The Brady Bunch

Season 3 Episode 22

My Fair Opponent

Aired Unknown Mar 03, 1972 on ABC
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My Fair Opponent

For a joke, Molly Webber, a plain Jane, is nominated for hostess on Banquet Night. This practical joke sends Marcia on a mission to transform Molly into a knockout and she succeeds but discovers she may have succeeded too much when she finds herself running against her.


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  • A Little Boring

    This episode, to me, got to be too long and boring. It was nice of Marcia to stand up for what she believes in, but at the same time it was a snoozer. The most unrealistic part (I know, the show isn't met to be taken so seriously) was the makeover Marcia gives to Molly. After the "makeover" (which to my knowledge was only a day or so later) Molly is suddenly full of personality, is now super popular, and is "hot." Marcia must be great at makeovers. Molly's new hair and fashion, by the way, is awful. I thought she looked better before. As in a few other episodes, the "one-liners" make it hilarious. This time being Bobby's hilarious fail of mocking a girl. Greg, Peter, and Bobby are all waiting for Marcia to finish up in the bathroom, as usual, and Greg begins to mock the girls that want to be the banquet hostess. Peter follows up by mocking their posture. The camera then focuses on Bobby. Bobby then goes "Pick me! I've got personality! I'm a livin' doll!" He says this all while not at all sounding anything like a girl. At all. More like some kind of rocker, or something. I'm still not sure. I honestly don't know how he thought that that was accurate of a girl's voice or not, but it sure was funny. All in all the episode got to be a little annoying, besides the classic "one-liners."moreless
  • I always knew I never liked Molly . .

    Molly was a bad character in both ways. When she was shy and a geek, she had no enthusiasm whatsover and wasn't funny a bit. After Marsha's makeover that made still made her a geek, she had enthusiasm, just, she funny still. I want a character to be funny and all we got out of Molly is no funny whatsoever, a geeky Molly, another geeky Molly, and a stuck-up Molly. And what was so weird was that Marsha was so upset just after somebody pulled a joke to pair up the most popular girl at school and the least popular girl together. I wouldn't be mad at all. I didn't see why Marsha made a big deal out of it. The episode overall, okay, there were some funny parts I guess.moreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (3)

    • Mike teaches Marcia to waltz in preparation for the graduating banquet to the song of "Moon River" by Johnny Mercer and Henry Mancini.

    • The black board which is usally on the broom closet in the kitchen somehow was moved to the wall entering the kitchen.

    • Molly and Marcia can't seem to agree on the name of the girl they are originally running against. Molly refers to her as Sally Holbert and Marcia refers to her as Patty Holbert!

  • QUOTES (2)

    • (Molly quickly forgets who helped her)
      Marcia: Well, you did have a little help you know!
      Molly: It doesn't matter how I got here Marcia, the point is, I've arrived!

    • Peter: (about Molly's new image) Did you say she was a wipe out?
      Greg: Well i just wiped her back in.

  • NOTES (1)

    • Interestingly, Debi Storm almost became a Brady kid herself. When the casting of the kids was being made she was in the running for the role of Jan. In fact, she was all set to take the role until Sherwood Schwartz decided to cast all blond girls for the roles of the Brady girls and she eventually was replaced by Eve Plumb.


    • The episode title is a pun of the play, movie, and musical, "My Fair Lady." The theme of the episode itself, in which Marcia attempts to make a Plain Jane into someone more presentable, is also taken from the same source.