The Brady Bunch

Season 2 Episode 1

The Dropout

Aired Unknown Sep 25, 1970 on ABC
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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.


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  • I've got to say, Greg was acting pretty bossy.

    We all learned something after watching this.

    Don't put Greg on defense. LOL

    After getting a visit from the retired pitcher of the Los Angeles Dodgers, Greg starts to feel very confident in hiself, thinking he doesn't even need school.. that doesn't need education to get a career in baseball, which he automatically thinks he'll have when ge grows up.

    During the whole Brady Bunch series, I've always liked Greg a whole lot. The only ones I perfer more are Bobby and Alice. But then comes Greg. But in this episode, I believe Greg went too far. He went way way way way way way way way way way way way way way way way way way way way way way way way way way way way way way way way way way way way way way too far. It serves him right to go treating everyone like he doesn't need school anymore. He isn't going to college.. he wants to even drop out of high school! Well, his words get the better of him, as he gets taken out in the first inning, when he allows twelve runs, and no outs. Tough break.moreless
  • A awesome episode showing how being to cocky can lead to disaster.

    This episode is awesome because the guys meet Don Drysdale and Greg thinks that he will be in the big leagues. The girls practicing ballet when Greg tells them who he met have no idea who he is talking about. I think it's funny that Greg thinks he is going to drop out of school and then become a baseball player. I like the fact that they got Don Drysdale to talk about his baseball career (most of the bad stuff) except it didn't work on Greg. After the conversation he though that nothing would stand in his way, he was sure wrong. I'm glad that the baseball game taught him his lesson because if it didn't I'm not sure what would have but he probably would have stopped himself like he did at the end of the episode.moreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

    • Through the second and third seasons, in the theme song, as the daughters appear, Cindy has her hand on her neck and quickly removes it.

  • QUOTES (1)

    • Peter: I Greg doesn't have to finish high school, they why should I have to finish junior high?
      Bobby: If Peter doesn't have to finish junior high, then why should I have to finish grammar school?

  • NOTES (6)

    • Greg and Don Drysdale shared something in common besides their love for baseball, they also share the same shirt number. Drysdale's number was 53, and when Greg is in his room looking at the mirror, you can see on the back, that the number on his shirt is 53. I knew what number Drysdale's was, because I looked it up on Wikipedia.

    • Beginning with this season, Marcia began having long hair, having removed her pigtails from the previous season, in the nine-square grid and in the plotting scenes and throughout the remainder of the series.

    • This is the first episode where Marcia, Jan and Cindy are seen performing ballet.

    • Hall of Famer Don Drysdale had just retired the previous year.

    • This was the first episode that aired where the Brady Bunch Kids sing the theme song.

    • This is the only episode where we see Greg cry. The tears flow toward the end of the show after the big-headed, arrogant, overconfident 14-year-old Greg (who has designs on being a star Major League pitcher throughout the show) is thoroughly humbled and embarassed in a 12-run, no-out, first-inning shellacking in his Pony League game. Of course, Peter and Bobby (who find the embarassment worth a few laughs) don't make things any easier.