The Best Episodes of The Brady Bunch
Last Updated: Apr 4, 2018
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.
#2 - Two Petes in a Pod
Season 5 - Episode 18
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.
#3 - Top Secret
Season 5 - Episode 19
When an FBI agent visits to check Mike's security clearance, Bobby and Oliver become convinced that Mike is working on plans for a top-secret project. They also suspect Sam of being an international spy scheming to steal the plans.
#4 - Her Sister's Shadow
Season 3 - Episode 10
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.
#5 - 54-40 and Fight
Season 1 - Episode 15
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.
#8 - You Can't Win 'Em All
Season 4 - Episode 22
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.
#9 - Quarterback Sneak
Season 5 - Episode 9
Marcia's new beau, the quarterback of the rival Fairview team, uses her to get to Greg's Westdale playbook.
#10 - Jan, the Only Child
Season 4 - Episode 8
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.
#11 - Big Little Man
Season 3 - Episode 15
Bobby becomes self-conscious about his height and tries different ways to make himself "big." First he tries stretching himself, and then he decides to improve his mind by memorizing a bunch of worthless facts.
#12 - And Now, a Word from Our Sponsor
Season 3 - Episode 8
A commercial producer discovers the Brady family while they are grocery shopping and wants them to be in a laundry soap commercial. But the family doesn't use the product, leading to a classic Brady dilemma.
#14 - The Hustler
Season 5 - Episode 21
When Mike's boss, Mr. Matthews, sends the family a pool table, Bobby becomes obsessed with pool, challenging all comers including Mr. Matthews himself.
#15 - Greg Gets Grounded
Season 4 - Episode 15
Bobby tells his parents that Greg nearly got into a freeway accident because he was reading the cover of a new record. Mike and Carol suspend Greg's car privileges for a week, but Greg has plans to take out his girlfriend Rachel. When Greg decides that his father's directive has a "loophole" and takes a buddy's car to procure rock concert tickets for the date, Mike really hits the roof and grounds him. Greg talks his way out of the severe punishment but is bound by "exact words" ... and it leads to a drive-in movie date that neither Greg nor Rachel will ever forget.
#16 - My Sister, Benedict Arnold
Season 3 - Episode 5
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.
#17 - Law and Disorder
Season 4 - Episode 14
Bobby is crestfallen when he is picked to be safety monitor at school. But with Mike's and Carol's encouragement, Bobby becomes determined to do the job well but goes overboard, becoming the most unwelcome person both at school and at home.
#18 - How to Succeed in Business?
Season 4 - Episode 19
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 customers demand their bikes. This leads Mr. Martinelli to give Peter the axe.
#20 - To Move or Not to Move
Season 1 - Episode 23
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.
#21 - Everyone Can't Be George Washington
Season 4 - Episode 12
Peter is determined to get the part of George Washington in the school play, but the teacher thinks Peter would be better in the role of Benedict Arnold. When his friends start making snide comments about it, Peter decides to get himself kicked out of the play.
#22 - The Voice of Christmas
Season 1 - Episode 12
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.
#23 - The Big Sprain
Season 1 - Episode 19
Carol is out of town visiting her sick Aunt Mary and Alice is all prepared to take care of the Brady home. However, she sprains her ankle, after tripping on Chinese checkers, putting Mike and the kids in charge of the household duties. Meanwhile, her boyfriend Sam finds himself in a dilemma over whether or not to take someone else to the upcoming Meatcutters Ball.
#24 - My Fair Opponent
Season 3 - Episode 22
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.
#25 - Mike's Horror-Scope
Season 1 - Episode 16
The day after Carol reads Mike's horoscope, which states "a strange woman will enter your life tomorrow," Beebe Gallini enters Mike's office and proves to be a most difficult client. Soon, Mike finds himself spending more time at the office than at home with Carol and the kids.