The Brady Bunch Hour

Season 1 Episode 5

Episode 4

Aired Unknown Mar 21, 1977 on ABC
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Episode 4
Opening number, "Toot Toot Tootsie" (Kahn/Erdman/Russo/Fiorito) (all) The Bradys discuss whether they're any better than average and whether Mike can even sing. (Commercial break) Merrill introduces a mystery guest. It's Charo. Merrill tells her he had Spanish ancestors, but they were travel agents. Charo is soon infuriated. Dissolve to: Charo plays "Malaguena" (Banks/Lecuona) on the guitar. Dissolve to: Marcia protests the treatment of Mike in the opening. She introduces this sketch: Carol rehearses singing while the kids rehearse a dance number. Mike comes home. They discuss their various talents. Merrill shows up singing. Carol tells him to butt out. Mike says he hired Merrill to help him with his singing. No one in the family will help Mike. (Commercial break) Mike is on the soundstage practicing guitar. Charo enters and complains about being misunderstood by English speakers. Mike shows her his guitar work. She thinks it's a joke. She offers to help. They try "I've Grown Accustomed to Her Face." Carol and Mr. Merrill peek around a piece of scenery and spy Charo with her arms around Mike, Carol is very upset and jealous. Dissolve to: Musical number, "Sorry Seems to be the Hardest Word" (Taupin/John) (Carol) (Commercial break) Marcia does the bumper. (Commercial break) Bobby and Cindy introduce the following sketch: Carol and Alice are resentful of Charo's involvement. The kids are surprised to learn Mike's fraternizing with Charo. Charo and Mike show up. Dinner is particularly uncomfortable. Carol tells Charo she's not a jealous wife, but threatens mayhem anyhow. Mike says they'd better cancel their duet. Mike and Carol discuss the situation. Dissolve to: Musical number, "I've Grown Accustomed to Her Face" (Lerner/Loewe) (Mike) (Commercial break) Musical number, "Strike Up the Band" (Gershwin/Gershwin), "Seventy-Six Trombones" (Wilson) (Mike, Carol, Greg, Marcia, Peter) Dissolve to: Carol narrates "Cindy Ella," a sketch starring Charo with Merrill as one of her ugly stepsisters. Other Bradys also play in this parody of "Cinderella." Dissolve to: Fearing Greg's moves, Peter whines at Greg but is pushed into the pool anyway. Greg then introduces the Hudson Brothers. Musical number, "Disco Queen" (Hudson Brothers) (Commercial break) The Bradys discuss their finale about places: "Chicago" (Fisher) (Mike & Carol) "California Dreamin'" (Phillips/Gillian/Phillips) (Marcia & Brady Kids) "Back Home Again in Indiana" (Hanley/MacDonald) (Carol) NOTE: Florence Henderson is a native of Indiana "Do You Know the Way to San Jose" (David/Bacharach) (Brady Girls) "San Francisco" (Kahn/Jurmann/Kaper) (Mike & Carol) "Philadelphia Freedom" (Taupin/John) (Greg, Hudson Brothers) "America" (Sondheim/Bernstein) (Charo) "Big D" (Loesser) (Alice and Merrill) "America" (Sondheim/Bernstein) (all) (Commercial break) The Bradys say goodnight. The Bradys sing "United We Stand" (Hiller/Simmons)moreless

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