The Partridge Family

Season 1 Episode 24

A Partridge by Any Other Name

Aired Friday 8:30 PM Mar 12, 1971 on ABC



  • Trivia

    • This is revolved around Danny thinking he's not a Partridge because he doesn't have a birth certificate. But in "See Here, Private Partridge" didn't Shirley take Danny's birth certificate to the L.A. Induction Center to bail Danny out?

  • Quotes

  • Notes

    • On the final tag scene, the footage where the Partridges sing "I Can Feel Your Heartbeat" on stage from "Mom Drops Out" was apparently reused.

    • song: "Doesn't Somebody Want to be Wanted" from the album "Up to Date"

    • This episode marks one of the rare times that the kids late father is mentioned. It occurs during the scene where Keith and Laurie are looking through an old photo album in the attic.

    • Bernard Fox's most famous role was that of Doctor Bombay on "Bewitched".

  • Allusions

    • Title: "A Partridge by Any Other Name"

      References a line from Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. Speaking about Romeo, the man she loves but who bears the name of her family's enemy, Juliet says "a rose by any other name would smell as sweet"; in other words, even if he were not called Romeo, he would still be the man she loves.