The Partridge Family

Season 2 Episode 7

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Partridge

Aired Friday 8:30 PM Oct 29, 1971 on ABC

Episode Recap

After getting some unsolicited advice from his school coach, Keith decides to accept the responsibility of being the eldest male in the family. He feels he should take care of his younger brother and sisters. Unfortunately for the kids, Keith gives them an educational and cultural whirl that includes a classical music concert in the park and the Bolshoi Ballet. The kids have no time left for plain old fun.

Fed up with the whole situation, Danny initiates a 'get back at Keith' drive. The kids start laying all their problems – real and imaginary – at Keith's door. The pressure finally gets to Keith when Danny asks him to explain the 'facts of life.' Keith realizes that the burden is too much for him – he has no time left to do his homework.

Later on, Keith overhears the children talking about the success of their plan and he feels very hurt and humiliated. Knowing they have wronged Keith, the kids apologize and all is forgiven.