The BEST Episodes of The Brady Bunch
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Dec 22, 2019
Network: ABC (US)
The Brady Bunch featured a novel concept: a new family formed by the marriage of a divorcee with three daughters and a widower with three sons. Throw in nutty housekeeper Alice, and some formulaic sitcom shenanigans, and you've got one of the essential pop-culture touchstones of the 1970s.
#1 - Greg's Triangle
Season 4 - Episode 11 - Aired Dec 8, 1972
Greg is crazy for his latest girlfriend, Jennifer, but things get difficult for him when he learns that both Jennifer and Marcia are competing for head cheerleader -- and he just happens to be one of the judges.
#2 - Her Sister's Shadow
Season 3 - Episode 10 - Aired Nov 19, 1971
Tired of being in Marcia's shadow, Jan is determined to do something that Marcia never did. But Jan becomes more depressed when she fails to make the cheer squad. Then she wins first prize in an essay contest only to discover that her teacher had made a mistake in scoring.
#3 - My Fair Opponent
Season 3 - Episode 22 - Aired Mar 3, 1972
As a joke, Marcia's plain-looking friend Molly Webber is nominated to be hostess on Banquet Night. Marcia's mission to transform Molly into a knockout succeeds, only to discover that she is running against her friend.
#4 - Marcia Gets Creamed
Season 5 - Episode 7 - Aired Oct 26, 1973
Marcia loves her new job at the ice cream parlor -- until the shiftless Peter fouls things up and Jan outperforms her.
#5 - How to Succeed in Business?
Season 4 - Episode 19 - Aired Feb 23, 1973
Peter is ecstatic when he gets a job at Martinelli's bike shop. However, his wanting to do a thorough job inhibits his speed and work begins piling up as well as customers begin to demand their bikes. This leads Mr. Martinelli to give Peter the axe.
#6 - You Can't Win 'Em All
Season 4 - Episode 22 - Aired Mar 16, 1973
Both Bobby and Cindy have to opportunity to try out to be on a televised children's quiz show if they get a certain score on a written test. However, an overconfident Bobby doesn't study at all and fails while Cindy is chosen and her ego alienates the rest of the Brady kids.
#7 - Today, I am a Freshman
Season 4 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 13, 1972
It's the beginning of another school year, and Marcia panics about becoming a freshman, going as far as pretending to be sick. However, after her parents see through Marcia's act, they encourage her to get involved -- but she joins every club available.
#8 - Jan, the Only Child
Season 4 - Episode 8 - Aired Nov 10, 1972
Fed up with the number of people in the household, Jan voices her desire to be an only child. The other kids oblige and treat her that way, but Jan changes her tune when she's excluded from the other kids' activities.
#9 - Quarterback Sneak
Season 5 - Episode 9 - Aired Nov 9, 1973
Marcia's new beau, the quarterback of the rival Fairview team, uses her to get to Greg's Westdale playbook.
#10 - My Sister, Benedict Arnold
Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 15, 1971
Greg is furious when he discovers Marcia is dating a rival who had beaten him out of a spot on the basketball team. Seeking revenge, Greg begins seeing the girl who had bested Marcia in cheerleading.
#11 - Love and the Older Man
Season 4 - Episode 13 - Aired Jan 5, 1973
When the family dentist, Dr. Vogel, asks Mike if Marcia would be interested in babysitting his kids, Marcia misinterprets the request as a date.
#12 - The Subject Was Noses
Season 4 - Episode 18 - Aired Feb 9, 1973
Marcia has a big problem when she inadvertently makes two dates for the same night. One with Charlie and the other with Doug, the big man on campus. She makes a excuse to Charlie to go out with Doug but quickly learns Doug was only interested in having a pretty girl on his arm after Marcia is hit in the face with a football.
#13 - Getting Greg's Goat
Season 5 - Episode 6 - Aired Oct 19, 1973
Greg and his friends steal a rival school's mascot goat, but things get out of control when the goat proves to be too hard to handle.
#14 - The Hair-Brained Scheme
Season 5 - Episode 22 - Aired Mar 8, 1974
Wanting to get rich quick, Bobby begins selling bottles of hair tonic. But the tonic turns Greg's hair orange just days before his high-school graduation. In what happened to be the final episode of the series, series star Robert Reed got himself written out of the episode when he objected to the episode's plotline and writing and neither he nor the Schwartzes would budge.
#15 - The Great Earring Caper
Season 4 - Episode 20 - Aired Mar 2, 1973
Peter's new detective kit comes in handy when Cindy touches and then loses a pair of antique earrings that Marcia was borrowing from Carol that she warned her not to touch. This leads Peter and Cindy on an all out search for the missing earrings.
#16 - Cindy Brady, Lady
Season 3 - Episode 21 - Aired Feb 18, 1972
Feeling immature because she is the youngest, Cindy feels that she isn't appreciated until she gets a mysterious letter from a secret admirer.
#17 - The Big Bet
Season 3 - Episode 18 - Aired Jan 28, 1972
Bobby and Greg make a bet on how many chin-ups each can do. Confident Greg relaxes while Bobby practices, and when the two finally compete, Bobby ends up on top, with Greg doomed to be his servant.
#18 - Dough Re Mi
Season 3 - Episode 16 - Aired Jan 14, 1972
Wanting to make a record, Greg books a recording studio and writes a song to perform with his siblings. However, when Peter's voice begins cracking, Greg realizes it's time to change and he's got to rearrange the music.
#19 - Jan's Aunt Jenny
Season 3 - Episode 17 - Aired Jan 21, 1972
Jan discovers that Aunt Jenny had closely resembled her in her youth. Jan corresponds with Jenny and receives a photo in return, leading her to worry that she will grow up to look just like her strange-looking aunt. But when Jenny visits, Jan comes to appreciate her unusual lifestyle.
#20 - Two Petes in a Pod
Season 5 - Episode 18 - Aired Feb 8, 1974
Peter meets a schoolmate who looks and sounds exactly like him. When Peter finds he has two dates for the same night, he hatches a plan to use his doppelganger to stand in for him.
#21 - Try, Try Again
Season 5 - Episode 10 - Aired Nov 16, 1973
After a string of failures, Jan becomes she has no talent -- until she discovers tap dancing, which drives the Brady family crazy.
#22 - Bobby's Hero
Season 4 - Episode 17 - Aired Feb 2, 1973
The principal calls home to alert Mike and Carol to the fact that Bobby's playing Jesse James at school. This leads Mike and Carol to learn just how obsessed Bobby about his "idol" and try to dissuade him from worshiping a cold hearted killer.
#23 - The Voice of Christmas
Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired Dec 19, 1969
Carol is to sing in church on Christmas, but days before the event, she loses her voice. Later at the mall, a hopeful Cindy asks a Santa Claus to bring Carol's voice back by Christmas. Meanwhile, Alice and the kids find it a difficult task hiding Christmas gifts in the house.
#24 - To Move or Not to Move
Season 1 - Episode 23 - Aired Mar 6, 1970
With constant complaints about the size of the house bombarding Mike and Carol, Mike puts the house up for sale and looks into buying a new one. Immediately after this, the Brady house seems to be haunted.
#25 - Sergeant Emma
Season 3 - Episode 20 - Aired Feb 11, 1972
Alice takes a vacation, leaving her duties to her cousin Emma. But the Bradys have trouble adjusting to Emma's militaristic style.