The Brady Bunch

Season 4 Episode 17

Bobby's Hero

Aired Unknown Feb 02, 1973 on ABC



  • Notes

    • According to several books on "The Brady Bunch," Bobby was to worship assorted other criminals (including a skyjacker) in the original script. Network executives eventually demanded a more family-friendly baddie, which led to Bobby's idolization of Jesse James.

      Despite the obviously-dated choice of the famous outlaw, this episode makes a strong statement about the pitfalls of hero worship, particularly criminals whose lives and activities are distorted through the media. Case in point: Mike has Bobby watch a TV movie (which turns out to be heavily edited) about Jesse James.