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49)Ghost Town, USA-The
Brady vacation starts with a visit to a ghost town where an old settler, Zachariah Brown,
locks them in jail.
- Neat-O Moment: Seeing out the dinning room
- Most Wholesome Moment: The Bradys singing in
the car, 'Row your boat' in the round.
- Best Line: "Mike do something!"
-Carol, right after Mr. Brown locks them in the jail.
- Theme: Vacation
50)Grand Canyon or
Bust-The Brady's finally get to the bottom of the Grand canyon where Bobby and
Cindy get lost.
- Funniest Line: "I'd dance like that too
if I were barefoot on a hot rock." -Alice (about the dancing Indians)
- Most Wholesome Moment: Bobby comforting Cindy
after they get lost.
- Best Line: "Gee an Indian boy!"
- Brady Commentary: Why didn't Mike and Peter
ride the mule to get help instead of walking?
- Theme: Vacation
51)The Brady Braves-Bobby
and Cindy help an Indian boy who has run away, when he returns to his family they make the
Bradys members of their tribe.
- Most Wholesome Moments: Carol hugging Bobby
and Cindy, and the family campfire sing-a-long.
- # of Mike Lectures: 1 (to the Indian boy)
- Best Line: "I think we'll all have a
groovy time." -Mike
- Theme: Young vs. Old and Vacation
- Brady Commentary: These 3 episodes epitomize
the perfect American vacation. The Brady kids don't fight in the car, they sing. The
Bradys don't eat fast food, they take their maid along with a stove so she can cook. Once
again the Bradys are the ideal that real families aspire to be.
52)Juliet is The Sun-When
Marcia gets the lead in the school play she thinks she's not good enough to play Juliet,
but after her family convinces her she is, her head swells so much it gets her thrown
out of the play.
- # of Times Someone Says Groovy: 8
- # of Carol Lectures: 1 (to Marcia)
- Best Line: "You know she's groovy and I
know she's groovy, but she doesn't know she's groovy" -Alice
- Theme: Big Head Syndrome
- Moral: Believe in Yourself (but not too much)
is coned into buying a lemon of a car and after he fails at fixing it up, he tries the
same con to sell it to someone else.
- # of Mike Lectures: 1 (to Greg)
- Best line: "Them who don't look,
sometimes get took." -Mike
- Most Wholesome Moment: Greg's siblings
helping him fix up his car.
- Moral: Buyer beware.
Kid-Peter's convinced he lacks personality and tries to make up one until during
his own party he discovers the chicks dig him.
- Best Line: "Pork
chops and applesauce." -Peter
- Tearjerker Moment: Peter sitting by himself
at his party.
- Most Unwholesome Moment: Mike yelling at
Peter to stop feeling sorry for himself and that if he didn't like his personality then he
should change it.
- Moral: "If you aren't careful what you
say you can really hurt someone's feelings." -Greg
- Brady Commentary: Why didn't Mike and Carol
make the moral of this episode 'be yourself' instead of 'change your personality because
others don't like it' ?
Shadow-Marcia and her awards get to Jan after she can't seem to win at anything
until her essay wins a contest at school.
- Best Line: "Marcia,
Marcia, Marcia!" -Jan
- Most Wholesome Moment: Marcia offering that
if it would make Jan feel better she would "gladly give back all my awards".
What a Kiss-Ass.
- Tearjerker Moments: Jan not getting picked
for pom poms and when she confesses about the mistake in the scoring of her essay.
- Worst Line: "Well Jan sometimes when we
lose, we win." -Carol
- Brady Commentary: Poor Jan, Marcia's
influence has driven her to hear voices. At least Marcia's behavior towards Jan has
improved since episode #42 and she actually tells Jan she supports her in her quest to be
a pom pom girl, although perhaps she's just setting her up for a bigger fall by convincing
her she has a chance at being Ms. pom pom (the head pom pom girl).
- Moral: "Find out what you do best and do
your best with it." Carol
Caper-Bobby and Cindy attempt to set a teeter-totter record after being made to
feel little kids can't do anything important.
- Cindy Cuteness Factor: +6
- Best Lines: responding to Bobby and Cindy
telling them they were about to set a record "Have fun kids." -Mike "Sure
kids, have fun." -Carol
- Funniest Line: Jan- "Don't you ever want
to get married." Greg- "Sure, when I've got nothing else to live for."
- Moral: Even little kids can do something
- Theme: Young vs. Old (what
Benedict Arnold-Marcia goes out with Warren who beat Greg out for a team at
school, Greg retaliates by dating a cheerleading rival of Marcia's.
- # of Mike and Carol Lectures: 2 (1 to Greg, 1
to Marcia and Greg)
- Best Line: "FF-FIL-LL-LMO-OO-ORE
Filmore Jr. High!!" -Cathy
- Neat-O Moment: The kids trying to peer in at
the fighting Greg and Marcia through the glassless patio doors.
- Brady Commentary: Most parents won't do
anything to help out the local school but the Bradys build an actual dunking booth. How
cool is that?
- Moral: Revenge is a selfish thing.
58)The Private Ear-When
Peter's siblings find out he's been recording their conversations, they teach him a lesson
by planting a phony message about a surprise party for him.
- Best Line: (after Jan asks who Marcia thinks
Jan told her secret to) "You know who and you know what and about you know whom. Now
it'll be all over you know where and I'll die of humiliation." -Marcia
- # of Mike Lectures: 1 (to Peter)
- # of Family Meetings:1 (for Peter to
apologize to his siblings)
- Moral: Don't eavesdrop.
- Brady Commentary: Finally justice for Peter
missing his camping trip in episode #31. He not only doesn't get punished but by his
parents buying him presents, especially a tape recorder, it's like they reward his
59)And Now a Word
From Our Sponsor-The Brady's are chosen to star in a t.v. commercial and get an
acting coach to help them prepare, but only after having a contest to make sure the new
soap is better than their old one.
- Best Line: "What happens when you put a
camera on a bunch of squares? They flip out." -Skip
- Wholesome Moment: Hands down, the Bradys not
wanting to do the commercial because they didn't use that brand of soap.
- Moral: Don't
Carols wishes Greg plays football and when he gets hurt she doesn't let him continue. He
pursues his photography hobby and takes a crucial photo of a disputed play.
- Neat-O Moment: Seeing that cool old football
- Most Wholesome Moment: Carol being so overly
concerned about Greg.
- Best Line: "First string, far out!"
-Greg (to his coach when he makes first string)
- # of Mike Lectures: 1 (to Greg)
- Moral: There is more to being part of a team
than just playing in the game.
Colored Glasses-When Jan avoids wearing her new glasses she accidentally destroys
the new family portrait and she must scramble to assemble the kids and get a new one taken
before Mike can find out.
- Best Line: "Glasses,
oh mom no, not glasses!" -Carol
- Funniest Line: "Jan...
Jan... Jan! Lookout!" -Greg
- Most Wholesome Moment: Jan selling her bike
to pay for the picture.
- Moral: What you wear (glasses) won't make any
difference to your real friends.
- Brady Commentary: This moral conflicts with
episode #38 where what Jan wore made all the difference, poor Jan. As if she didn't have
enough to deal with now she has to wear glasses.
62)Big Little Man-
Bobby frets over his size and tries to make himself grow, but he realizes being small has
it's good side when he saves Greg and himself from being locked in Sam's met locker.
- Tearjerker Moment: Bobby crying on the bed.
- Best Line: "Hey Shrimpo!" -Sam
- Funniest Line: "Boy, that's an awful
cold dime." -Bobby
- Moral: Don't sell yourself short.
- Brady Commentary: Bobby has the fastest
disappearing black eye in history.
Jones-Marcia promises she can get Davy Jones to sing at her school then finds he's
not as easy to reach as she thought until he tracks her down after overhearing her
with his manager.
- # of Mike Lectures: 1 (to Marcia)
- Best Line: "My knees didn't get
anywhere near Davy Jones." -Marcia
- Funniest Line: "How
about the flip side?" -Davy
- Moral: Don't promise things unless your sure
you can deliver.
- Brady Commentary: Could Marcia get any more
special treatment? Mike and Carol were so out of control they were prepared to rent a room
at a hotel to help Marcia see Davy Jones.
64)Dough Re Me-Greg
writes a song and the kids form a group to record it, but when Peter hits puberty and his
voice begins to change they must decide if they should record the song without him.
- Neat-O Moment: The first on screen use of the
back porch grill and the singing Bradys.
- # of Kid's Meetings: 1(to discus Peter's
future with the group)
- Best Line: "Money
and fame are very important things, but sometimes there are other things that are more
important, like people." -Carol
- Moral: Don't lose sight of what's really
important in life.
65)The Big Bet-When
Bobby wins a chin-ups contest with Greg he takes his power too far when he forces Greg to
take Bobby along on his date.
- Best Line: "You welcher, I'm gonna go
tell mom and dad!" -Bobby
- # of Mike Lectures: 2 (one to Greg, one to
- Theme: Young vs. Old
- Moral: No bet is a sure thing and don't take
advantage of someone if you win.
- Brady Commentary: Oh Mike and Carol why
didn't you stop this whole betting thing before it even got started? Instead you conducted
your own bet. Even though Bobby says he'll "never bet on anything again" he
obviously doesn't learn his lesson, and neither does Greg as future episodes will show.
66)Jan's Aunt Jenny-Jan
freaks when she thinks she may grow up to look like her ugly aunt Jenny until her aunt
visits and she realizes how neat she is and how little looks matter.
- Neat-O Moment: Dinner on the floor of the
Brady living room.
- Best Line: "I think aunt Jenny is the
most wonderful woman I ever met and I'm gonna grow up to look just like her." -Jan
- Most Wholesome Moment: Marcia trying to cheer
- Moral: You don't have to be beautiful to be
an interesting person.
67)Cindy Brady Lady-Cindy
feels left out of her sister's discussions on boys so Bobby makes her up a secret admirer.
When he bribes a friend to do it Cindy nearly scares him off by pretending to be mature.
- Neat-O Moments: Seeing Cindy with her hair
down. The first appearance of Mike's watch worn over his clothing. Tommy
is played by Christopher Shea who was the voice of Linus in the Charlie
- Best Line: "When I think of your face
and awful cute dimples, from head to toe I get goose pimples." -Bobby
- Most Wholesome Moment: All the boys trying to
make Cindy feel better by trying to take her on dates or giving her an admirer.
- Cindy Cuteness Factor: +4
- Moral: Act your age.
- Brady Commentary: Why do Mike and Carol act
as if Bobby were in trouble at the end of this episode? Why was it wrong for him to try to
make his sister feel better?
68)The Power Of The
Press-Peter tries to get a bad grade changed by writing nice things in his school
paper about the teacher who gave it to him.
- Best Line: "A 'D' a big fat 'D'."
- # of Mike Lectures: 1 (to Peter)
- Funniest Line: "Chlorophyll is a Greek
word, chloro- means green, and I guess -phyll is the guy who discovered it." -Marcia
(imitating Mr. Price)
- Moral: Don't use flattery to get what you
Alice goes on vacation she gets her sergeant cousin to take over. The Brady's soon revolt and
scheme to find a way to get rid of her and the military rules she forces
- Neat-O Moments: Alice and Emma in the first
use of the Brady split screen effect.
- Best Line: "Hut two, hut four, I don't
like this anymore" -Carol
- # of Kids Meetings: 1
- Most Wholesome Moment: The whole family
- Moral: Don't hurt other peoples' feelings.
Benders-Carol gets in an accident and must prove in court that it wasn't her
- Most Sexist Line: "You know how women
drivers are Your Honor." -Mr. Dugan
- Best Line (and comeback): "I am not
- Most Wholesome Moment: Mike and Carol wanting
to pay Mr. Dugan just so Bobby and Cindy wouldn't have to testify.
- Moral: The truth shall set you free.
71)My Fair Opponent-
makes over a wallflower and then ends up competing against her and the girls new ego for
- Neat-O Moment: Marcia in her Banquet Night
dress, the ugliest dress ever on the show.
- Best Line: "You look great, not at all
like you." -Peter to Molly
- Moral: Get involved. If you don't like
something change it.
- Theme: Big Head Syndrome (Molly's)
- Brady Commentary: Again the emphasis is on
looks. Are we to believe Molly is now a better person simply because she wears contacts
and groovy clothes.
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