The Brady Bunch

A Fistful of Reasons

Season 2, Ep 8, Aired 11/13/70
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  • Episode Description
  • Cindy comes home in tears after a bully, Buddy Hinton begins picking on her because of her lisp. One afternoon, Peter encounters Buddy teasing Cindy and defends her, but gets a black eye in the process. After, Mike and Carol try to reason with Buddy's parents but get nowhere, Peter goes into training, so he can defend himself, if Buddy picks a fight.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Florence Henderson

    Carol Brady

  • Ann B. Davis

    Alice Nelson

  • Maureen McCormick

    Marcia Brady

  • Susan Olsen

    Cynthia "Cindy" Brady

  • Barry Williams

    Greg Brady

  • Fan Reviews (3)
  • Heartbreaking for me

    By ktfahel, May 28, 2012

  • Baby Talk, Baby Talk...

    By calicow, Jul 10, 2006

  • A really good episode.

    By Kahlan14, Aug 01, 2005

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (2)

    • Carol: So you want Peter and Buddy to fight? Mike: No, I don't want them to fight. I'm just saying that if Buddy throws a punch, Peter doesn't have to just stand there like a sitting duck. Carol: Stand there like a sitting duck?

    • Buddy Hinton: Baby talk, baby talk, it's a wonder you can walk.

    Notes (5)

    • Peter is right handed, but when he hits Buddy he hits him with his left hand.

    • When Carol mentions she was from Swampscott, Massachusetts. Florence Henderson was really born in Dale, Indiana.

    • When Mike teaches Peter to fight. This was the same techniques that Rocky did in the Rocky films.

    • Eve Plumb does not appear in this episode.

    • This episode makes the poignant obsevation that school bullies are usually the product of homes with big bullies. This after both Mike and Carol make separate attempts to speak with Buddy's parents on the matter and get nowhere (Mr. Hinton is a big bully, while Mrs. Hinton basically says nothing).

    Trivia (2)

    • The word "shutup" is used in the episode. It is said by Mike, Carol and Buddy Hinton.

    • Carol says she is from Swampscott, Massachusetts

    Allusions (1)

    • The name of this episode parodies the name of the Clint Eastwood movie "A Fistful Of Dollars".

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