The Brady Bunch Episode Index: Third Season


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THIRD SEASON: 1971-72

49. "Ghost Town U.S.A."

50. "Grand Canyon or Bust"

51. "The Brady Braves"

52. "Juliet is the Sun"

53. "The Wheeler-Dealer"

54. "The Personality Kid"

55. "Her Sister's Shadow"

56. "The Teeter-Totter Caper"

57. "My Sister Benedict Arnold"

58. "The Private Ear"

59. "And Now a Word from Our Sponsor"

60. "Click"

61. "The Not-So-Rose-Colored Glasses"

62. "Big Little Man"

63. "Getting Davy Jones"

64. "Dough Re Mi"

65. "The Big Bet"

66. "Jan's Aunt Jenny"

67. "Cindy Brady, Lady"

68. "The Power of the Press"

69. "Sergeant Emma"

70. "The Fender Benders"

71. "My Fair Opponent"


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49. "Ghost Town U.S.A."

Original airdate: September 17, 1971
Directed by Oscar Rudolph
Written by Howard Leeds

Paramount Television's "The Brady Bunch" begins a three-part adventure in the episode titled "Ghost Town U.S.A.," filmed on location at the Grand Canyon.

The Bradys camp in an old deserted mining town after getting a late start on their vacation. There they meet Zaccariah T. Brown, a grizzled prospector, who suspects they have come to jump his new gold claim.

GUEST CAST
Hoke Howell (Gas Station Attendant)
Jim Backus (Zaccariah)

OTHER LINKS
Bessie
Cactus Creek
Great Stagecoach Robbery, The
"Row, Row, Row Your Boat"

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50. "Grand Canyon or Bust

Original airdate: September 24, 1971
Directed by Oscar Rudolph
Written by Tam Spiva

The Bradys break out of the ghost town jail prospector Zaccariah T. Brown locked them in in "Grand Canyon or Bust," the second segment of the three-parter on the family's vacation, on Paramount Television's "The Brady Bunch."

Mike and family manage to get the cell key Zaccariah left behind, then discover the prospector has taken their station wagon and trailer.

GUEST CAST
Jim Backus (Zaccariah)
Michele Campo ( Jimmy)

OTHER LINKS
Cactus Creek
Grand Canyon
Hopi
"My Darling Clementine"
yataha
Yataha Flats

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51. "The Brady Braves"

Original airdate: October 1, 1971
Directed by Oscar Rudolph
Written by Tam Spiva

Cindy and Bobby are aided by and Indian boy, Jimmy Pakaya, when they become lost at the bottom of the Grand Canyon in "The Brady Braves," the third segment of a three-part episode of Paramount Television's "The Brady Bunch."

Jimmy helps Cindy and Bobby find their way back to camp and the youngsters promise to bring him food when they learn the Indian boy is running away from his grandfather, Chief Dan Eagle Cloud.

GUEST CAST
Jay Silverheels (Chief Eagle Cloud)
Michele Campo (Jimmy)

OTHER LINKS
"Big Eagle of Large Nest"
"Brady Braves, The"
"Dove of Morning Light"
"Down in the Valley"
"Home on the Range"
"Little Bear Who Loses Way"
"Middle Buffalo"
"Sleeping Lizard"
"Squaw in Waiting"
"Stalking Wolf"
"Wandering Blossom"
"Willow Dancing in Wind"
"Yellow Flower With Many Petals"

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52. "Juliet is the Sun"

Original airdate: October 29, 1971
Directed by Jack Arnold
Written by Brad Radnitz

Marcia's being cast in a school production of "Romeo and Juliet" gives her a swollen ego in "Juliet is the Sun" on Paramount Television's "The Brady Bunch."

The other members of the family regret convincing her to take the role when she considered turning it down.

GUEST CAST
Lois Newman (Miss Goodwin)
Randy Case (Harold)

OTHER LINKS
"Capulet, Juliet"
"Capulet, Lady"
Leeds, Lloyd
"Montague, Romeo"
"Palace Guards"
Play Committee
Rudiments of Baseball
Schultz, Mr.
Schultz's Delicatessen
Tina

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53. "The Wheeler-Dealer"

Original airdate: October 8, 1971
Directed by Jack Arnold
Written by Bill Freedman and Ben Gershman

Greg is stuck with a clunker when he buys his first car on his own in "The Wheeler-Dealer" on Paramount Television's "The Brady Bunch."

Eddie convinces Greg that the old convertible he is trying to get rid of will be easy to fix up. As Greg drives it home he comes to realize that he may have bought a lemon.

GUEST CAST
Charlie Martin Smith (Ronnie)
Chris Beaumont (Eddie)

OTHER LINKS
Car Sport
"caveat emptor"
No. 18
Fifth Street
No. 56
"FOR SALE - LIKE NEW"
Oak Street
Second Street
No. 2

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54. "The Personality Kid"

Original airdate: October 22, 1971
Directed by Oscar Rudolph
Written by Ben Starr

Peter's wallflower status at a friend's party convince him he needs a new image in "The Personality Kid" on Paramount Television's "The Brady Bunch."

To change his zero personality he starts imitating movie stars, then throws a party to unveil the new Peter Brady.

GUEST CAST
Jay Kocen (
Boy #1)
Karen Peters ( Susie)
Margie DeMeyer (Judy)
Monica Ramirez (Kyle)
Pierre A. Williams (Boy #2)
Sheri Cowart (Kathy)

OTHER LINKS
Barnaby, Miss
Bogart, Humphrey
"Clarette"
"Donald"
Home Safety Drive
Invasion of the Potato People, The
Jane
"Joe"
Peggy
"porkchops and applesauce"

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55. "Her Sister's Shadow"

Original airdate: November 19, 1971
Directed by Russ Mayberry
Written by Al Schwartz and Phil Leslie from a story by Al Schwartz and Ray Singer

Jan is determined to establish her own identity because her teachers are constantly praising Marcia to her in "Her Sister's Shadow" on Paramount Television's "The Brady Bunch."

To prove she has ability of her own, Jan goes out for pom-pom girl but fails to be picked.

GUEST CAST
Gwen Van Dam (Mrs. Watson)
Julie Reese (Katy)
Lindsay Workman (Principal)
Nancy Gillette (Pom-Pom Girl)
Peggy Doyle (Teacher)

OTHER LINKS

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56. "The Teeter-Totter Caper"

Original airdate: December 31, 1971
Directed by Russ Mayberry
Written by Joel Kane and Jack Lloyd

Bobby and Cindy try to prove their importance by setting a world record in "The Teeter-Totter Caper" on Paramount Television's "The Brady Bunch."

The youngest Bradys, tired of being told they cannot participate because of their age, decide to try to set a new teeter-totter record when they see two college boys attempt it on television.

GUEST CAST
Dick Winslow (
Winters)

OTHER LINKS
Farrowville
Gertrude
"Gondola Gourmet, The"
Kartoon King
"Mayor Seeks Budget Boost / Board To Speak"
Nelson, Ralph
Rudolph, Alan

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57. "My Sister Benedict Arnold"

Original airdate: October 15, 1971
Directed by Hal Cooper
Written by Elroy Schwartz

Greg feuds with Marcia when she dates his No. 1 school rival in the "My Sister Benedict Arnold" segment of Paramount Television's "The Brady Bunch."

Warren Mulaney beats Greg out for the basketball team and then asks Marcia out for pizza. Marcia isn't too impressed with Warren after the date, but continues to see him when Greg orders her not to.

GUEST CAST
Gary Rist (Warren Mulaney)
Sheri Cowart (Kathy)

OTHER LINKS
"BRADY BOOTH"
Martha
"Miss Rah-Rah"
"Nosybodies, The"
Student Council

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58. "The Private Ear"

Original airdate: November 12, 1971
Directed by Hal Cooper
Written by Michael Morris

Peter uses his dad's tape recorder to eavesdrop on his brothers' and sisters' conversatiions on Paramount Television's "The Brady Bunch."

In "The Private Ear," Peter enjoys dropping comments about secret conversations which cause family suspicion and feuding. Marcia and Greg discover the tape recorder and plan their revenge.

OTHER LINKS

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59. "And Now a Word from Our Sponsor"

Original airdate: November 5, 1971
Directed by Peter Baldwin
Written by Albert E. Lewin

The Brady family is "discovered" and asked to do a commercial on Paramount Television's "The Brady Bunch."

In "And Now a Word from Our Sponsor," Skip Farnum sees the Bradys coming out of a supermarket and decides that they are ideal for his soap commercial. Mike is skeptical and checks on Farnum only to find out that the offer is legitimate.

GUEST CAST
Art Lewis (Felder)
Bonnie Boland (Myrna)
Lennie Bremen (Truck Driver)
Paul Winchell (Skip Farnum)

OTHER LINKS
Best
Champ the Dirt Fighter
Clear & Bright
Help
Janice
"Pussycat Alice"
Safe
Skip Farnum Film Enterprises
Victor's Liquor

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60. "Click"

Original airdate: November 26, 1971
Directed by Oscar Rudolph
Written by Tom and Helen August

Carol and Mike are on opposing sides when Greg wants to go out for the high school football team in "Click" on Paramount Television's "The Brady Bunch."

After Mike talks Carol into allowing Greg to play in spite of her fears for his safety, he cracks a rib in practice.

GUEST CAST
Bart LaRue (
Coach)
Elvera Roussel (Linette Carter)

OTHER LINKS
Martha

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61. "The Not-So-Rose-Colored Glasses"

Original airdate: December 24, 1971
Directed by Leslie H. Martinson
Written by Bruce Howard

Mike attempts to surprise Carol with a photograph of the children for their anniversary in "The Not-So-Rose-Colored Glasses" on Paramount Television's "The Brady Bunch."

Alice fakes a toothache to get Carol to take her to the dentist so Mike can have the picture taken. Then Jan accidentally destroys the print and the negative is lost.

GUEST CAST
Robert Nadder (Mr. Gaylord)

OTHER LINKS

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62. "Big Little Man"

Original airdate: January 7, 1972
Directed by Robert Reed
Written by Skip Webster

Bobby Brady tries to prove to his family that he is a lot bigger than his size in "Big Little Man" on Paramount Television's "The Brady Bunch."

Annoyed at being so small, Bobby tries exercises to make himself taller. When that doesn't work, he decides to become a mental giant.

GUEST CAST
Allan Melvin (
Sam)

OTHER LINKS
Destruction Derby
Eddie
Elm
Huxley, Tommy
"Peewee"
Phil
Sam's Butcher Shop
"Shrimpo"
Siegel, Mrs.

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63. "Getting Davy Jones"

Original airdate: December 10, 1971
Directed by Oscar Rudolph
Written by Phil Leslie and Al Schwartz

Singer Davy Jones guest stars as himself in "Getting Davy Jones" on Paramount Television's "The Brady Bunch."

Marcia, president of the Davy Jones fan club at school, rashly promises to get him to appear at the prom when she doesn't even know how to get in touch with him.

GUEST CAST
Britt Leach (Manager)
David Jones (Himself)
Kimberly Beck (Laura)
Marcia Wallace (Mrs. Robbins)
Tina Andrews (Doreen)
Whitney Rydbeck (Page)

OTHER LINKS

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64. "Dough Re Mi"

Original airdate: January 14, 1972
Directed by Allen Baron
Written by Ben Starr

Greg dreams of getting rich with a song he wrote, but needs $150 to pay for the recording session on Paramount Television's "The Brady Bunch."

In "Dough Re Mi," Peter suggests that the six Brady children do the vocal since family groups are so successful, and that they share the costs. The plan goes sour when Peter's voice changes and they can't reset the recording date. In the episode the Brady Bunch kids sing two original songs, "Time to Change" and "We Can Make the World a Whole Lot Brighter."

GUEST CAST
John Wheeler (Mr. Dimsdale)

OTHER LINKS
Brady Six, The
Dimsdale, Johnny
Mercola Building

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65. "The Big Bet"

Original airdate: January 28, 1972
Directed by Earl Bellamy
Written by Elroy Schwartz

Bobby and Greg make a bet with the loser having to do everything the winner says for a week in "The Big Bet" episode of Paramount Television's "The Brady Bunch."

Greg claims that he can do twice as many chin-ups as his younger brother. Hurt and angry, Bobby forces Greg into a bet to prove his boast. Bobby starts exercising to increase his stamina while Greg ignores the contest.

GUEST CAST
Hope Sherwood (Rachel)

OTHER LINKS

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66. "Jan's Aunt Jenny"

Original airdate: January 21, 1972
Directed by Hal Cooper
Written by Michael Morris

Imogene Coca guest stars in the "Jan's Aunt Jenny" episode of Paramount Television's "The Brady Bunch."

Jan finds a picture of her Aunt Jenny when she was the same age and they are lookalikes. She is excited to discover how she will look when she grows up until she sees a picture of her Aunt Jenny as an adult.

GUEST CAST
Imogene Coca (Aunt Jenny)

OTHER LINKS
Chamberlain, Wilt
Fleming, Peggy
Gandhi, Indira
Goodwill Industries
Hazel
Hillary, Sir Edmund
Hirohito
Houdini, Harry
Khrushchev, Nina
Killy, Jean-Claude
Lester
Meir, Golda
Newman, Paul
Onassis, Aristotle and Jacqueline
Pietro
Pompidou, Georges
Salvation Army, The
Stevie

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67. "Cindy Brady, Lady"

Original airdate: February 18, 1972
Directed by Hal Cooper
Written by Al Schwartz and Larry Rhine

Cindy is suffering the pangs of being the youngest in the family until she discovers a secret admirer in the "Cindy Brady, Lady" episode of Paramount Television's "The Brady Bunch."

She is delighted at first about the daily gifts and notes from a boy who signs them "Your secret admirer," but becomes unhappy because she doesn't know who it is and she wants to meet him.

GUEST CAST
Eric Shea (
Tommy Jamison)

OTHER LINKS
Alice in Wonderland
"Exotic Miss, The"
Farewell to Arms, A
Jerry
New Feature
"OBEY YOUR CROSSING GUARD"
"Sugar"
Williams, Doug
"Wizard of Oz, The"

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68. "The Power of the Press"

Original airdate: February 4, 1972
Directed by Jack Arnold
Written by Ben Gershman and Bill Freedman

Peter finds the column he is writing for the school newspaper a profitable venture in "Power of the Press" on Paramount Television's "The Brady Bunch."

Peter is popular with his classmates when they find their names in his column. With a "D" in science, he decides to improve his grade by flattering his rather dull teacher.

GUEST CAST
Angela Satterwhite (
Diane)
Bobby Rhia (Harvey)
Jennifer Reilly (Iris)
Milton Parsons (Mr. Price)

OTHER LINKS
Crocker, Mrs.
Eddie
Fashions
Jamboree Night
Meredith, Mrs.
Saunders, Mrs.
"Sourpuss, Mr."
Whole Truth, The

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69. "Sergeant Emma"

Original airdate: February 11, 1972
Directed by Jack Arnold
Written by Harry Winkler

Ann B. Davis, who plays Alice, the housekeeper, on Paramount Television's "The Brady Bunch," doubles as her cousin Emma in the "Sergeant Emma" segment of the popular comedy series.

Emma, an ex-WAC, fills in for her cousin during her vacation and starts the Bradys on a rigid schedule -- 6 a.m. reveille, exercise and white-glove inspections. By mid-week, the family is hoping Alice will end her vacation early.

OTHER LINKS
"As the Caissons Go Rolling Along"
Benji
Gen. Haggerty Award
Goliath
June Street
"Make Your Barracks Beautiful"
200 DIR

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70. "The Fender Benders"

Original airdate: March 10, 1972
Directed by Allen Baron
Written by David P. Harmon

Carol's minor accident in a parking lot turns into a court case in "The Fender benders" on Paramount Television's "The Brady Bunch."

Immediately after the collision both Harry Duggan and Carol agree to pay their own damages. Later that evening, however, Mr. Duggan visits the Bradys and claims it was Carol's fault and says he will take her to court if she doesn't pay to have his car fixed.

GUEST CAST
Jackie Coogan (Harry Duggan)
Robert Emhardt (Judge)

OTHER LINKS
"Bold Ones, The"
Duggan v. Brady
"JUSTICE FOR ALL"
"Owen Marshall, Counselor at Law"
"Perry Mason"

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71. "My Fair Opponent"

Original airdate: March 3, 1972
Directed by Peter Baldwin
Written by Bernie Kahn

Marcia plays Pygmalion to the dumpiest girl in her class in "My Fair Opponent" on Paramount Television's "The Brady Bunch."

When Molly Webber is nominated as hostess of Banquet Night at school as a joke, Marcia sets out to help her win before discovering that she will be running against her.

GUEST CAST
Debi Storm (Molly Webber)
Lindsay Workman (Mr. Watkins)
Suzanne Roth (Suzanne)
William Wellman Jr. (The Astronaut)

OTHER LINKS
Graduation Exercise Committee
Hobart, Patty
"Prof. Marcia Higgins"
Readers and Writers Club
Sally
Yearbook Committee

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