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Carol has been acting quite mysteriously lately and Mike and Alice can't figure out what she's up to. Later, Mike interrupts a luncheon; Carol is having with an editor for Tomorrow's Woman Magazine. It seems that Carol is writing an article about life with the Brady Bunch. But soon after sending the article in, she gets a rejection letter and later learns that the reason was that the story did not fulfill their requirements.moreless
Alice and Carol arrive home from shopping to find a phone message for Alice. It seems that an old boyfriend of Alice's, Mark Millard, is in town and begins to wine and dine her, unknown to her he has other intentions in mind. Meanwhile, Alice's nightly dates with Mark put a damper on her and Sam's relationship.moreless
Trouble is brewing in the Brady's neighborhood when Marcia and Jan discover that their neighborhood park is going to be bulldozed so the new court house can be built. This prompts the Brady family to go all out to try to save the park from being built on. This puts Mike's job in jeopardy since his company is the firm in charge of the construction.moreless
Cindy comes home in a flurry of excitement; it seems she has won a trophy. Seeing this, Bobby realizes he is the only Brady without a trophy. Mike and Carol encourage Bobby to go out and try to get one and he enters numerous contests in order to win one. Including, selling magazines and a televised ice cream eating contest.moreless
After witnessing a magician performing a disappearing act, a scared Cindy refuses to sleep with the lights off. Meanwhile, Peter begins to develop a magic act and a reluctant Cindy agrees to be his assistant; that is, until Peter seemingly makes Bobby disappear.
At school, a reporter interviews Marcia and a friend of hers and asks her about her views on Women's Liberation. When the boys scoff at her ideas of being able to do the same things boys do, she decides to prove her point and tries joining Greg's Frontier Scouts to prove a woman can do anything a man can do.moreless
Greg, tired of the antics of his younger siblings, thinks he should have his own room. Mike allows Greg to turn his den into his own room. This also leads to Greg dressing a whole new way and talking a whole new way, including calling his parents by their first names.moreless
Mike's boss, Mr. Phillips, invites him and his family on a fishing trip on his boat. However, when Cindy comes down with tonsillitis, the trip is postponed, to everyone's dismay. Tonsillitis quickly claims another, when Carol also must have her tonsils taken out. Later, during recovery, Carol, who is not supposed to answer the phone, inadvertently insults Mr. Phillips.moreless
Peter, Jan and Cindy rush home from school with the news that they've joined the glee club. Feeling left out, Mike and Carol encourage Bobby to test his musical ability and they get him a set of drums. The family is soon driven up the wall, with Bobby's constant "practicing." Meanwhile, Peter is made fun of for being in the glee club by his football teammates, calling him a "canary."moreless
Jan is upset when her friend, Lucy Winters, sends a birthday party invitation but accidentally addresses it to Marcia. Tired of being the middle blond girl of the family, Jan tries to alter her appearance by buying a black wig, which she intends to wear to Lucy's upcoming birthday party. Meanwhile, Peter is horrified that Margie will be attending the party, a girl who has a major crush on him.moreless
After school one afternoon, Greg meets up with some friends who want him to join their rock band, The Banana Convention. They offer him a cigarette, which he takes and puffs on. Meanwhile, Jan and Cindy, walking home, catch a peek of Greg smoking and immediately tell Marcia who in turn tells Mike and Carol, who in turn DON'T punish Greg. That is, until a pack of cigarettes falls out of his jacket.moreless
It seems that Jan has become a practical jokester and her practical joking puts Greg's science project, a mouse named Myron, in mortal danger when he gets loose, allowing Alice to catch a glimpse of him which leads to her calling the exterminator.
While playing ball with Greg and Bobby, Peter breaks Carol's favorite vase on the eve of a camping trip that he's looking forward to. So in order for him to go on the trip, the other Brady siblings unknowingly each confess. This leads Mike and Carol to deduce that Peter is the culprit and do their best to try to get him to confess.moreless
Bobby has been following Peter and his friends around, wanting to join their tree house club. They finally decide to let him in, but Bobby falls from the tree and sprains his ankle. Mike and Carol buy him a parakeet, to cheer him up, but Bobby soon develops a fear of heights. This prompts the Brady family to go to great lengths to try to cure his fear, including borrowing a trampoline and Greg making stilts.moreless
Cindy has become somewhat of a tattletale, squealing on her brothers and sisters. The other siblings soon begin to leave her out of their activities. Mike and Carol warn her about tattling but later her squealing leads to Alice getting in a fight with Sam. Meanwhile, Tiger goes on a rampage and begins snatching everything he can get his fangs on.moreless
Jan has been smitten with Clark Tyson and they've been studying together. However, when Marcia casually, steps in the family room, Clark is instantly smitten. Jan becomes insecure about her looks and seeks out ways to get rid of her freckles. However, later, not wanting people to feel sorry for her, Jan makes up an imaginary boyfriend, George Glass, just in time for a surprise birthday party, being thrown by her family.moreless
Cindy comes home in tears after a bully, Buddy Hinton begins picking on her because of her lisp. One afternoon, Peter encounters Buddy teasing Cindy and defends her, but gets a black eye in the process. After, Mike and Carol try to reason with Buddy's parents but get nowhere, Peter goes into training, so he can defend himself, if Buddy picks a fight.moreless
While playing football in a vacant lot with Greg and Peter, Bobby discovers a wallet containing $1,100. When the girls learn about the boys' coup, they decide they want a cut of the money, this leads to yet another fight in the Brady household.
Greg has been getting older and points out to his parents the fact that he will be 16 in just a few months. In order to start saving for a car, Greg gets his first job as an office boy at Mike's architectural firm. However, he places his job in jeopardy when he carelessly loses some important designs. Meanwhile, Greg gets Peter, Bobby and Jan to go in on him to purchase a car.moreless
Marcia comes home from school in a daydream and the rest of the family can't figure out her problem. It seems Marcia has a crush on a boy who doesn't even know she's alive, at least not until she studies up on his favorite hobby, insect collecting. The next time she comes home from school, she has exciting news, he asked her to "go steady."moreless
Greg's history project is a home movie about the pilgrims with the rest of the Brady clan as the cast. However, the other Bradys have their own ideas about how the movie should go, and they soon take over and Greg loses control of his own project.
Mike and Carol agree to allow Marcia to have a slumber party and the boys are thrilled because then they'll be able to play tricks on everyone. Then at school, Marcia is accused of insulting her teacher with a sketch and Marcia's trouble at school leads to the slumber party being canceled.moreless
With Alice away at Sam's, and Cindy developing the sniffles, Mike and Carol are ready to cancel their night out. But Greg and Marcia argue that they are responsible and old enough to look after their siblings. Mike and Carol go out, but they spend the whole worrying about Cindy and things back home.moreless
Mike has been designing a new home for Don Drysdale and he stops buy to look at the plans. Mike introduces him to the boys and he gives some tips to Greg on his baseball playing which automatically go to Greg's head. This leads to Greg deciding to not go to college and he even starts to think about dropping out of high school and become a professional ball player.moreless