The Brady Bunch

Season 5 Episode 4

Never Too Young

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Aired Unknown Oct 05, 1973 on ABC
8.7
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After Bobby defends Millicent at school she rewards him with a kiss and he immediately sees sky rockets. This leads him to try to kiss her again but after seeing those sky rockets again, she delivers the news that she may have the mumps. Meanwhile, the family prepares for a Roaring '20s party.moreless

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  • Beauty is in the eye of the beholder

    8.0
    Bobby is right about seeing skyrockets. A kiss from a girl is special, even if it isn't the girl. Millicent was OK. And by the way, it was the mumps she thought she had, not the measles.
  • Bobby gets his first kiss on the lips.

    8.1
    The episode wasn't my favorite, really. I didn't like the Millicent character and I had no clue why Bobby liked her. Millicent, the geek, the ugly, the weird looking, whatever you want to call her. And what really stirred me up was the fact that Bobby liked the kiss and was so desperate to kiss the nerd again. That was disgusting and the wrong choice. Also the thing about getting the measles was so obvious that he wouldn't get them. And, how many times did Bobby and Millicent kiss? Two or three times? I can't remember, but it was a disgrace that Bobby would rather kiss a geek than shoot some hoops. Ugh!moreless

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  • TRIVIA (6)

    • In one scene, Bobby is daydreaming about Millicent, and they're running to each other. Right before they kiss, look closely at Millicent's face. She rolls her eyes, as if she is either dizzy or completely disgusted by Bobby.

    • Before Millicent comes and kisses Bobby Greg leaves in the car with Peter to go on a date. So why is he up in his room looking at records with Marcia and Jan after Bobby comes back in the house?

    • Melissa Sue Anderson, who plays Millicent here, is best known for playing oldest daughter Mary Ingalls on the 1970's-1980's television show Little House on the Prairie. Anderson eventually married, had two children and became a Canadian citizen.

    • Mike asks Carol to "lend me your tonsils" to sing "I Wanna Be Loved By You." Carol reminds him that he knows that she doesn't have tonsils anymore (both she and Cindy had them removed in Season 2's "Coming-Out Party").

    • Marcia commented on how she didn't want to get the mumps. In the episode, "Is There a Doctor In The House", Carol said Marcia and Cindy already had the mumps, and you can only get the mumps once.

    • This is the first episode where Bobby has braces. They don't even mention that he has them.

  • QUOTES (4)

    • Cindy: The secret is...the secret is...
      Marcia: Yeah?
      Cindy: There is no secret.
      Peter and Jan: No secret?!?
      Marcia: What are you talking about?
      Greg: Wait a minute. If there's no secret, then what's all this "I've got a secret, I've got a secret" jazz for?
      Cindy: Well, if I didn't say that, would I be getting all this attention?

    • Bobby: You were spying!
      Cindy: I was not. I just happened to be looking where I wasn't supposed to.

    • Marcia: Of all the things I don't need right now, it's the mumps.
      Cindy: Yeah, and if we do get them, it'll be all Bobby's fault.
      Bobby: My fault? Millicent's your friend!
      Cindy: Yes, but I don't go around kissing her!

    • Cindy: I've got a secret, I've got a secret!
      Jan: What kind of a secret, Cindy?
      Cindy: That's for me to know and you to find out! (leaves)
      Greg: When is she ever gonna grow up?
      Marcia: When there's nobody left to blab on.

  • NOTES (5)

    • I read somewhere that this was Melissa Sue Anderson's screen test that landed her the role of Mary Ingalls on Little House on the Prairie.

    • The music played during Bobby's daydream is The Love Theme from Romeo and Juliet (1968). It was a #1 song in 1969.

    • Four years later the tables would be turned when Mike Lookinland would make a cameo appearance on Little House on the Prairie which starred Melissa Sue Anderson as Mary Ingalls.

    • This episode features the only kissing scene involving one of the Brady Kids. None of the other kids had one except for Bobby.

    • Mike & Carol perform "I Wanna Be Loved By You" with Alice ending the song.

  • ALLUSIONS (1)

    • Jan mentions how Marcus Welby is faster than Millicent's doctor. "Marcus Welby M.D." was a TV show starring Robert Young that ran from 1969-1976.

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