The Brady Bunch

Season 2 Episode 9

The Not-So-Ugly Duckling

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Aired Unknown Nov 20, 1970 on ABC
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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.

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  • TRIVIA (4)

    • When Jan is downstairs with Mike and Carol, Jan's hairbow is red. When Jan goes upstairs to Marsha Jan's hairbow is green.

    • In "Sorry, Right Number" the previous season, Jan is explaining to her friend on the phone how to get rid of freckles. But she needs to ask someone in this episode.

    • When Jan comes upstairs to complain to Marcia about her and Clark Tyson, she is clearly wearing different clothes then she was when she was downstairs complaining to Mike and Carol.

    • With dinner imminently ready, the Brady's had time for:
      - Jan to ask permission to go to the drug store, and consult the pharmicist;
      - Alice and the other five children to plan Jan's birthday party;
      - Bobby and Cindy to get Jan a birthday gift and hide under the bed;
      - Marcia to bake a fancy cake;
      - Jan to get lemons from the kitchen, though Alice was there with dinner imminent;
      - Greg and Peter to get home and go to their room to talk about a girl with freckles;
      - And FINALLY, Alice announces that dinner is ready.

  • QUOTES (1)

    • (Bobby and Cindy watch from under the bed as Jan rubs a lemon on her face)
      Bobby: What's she doin' that for?
      Cindy: I guess she wants sour skin

  • NOTES (3)

  • ALLUSIONS (1)

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