The Partridge Family

Season 3 Episode 6

You're Only Young Twice

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Aired Friday 8:30 PM Oct 20, 1972 on ABC
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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

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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

Maggie Wellman

Maggie Wellman

Molly

Guest Star

Patti Cohoon

Patti Cohoon

Gloria Hicky

Guest Star

Charlotte Rae

Charlotte Rae

Dr. Beecher

Guest Star

Bruce Kimmel

Bruce Kimmel

Richard

Recurring Role

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