing former sweetheart, Mark Millard, shows up at the Brady doorstep wanting to rekindle their romance. However, Mark is not what he seems; he only wants to get back together with Alice to lure her into a fraudulent scheme. The Bradys discover his ruse, and convince Alice of his true motivations.
Featuring: Allan Melvin as Sam Franklin.
Guest star: Stephen Dunne as Mark Millard.
Blooper: When Sam comes through the doorway his hand slides through the door frame since there is no glass.
049 224 "Tell it Like it Is" Terry Becker Charles Hoffman March 19, 1971 039 Carol is invited to tell her family's story for a "Tomorrow's Woman Magazine", but the story is rejected for being too realistic. During a second interview, Carol exaggerates her "liberation" in the hopes of getting the article published. The truth about Carol's exaggeration is revealed when the editors visit the Brady home. Buddy Hinton gives Peter another black eye.
Guest stars: Richard Simmons as Mr. Delafield, Jonathan Hole as Willie Witherspoon, and Nora Maynard as Elaine Swann.
Season 3 (1971–1972)
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050 301 "Ghost Town U.S.A." Oscar Rudolph Howard Leeds September 17, 1971 049 The family begins their third annual camping trip (the tradition would end this season), this time to the Grand Canyon after stopping at a ghost town. A demented prospector, who is convinced that the Bradys plan to jump his non-existent gold claim, locks them in the old jail and steals their car. They escape and Mike and Peter go for help. The episode ends on a cliffhanger with Carol wondering how Mike and Peter will fare in the outback.
Special guest star: Jim Backus as Zaccariah T. Brown.
Guest star: Hoke Howell as the gas station attendant.
Part 1 of a three-part episode, filmed on location at the Grand Canyon.
051 302 "Grand Canyon or Bust" Oscar Rudolph Tam Spiva September 24, 1971 050 The family, stranded in the ghost town, seeks help by starting a signal fire. The prospector returns with Mike and Peter; Mike has convinced him that the family is no threat to his gold claim. The Bradys leave the ghost town and arrive at the Grand Canyon. Cindy and Bobby get lost after chasing a Native American boy Jimmy, who eludes them.
Special guest star: Jim Backus as Zaccariah T. Brown.
Guest star: Michele Campo as Jimmy.
Part 2 of a three-part episode, filmed on location at the Grand Canyon.
052 303 "The Brady Braves" Oscar Rudolph Tam Spiva October 1, 1971 051 Bobby and Cindy are found. Mike comes to the Jimmy's aid; he had run away believing his grandfather Chief Eagle Cloud would scoff at his ambition to becoming an astronaut. The Bradys participate in a ceremony making them honorary members of Chief Eagle Cloud's tribe, and they each receive titles: Big Eagle of Large Nest/Mike, Yellow Flower with Many Petals/Carol, Stalking Wolf/Greg, Middle Buffalo?-Sleeping Lizard?/Peter, Wandering Blossom/Cindy, Little Bear who Loses Way/Bobby, Dove of Morning Light/Jan, Willow Dancing in Wind/Marcia, Squaw in Waiting/Alice.
Guest stars: Jay Silverheels as Chief Eagle Cloud, Michele Campo as Jimmy.
Part 3 of a three-part episode, filmed on location at the Grand Canyon.
053 304 "The Wheeler-Dealer" Jack Arnold Bill Freedman & Ben Gershman October 8, 1971 053 Greg learns the principle of Caveat Emptor when he gets his driver's license and buys his first car, 1956 Chevrolet Bel Air convertible, from a slick-talking friend. But all the restoration in the world can't change the fact the car is a lemon. Greg plans on selling the car to a gullible friend, but has a change of heart and sells it for junk instead.
Guest stars: Chris Beaumont as Eddie, and Charles Martin Smith as Ronnie.
054 305 "My Sister, Benedict Arnold" Hal Cooper Elroy Schwartz October 15, 1971 058 Greg is furious that Marcia is dating his rival, Warren Mulaney, who has beaten Greg out for class president and a spot on the first-string basketball team. In retribution, Greg dates Marcia's rival, Kathy Lawrence (who coincidentally beat Marcia out for a spot on the cheerleading squad), even though he'd rather date other girls. Mike and Carol counsel their oldest children about using their dating partners to annoy each other. The family meanwhile builds a "dunk tank" for an upcoming carnival event.
Featuring: Sheri Cowart in a recurring role for season three as Kathy Lawrence.
Guest star: Gary Rist as Warren Mulaney.
055 306 "The Personality Kid" Oscar Rudolph Ben Starr October 22, 1971 054 Peter is told he has no personality and takes it to heart. He tries to create a new personality, forcing different personae including an impersonation of Humphrey Bogart as Joe (repeating the family's dinner menu "porkchops and applesauce" in a Bogart like voice). None of the impersonations go over well so Peter buys a joke book. When he tries the jokes at his party everyone knows the punchlines. While trying to keep his party afloat, Bobby and Cindy—who are on a safety drill campaign—call a surprise fire drill, forcing everyone to leave the house.
Featuring: Sheri Cowart in her final appearance for season three as Kathy Lawrence.
Guest stars: Monica Ramirez as Kyle, Margie DeMeyer as Judy, Karen Peters as Susie, Jay Kocen as young man number one, Pierre A. Williams as young man number two.
Note: The voices of Donald, Clarette, Humphrey Bogart as Joe, and "sweetheart" in the TV scene are uncredited.
Blooper: When Peter is talking on the phone in front of his parents in the living room, he is wearing a blue shirt with short straight sleeves. When he bends down to hang up the phone, his shirt sleeve is red with roll ups.
056 307 "Juliet is the Sun" Jack Arnold Brad Radnitz October 29, 1971 052 Marcia wins the lead female role of Juliet Capulet in the school production of Romeo and Juliet opposite Harold Axelrod as Romeo Montague. Peter and Jan are given parts as palace guards, and rehearse their brief roles repeatedly. Marcia had auditioned for the part of the nurse and feels she isn't good enough for the lead female role. The family makes an effort to encourage Marcia, but her ego grows and she becomes unmanageable. Marcia is heartbroken when her diva-like behaviour results in her dismissal from the play. At the last minute, when the girl cast as Juliet's mother Lady Capulet gets the mumps, a contrite Marcia asks to be given the role and promises she will act in a professional and courteous manner.
Guest stars: Randy Case as Harold Axelrod, Lois Newman as Miss Goodwin.
Blooper: When Peter and Jan ride in on their bikes Jan has no bow on her barrette. When they run inside Jan has a red bow on.
057 308 "And Now a Word From Our Sponsor" Peter Baldwin Albert E. Lewin November 5, 1971 059 The Bradys are hired by a hip director, Skip Farnum, to star in a television commercial for laundry detergent, due to their unaffected manner. The detergent is not the family's current brand, but a comparison test shows the new detergent as superior so the family agrees to do the commercial. They take advice from acting teacher Myrna Carter (first name pronounced "Meerna"), but as a result their acting is forced. Skip is appalled and fires the Bradys, remarking that the acting methods remind him of a "terrible" actress they worked with: Myrna Carter. As compensation the family receives 2,000 boxes of laundry detergent.
Guest stars: Paul Winchell as Skip Farnum, Art Lewis as Felder, Bonnie Boland as Myrna Carter, Lennie Bremen as the delivery courier.
Note: Robert Reed wrote a four-page memo complaining about Sherwood Schwartz and the character of Skip Farnum, but he did like Paul Winchell's acting.
058 309 "The Private Ear" Hal Cooper Michael Morris November 12, 1971 058 Using Mike's tape recorder, Peter eavesdrops on his siblings' conversations. Mike counsels Peter on his behavior and considers the matter settled, but Greg and Marcia take matters into their own hands for revenge, and discuss a surprise party for Peter ensuring he overhears. Mike and Carol learn of this and sabotague the revenge by throwing an actual surprise party for Peter. 059 310 "Her Sister's Shadow" Russ Mayberry Al Schwartz & Phil Leslie (teleplay), Al Schwartz & Ray Singer (story) November 19, 1971 055 Jan is tired of her teachers constantly comparing her to the popular and successful Marcia. She dumps Marcia's awards in the closet and complains that all she hears is "Marcia this, Marcia that... Marcia, Marcia, Marcia." Jan is thrilled to establish her own successful identity by winning an Honor award for an essay she wrote. When she realizes there is a scoring error and she actually came second, Jan grapples with her conscience and considers keeping secret her discovery. At assembly with her parents in attendance and minutes before the presentation, Jan reveals her discovery to her teacher. The teacher's presentation depicts Jan as gracious and mature for revealing the error.
Guest stars: Gwen Van Dam as Mrs. Watson, Julie Reese as Katy Rand, Nancy Gillette as Judy Smith, Peggy Doyle as the school teacher, and C. Lindsay Workman as the school principal.
Note: The pom-pom contestant, Gloria Harper and Laura Richmond, and the five school officials, are uncredited.
060 311 "Click" Oscar Rudolph Alfred Lewis Levitt & Helen Levitt
(as Tom & Helen August)
November 26, 1971 060 Greg becomes a member of the Westdale High School football team. Mike supports the idea, but Carol fears Greg will get hurt. Greg is indeed injured in a scrimmage so he turns to photography. Greg realizes his importance when he snaps a photo of a bad call on the field.
Guest stars: Elvera Roussel as Linette Carter, Bart LaRue as the coach.
061 312 "Getting Davy Jones" Oscar Rudolph Phil Leslie & Al Schwartz December 10, 1971 063 Marcia, president of her school's Davy Jones fan club, hastily promises she can get him to sing at her school's upcoming dance on the strength of Jones' letter saying he would do her a favor. Marcia scrambles to contact Jones to ask him to appear. After a unsuccessful attempts at the local TV station and at his hotel, Marcia's appeal to Davy's manager convinces Davy to make an appearance. Davy realizes he cannot go back on his word.
Special guest star: Davy Jones.
Guest star: Marcia Wallace as Mrs. Robbins, Tina Andrews as Doreen, Whitney Rydbeck as Page, Kimberly Beck as Laura, Britt Leach as the recordings manager.
Note: This was Davy Jones' first televised appearance after the end of The Monkees. The actors who play the receptionist and the audio technician are uncredited.
Featured Song: "Girl", performed by Jones. Released as a single in November 1971, "Girl" failed to make the Billboard Hot 100.
In 1997 TV Guide ranked the episode number 37 on it's '100 Greatest Episodes of All Time' list.
062 313 "The Not-So-Rose-Colored Glasses" Leslie H. Martinson Bruce Howard December 24, 1971 061 Jan accidentally takes someone else's bicycle and her grades are falling. It is learned her eyesight is failing and she needs glasses - which she refuses to wear. She bicycles without her glasses, but crashes her bike destroying the portrait of the kids Mike intended as an anniversary present for Carol. Jan tells the kids the photographer lost the negative and they have to be photographed again for the replacement portrait. Mike realizes it is a new photograph - Jan wears her glasses in the new portrait. Jan says she was not wearing her glasses at the time of her accident and that she sold her bicycle to pay for the replacement portrait.
Guest star: Robert Nadder as Gregory Gaylord.
063 314 "The Teeter-Totter Caper" Russ Mayberry Joel Kane & Jack Lloyd December 31, 1971 056 When they are not invited to Carol's cousin's wedding and asked to stay out of the way of their older siblings' activities, Bobby and Cindy decide to show how "important" they are by setting a world's record for most hours on a seesaw. They get newspaper coverage for their attempt, which ultimately fails when they fall asleep short of the record. The older siblings realize the attention-craving Bobby and Cindy indeed have their place in the family and are worthy of respect. 064 315 "Big Little Man" Robert Reed Skip Webster January 7, 1972 062 Bobby is self-conscious about his diminutive height. Greg gets a job at Sam's butcher shop to save for a surfboard. The girls' attempts to convince Bobby he's growing don't help, but Bobby learns the value of being small when locks himself and Greg in Sam's meat locker.
Featuring: Allan Melvin as Sam Franklin.
065 316 "Dough Re Mi" Allen Baron Ben Starr January 14, 1972 064 Greg needs $150 to cut a music record. To get the money Greg forms a singing group with his siblings, but Peter's voice begins to break. Greg comes up with a new song to accommodate the breaking voice. Songs "We Can Make the World a Whole Lot Brighter" and "Time to Change" are featured.
Guest star: John Wheeler as Mr. Dimsdale.
066 317 "Jan's Aunt Jenny" Hal Cooper Michael Morris January 21, 1972 066 Jan discovers an old photograph of a child that looks just like her. Carol explains it is Aunt Jenny and describes her to Jan. Jan is anxious to meet her great aunt, but changes her attitude on seeing a current photo of Jenny. Jan worries she will resemble the old and eccentric-looking Jenny at that age. Jan's doubt is placated when she meets Aunt Jenny, a fun-loving Auntie Mame-type, and realizes her beauty within.
Guest star: Imogene Coca as Aunt Jenny.
067 318 "The Big Bet" Earl Bellamy Elroy Schwartz January 28, 1972 065 Greg comments to a pesky Bobby that he can do twice as many chin-ups as he can. Greg didn't mean anything by it, but Bobby demands a contest, with the loser acting as the winner's servant for a week. Bobby wins and soon becomes a tyrant. He invites himself along on Greg's date with Rachel. Bobby is annoying and disruptive through the date, and through his intentionally silly antics rips the soft top of Mike's convertible, leaving himself with a large debt to Mike for the repairs. Carol and Mike attend a high school reunion with a bet of their own.
Featuring: Hope Sherwood (Sherwood Schwartz's daughter) in a recurring role for season three and for season four only as Rachel.
068 319 "The Power of the Press" Jack Arnold Ben Gershman & Bill Freedman February 4, 1972 068
Peter joins his school newspaper and becomes popular when his classmates see themselves mentioned in print. Peter writes a flattering piece on his officious science teacher Mr Price, hoping it will help him gain a better grade. After the test admits what he has done to Mr Price, not realizing the he has read the piece - standard procedure when staff are mentioned in the paper. They both learn something from the discussion.Blooper: Bobby's shirt changes color in the middle of one scene.
Guest stars: Milton Parsons as Mr. Price, Angela Satterwhite as Diane, Bobby Rhia as Harvey, Jennifer Reilly as Iris.
069 320 "Sergeant Emma" Jack Arnold Harry Winkler February 11, 1972 069 When Alice goes on a week's vacation, she invites her identical cousin Emma, a former Army WAC, to care for the household. Emma starts the Brady kids on a rigid schedule of exercise and work, and when Mike and Carol approach Emma to commend her on her teaching discipline to the kids, Emma decides that the parents, too, could also use a little exercise and participate in the household chores. Everyone can't wait until Alice returns from her vacation, and a "welcome home" party intended for Alice is misconstrued by Emma as the Bradys' show of appreciation.
Featuring: Ann B. Davis in a dual role as Alice Nelson and as Cousin Emma.
070 321 "Cindy Brady, Lady" Hal Cooper Al Schwartz & Larry Rhine February 18, 1972 067 When she can't do what her older sisters can, Cindy decides to act more mature than her age. Bobby tries to help by posing as a secret admirer; when Mike wants to expose him, Bobby asks his friend Tommy to reveal himself as the admirer. Cindy initially turns Tommy off with her mature airs, but then when she starts acting her age Tommy expresses true affection for her.
Guest star: Eric Shea as Tommy Jamison.
071 322 "My Fair Opponent" Peter Baldwin Bernie Kahn March 3, 1972 071 Marcia's plain and awkward classmate Molly Webber is nominated for hostess of the school's Banquet Night as a cruel joke by other students. Marcia is angered by this, so decides to make over Molly to deflate the joke. Marcia is in a bind when a nominee drops out and Marcia becomes the other nominee. She considers dropping out herself until experiencing Molly's arrogant new behaviour. Molly uses Marcia's campaign speech without acknowledging Marcia for her help, and with it, wins the contest. Molly has a change of heart and confesses.
Guest stars: Debi Storm as Molly Webber, William Wellman Jr. as the astronaut.
072 323 "The Fender Benders" Allen Baron David P. Harmon March 10, 1972 070 Carol is involved in a minor car accident with Marcia, Bobby, and Cindy as passengers. Carol and Mr. Duggan, the other driver involved, initially agree to pay for their own damage. Duggan later files a lawsuit against Carol, claiming the accident was due to her reckless driving and that he was injured as a result. Carol goes to court to dispute the exaggerated charges, and wins.
Guest stars: Jackie Coogan as Harry Duggan, Robert Emhardt as the judge.
Season 4 (1972–1973)
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073 401 "Hawaii Bound" Jack Arnold Tam Spiva September 22, 1972 072 Mike is sent to Hawaii to check on a construction project, and his firm allows him to take his whole family and Alice along. The family takes an enjoyable tour of Hawai'i. Bobby finds an ancient tiki, which is said to bring bad luck. The Brady boys laugh at the curse, but then start to think differently when Greg has a surfing accident. The children learn about the history and legends of Pearl Harbor and Cindy is pleased to have Don Ho and Sam Kapu serenade her.
Special guest stars: Don Ho, and Sam Kapu - uncredited.
Guest Stars: David "Lippy" Espinda as Mr. Hanalei, Patrick Adiarte as David, Elith Aguiar as the hula instructor, and Dennis M. Chun as the young construction worker.
Part 1 of a three-part episode, filmed on location in Hawai'i.
074 402 "Pass the Tabu" Jack Arnold Tam Spiva September 29, 1972 073 The tiki continues to bring bad luck to the family: Greg is reeling from his surfing crash, a wall hanging almost hits Bobby, and a tarantula nearly bites Peter. Bobby tries to get rid of the tiki, but it is returned to him by an unknowing Jan. The boys learn that the idol must be discarded at an ancient burial ground for the curse to be removed.
Guest stars: David "Lippy" Espinda as Mr. Hanalei, Patrick Adiarte as David, Cris Callow as Mandy, and Vincent Price as Professor Hubert Whitehead.
Part 2 of a three-part episode, filmed on location in Hawai'i.
075 403 "The Tiki Caves" Jack Arnold Tam Spiva October 6, 1972 074 An archaeologist, believing the boys have come to steal his latest "find," holds them captive on the burial grounds. After the girls reveal their siblings' whereabouts, Mike rescues his sons, then convinces the professor that they have no intention of claiming credit for finding the burial grounds. A Hawai'ian party wraps up the Bradys' latest vacation.
Guest stars: David "Lippy" Espinda as Mr. Hanalei, Vincent Price as Professor Hubert Whitehead, Leon Lontoc as The Mayor's Representative.
Part 3 of a three-part episode, filmed on location in Hawai'i.
076 404 "Today, I Am a Freshman" Hal Cooper Myles Wilder October 13, 1972 075 Marcia is overly anxious about her freshman year of high school, and Mike asks Greg to introduce his sister around. Marcia decides to join every club at school, including the Boosters, a club of conceited girls who adhere to strict social rules. When Marcia invites the Boosters over for her interview, Peter's heretofore malfunctioning science project model volcano finally erupts, spewing "lava" over the outraged Boosters. Marcia breaks into laughter and realizes the Boosters aren't the types of girls she wants to socialize with.
Guest stars: Kelly Flynn as Tom Petersen, John Reilly as Dick Corsept, Vicki Cos as Kim, John Howard as Dr. Howard.
077 405 "Cyrano de Brady" Hal Cooper Skip Webster October 20, 1972 076 Peter is smitten by Jan's pretty classmate Kerry, whom Jan brings home from school one afternoon. Tongue-tied and shy, Peter has no idea how to break the ice with Kerry, so he enlists Greg's help (since Greg is supposedly a master with flirting and pick-up lines). Kerry, however, mistakenly concludes that Greg is the one interested in her, which causes friction between Greg and Peter. So to save the brotherly relationship between him and Peter, Greg enlists Marcia's help in a play act to convince Kerry that he is an aggressive, womanizing playboy so she'll lose interest in him. Peter arrives home and, unaware of the plan, tells Kerry that "Debbie" (Marcia) is their sister, and it was only an act. In the end, Peter's honesty wins Kerry's love.
Guest star: Kym Karath as Kerry.
078 406 "Fright Night" Jerry London Brad Radnitz October 27, 1972 077 After the boys spook the girls one night, both sets of siblings compete to scare each other. After scaring each other they team up to scare Alice. Mike and Carol arrive home early and breakup the scheme, but Alice arrives on the scene. Panicked, Alice smashes the bust of Mike that Carol made for a contest, thinking it is the head of a burglar. Carol and Mike come down hard on the kids, pointing out that their actions could have resulted in tragedy. 079 407 "The Show Must Go On??" Jack Donohue Harry Winkler November 3, 1972 081 Greg and Marcia each enlist their parents to perform with them in the Westdale High School's talent revue, Family Night Frolics. Carol and Marcia perform the featured song Together (Wherever We Go) from the musical Gypsy, and Greg and Mike do a reading of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's The Day is Done. The reading is a unique interpretation complete with visual gags, bad puns, and a rubber chicken.
Featuring: Allan Melvin as Sam Franklin.
Guest stars: Karen Foulkes as Muriel, Barbara Morrison as Mrs. Tuttle.
080 408 "Jan, the Only Child" Roger Duchowny Ralph Goodman & Al Schwartz November 10, 1972 080 Jan complains about the lack of privacy and personal space, and declares she wants to become an only child. Her angered siblings teach her a lesson; they grant her wish by ignoring her and staying out of her way. The family plans a square dance at a Hoedown party, while Alice and Carol compete by making strawberry preserves for the dance.
Note: This episode caused an argument on-set between Robert Reed and Sherwood Schwartz over lines in the script.
081 409 "Career Fever" Jerry London Adele Styler & Burt Styler November 17, 1972 078 Mike mistakenly believes Greg wants to follow in his father's footsteps to become an architect. Greg doesn't want to offend Mike by admitting he doesn't want to become an architect, he merely wrote that he did for a school assignment. Greg creates ridiculous designs to show he'll never make it as an architect. Peter and Jan want go into the medical profession and borrow large medical encyclopedias from the library. Peter mistakenly concludes that he has contracted a rare disease, but he has misread the encyclopedia. 082 410 "Goodbye, Alice, Hello" George Tyne Milt Rosen November 24, 1972 083 A series of misunderstandings leads Alice to believe she has irreparably breached the Brady kids' trust, prompting her resignation. Alice's temporary replacement is Kay, a friend of Alice's who had a similar unpleasant experience with another family. Although Kay is very nice, she has no intentions of bonding with the family, instead she does her job. The kids, with help from Kay, track down Alice at that restaurant she now works at and convince her to return.
Guest star: Mary Treen as Kay, Snag Werris as Mr. Foster, David Crigger as the customer.
Note: Robert Reed does not appear in this episode.
083 411 "Greg's Triangle" Richard Michaels Bill Freedman & Ben Gershman December 8, 1972 086 Greg falls in love with a classmate Jennifer Nichols. Carol and Mike each suspect Jennifer may be dating Greg with an alterior motive. It turns out that Jennifer, along with Marcia, is a tryout for head cheerleader, and Greg is on the judging committee. At the tryout Greg has the casting vote and selects neither Marcia or Jennifer. Marcia is happy that Jennifer's dishonest scheme failed. Jennifer dumps Greg, who realizes she was just using him.
Guest stars: Rita Wilson as Pat Conway, Tannis G. Montgomery as Jennifer Nichols.
084 412 "Everyone Can't Be George Washington" Richard Michaels Sam Locke & Milton Pascal December 22, 1972 085 Peter tries out for the role of George Washington in the school play, but is cast as Benedict Arnold instead. He tries to get himself kicked out when friends start teasing him as a "traitor". Peter feigns laryngitis to lose the role, but Mike convinces him his behavior in letting everyone down was the same as the real Benedict Arnold. Peter agrees to be in the play and is praised for his brilliant portrayal of Arnold.
Guest star: Sara Seegar as Miss Bailey.
Note: Peter's teacher Miss Bailey incorrectly states that Benedict Arnold was wounded at the Battle of Saratoga. In reality, Saratoga was two battles - the Battle of Freeman's Farm and the Battle of Bemis Heights at which Arnold was actually wounded. She fails to mention that Arnold was also wounded at the Siege of Quebec two years earlier - in the same leg.
085 413 "Love and the Older Man" Richard Michaels Sam Locke & Milton Pascal January 5, 1973 084 Marcia has a crush on the family's new dentist Dr. Stanley Vogel and mistakenly concludes that a favor he plans to ask of her is to date him. He actually wants to ask Marcia to babysit his 3-year-old child when he takes his wife out.
Guest stars: Don Brit Reid as Dr. Stanley Vogel, Allen Joseph as the minister.
086 414 "Law and Disorder" Hal Cooper Elroy Schwartz January 12, 1973 079 Bobby learns about power, discretion and responsibility when he is named safety monitor at school. Bobby uses his power to write people up, including his siblings. Bobby learns his lesson when he breaks the rules himself to save a classmate's cat name Pandora from an abandoned house. Other family members are restoring an old sailboat.
Guest stars: Shawn Sheppes as Jill, Harlen Carraher as Steve, Jon Hayes as Jon, Cindy Henderson as the young lady.
Note: Barry Williams admitted to being stoned in the scene where he is pumping up the bike tire.
087 415 "Greg Gets Grounded" Jack Arnold Elroy Schwartz January 19, 1973 089 Mike prohibits Greg from driving the family car for a week after Bobby describes his near-accident on the freeway. Greg borrows a car from his friend George Thompson to go get tickets to a rock concert before they sell out. When Greg's parents call him on it, he states that he was complying with the letter of the punishment, by not driving "the family car". Greg is grounded for 10 days, and may only go to school. Greg convinces his parents to abolish the punishment on the condition he does everything by "his exact words". They make Greg fulfill all his commitments to the letter, to teach him a lesson.
Featuring: Hope Sherwood (daughter of Sherwood Schwartz) in her final appearance as Rachel.
Guest star: Gracia Lee as Jenny Thompson.
088 416 "Amateur Nite" Jack Arnold Sam Locke & Milton Pascal January 26, 1973 092
Jan's misunderstanding of the price for the engraving of a silver platter they intend to give their parents as an anniversary gift leaves the kids scrambling for cash. To raise the funds they participate in television talent show as "The Silver Platters".Notes: Stephen Dunne's second appearance, having previously played Mark Millard on Season 2's Alice's September Song.
Guest stars: Steve Dunne as Pete Sterne, Robert Nadder as Alfred Baily, Harold Peary as Mr. Goodbody.
Featured Songs: It's a Sunshine Day and Keep On, each sung by Barry Williams, Maureen McCormick, Christopher Knight, Eve Plumb, Mike Lookinland, and Susan Olsen.
Blooper: The kids are secretly rehearsing in the garage for a singing competition. As Alice listens from outside, you can hear Marcia call Christopher Knight by his real name and not his character's name "Peter".
089 417 "Bobby's Hero" Leslie H. Martinson Michael Morris February 2, 1973 087 When the family learns that Bobby's hero is Jesse James, Mike and Carol set out to teach him the truth about the outlaw. When books and heavily-edited television movies suggest to Bobby that he was not a villain, Mike tracks down a relative of one of James' victims to share his story with Bobby. That, plus a nightmare in which Jesse James kills the Bradys during a train robbery, finally gets through to Bobby.
Guest stars: Burt Mustin as Jethroe Collins, Richard Carlyle as Mr. Hillary, Ruth Anson as Miss Perry.
Featured guest star: Gordon Devol as Jesse James.
090 418 "The Subject Was Noses" Jack Arnold Larry Rhine & Al Schwartz February 9, 1973 090 When Marcia is asked out by school hunk Doug Simpson she breaks her date with Charley, the nice but unspectacular son of a wallpaper salesman, with the excuse "something suddenly came up". When Peter's wildly thrown football causes Marcia's nose to swell and bruise ("Oh, my nose!"), Doug breaks their date with the excuse "something suddenly came up". When Marcia's nose quickly heals, Doug asks her out again. Marcia rejects him, admits to Charley what she did, and goes on the date with him. While getting Pizza Doug shows up and after some teasing goes to far he and Charley fight, leaving Doug with a swollen nose. Mike and Carol redecorate and can't decide on a wallpaper pattern for their bedroom.
Guest stars: Nicholas Hammond as Doug Simpson, Stuart Getz as Charlie, Lisa Eilbacher as Vicki.
091 419 "How to Succeed in Business?" Robert Reed Gene Thompson February 23, 1973 091 Peter gets his first job as a bicycle mechanic. His painfully slow process repairing a bicycle irritates his boss, Mr. Martinelli. Martinelli fires him for his plodding pace; he explains that Peter is "very nice" but just not "mechanically inclined". Peter keeps the truth from his family, until Carol and Mike visit the shop to purchase bicycles. They console Peter; Mike explains his firm has been fired many times by contractors and clients.
Guest star: Jay Novello as Mr. Martinelli.
092 420 "The Great Earring Caper" Leslie H. Martinson Larry Rhine & Al Schwartz March 2, 1973 088 Cindy takes a pair of earrings Carol loaned to Marcia, and loses them. Cindy enlists budding detective Peter to help find the jewelry before Marcia or Carol find out. The pressure is on when Carol wants to wear them to a costume party. When the truth comes out the family reconstructs the events before Cindy lost the earrings, and find them in the washing machine - damaged. 093 421 "You're Never Too Old" Bruce Bilson Ben Gershman & Bill Freedman March 9, 1973 093 The kids try to set up their maternal great-grandmother, Grandma Connie Hutchins, and paternal great-grandfather, Grandpa Hank Brady, after the two come for a visit. While Grandma is a real "swinger", Grandpa is a real "stick in the mud". After some problems, Grandma Hutchins finally wins over Grandpa Brady, and the two elope in Las Vegas.
Featuring: Florence Henderson in a dual role as Carol Brady and as Connie Hutchins, Robert Reed in a dual role as Mike Brady and Hank Brady.
094 422 "You Can't Win Them All" Jack Donohue Lois Hire March 16, 1973 082 Bobby and Cindy vie for a spot on a kids' television quiz show Question the Kids with host Monty Marshall. Cindy earns her spot, and gains a huge ego as a result, but she blanks when the cameras start rolling. Mike and Carol plan a dinner party which was originally going to be a barbecue, then Mexican food, then a smorgasbord, changing dates several times, without resolving a date for the party.
Guest stars: Edward Knight (father of Christopher Knight) as Monty Marshall, Harlen Carraher as Clinton contestant number one, Miyoshi Williams as Clinton contestant number two, Tracey M. Lee as Woodside contestant number one, Claudio Martinez as Woodside contestant number two, Vicki Schreck as Woodside contestant number three.
095 423 "A Room at the Top" Lloyd J. Schwartz William Raynor & Myles Wilder March 23, 1973 094 Greg and Marcia each want to convert the newly cleared attic into their own room. Greg is ultimately given the room as the oldest of the children, but relinquishes the room to Marcia after hearing her tearful pleas for privacy from her sisters. An annoyed Bobby and Peter — wanting to keep their room to themselves — conspire to frustrate Marcia enough to get her to relinquish the room. Marcia initially accuses Greg of the shenanigans, but they soon realize what's been happening. Marcia realizes she'll have her opportunity to take the room when Greg leaves for college and gives him the room.
Guest Star: Chris Beaumont as Hank.
Note: In "Our Son, the Man" in Season 2, Mike tells Carol that the attic would be suitable for Greg if only he were two and a half feet tall.
Season 5 (1973–1974)
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096 501 "Adios, Johnny Bravo" Jerry London Joanna Lee September 14, 1973 098 After the Brady kids perform a song together, slick-talking talent scout Tami Cutler wants to sign Greg to a solo recording contract and make him over into a singer named Johnny Bravo. Greg alienates his siblings in pursuing this, and upsets his parents when he announces plans to postpone college. Greg's looking forward to solo stardom, but when he discovers his recordings have been electronically "sweetened", confronts Tami. Tami and her associate admit they liked Greg only because he "fit the suit", prompting Greg to walk out.
Guest stars: Jeff Davis as Hal Barton, Claudia Jennings as Tami Cutler, Paul Cavonis as Buddy Berkman.
Note: The actors who played the public relations agent and the attorney are uncredited.
097 502 "Mail Order Hero" Bruce Bilson Martin Ragaway September 21, 1973 096 Discovering the New York Jets will be playing in town, Bobby boasts to his friends from school that he personally knows their quarterback Joe Namath. When Bobby's friends demand he back his words, Cindy secretly helps to arrange Namath's visit, by writing the star quarterback and claiming that Bobby is deathly ill. Bobby learns of Cindy's plan only when Namath comes to visit and plays along, but Mike and Carol catch on to the plan.
Special guest star: Joe Namath.
Guest stars: Tim Herbert as Herb Keller, Kerry MacLane as Eric, Larry Michaels as Burt, Eric Woods as Tom.
098 503 "Snow White and the Seven Bradys" Bruce Bilson Ben Starr September 28, 1973 095 At Cindy's behest the family and Sam put on a backyard theater production of "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" to raise funds for a retirement gift for Cindy's popular teacher Mrs. Whitfield. When it's discovered someone has already eaten the "poisoned apple", Sam and Mike, in costume, must rush to the store for more "poisoned apples". Their harried efforts are compounded when, during the time of Sam's unticketed No Parking violation out in front of the grocery store, they both learn they must have a permit to host the production. A permit is granted on short notice allowing the show to go on.
Featuring: Allan Melvin as Sam Franklin.
Special guest star: Frances Whitfield as Mrs. Whitfield.
Guest star: Elvenn Havard as the Police Officer.
Special feature: The characters in the Brady family's backyard theater production of "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" in this episode are: 'Snow White' played by Florence Henderson as Carol, 'Prince Charming' played by Robert Reed as Mike, 'Dopey' played by Allan Melvin as Sam Franklin, 'Doc' played by Barry Williams as Greg, 'Sneezy' played by Christopher Knight as Peter, 'Sleepy' played by Maureen McCormick as Marcia, 'Happy' played by Eve Plumb as Jan, 'Bashful' played by Mike Lookinland as Bobby, 'Grumpy' played by Susan Olsen as Cindy, and 'the wicked queen' played by Ann B. Davis as Alice Nelson.
099 504 "Never Too Young" Richard Michaels Larry Rhine & Al Schwartz October 5, 1973 099 When defending one of Cindy's friends at school, Bobby receives his first kiss. However, his new girlfriend Millicent warns him that she may have the mumps. Bobby is worried that he may have jeopardized the family's Roaring Twenties party by infecting everyone. It is a false alarm, and the party proceeds as planned.
Guest star: Melissa Sue Anderson as Millicent.
100 505 "Peter and the Wolf" Leslie H. Martinson Tam Spiva October 12, 1973 100 Greg's date Sandra cancels when her cousin Linda visits from out of town. Wanting to salvage the date, Greg arranges for a double date, but when no one wants to pair up with Linda, he turns to Peter, passing him off as a "friend" in his high school class named "Phil Packer". Linda and Sandra discover Greg's ruse but don't let on, and hatch a plan of revenge at a pizza parlor. Carol and Mike - on Jan's and Marcia's recommendations for great pizza - are entertaining a conservative client Juan Calderon and his wife Maria there. Linda and Sandra's revenge jeopardizes Mike's deal.
Guest Stars: Paul Fierro as Juan Calderon, Alma Beltran as Maria Calderon, Linda Gibboney as Linda, Cindi Crosby as Sandra, Ben Miller as Len.
101 506 "Getting Greg's Goat" Robert Reed Sam Locke & Milton Pascal October 19, 1973 101 Greg is involved in the heist of a rival high school's mascot: a goat named Raquel. This leads to a series of misunderstandings, most notably Mike's impression that Greg had slept with a girl in his room, and the goat wreaks havoc throughout the household. Greg is caught red-handed and ordered by the school's vice principal to write a 5,000-word essay on mascot stealing.
Guest stars: George D. Wallace as Mr. Binkley, Sandra Gould as Mrs. Gould, Selma Archerd as Selma Dengle, Margarita Cordova as the PTA mamber.
102 507 "Marcia Gets Creamed" Peter Baldwin Bill Freedman & Ben Gershman October 26, 1973 104 Marcia gets a job at a local ice cream shop. When her boss Mr. Haskell wants to start taking afternoons off, he puts Marcia in charge and also hires Peter. Peter starts goofing off so Marcia fires him, and arranges Jan as a replacement. Marcia is too busy for her boyfriend Jeff, who stops at the shop with another girl to make Marcia jealous. Marcia, angered by the stunt, squirts them with ice cream. Mr. Haskell realizes he's much happier running the shop than he is taking afternoons off, and lets Marcia go, keeping the harder working Jan. Marcia is at odds with Jan, but at least she now has plenty of time for Jeff. Peter surprises everyone by getting a new job at a pizza parlor.
Guest stars: Henry Corden as Mr. Haskell, Michael Gray as Jeff, Kimberly Beck as the young lady.
103 508 "My Brother's Keeper" Ross Bowman Michael Morris November 2, 1973 105 Bobby saves Peter from being struck by a falling ladder in their backyard. Peter, grateful to Bobby for saving his life, offers to become Bobby's "servant for life". Bobby takes advantage of the situation, forcing Peter to do all Bobby's chores. Peter soon regrets his offer, and breaks the pledge. The feud between Peter and Bobby causes Bobby to tape a line across the middle of their shared bedroom; Bobby emphasizes that the bathroom is on his side by going in and flushing the toilet. Bobby is later accidentally locked in their bedroom closet; Peter arrives and opens the door, rescuing him. To resolve the dispute, Bobby effusively praises Peter for this supposedly heroic, life saving rescue.
Note: Although the toilet is never seen in the series, it is heard to be flushed for the only time in this episode - by Bobby.
104 509 "Quarterback Sneak" Peter Baldwin Bill Freedman & Ben Gershman November 9, 1973 103 Greg's rival high school quarterback Jerry Rogers feigns interest in Marcia, but only to get the Westdale High School football team's playbook. Greg tries to warn Marcia about Jerry, and Bobby backs Greg's story when he sees Jerry try to steal the playbook. Greg devises a phony playbook and convinces Marcia to invite Jerry over. Marcia discovers his true intentions and dumps him. Mike tells Greg his deception was just as dishonest as Jerry stealing the playbook and tells him to correct things. Jerry's coach learns he stole the phony playbook and suspends him. Carol is visited by her egomaniacal high school sweetheart, Tank Gates.
Guest stars: Denny Miller as Tank Gates, Chris Beaumont as Jerry Rogers.
105 510 "Try, Try Again" George Tyne Larry Rhine & Al Schwartz November 16, 1973 106 When she finds she simply has no talent as a ballet dancer, Jan tries to find something she is good at. She tries tap dancing and acting, but fails at both. However, while "acting" as a painter, one of Jan's teachers realizes her artistic talent, and Jan finds her niche as a painter. Mike cooks a gourmet dinner for the family.
Guest stars: Judy Landon as Miss Clairette, Ruth Anson as Mrs. Ferguson, Darryl Seman as Billy Naylor.
106 511 "The Cincinnati Kids" Leslie H. Martinson Larry Rhine & Al Schwartz November 23, 1973 102 The Bradys travel to Kings Island amusement park in Mason near Cincinnati, Ohio, where Mike's company hopes to win the contract to build an addition. The hopes are jeopardized when Jan unknowingly walks off with the plans, leaving Mike with her poster of Yogi Bear. The family furiously scrambles to retrace their steps. Jan finds the sketches and the family rushes the plans to Mike and the park's board of directors before the 1 p.m. deadline.
Guest stars: Hilary Thompson as Marge, Bob Hoffman as the attendant, L. Jeffery Schwartz as the bear.
Note: The two actors who play Mr. Remington and Mr. Dempsey are uncredited.
Note: This episode was filmed on location at Kings Island amusement park in Mason near Cincinnati, Ohio.
107 512 "The Elopement" Jerry London Harry Winkler December 7, 1973 097 When Jan and Marcia overhear Alice and Sam discussing elopement, they mistakenly believe they plan to elope. The family prepares a wedding reception, while Carol begins interviewing a replacement housekeeper for Alice's honeymoon. Sam and Alice were actually discussing a cousin's elopement, and reveal the misunderstanding at the reception.
Note: At the end of the episode Alice announces to Carol and Mike that she and Sam are engaged. There was no subsequent mention of a wedding in the series.
Featuring: Allan Melvin as Sam Franklin.
Guest stars: Byron Webster as Reverend Melborne, Bella Bruck as Gladys Harris.
108 513 "Miss Popularity" Jack Donohue Martin Ragaway December 21, 1973 109 To win the title of her school's Most Popular Girl competition, Jan makes a host of promises to her friends. She wins the competition but fails to make good on the promises and becomes an insufferable snob. Realizing she is losing her friends, Jan sets out to right her wrongs. Carol and Mike try to plan a second honeymoon.
Guest stars: Jerelyn Fields as Shirley, Darryl Seman as Herman.
109 514 "Kelly's Kids" Richard Michaels Sherwood Schwartz January 4, 1974 107 A couple name Ken and Kathy, who are friends of Carol and Mike, plan to adopt a young man name Matt from a local orphanage, then by chance adopting the young man's two best friends; Dwayne who just happens to be of African American descent and Steve who just happens to be of Asian descent, much to the chagrin of the Kelly family's bigoted neighbor Mrs. Payne.
Special guest stars: Ken Berry as Ken Kelly, Brooke Bundy as Kathy Kelly, Todd Lookinland (Mike Lookinland's brother) as Matt Kelly, William Attmore II as Dwayne Kelly, Carey Wong as Steve Kelly.
Guest Stars: Jackie Joseph as Miss Phillips, Molly Dodd as Mrs. Payne.
Special note: This is the only episode other than the pilot episode, "The Honeymoon", credited to Sherwood Schwartz. It is a backdoor pilot for a planned series that was never produced. Sherwood Schwartz used the concept for Together We Stand in 1986, which would later relaunch as Nothing Is Easy in 1987.
110 515 "The Driver's Seat" Jack Arnold George Tibbles January 11, 1974 108 After a nervous non-start at her first driver's examination, Marcia gets her license on her second try, and is soon engaged in a debate with Greg over which gender has the better driving abilities. To put their argument to rest, Mike creates a driving course for them both to run. Greg gets over-anxious and loses to Marcia. Jan is nervous presenting in front of people, and Mike gives her the advice to picture them in their underwear.
Guest star: Herb Vigran as the examiner.
111 516 "Out of This World" Peter Baldwin Larry Rhine & Al Schwartz January 18, 1974 110 Bobby and Peter, on the night after meeting astronaut Brigadier General James McDivitt, are convinced they've seen a UFO hover above their backyard then disapprear, but it's only Greg playing a practical joke on them. Bobby and Peter tell the family about the "UFO", and are excited to tell everyone at school about it. Peter and Bobby complain that no one at school believes them about the "UFO" so seek proof by camping in the yard with a camera. The "UFO" reappears as they both start taking photos. Bobby later dreams about a UFO landing in the backyard with space aliens Herlo and Shim emerging and interacting with him. Mike shows the developed "UFO" photos to the Air Force who send Captain James McGregor of the local police force to investigate. Greg is forced to admit to the truth and loses use of the car for the weekend as punishment.
Guest stars: Brigadier General James McDivitt, Mario Machado, Frank Delfino as Herlo the Kaplutian, Sadie Delfino as Shim the Kaplutian, James Flavin as Captain James McGregor.
Note: Frank Delfino had previously played Mike Lookinland's 'Bobby Brady' stunt double, Sadie Delfino had previously played Susan Olsen's 'Cindy Brady' stunt double, all before both the kids grew too big. The obvious cut on Greg's lip, explained as a shaving accident in this episode, actually was the result of a traffic accident Barry Williams was involved in. Blooper: Frank Delfino, as Herlo, addresses Shim as 'Herlo' in the second dream sequence.
112 517 "Welcome Aboard" Richard Michaels Larry Rhine & Al Schwartz January 25, 1974 112 Carol's nephew, the Brady kids' cousin Oliver, the son of Pauline and Jack, comes to live with the Bradys while his parents are in South America. He nearly wears out his welcome when he is involved in a series of minor accidents in his eagerness to help out. He is convinced his presence is not jinxing the family when his presence wins them an award during a visit a movie studio, where they all appear as extras in a 1920s-style slapstick movie.
Featuring: Robbie Rist who joins the cast as Cousin Oliver.
Guest stars: John Nolan as Jim Douglas, Judd Laurance as the director, Snag Werris as the police officer, Dick Winslow as truck driver number one, and Ralph Montgomery as truck driver number two.
113 518 "Two Petes in a Pod" Richard Michaels Sam Locke & Milton Pascal February 8, 1974 111 Peter meets his exact "double" Arthur at school after making a date with a girl named Michelle. When Arthur makes a date with Pamela, a niece of Mike's boss Ed Phillips, while masquerading as Peter, Peter must enlist Arthur's help to avoid breaking either date. Carol and Mike catch on, but Pamela is actually attracted to Arthur, and Michelle is finally attracted to Peter.
Featuring: Christopher Knight in a dual role of Peter Brady and Arthur Owens, Robbie Rist as Cousin Oliver.
Guest stars: Denise Nickerson as Pamela, Kathy O'Dare as Michelle.
114 519 "Top Secret" Bernard Wiesen Howard Ostroff February 15, 1974 115 Bobby and Oliver jump to all sorts of conclusions when Mike is visited by Fred Sanders an FBI agent (to get security clearances for a government project), and subsequently is asked to help Sam with a "top secret" project to expand his store. The boys believe Sam is passing information to the Russians when they see him conferring with his landlord, Mr. Gronsky, about the project, and lock Sam and Gronsky in the meat locker. Mike is able to free the two and everything is cleared up. Meanwhile Sam's request of Mike to draw plans for a "top secret" project lead Alice, Carol, Marcia, Jan and Cindy to assume that he is about to ask Alice to marry him, and that Mike is designing a home for them.
Featuring: Allan Melvin in his final appearance as Sam Franklin, Robbie Rist as Cousin Oliver.
Guest stars: Lew Palter as Mr. Gronsky, Don Fenwick as Fred Sanders.
115 520 "The Snooperstar" Bruce Bilson Harry Winkler February 22, 1974 113 To teach Cindy a lesson in reading her diary without permission, Marcia creates fake entries, with some help from Jan, about a Hollywood agent planning to discover Cindy and make her into the next Shirley Temple. Cindy becomes convinced that Mike's fussy client Penelope Fletcher is the talent scout, and Marcia can't talk Cindy out of this notion. Cindy shocks Mike with her impromptu Shirley Temple performance for Penelope, but Penelope is charmed by the act, ensuring that he will get the contract.
Featuring: Robbie Rist as Cousin Oliver.
Special guest star: Natalie Schafer as Penelope Fletcher.
Note: Susan Olsen hated this episode.
116 521 "The Hustler" Michael Kane Bill Freedman & Ben Gershman March 1, 1974 114 The Bradys receive a pool table as a thank you gift from Mike's boss, and Bobby quickly becomes a billiards expert. Bobby shows off his skills during Mike and Carol's cocktail party, soundly beating Mike's boss. The Bradys decide that, as nice as the gift is, they have no room for the pool table and give it to charity.
Featuring: Robbie Rist as Cousin Oliver.
Special guest star: Jim Backus as Harry Matthews.
Guest stars: Dorothy Shea as Francis Matthews, Jason Dunn as Hank Thompson, Susan Quick as Gloria Thompson, Charles Stewart as Joe Sinclair, Grayce Spence as Muriel Sinclair, Leonard Bremen as delivery courier number one.
Note: The delivery drivers who appear in the opening scene are uncredited.
117 522 "The Hair-Brained Scheme" Jack Arnold Charles Stewart March 8, 1974 116 Bobby is convinced he can get rich by selling Neat & Natural Hair Tonic. Bobby sells Greg a container which turns Grag's hair bright orange on the eve of his high school commencement. Greg is forced to go to the beauty parlor and dye his hair back before going to graduation.
Featuring: Robbie Rist as Cousin Oliver.
Guest stars: Hope Sherwood (Sherwood Schwartz's daughter) as Gretchen, Barbara Bernstein (Florence Henderson's daughter) as Suzanne.
Note: Robert Reed does not appear in this episode, due to dispute over the story involving the non-FDA approved bottle of hair tonic, which he thought was inane slapstick. After Reed wrote a large memo to the staff and Paramount, Sherwood Schwartz wrote him out of the episode.
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