The Brady Bunch

Season 4 Episode 1

Hawaii Bound

Aired Unknown Sep 22, 1972 on ABC
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Hawaii Bound

Mike has to check on the construction of a building that his construction firm is building and it so happens the building is in Hawaii, so he takes the whole family along. However, ancient Hawaiian superstition begins to plague the family when Bobby discovers an ancient taboo idol that brings bad luck to those who touch it. Part 1 of three.


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  • Mike has to check on one of the projects his companies are working on in Hawaii, so he decides to bring the whole family along.

    So it starts out with Mike bringing home a white box with a green ribbon tied to it. When Carol sees the box, she gets so excited to see what is the box, she doesn't care about Mike, she runs straight to the gift. "Oh hi hone.. what's in the box!?!?" Then Mike reminds her about her kiss and then she asks what in the box. Aah. Some women. Some get so anxious over one little gift, lol. Well, I guess I wouldn't call this little, but she could at least act normal and actually hug, kiss, Mike or whatever before asking whats in the box. Wow, I've already written a huge paragraph of the episode, over just one minute of the episode. Moving on....

    So the Bradys go to Hawaii. When they get off the plane, hula girls give everybody one of those... what do you call them?? Anyways, Alice sticks around longer, and she gets like ten or fifteen stuck on her. It was hilarious to me!!! Then this Hawaiian dude comes and picks the Bradys up and gives them a tour of Honolulu. He tells them about a lot of stuff in Hawaii, including the Tabu. Tabu is a certain legend that states anybody who touches it will receive bad luck. Well Bobby finds some of this "Tabu". At nighttime, Bobby dodges a pillow which hits the wall, and a picture falls off and barely misses Bobby. In the end, Greg is showing off his "moves" surfing when he gets hit by a tital wave. That ends the episode with the audience and the viewers at home on the edge of their seats until the next episode...moreless

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  • TRIVIA (1)

    • This is actual episode where Cindy doesn't wear her curly pony tails. She starts wearing braids. So whoever said in the trivia in season 3's episode, Cindy Brady Lady, that episode was the first time that she wasn't wearing her pony tails was wrong! It's in this first episode of the 4th season where she isn't wearing her ponytails. She wears braids until sometime in the 5th season, then she wears her hair down.

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  • NOTES (10)

    • For this season only, Jan (Eve Plumb) wears her glasses which she got in "The Not-So-Rose-Colored Glasses" episode from the previous season, in the nine-square family grid. But she seldom wore it in the plotting scenes.

    • Starting with this episode, Bobby (Mike Lookinland) goes with his natural red hair from now until the end of the series instead of his hair being dyed dark brown.

    • This was the point in the series where Maureen McCormick (Marcia) and Barry Williams (Greg) started really getting romantic with each other in real life. McCormick has claimed that they were "inseparable" while filming in Hawaii for three episodes.

    • Marcia stands apart from everyone else during the picture... this could be due to the fact that it was filmed during the time when she and Barry were having personal problems.

    • This season is where "folklore" speculation about the Brady men getting "perms" comes up. Florence Henderson once revealed in a reunion special that while in Hawaii the humidity made Robert Reed's naturally curly hair crimp up. She said this was true with Barry Williams too.

    • At the time this episode was made, Patrick Adiarte was also appearing on M*A*S*H as Hawkeye and Trapper's Korean houseboy, Ho John.

    • This episode was parodied in "A Very Brady Sequel".

    • Chrysler Corporation stopped building convertibles after the 1971 model year.

    • With this episode, Cindy goes from her trademark curls to braids.

    • Mike gets a new convertible - a 1972 Chevrolet Impala convertible. Though the station wagon was the same as before (a 1971 Dodge Monaco), the new convertible marked the first time the Bradys owned a vehicle from someone other than Chrysler Corp.