The Partridge Family

Season 1 Episode 2

The Sound of Money

Aired Friday 8:30 PM Oct 02, 1970 on ABC
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Episode Summary

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.

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  • Wicked driver trying to steal money gets his heart stolen instead.

    Well, this show is from 1970 and people were already trying to commit this kind of scam in the USA? Heh, well that seems to be the premise in this episode. I still don't see much magic between the family, they rather look like a group of people put together (which they are) but in other TV series, the families look more together and related to each other. Hopefully as the series evolves and the characters interact with each other wee will see a better chemistry and therefore more enjoyable episodes. Love the ending of this episode. A 1 million dollar hug!

    I don't think you can get away with such an ending in today's TV.moreless
  • Partriidge in a Money Tree

    Another good episode of the series, centers around a middle age man, who love to sue people, even if for things that's not their fault. Post-Dragnet, Pre-MASH Harry Morgan sues the Partridges for a minor traffic accident. i admire the way the partridges handle the situation, they don't get mad, they get more friendler. they movie in with the Morgan, until he gets better or to tell the truth. whatever comes first. One of the best songs I ever heard on thr show is,"I'll Leave Myself a Little Time." it brought back memories of me listerning to the Partridge Family records as a kid. I love the songs and the show back then, I still do today.moreless
Shirley Jones

Shirley Jones

Shirley Partridge

Danny Bonaduce

Danny Bonaduce

Danny Partridge

Susan Dey

Susan Dey

Laurie Partridge

David Cassidy

David Cassidy

Keith Partridge

Jeremy Gelbwaks

Jeremy Gelbwaks

Christopher Partridge

Suzanne Crough

Suzanne Crough

Tracy Partridge

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (1)

    • (Shirley and Reuben are discussing the implications of giving in to Willie's proposed out of court settlement.)
      Shirley: Danny, go get the rest of the kids. We're going to have a meeting.
      Danny: What about?
      Shirley: I've decided to join you kids. We're going to fight Whiplash Willie.
      Danny: Yay, we're gonna fight, we're gonna win!
      Reuben: Strange. That's exactly what General Custer said.

  • NOTES (4)

    • song: I'll Leave Myself a Little Time" from the album "Up to Date"

    • Five years after this episode aired, Harry Morgan would take on the role of Colonel Sherman T. Potter on "M*A*S*H".

    • Farrah Fawcett, of course, would go on to even greater fame not only with her role of Jill Monroe on "Charlie's Angles", but also because of the classic pin up poster that she posed for.

    • The title song used for the first season is "When We're Singin'," composed by Wes Farrell (music) and Diane Hilderbrand (lyrics). It first appeared during the opening titles of "The Sound Of Money," and will be used throughout the season.


    • Shirley: (addressing Reuben and Danny) Well, I see my spies came in out of the cold.

      This is a reference to John le Carre's novel The Spy Who Came In From The Cold.