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.

Lights Out

#1 - Lights Out

Season 2 - Episode 20

After witnessing a magician performing a disappearing act, Cindy refuses to sleep with the lights off. Meanwhile, Peter begins to develop a magic act and a reluctant Cindy agrees to be his assistant.

star 9.00
10 votes
Directors: Oscar Rudolph
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Two Petes in a Pod

#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.

star 8.71
7 votes
Top Secret

#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.

star 8.67
6 votes
Directors: Bernard Wiesen
Her Sister's Shadow

#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.

star 8.63
8 votes
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54-40 and Fight

#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.

star 8.46
24 votes
Directors: Oscar Rudolph
The Big Bet

#6 - The Big Bet

Season 3 - Episode 18

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.

star 8.45
11 votes
Directors: Earl Bellamy
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Double Parked

#7 - Double Parked

Season 2 - Episode 22

The Brady family goes all out to try to save a neighborhood park from being built on. This puts Mike's job in jeopardy since his company is the firm in charge of the construction.

star 8.44
9 votes
Directors: Jack Arnold
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You Can't Win 'Em All

#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.

star 8.43
7 votes
Directors: Jack Donohue
Quarterback Sneak

#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.

star 8.40
10 votes
Directors: Peter Baldwin
Jan, the Only Child

#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.

star 8.40
10 votes
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Big Little Man

#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.

star 8.40
10 votes
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And Now, a Word from Our Sponsor

#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.

star 8.38
13 votes
Directors: Peter Baldwin
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Click

#13 - Click

Season 3 - Episode 11

Greg's rib injury keeps him on the football sidelines, but Bobby's new photography hobby leads to a game-deciding discovery.

star 8.38
8 votes
Directors: Oscar Rudolph
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The Hustler

#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.

star 8.38
8 votes
Directors: Michael Kane
Greg Gets Grounded

#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.

star 8.36
11 votes
Directors: Jack Arnold
My Sister, Benedict Arnold

#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.

star 8.36
14 votes
Directors: Hal Cooper
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Law and Disorder

#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.

star 8.33
9 votes
Directors: Hal Cooper
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How to Succeed in Business?

#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.

star 8.33
6 votes
Directors: Robert Reed
Lost Locket, Found Locket

#19 - Lost Locket, Found Locket

Season 1 - Episode 25

Jan receives a mysterious locket in the mail with no indication of who sent it. While the Bradys are trying to figure out who sent it, the locket mysteriously vanishes.

star 8.32
19 votes
Directors: Norman Abbott
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To Move or Not to Move

#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.

star 8.32
19 votes
Directors: Oscar Rudolph
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Everyone Can't Be George Washington

#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.

star 8.29
7 votes
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The Voice of Christmas

#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.

star 8.29
35 votes
Directors: Oscar Rudolph
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The Big Sprain

#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.

star 8.28
18 votes
Directors: Russ Mayberry
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My Fair Opponent

#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.

star 8.27
11 votes
Directors: Peter Baldwin
Mike's Horror-Scope

#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.

star 8.26
19 votes
Directors: Oscar Rudolph
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