The Partridge Family

ABC (ended 1974)




Episode Guide

    • Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Partridge
      Season 2 - Episode 7
      The other kids resent Keith for trying to be a father figure to them.
    • Danny and the Mob
      Season 1 - Episode 7
      A mobster believes Danny is dating his girlfriend and threatens him.
    • Love at First Slight
      Season 1 - Episode 6
      Keith is forced to deal with his fame when a girl rejects him.
    • I Left My Heart in Cincinnati
      Season 3 - Episode 17
      One season before The Brady Bunch went to Kings Island, The Partridge Family does a gig there.

      Keith falls in love with the park director. When Keith asked her out on a date, he finds that Danny asked first. So Danny humiliates Keith by taking him on all the fast scary rides on their date!

      Shirley found out what happened and was mad at Danny!

      Keith has a talk with Danny saying that she's 20 years older than him. And when gets ready to ask her out to a movie, she has a date, Chris!moreless
    • Forgive Us Our Debts
      Forgive Us Our Debts
      Season 3 - Episode 21
      Shirley gets more than she bargained for after she is overcharged for a clock at the department store and the family's credit rating is ruined.
    • Days of Acne and Roses
      Season 2 - Episode 8
      Laurie dates a boy, but he's too shy to ask her himself.
    • Fellini, Bergman, and Partridge
      Season 2 - Episode 16
      When Laurie bets Keith that he could not make a good movie, Keith films "The History of the World", which stars mostly the Partridge family and Reuben Kincaid.
    • Miss Partridge, Teacher
      Miss Partridge, Teacher
      Season 4 - Episode 18
      Danny is elated when Laurie is appointed as a student-teacher in his seventh-grade class, but it turns out not to be the free ride that he was expecting.
    • Each Dawn I Diet
      Season 3 - Episode 4
      To prove who has the most willpower, Reuben and Danny have a contest to see who falls off the wagon first--Reuben has to quit smoking, and Danny has to stay on his diet.
    • Waiting for Bolero
      Season 2 - Episode 17
      Keith decides that he wants to move out of the house, however Shirley only allows him to move into a room in the house next door. Keith tries to enjoy bachelor life, but things prove too hard for him and he decides to move back home.
    • Heartbreak Keith
      Heartbreak Keith
      Season 4 - Episode 9
      Keith gets the wrong impression when a married college student befriends him in sociology class--he thinks that she wants to leave her husband on his behalf!
    • Home is Where the Heart Was
      Season 2 - Episode 15
      Chris and Tracy run away from home and wind up at Reuben's apartment, where they wreak havoc on Reuben's personal life.
    • None but the Onely
      None but the Onely
      Season 4 - Episode 2

      Keith wants a date with the new girl in school, so he writes a less-than-honest letter to Laurie's newspaper column, scheming that she will match them up.

    • Partridge Up a Pair Tree
      Season 1 - Episode 21
      After borrowing money fixing a car, Keith must learn to manage his money and gets a series of jobs.
    • Me and My Shadow
      Season 3 - Episode 25
      The Partridges play a game of hide-and-seek with a famous mystery writer, who will donate $25,000 to charity if they can elude him for 24 hours.
    • Ain't Love Grand
      Season 3 - Episode 10
      Laurie meets a former neighbor at the local tennis courts. His name is Greg Houser and he's grown up to be quite a handsome fellow. Laurie eagerly agrees to see him that evening to talk over old times and to catch up on new times. When Greg arrives to take Laurie out, the entire family is surprised to see that Greg is wearing a clerical collar. Laurie feels very uncomfortable with Greg now that she knows his occupation. Greg finally puts her at ease. He does this so successfully that later in the evening Laurie tells Shirley she is in love with Greg. Talk of marriage is in the air. Shirley has told Laurie that she should take time to be sure of her feelings for Greg. Laurie promises to do this, but she is going through all the motions or being in love. Laurie's preoccupation with Greg causes her to leave out a few words in a note she leaves her mother. From the way the note reads, it appears that Laurie has eloped with Greg. Shirley rushes to the church and discovers that Laurie is merely a witness to another couple's vows. Later, Laurie explains the parts she let out of the note. She also tells Shirley that she and Greg won't be thinking of marriage, at least until Laurie is finished with school. Laurie promises that when the time comes for marriage Shirley will be the first to know.moreless
    • The Eleven-Year Itch
      Season 3 - Episode 18
      When an old friend, a romantic interest of Shirley's, Richard Lawrence, comes to town he brings his 11-year-old daughter, Julie. Julie is a Partridge fan and everyone teases Keith, being sure Julie will be groveling at his feet during the visit. When the Lawrences arrive, it seems that Julie's affections are not lavished on Keith, but on Danny!

      Julie spends all her time following Danny, while Danny spends all his time trying to hide from her. When Shirley tries to tell Richard that Julie is a bit too aggressive and Danny is not ready for this, Richard reacts like a wounded father. Laurie and Keith ask Danny to be nice to Julie for just a few days, in order not to ruin Shirley and Richard's relationship.

      Danny reluctantly agrees, and when he tries it, he finds he really does like Julie. When he gives in to a sudden urge to kiss her, Julie reacts by giving him a black eye! This doesn't make any sense at all to Danny so he goes to the "older folks" for an explanation. When Keith and Laurie try to give him advice they end up arguing with each other, so Danny goes to Shirley and Richard. They tell him they honestly can't explain it, but since it's between Danny and Julie he should try talking to her.

      Julie and Danny go to the ice cream parlor for a chat. They end up the best of friends and promise to write to each other when Julie leaves.moreless
    • A Day of Honesty
      A Day of Honesty
      Season 4 - Episode 10
      After Danny gets into trouble sneaking into a movie theater, Shirley tries to teach him about being honest, and the whole family learns an important lesson: when it comes to some things, honesty isn't always the best policy.
    • Old Scrapmouth
      Season 1 - Episode 16
      Laurie worries that her braces will drive away her boyfriend.
    • But the Memory Lingers On
      Season 1 - Episode 8
      The Partridges struggle to rid themselves of a foul odor after a skunk contaminates their bus.
    • A Likely Candidate
      Season 3 - Episode 8
      Keith is suddenly jolted out of his political apathy when Laurie takes him to a rally where Richard Lawrence, a candidate for Congressman, is speaking. Keith is so enthusiastic about the man that he decides to help Lawrence run his campaign. That night, Lawrence, who is handsome and charming besides being an excellent candidate, visits the Partridges to see if they will perform at a rally he is giving. All the kids notice that there is an immediate attraction between the politician and Shirley and, in fact, Richard invites their mother out to dinner that very night. Within a few days there is obviously a budding romance going on between Shirley and Richard, now known as ""Dick."" But Keith feels insecure about this, afraid he is going to lose his mother. Shirley dispells her son's jealousy by explaining to him that there are some times when she feels very lonely and wants a man's companionship. Although Richard later loses the election, he flatters Shirley by saying that losing has its advantages, for this way he will not have to go off to Washington and be separated from her.moreless
    • Not With My Sister, You Don't
      Season 1 - Episode 23
      Keith and Danny try to prevent Laurie from going out with a boy they don't trust.
    • Trial of Partridge One
      Season 3 - Episode 16
      At school Cindy Brown, the principal's daughter, is in a rush and asks Laurie to drop an envelope into the match teacher's mailbox for her. Just as Laurie is depositing the envelope, the math teacher grabs her arm – the envelope contains a stolen copy of the math test. Laurie refuses to tell where she got the test from; she is sure Cindy will tell them herself.

      The school is divided – half of the kids carry signs reading "Expel Laurie"; others signs to "Free Laurie". Laurie is ordered to appear for trial before a student court. Keith and Danny play "Perry Mason", acting as Laurie's defense.

      Laurie has confided to her mother that Cindy is the culprit – being the principal's daughter, she is under too much pressure to get good grades. Shirley waits, but finally right before the trial she goes to see Cindy's father. He realizes that Cindy is the guilty one but Shirley convinces him not to stop the trial, but to give Cindy a chance to confess on her own, which she does at the student trial.moreless
    • In 25 Words or Less
      Season 2 - Episode 2
      An older lady wins a contest to spend a week with the Partridges and drives them up a wall.
    • My Son, the Feminist
      Season 1 - Episode 12
      Keith dates a girl who is a firm believer in women's lib.
    • They Shoot Managers, Don't They?
      Season 1 - Episode 20
      Shirley plays matchmaker to Reuben. After falling in love, Reuben wants to retire as the Partridges' manager.
    • The Strike-Out King
      The Strike-Out King
      Season 4 - Episode 4
      Convinced that Danny needs to spend more time with kids his own age, the older Partridges blackmail Danny into joining a Little League baseball team--and Danny's surprising success as a pitcher causes nothing but problems for everyone involved.
    • You're Only Young Twice
      Season 3 - Episode 6
      Shirley makes an appointment with Dr. Beecher, the school psychologist, who informs her that Danny's behavior in class is quite disruptive. In order to find out what is bothering him, Dr. Beecher suggests that Shirley be very permissive with her son, and watch closely how he handles his freedom. At home, Danny quickly takes advantage of Shirley's mysterious change of attitude. He is permitted to stay up late to watch the talk shows on TV, stay home from school, and force Keith's and Laurie's friends to focus their attention on him. Shirley returns to Dr. Beecher in desperation, for the other kids feel very hostile toward Danny. The doctor realizes that Danny badly wants to identify with the ""big kids"" – Laurie and Keith. To try to cure him of this she suggests giving Danny all the responsibilities that go along with being an adult. It takes going on a double date with Keith to erase all thoughts of being grown-up from Danny's mind. While Keith and his date sit around talking and making eyes at each other, what Danny and his friend Gloria really want to do is climb a tree and run races. The two younger kids are finally so bored that this is exactly what they do... even though it isn't ""mature."" At this point Danny realizes that he wants to hang on to his youth a little longer.moreless
    • I Can Get It for You Retail
      Season 2 - Episode 11

      Danny decides that he wants to buy his mother a mink coat for her birthday, so he makes money by selling "Keith Partridge" souvenirs to the girls at school.

    • A Partridge by Any Other Name
      Season 1 - Episode 24
      Danny believes he's adopted.
    • Pin it on Danny
      Pin it on Danny
      Season 4 - Episode 21
      Danny finds a brooch and gives it to Shirley on her birthday. When the brooch's original owner places a newspaper ad for its return, the kids devise a plan to purchase an identical brooch with the reward money, hoping that Shirley won't find out.
    • Dora, Dora, Dora
      Season 2 - Episode 1
      Keith is smitten with a tone-deaf, talentless singer named Dora, whose father Reuben owes a favor to.
    • Double Trouble
      Double Trouble
      Season 4 - Episode 6
      Keith finds himself in a jam when he winds up with two dates scheduled for the same evening, and his devious solution to the problem doesn't quite work exactly as planned.
    • The Forty-Year Itch
      Season 2 - Episode 10
      Shirley's parents split up and Grandpa has plans to head up to Big Sur to find himself. The family tries many ways to help them reconcile, finally a Partridge Family song helps them to see that still love each other.
    • 12/17/71
      The Partridges appear in a fantasy, where a town has its Christmas bell stolen.
    • 9/15/72
      As part of a contest, Keith and Laurie swap gender roles--Keith has to cook a spinach omelete, while Laurie works on the family car. It doesn't go quite the way Keith expected, and things get even worse when the school tough-guy hears about it.
    • The Sound of Money
      Season 1 - Episode 2
      The Partridges become the target of a con man after a minor accident involving their bus, and they find a unusual way to fight back after they are threatened to be sued.
    • Tale of Two Hamsters
      Tale of Two Hamsters
      Season 2 - Episode 9
      Danny, Chris and Tracy decide to start a business breeding hamsters. The hamsters start to multiply rapidly, but they are not selling, so they have to take the hamsters on tour with them.
    • Why Did the Music Stop?
      Season 1 - Episode 17
      Shirley suggests the kids quit show business, then dates her former doctor.
    • 2/18/72
      Danny gets a crush on a girl named Gloria Hickey, but he discovers that she has a crush on Keith. Danny turns to making life miserable for his brother, which culminates in a final showdown in front of Gloria herself.
    • Hate Thy Neighbor
      Hate Thy Neighbor
      Season 4 - Episode 1
      Noise pollution is the issue as the musical Partridges face professional ruin in the fourth-season opener. Seems the new next-door neighbor doesn't dig pop music and has installed a new kind of sound barrier-the law! This episode introduces regular Ricky Segall as the neighbors' four year old son. (1/2 hour)
    • Anatomy of a Tonsil
      Season 2 - Episode 5
      Danny gets his tonsils removed.
    • When Mother Gets Married
      Season 1 - Episode 5
      The Partridge kids are dismayed when their mother Shirley has fallen in love with an old friend.
    • 10/9/70
      Shirley's parents fight over Grandpa's decision to sing rock 'n' roll.
    • To Play or Not to Play?
      Season 1 - Episode 19
      The Partridges are put the middle of a hotel strike when Laurie crosses the picket line and decides not to perform.
    • Keith and Lauriebelle
      Keith and Lauriebelle
      Season 4 - Episode 19
      Laurie agrees to pose as Keith's girlfriend to make another girl jealous, but she gets more than she bargained for when Danny complicates the charade by claiming the she is a southern belle.
    • Danny Converts
      Danny Converts
      Season 4 - Episode 17
      Danny gets a crush on a jewish girl, and to impress her family he tells her father, Rabbi Stern, that the Partridge family is also Jewish. Things get out of hand when the entire family is invited over to the Stern's for supper.
    • This is My Song
      Season 1 - Episode 11
      Keith accuses Danny of stealing Keith's song.
    • Nag, Nag, Nag
      Season 3 - Episode 12
      Danny wins a raffle. First prize is an expensive Italian race car, but Danny isn't that lucky, he wins second prize – F. Scott Fitzgerald, a race horse! Will Fowler has trained the horse since birth and tells the Partridges that he would like to continue working with F. Scott. Shirley is finally convinced to give racing a try. F. Scott will be entered in the race at the San Pueblo County Fair where the Partridge Family will be performing anyway. The horse is working out well and a young Latin jockey is hired to ride him in the race. A few days before the race, Will calls with the bad news that F. Scott has insomnia – he hasn't slept in four days. If this continues, he will never make the race. Danny tries hypnotism, Keith tries singing the horse to sleep – nothing works. It is learned that F. Scott's groom, Homer Peck, usually sleeps in the barn and plays Glenn Miller songs on his tape recorder. About the same time that F. Scott had stopped sleeping, Homer's tape recorder had broken and he had won enough money to stay elsewhere. Keith manages to fix the tape recorder and as soon as ""Moonlight Serenade"" begins to play the horse falls asleep. Before the race Danny gives the horse a pep talk, threatening him with a picture of a plow horse. At the start of the race, F. Scott falls back to last position, but he manages to gain and wins by a length. Danny's dreams of winning the Kentucky Derby are dashed when he learns that at four years of age F. Scott is too old for the Derby – a horse must be under three to enter.moreless
    • For Sale by Owner
      Season 3 - Episode 13
      The Partridge house just doesn't seem big enough – they need more bathrooms and just more room in general! Reuben takes Shirley to look at a new, larger house. The Partridge house is home to her, so Shirley doesn't really want to move, but all the kids are very anxious to. They put their house up for sale, with Reuben acting as real estate agent. After a week without even one "looker" Reuben and Danny cook up a scheme for "open house" with the Partridge Family.

      The open house is like a carnival – hundreds of people show up. As the family overhears various disparaging remarks about their home from the visitors, they begin to realize just how much the house means to them. Just as the kids tell Shirley that they don't want to move either, Reuben arrives with the news that he's sold the house.

      When the buyers, Mr. and Mrs. Sharp come to look the house over, the kids sabotage the plumbing, the doors and the windows to make it seem like the house is falling apart. They confess that they did it because they don't want to move, but the Sharps still want the house and they've signed the papers.

      With two weeks to move, they learn that someone else bought the new house, so if Reuben can't manage to get it, they have nowhere to go. The Sharps arrive with the news that they don't want the house – everyone sees through their reasons and realizes that they'd feel bad if the kids had to move against their will. Reuben ruins the happy moment with the news that he has managed to buy the other house. He makes a deal with the owner to release them from the contract if the Partridge family will entertain at his son's birthday party; so the Partridges get to keep their home after all.moreless
    • Aspirin at 7, Dinner at 8
      Season 3 - Episode 14
      By coincidence, Shirley meets a doctor whom she once dated, named Bernie Applebaum. Trapped into accepting a date with him for the following evening, they go to a fine French restaurant. But Bernie allows her to eat only plain lambchops, carrots, and buttermilk – the rest is too high in cholesterol. The doctor is evidently very wrapped up in his vocation, for the following night, he takes Shirley to the hospital cafeteria for an after-concert dinner. Shirley finds herself in the embarrassing position of having to tell Bernie that she's really not interested in him without hurting his feelings. Her plans to do this are complicated when the doctor brings his mother to visit the Partridge household. However, the enthusiasm of the two members of the Applebaum family does not diminish even when the kids try to help out their mother by misbehaving. Later, Bernie approaches Shirley with what he feels will be terribly upsetting news – that he can't marry her because he enjoys the swinging bachelor life too much, and because he's too involved in being a doctor! Shirley hides her delight and tells Bernie that she'll try to get over it... somehow.moreless
    • Swiss Family Partridge
      Season 3 - Episode 9
      After a few weeks on the road, the kids are overjoyed to hear that Shirley and Reuben have arranged for the family to spend a weekend in the mountains near Lake Tahoe. But as soon as they enter the cabin, which has no heat or electricity, the skies open and buckets of rain come pouring down. Fated to at least a few hours of being inside, the kids realize that there is no television with which they can plug the electrical musical equipment. Boredom takes over, and when they hear over the transistor radio that the rain will continue for at least another five days, everyone, including Shirley and Reuben, begins to panic. In fact, they feel doomed to die. All the melodramatics prove unnecessary, however, and a forest ranger knocks on the door, in the process of checking the area to see if anyone is in trouble. With his help the Partridges are able to leave, and once again they find themselves in the warmth and security of their own living room.moreless
    • Reuben Kincaid Lives
      Reuben Kincaid Lives
      Season 4 - Episode 5
      Reuben becomes suspicious after Shirley and the family surprise him with a birthday party, and he thinks that they know more than he does about his recent physical exam.
    • I Am Curious Partridge
      Season 2 - Episode 18
      Danny is a writer in the local paper and he has taken to embellishing the truth in articles he is writing about the family.
    • The Selling of the Partridges
      The Selling of the Partridges
      Season 3 - Episode 23
      Keith uses his popularity to campaign for school president, but realizes that he knows nothing about politics or the issues facing the school.
    • The Partridge Family discovers that during the night someone has entered their house and burglarized their TV, radio and stereo. As a gift Reuben has a burglar alarm installed in the Partridge home. It has sensor pads in various places under the carpeting – one step on a sensor and the house is filled with a heart-stopping, loud, clanging bell.

      While the Partridges are trying to adjust to the alarm and remember to turn it off when they are in the house, the neighbors are getting more furious each time it is set off accidentally. Petitions are being signed asking that the alarm be removed.

      When Shirley goes to the garage to shut off another "false alarm" she finds Morris Dinkler, an escaped-con who holds the Partridge family and Reuben hostage. He purposely chose their house because of the alarm, knowing that new alarms are frequently set off by accident and after awhile the police don't bother to come. Everyone assumes the bulge in Morris' pocket, which he refers to as "Big Bertha" is a gun; it turns out to be a harmonica! Morris is really quite a nice guy who had a bad break. He only had four months until his parole when he was taken along as hostage by escaping prisoners. He is convinced the police won't believe him. In order to set a good example for the younger kids, Morris turns himself in to the police with the promise of help from the Partridges. When he surrenders, Morris learns that the police know he was innocent as far as the break-out was concerned.moreless
    • 11/24/72
      After a show the Partridge Family is approaching by a talent scout who informs them that Keith would be perfect for a part in a new movie and he wants Keith to take a screen test. Reuben and Shirley coach Keith and the family all act out the characters in the script to help him learn his lines. He will play a baby-faced gangster. A week later the whole family goes off to Hollywood for the test. A very nervous Keith manages the part well and is notified a few days later that he got the part.

      Keith is being treated like a great Hollywood star by everyone in town. The family has planned a surprise party for him the night before he leaves to make the movie. That afternoon Reuben tells Keith that World Pictures has decided against starring an 'unknown', so he has lost the part. When Keith finally brings himself to tell Shirley the news, he is unknowingly walking into the surprise party. When everyone cries for a speech, Keith explains what has happened. The party is a good one despite the bad news and afterwards the family presents Keith with the "Partridge Award" for the best performance by an actor in an embarrassing situation.moreless
    • Guess Who's Coming to Drive?
      Season 2 - Episode 12
      The Partridges hire a driver, who is suspected of armed robbery.
    • Hel-l-l-p
      Season 2 - Episode 20
      When Shirley and Laurie decide to go camping in the wilderness, Danny, Keith and Reuben, concerned about their safety, decide to follow them in case they need to be rescued. However, in the end, it is the boys that need to be rescued.
    • Star Quality
      Season 1 - Episode 13
      Danny wants to leave the Partridge Family.
    • The Last Howard
      The Last Howard
      Season 4 - Episode 7
      Laurie meets a new boyfriend, a fellow who claims to be the heir to a large family fortune, when the Partridges play a gig on a cruise ship. But Keith and Danny suspect he is something else--an international jewel thief!
    • Princess and the Partridge
      Season 3 - Episode 3
      Keith is chosen to be the escort of a visiting princess, but almost causes an international incident when she talks him into sneaking her away for a drive-in date.
    • Bedknobs and Drumsticks
      Season 3 - Episode 19
      Reuben arranges for the Partridge family to make a TV commercial for Erwin Tully, owner of a large take-out chicken outfit. Up until now "Uncle Erwin" has been making all his own commercials, very corny ones complete with chicken costumes. His sales have dropped and he feels he needs a new image.

      The family films the commercial -- the setting is a picnic; all the kids are playing and enjoying Uncle Erwin's chicken. Everyone is very pleased with the ad, everyone but Erwin! He feels something is missing – chicken suits! The Partridges are 100% against it but are forced by a contract to make another commercial. They try to make it as bad as possible, hoping Erwin won't like it and use the first one. He loves it.

      Erwin is going to preview his new commercial at a convention for all his franchise owners. Shirley realizes everyone there will hate the ad. So, when the conventioneers assume the commercial is a joke and ask for the "real one", Shirley saves the day by having the first ad ready to be shown.moreless
    • The Undergraduate
      Season 2 - Episode 4
      Shirley enrolls in college and has a crush there.
    • The Partridge Connection
      Season 3 - Episode 22
      Danny's friend shows him how easy it is to shoplift, but Danny ends up with something besides a stolen yo-yo in his pocket: a guilty conscience.
    • M is for the Many Things
      Season 3 - Episode 2
      Shirley is chosen as Mother of the Year by a magazine, and decides to take the entire family to the award ceremony in Sacramento. Unfortunately, the scenic route she has chosen for the trip turns out to be full of unpleasant surprises that test the worthiness of her receiving the award.moreless
    • 9/25/70
      When their regular lead singer gets sick, the Partridge family kids invite their mom to sing with the band. After discovering that their Mom is surprisingly good with the band, and armed with a demo tape, Danny sets out to convince Reuben Kincaid to be the band's agent.
    • Where Do Mermaids Go?
      Season 2 - Episode 14
      The Partridge Family befriend a free-spirited young girl at a picnic spot, and just as she leaves them she surprises them by giving them a million dollars.
    • Go Directly to Jail
      Season 1 - Episode 10
      After the Partridges play a concert in a prison, they get trapped inside by a convict who fakes a influenza epidemic. Soon the discover that the convict has kept them there because he wants to sell them some songs he wrote. The songs are pretty good, and the Partridges want to record them, but they soon find out that the songs were actually written by another convict.moreless
    • Mom Drops Out
      Season 1 - Episode 15
      Shirley wants to retire from show business.
    • Art for Mom's Sake
      Art for Mom's Sake
      Season 4 - Episode 13
      Shirley joins an art class, and the instructor goes overboard with praise about her paintings. But the Partridge kids know that it's not her awful paintings that he's in love with, and they have to come up with a plan to let their mom know the truth without hurting her feelings.moreless
    • The Partridge Papers
      Season 2 - Episode 22
      Danny accidental gives Laurie's diary to the editor of the high school newspaper. When Danny and Keith fail to get the diary back Laurie takes the matter into her own hands and breaks into the school to retrieve the diary.
    • Queen for a Minute
      Queen for a Minute
      Season 4 - Episode 16
      Laurie decides to run for homecoming queen, but only so that she can prove a point about the sexist treatment of women.
    • Diary of a Mad Millionaire
      Season 3 - Episode 24
      The Partridges try to coax a wealthy recluse out of his shell and back out into the real world.
    • Whatever Happened to Moby Dick?
      Season 2 - Episode 6
      The Partridges make a record with a "whale" to raise awareness of the extinct whale.
    • Morning Becomes Electric
      Morning Becomes Electric
      Season 4 - Episode 20
      The Partridge family gets involved in energy conservation and publicly try to become a "model family" by saving electricity. Taking their efforts even one step further, Danny suggests that the paper should print the name of "energy hogs" for all to see. The only problem is that their own energy savings do not go well and they themselves are in danger of being branded as "energy hogs".moreless
    • . . . _ _ _ . . . (S.O.S)
      . . . _ _ _ . . . (S.O.S)
      Season 4 - Episode 22
      An old high school flame, Navy Captain Charles Corwin, comes to town to rekindle his past with Shirley. But Danny and Keith, who have mistaken the captain for a "ladies man", are out to torpedo the relationship before it leaves port.
    • See Here, Private Partridge
      Season 1 - Episode 4
      Just as the family is busy trying to record their first album, Danny is drafted into the army. Shirley goes down to the recruiting center to try to straighten things out, but she can't cut through the Army bureaucracy. Shirley decides to send Danny down to the recruiting center so the Army can see for themselves that he is just a boy.moreless
    • Keith's graduation and the Partridge's big summer tour are both in jeopardy when begins failing his sex education class.
    • The Red Woodloe Story
      Season 1 - Episode 14
      Shirley asks Reuben to book a gig for a folk composer believed to be dead.
    • Road Song
      Season 1 - Episode 22
      The Partridges befriend a runaway in New Mexico.
    • The Mod Father
      Season 3 - Episode 7
      Grandma and Grandpa come to the Partridge house having rediscovered themselves, or so they think, through an experience with an encounter group. In an effort to share what they learned with Shirley and the kids, the grandparents provoke them all into expressing their hostility toward each other so that their pent-up feelings will be brought out into the open. When the kids start arguing bitterly, Shirley is forced to tactfully suggest to her parents that they are interfering with her family life, and they leave.

      A few days later a tearful Grandma comes knocking on the Partridges' front door, explaining that she and Grandpa had been too honest with each other, for he had said that their marriage had no zip to it. Grandpa later arrives and they consider first getting a divorce and then living together as a means of revitalizing the marriage. Instead, they take Shirley's suggestion to pretend that they are divorced, and then go out with other people. Both Grandma and Grandpa get fixed up, but it is quite obvious that each of them is having a miserable time. What finally succeeds in giving their marriage a ""kick in the pants"" is the wedding ceremony that they arrange, complete with minister, flower girls and marriage vows.moreless
    • 11/20/70
      Danny wants to be a comedian.
    • Soul Club
      Season 1 - Episode 18
      The Partridges travel to Detroit and save the city's nightclub.
    • Made in San Pueblo
      Made in San Pueblo
      Season 4 - Episode 12
      After a spat with her husband, Shirley's mom moves in to become the family's new maid, and the Partridges have their hands full trying the get the couple back together again.
    • Max Ledbetter, a washed-up psychic entertainer brought in for Tracy's birthday party, impresses Danny. Danny decides to hit up Max for investment predictions, however Max, who needs some quick cash, tells Danny that disaster will befall the Partridge Family unless he can come up with $156.
    • A Man Called Snake
      Season 2 - Episode 3
      Laurie dates a motorcycle-riding poet named Snake.
    • Beethoven, Brahms, and Partridge
      Beethoven, Brahms, and Partridge
      Season 4 - Episode 3
      Keith's new girlfriend, a classical music student, convinces him that playing rock 'n' roll is a waste of his talent. Unfortunately, his first concerto written for the college orchestra, doesn't receive the type of critical acclaim that he had hoped for.
    • All's War in Love and Fairs
      Season 2 - Episode 23
      After finishing an engagement in Las Vegas, the Partridge Family bus breaks down in a small town, where the locals convince the Partridges to perform in a benefit for a local Indian Reservation.
    • A Penny for His Thoughts
      Season 3 - Episode 5
      In the middle of the night a Hells' Angel-type named Snake zooms up on his motorcycle and rings the Partridges' doorbell. Irritated at being awakened, Shirley and the rest of the family feel obligated to listen to his friend of Laurie's tale of woe. He wants to commit suicide because after breaking all convention by proposing to his girlfriend Penny, she has the audacity to hang up on him. When Shirley realizes that Snake's proposal took place over the phone, she patiently explains to him that a marriage proposal, being the most important event in a girl's life, should not take place over a telephone. She suggests that he dress in a tie and jacket and go to propose in person. But Penny again refuses, for she feels that Snake is making fun of her by having donned such fancy clothes. Laurie goes to visit Penny and tells her that Snake will kill himself if she does not accept his proposal. Finally convinced that Snake truly loves her, Penny rushes to the Partridge house, where he has temporarily taken residence, and falls into her lover's arms. Shirley generously offers to hold the ceremony at her house, where everything goes without a hitch... and afterwards the newlyweds mount their bikes and zoom off.moreless
    • The Diplomat
      The Diplomat
      Season 4 - Episode 8
      Shirley teaches the fine art of dating diplomacy to an ambassador who's not only a well-known ladies man, but obsessed with his international job as well.
    • A Knight in Shining Armor
      Season 1 - Episode 25
      A musician enlists the Partridges' help in finding lyrics for his composition.
    • Two for the Show
      Two for the Show
      Season 4 - Episode 14
      Reuben brings his latest musical talents, 14 year-old twin brothers, in to stay with the Partridges while the boys work on their first recording. But things start to go wrong when both of them get crushes on Laurie, threatening to destroy their singing careers before they even get started.
    • Danny Drops Out
      Danny Drops Out
      Season 4 - Episode 15
      Danny thinks that school is a waste of his time and talent, and Shirley reluctantly agrees to let him stay at home, knowing that it might be the best way for him to learn the true value of an education.
    • 2/4/72
      A famous Russian painter visits the Partridge Family and pays back their hospitality by painting a masterpiece on their garage door, however the work of art is of a scantily clad young lady on the garage door.
    • Al in the Family
      Al in the Family
      Season 4 - Episode 11
      After Reuben gives his hapless nephew a job as his assistant, the Partridges soon discover that he has a gift for comedy, and they try to channel his quirky behavior into a successful profession.
    • Forgive Us Our Debits
      Season 3 - Episode 21
      All havoc breaks loose when Shirley bays a cuckoo clock for $29 at Bartlet's Department Store. It seems Bartlet's has recently installed a computer to handle all their accounts. When Shirley receives her computerized bill for the clock, it reads $290 instead of $29. She goes down to the store to straighten things out with Mr. Atwater. Atwater apologizes and instructs the computer operator, Tom, to program the 1984-Z to move the decimal point and correct the bill to read $29. (Tom is quite impressed with Laurie.) The decimal point is moved -- the wrong way! Shirley's bill is now $2,900. The computer has sent bad-risk notices to other companies, ruining the Partridge's credit rating. It has also had a collection agency pick up the check from the family's last engagement. Shirley again goes to Bartlet's; things are quite out of hand, While she's seeing the manager, Laurie leads a picket line outside the store. When they arrive home, the collection agency has repossessed all their furniture. More promises from Atwater don't satisfy the kids. They form a conspiracy. While Laurie flirts with Tom and gets him to desert his post at the computer, Danny distracts Atwater and Keith tinkers with the computer. Shirley soon receives a check for $50,000! When Atwater rushes over to get the check back, the Partridges tease him a little but finally return it. When everything is straightened out, Shirley realizes that the cuckoo clock does not work.moreless
    • Selling Of The Partridge
      Season 3 - Episode 23
      Laurie is chosen to be campaign manager for Phyllis Goldberg, who is a candidate for the school presidency. Unfortunately, Phyllis, an intelligent but very timid girl, will have to compete for this chosen position with Keith, who is without a doubt the more popular of the two. Overly assured that he will win because of his personal charm and magnetism, Keith is rather surprised to learn from Danny, the official pollster, that although he is far ahead, his strongest support comes from the students to whom he spoke during music and woodshop. This is significant, for these students could not really hear his speech, and judged him solely on his popularity. Keith's lack of awareness of school problems becomes quite evident when Phyllis challenges him to a debate, after which Danny informs him that the school is equally divided between the two candidates. Keith seriously considers dropping out of the race because he is afraid of losing. Instead, he throws his support to the Goldberg camp by telling students that Phyllis' qualifications are far superior to his, which he sincerely believes. But Keith has far underestimated his own popularity, for he still manages to win the election. Phyllis is a good sport about losing, and is satisfied with having made so many new friends during the campaign.moreless
    • The Tale Of Two Hamsters
      Season 2 - Episode 9
      With 67 cents worth of backing from Chris and Tracy, plus his own savings, Danny's newest investment is hamsters. Shirley reluctantly agrees, seeing the hamsters as a good experience in responsibility for Chris, Tracy, and Danny. In a matter of weeks the house is full of hamsters. Danny, of course, is overjoyed at the prosperous results of his investment. When the family departs for a tour, no one can be found to "hamster sit," so they are packed into the bus. After a series of mishaps - due entirely to Danny's "investment" - Shirley decides the hamsters must go.moreless