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.

Greg's Triangle

#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.

star 8.60
10 votes
Writers: Ben Gershman, Bill Freedman
Her Sister's Shadow

#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.

star 8.58
12 votes
Writers: Al Schwartz, Phil Leslie, Ray Singer
My Fair Opponent

#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.

star 8.54
13 votes
Directors: Peter Baldwin
Writers: Bernie Kahn
Marcia Gets Creamed

#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.

star 8.50
14 votes
Directors: Peter Baldwin
Writers: Ben Gershman, Bill Freedman
How to Succeed in Business?

#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.

star 8.38
8 votes
Directors: Robert Reed
Writers: Gene Thompson
You Can't Win 'Em All

#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.

star 8.33
9 votes
Directors: Jack Donohue
Writers: Lois Hire
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 8.33
18 votes
Directors: Hal Cooper
Writers: Myles Wilder, William Raynor
Jan, the Only Child

#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.

star 8.33
12 votes
Quarterback Sneak

#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.

star 8.33
12 votes
Directors: Peter Baldwin
Writers: Ben Gershman, Bill Freedman
My Sister, Benedict Arnold

#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.

star 8.33
18 votes
Directors: Hal Cooper
Writers: Elroy Schwartz
Love and the Older Man

#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.

star 8.30
10 votes
Directors: George Tyne
Writers: Martin Ragaway
The Subject Was Noses

#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.

star 8.27
15 votes
Directors: Jack Arnold
Writers: Al Schwartz, Larry Rhine
Getting Greg's Goat

#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.

star 8.21
14 votes
Directors: Robert Reed
Writers: Milton Pascal, Sam Locke
The Hair-Brained Scheme

#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.

star 8.21
19 votes
Directors: Jack Arnold
Writers: Charles Stewart, Jr.
The Great Earring Caper

#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.

star 8.18
11 votes
Cindy Brady, Lady

#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.

star 8.17
6 votes
Directors: Hal Cooper
Writers: Al Schwartz, Larry Rhine
The Big Bet

#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.

star 8.14
14 votes
Directors: Earl Bellamy
Writers: Elroy Schwartz
Dough Re Mi

#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.

star 8.13
15 votes
Directors: Allen Baron
Writers: Ben Starr
Jan's Aunt Jenny

#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.

star 8.13
16 votes
Directors: Hal Cooper
Writers: Michael Morris
Two Petes in a Pod

#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.

star 8.11
9 votes
Writers: Milton Pascal, Sam Locke
Try, Try Again

#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.

star 8.11
9 votes
Directors: George Tyne
Writers: Al Schwartz, Larry Rhine
Bobby's Hero

#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.

star 8.10
10 votes
Writers: Michael Morris
The Voice of Christmas

#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.

star 8.10
42 votes
Directors: Oscar Rudolph
Writers: John Fenton Murray
To Move or Not to Move

#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.

star 8.08
24 votes
Directors: Oscar Rudolph
Writers: Paul West
Sergeant Emma

#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.

star 8.08
12 votes
Directors: Jack Arnold
Writers: Harry Winkler