The Brady Bunch

Season 2 Episode 13

The Impractical Joker

Aired Unknown Jan 01, 1971 on ABC
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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.

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  • Greg's science project turns the house upside down.

    When Greg brings Myron home his science project it turns the house upside down because the girls are afraid of him and he has to stay outside. But halfway through the night Greg wakes up and realizes about the neighbours cat and how it will eat Myron so they bring him inside with Jan watching who steals Myron after the boys go back to sleep.

    The next day the boys look for Myron all over the place, and Alice sees him and calls the exterminator. They all think that Myron was killed. The boys spend the day looking all over the house for Myron. They hear Tiger crying about something and Myron was in his dog house.

    This episode is hilarious. Myron is an adorable mouse and all the fuss over whether the mouse is dead or not is priceless.moreless

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  • TRIVIA (2)

    • Greg botches the scientific name of the house mouse a bit. He calls it a Muridae Mus musculus (he pronounces it Mur-i-day muss muss-cue-luss). Actually, its just a Mus musculus, Muridae is the entire family of rodents that includes rats and mice with naked tails.

    • When Jan is looking out of her window at the boys in the car-port carrying in the mouse, her bedroom window is on the other side of the house.

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  • NOTES (3)

    • This marks the official final appearance of Tiger, although "What Goes Up....." is considered the final appearance due to this episode being filmed before "What Goes Up....."

    • When the boys are looking for Myron, Bobby comments "I bet Tom Tannenbaum could find him..." like this was a schoolmate of his. It was actually the name of one of the show's production crew.

    • Robert Reed hated this episode. He typed out his criticisms of the plot, the first of several times he did this.


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