The Partridge Family

Season 4 Episode 5

Reuben Kincaid Lives

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Aired Friday 8:30 PM Oct 13, 1973 on ABC
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Reuben Kincaid Lives
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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.

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  • Worth a watch just to see the Wicked Witch of the West

    7.0
    I just happened to start watching this episode of the Partridge Family as I was going through my channels after re-scanning them. I was totally shocked to see Margaret Hamilton guest-starring as Reuben Kincaid's mother. Margaret Hamilton played what is definitely one of the most iconic roles in the worldwide history of movies: the Wicked Witch of the West in the Wizard of Oz. I had no idea that Margaret had ever done television shows, but imdb.com has quite a list. Margaret was 70 years old when this episode was made, but she was still plenty spunky :)



    As far as the rest of the plot of this episode, it's a big nothing. But who cares, there's the Wicked Witch of the West!! (Without the green makeup) :) So seven stars from me, just for the pleasure of seeing Margaret Hamilton!moreless
Shirley Jones

Shirley Jones

Shirley Partridge

Danny Bonaduce

Danny Bonaduce

Danny Partridge

Brian Forster

Brian Forster

Christopher Partridge

Susan Dey

Susan Dey

Laurie Partridge

David Cassidy

David Cassidy

Keith Partridge

Suzanne Crough

Suzanne Crough

Tracy Partridge

Margaret Hamilton

Margaret Hamilton

Clara Kincaid

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Elaine Giftos

Elaine Giftos

Bonnie Kleinschmitt

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Ricky Segall

Ricky Segall

Ricky Stevens

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    • When Margaret Hamilton's character (Reuben's mother) first greets her son, she calls him "Ruby", which makes the other characters in the scene repeat the nickname in a questioning manner, then snicker.


      When Margaret Hamilton played the Wicked Witch of the West in The Wizard of Oz, a big topic the character mentioned was the "ruby" slippers that the Dorothy character wore. Having Margaret Hamilton say "Ruby" adds another layer of comedy and intertextuality for those who know who she once played, and who caught the Reuben/Ruby/ruby slippers connection.

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