The BEST Episodes of The Brady Bunch

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Jul 6, 2020

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.

The Subject Was Noses

#1 - 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.

star 8.32
19 votes
Directors: Jack Arnold
Writers: Al Schwartz, Larry Rhine
Greg's Triangle

#2 - 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.

star 8.31
13 votes
Writers: Ben Gershman, Bill Freedman
How to Succeed in Business?

#3 - 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.

star 8.27
11 votes
Directors: Robert Reed
Writers: Gene Thompson
Two Petes in a Pod

#4 - 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.

star 8.25
12 votes
Writers: Milton Pascal, Sam Locke
To Move or Not to Move

#5 - 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.

star 8.21
28 votes
Directors: Oscar Rudolph
Writers: Paul West
54-40 and Fight

#6 - 54-40 and Fight

Season 1 - Episode 15 - Aired Jan 9, 1970

The Brady family learns that a trading stamp company is going out of business. A fight breaks out over who should get all of the saved stamps, the boys or the girls. If the girls get them, they'll buy a sewing machine and if the boys get them, they'll by a rowboat.

star 8.19
37 votes
Directors: Oscar Rudolph
Writers: Burt Styler
Today, I am a Freshman

#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.

star 8.18
22 votes
Directors: Hal Cooper
Writers: Myles Wilder, William Raynor
The Hustler

#8 - The Hustler

Season 5 - Episode 21 - Aired Mar 1, 1974

When Mike's boss, Mr. Matthews, sends the family a pool table, Bobby becomes obsessed with pool, challenging all comers including Mr. Matthews himself.

star 8.14
14 votes
Directors: Michael Kane
Writers: Ben Gershman, Bill Freedman
Getting Greg's Goat

#9 - 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.

star 8.11
18 votes
Directors: Robert Reed
Writers: Milton Pascal, Sam Locke
Marcia Gets Creamed

#10 - 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.

star 8.11
18 votes
Directors: Peter Baldwin
Writers: Ben Gershman, Bill Freedman
Katchoo

#11 - Katchoo

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 24, 1969

Jan comes down with a mysterious allergy and Carol and Alice try to determine just what is causing it. They deduce that the cause is Tiger, the family dog. Or is it?

star 8.07
54 votes
Directors: John Rich
Writers: William Cowley
Sorry, Right Number

#12 - Sorry, Right Number

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Nov 21, 1969

With nine people in the house, Mike gets frustrated when he can never get any time on the phone for himself. He decides to install a second phone line, but that only makes the problem worse. Thanks to one of Alice's ideas, Mike decides to install a pay phone in the family room. The plan works ... until Mike needs to use the phone one day to set up an appointment with a hard-to-please, heavily scrutinizing developer ... and when the phone company cuts the call off and Mike doesn't have a dime, the developer isn't too amused at all. But in the end, the pay phone proves its worth, both for Mike's blood pressure and securing a multi-million-dollar contract for Mike's firm.

star 8.05
40 votes
Directors: George Cahan
Writers: Ruth Brooks Flippen
The Grass is Always Greener

#13 - The Grass is Always Greener

Season 1 - Episode 24 - Aired Mar 13, 1970

Mike and Carol switch roles for a day in order to prove a day with the opposite sex involves much less work. Their duties: Carol must help the boys with baseball practice and Mike must help Marcia with a cooking badge.

star 8.04
25 votes
Directors: George Cahan
Writers: David P. Harmon
Confessions, Confessions

#14 - Confessions, Confessions

Season 2 - Episode 12 - Aired Dec 18, 1970

Peter breaks Carol's favorite vase on the eve of a camping trip that he's looking forward to. So in order for him to go on the trip, the other Brady siblings unknowingly each confess.

star 8.00
27 votes
Directors: Russ Mayberry
Writers: Brad Radnitz
My Sister, Benedict Arnold

#15 - 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.

star 8.00
22 votes
Directors: Hal Cooper
Writers: Elroy Schwartz
Quarterback Sneak

#16 - 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.

star 8.00
15 votes
Directors: Peter Baldwin
Writers: Ben Gershman, Bill Freedman
The Voice of Christmas

#17 - 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.

star 7.98
46 votes
Directors: Oscar Rudolph
Writers: John Fenton Murray
Father of the Year

#18 - Father of the Year

Season 1 - Episode 14 - Aired Jan 2, 1970

Marcia enters Mike in a "Father of the Year" contest through the newspaper. However, in order to do this she's had to sneak around. When Mike catches her and she's unable to explain, he grounds her from the family ski trip.

star 7.97
39 votes
Directors: George Cahan
Writers: Skip Webster
The Dropout

#19 - The Dropout

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 25, 1970

Don Drysdale's tips for Greg on his baseball playing go to his head. Which leads to Greg deciding to not go to college and he even starts to think about dropping out of high school.

star 7.97
32 votes
Directors: Peter Baldwin
Writers: Ben Gershman, Bill Freedman
My Fair Opponent

#20 - 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.

star 7.94
18 votes
Directors: Peter Baldwin
Writers: Bernie Kahn
The Slumber Caper

#21 - The Slumber Caper

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 9, 1970

Mike and Carol agree to allow Marcia to have a slumber party and the boys are thrilled because then they'll be able to play tricks on everyone. Then when Marcia gets into trouble at school, the slumber party is canceled.

star 7.93
29 votes
Directors: Oscar Rudolph
Writers: Tam Spiva
Is There a Doctor in the House?

#22 - Is There a Doctor in the House?

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired Dec 26, 1969

Peter comes home from school with the measles, so naturally, Carol calls the doctor, her doctor, who happens to be a woman. Meanwhile, Mike calls his doctor, a man. Soon all the kids come down with the measles and the household is in an uproar in yet another battle of the sexes, as the girls want a female doctor and the boys want a male doctor.

star 7.93
43 votes
Directors: Oscar Rudolph
Writers: Ruth Brooks Flippen
Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore

#23 - Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 17, 1969

No longer feeling needed around the Brady household, Alice makes up a story about an ailing aunt in Seattle in order to leave. Later the family finds out the truth and put "Operation Alice" in effect in an attempt to make her stay.

star 7.92
59 votes
Directors: John Rich
Writers: Paul West
The Hair-Brained Scheme

#24 - 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.

star 7.91
23 votes
Directors: Jack Arnold
Writers: Charles Stewart, Jr.
Eenie, Meenie, Mommy, Daddy

#25 - Eenie, Meenie, Mommy, Daddy

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 10, 1969

Cindy has been cast as the fairy princess in the school play. She's excited that her mom and new dad will be able to see her in the production until she learns she can only invite one parent. Torn between who she should choose, Cindy fakes an injury to get out of being in the play.

star 7.90
73 votes
Directors: John Rich
Writers: Joanna Lee