The Brady Bunch

Season 1 Episode 21

The Hero

Aired Unknown Feb 20, 1970 on ABC
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While shopping at Driscoll's Toy Store, Peter looks up to see a wall about to fall on a little girl. He quickly pushes her out of the way. This leads to immediate media attention and Peter is named a hero. However, Peter lets all the attention go to his head, being arrogant and annoying his friends and his brothers and sisters.


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  • While in a toy shop, Peter saves a small girl from getting hurt while climbing a wall to get to a doll. Peter becomes a hero and lets the new fame go to his head.moreless

    In my opinion, this is on my top favorite Brady Bunch episodes. I like the story line and it seems like a very plausable situation that could happen. Certainly, kids who get fame and fortune a lot of the times end up letting things go to thier head and this episode surely shows what can happen when someone gets some fame, like Peter in this case. I like Peter and he certainly is funny in this episode. I love the scene when he invites all his friends to his party and no body wants to come, especially the kid who says hes taking piano lessons when he really isnt. A good ending with a lesson to be learned. My personal favorite with the Amusement park episode.moreless
  • Every Brady kid gets a swell head.

    This episode would start the many storylines of how each Brady kid has something important happen to them & then get a swell head. Peter is the first, here's the others...

    GREG: Wanting to be a pitcher after meeting Don Drysdale

    MARCIA: Being Juliet

    JAN: Elected Most Popular Girl and backing off her campaign promises

    BOBBY: Safety Monitor

    CINDY: On the game show, Quizzing The Kids

    My favorite parts of the episode was when the deliveryman flirted with Alice. Wonder what would've happen if San the Butcher had been around?

    When Tina's mother offered Peter anything @ Driscoll's. If I had been Peter's shoes, I'd pull the old Wheel of Fortune.

    "For Greg, I'd like the electric guitar & amp, for Bobby, I'd like a drum set with lessons. And for the rest of the family & Alice, I'd like to place the rest on a gift certificate! (LOL)"moreless
Pitt Herbert

Pitt Herbert

Mr. Driscoll

Guest Star

Danny Sue Nolan

Danny Sue Nolan

Mrs. Spencer

Guest Star

David Morick

David Morick

Earl Hopkins

Guest Star

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Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (8)

    • Barry Williams (Greg) and Christopher Knight (Peter) once joked that this episode was the basis for the term "A Peter Brady Party"--in other words, a party that nobody actually attends.

    • Actor David Morick, here portraying a newspaper reporter, previously co-starred as Corporal Sontag "Hogan's Heroes".

    • Actor Joe Conley (deliveryman) would later go on to play shopkeeper Ike Godsey in The Waltons.

    • Actress Danny Sue Nolan, here playing the mother of the little girl in the toy shop, was the first wife of legendary Hollywood producer William Asher. After their divorce, Asher went on to marry actress Elizabeth Montgomery (Bewitched) and later, acterss Joyce Bulifant (The Mary Tyler Moore Show). Ironically, it was Bulifant who was first offered the role of Carol Brady in The Brady Bunch. Danny Sue Nolan died in 2002.

    • The doll that Tina, the little girl Peter saves, is trying to get in the toy store is a Kitty Karry-All. This is the same doll that Cindy has.

    • This wouldn't be the first time Peter threw a party for himself. It also happened in "The Personality Kid" when he wants to show off his new jokes.

    • Look closely at the wallpaper in the background when Peter is calling his friends to invite them to his party. Some of them appear to be calling from Mike and Carol's bedroom!

    • In this episode when the shelf falls you can see a rope at the top of the screen pull the shelf down.

  • QUOTES (4)

    • Mrs. Spencer: (after Peter saves her daughter from a falling shelf) You know, the papers are always writing about the bad things kids are doing, but you never hear about the good things like this.
      Mr. Driscoll: Well, the newspaper will certainly be hearing about this act of bravery!

    • Alice: (Talking to the deliveryman) You keep calling me sweetie, gorgeous & beautiful, and I'll follow you anywhere!

    • Alice: (seeing Peter on the paper) Leapin' caterpillars! We got ourselves a real celebrity!

    • Jason: Sorry, I can't make it. I have my piano lessons.
      Peter: I didn't know you knew how to play the piano.
      Jason: I don't. That's why I gotta take lessons.

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