The Brady Bunch

Season 4 Episode 12

Everyone Can't Be George Washington

Aired Unknown Dec 22, 1972 on ABC
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Episode Summary

Peter is determined to get the part of George Washington in the school play but the teacher thinks Peter would be better in the role of Benedict Arnold. When his friends start making snide comments about it he decides to get himself kicked out of the play. Meanwhile, Jan also has a part in the play she is in charge of set design and gets Mike to help in the endeavor.moreless

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  • Peter, to his disappointment, gets a role in a school play as Benedict Arnold, after wanting to be George Washington. After some rude comments from his friends about being a traitor, Pete tries to get himself kicked out of the school play.moreless

    Eh, to me, this was an average episode. Pete tries out for a school play about the Revolutionairy War. He is hoping to get the role of George Washington, but gets disappointed when the school play director gives him the part of Benedict Arnold. Who wants to be Benedict Arnold? I wouldn't. But then Carol gives Pete a pep talk, and explains to Pete the teacher probably thinks you're realyl talented and deserve a really tough part. After that, he gets excited, and likes his role. But his friends bring him down when they tell him he is playing the role of a traitor. He gets upset and tries to get himself kicked out of the play. First he pretends he doesn't know his lines. So the teacher tears out the sheet with his lines on it, and puts it on one of the props in the show. Think he fakes a limp. She tells him thats perfect because Benedict Arnold had a wounded leg after the Revolutionairy War - on the same leg Peter's "limp" is on. So then he fakes larengitis, and she has no answer for that. The play is off. But then after another pep talk from his parents, re-joins the play and it is a success. All right episode, I guess.moreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

    • In "Juliet is The Sun", Peter says: Hark! and Jan says: Who goes there? In this episode, the exact same lines as those were said. So those line were heard in the George Washington and Romeo & Juliet play!

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  • NOTES (5)

    • During the dress rehersal, the viewer can see that there are no more than a dozen or so parents in attendance. Yet, when applause is heard at the end of the play, it's clearly the sound of a much larger crowd clapping. And when the camera switches to a view of Mike and Carol during the applause, neither they or any parents near them are clapping at all, though the group applause can still be heard.

    • When Pete (as Benedict Arnold) dies, and the actress playing his wife, Peggy, says, "he is gone; Benedict Arnold is no more", actor Chris Knight can clearly be seen moving and twitching on the floor.

    • It seems unlikely that the kids at school would really shun Peter simply because he was portraying Benedict Arnold in a school skit. Even if the kids knew who Arnold was, they probably wouldn't mistreat a friend, as though he really was Arnold.

    • This episode opens with a front and side view of the exterior of the "Brady house". On the left, the viewer can see a fully attached garage (the house used as the Brady home is clearly a split-level). But in the show, the Bradys simply have a carport.

    • Barbara Bernstein (Peggy) is Florence Henderson's daughter.