The BEST Episodes of The Brady Bunch

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Oct 25, 2021

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.

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How to Succeed in Business?

#1 - 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 9.79
14 votes
Directors: Robert Reed
Writers: Gene Thompson
The Hustler

#2 - 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 9.44
18 votes
Directors: Michael Kane
Writers: Ben Gershman, Bill Freedman
Greg's Triangle

#3 - 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 9.38
16 votes
Writers: Ben Gershman, Bill Freedman
Quarterback Sneak

#4 - 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 9.16
19 votes
Directors: Peter Baldwin
Writers: Ben Gershman, Bill Freedman
The Subject Was Noses

#5 - 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 8.96
24 votes
Directors: Jack Arnold
Writers: Al Schwartz (I) (1910–1988), Larry Rhine
Peter and the Wolf

#6 - Peter and the Wolf

Season 5 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 12, 1973

Greg's date can only go out with him if he can get a date for her visiting cousin. So Greg gets Peter to wear a fake moustache and act like an older man on the double date.

star 8.90
20 votes
Writers: Tam Spiva
Marcia Gets Creamed

#7 - 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 8.86
21 votes
Directors: Peter Baldwin
Writers: Ben Gershman, Bill Freedman
The Big Bet

#8 - 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 8.80
20 votes
Directors: Earl Bellamy
Writers: Elroy Schwartz
Today, I am a Freshman

#9 - 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 8.80
25 votes
Directors: Hal Cooper
Writers: Myles Wilder, William Raynor
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 8.77
26 votes
Directors: Hal Cooper
Writers: Elroy Schwartz
Confessions, Confessions

#11 - 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 8.75
32 votes
Directors: Russ Mayberry
Writers: Brad Radnitz
The Wheeler-Dealer

#12 - The Wheeler-Dealer

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 8, 1971

Greg buys his first car for $100 from his smooth-talking friend Eddie. Finding that he has been stuck with a lemon, Greg attempts to repeat Eddie's snow job when he tries to resell the car to another sucker.

star 8.73
22 votes
Directors: Jack Arnold
Writers: Ben Gershman, Bill Freedman
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 8.73
22 votes
Directors: Robert Reed
Writers: Milton Pascal, Sam Locke

#14 - Click

Season 3 - Episode 11 - Aired Nov 26, 1971

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

star 8.68
19 votes
Directors: Oscar Rudolph
Writers: Helen August, Tom August
The Fender Benders

#15 - The Fender Benders

Season 3 - Episode 23 - Aired Mar 10, 1972

Carol is in a car accident with a man who agrees to pay for his own damages. However, he changes his mind and Carol finds herself summoned to court with Bobby and Cindy testifying against her.

star 8.59
17 votes
Directors: Allen Baron
Writers: David P. Harmon
The Treasure of Sierra Avenue

#16 - The Treasure of Sierra Avenue

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Nov 6, 1970

While playing football in a vacant lot with Greg and Peter, Bobby discovers a wallet containing $1,100. When the girls learn about the boys' coup, they decide they want a cut of the money; this leads to yet another fight in the Brady household.

star 8.56
32 votes
Directors: Oscar Rudolph
Writers: Gwen Bagni, Paul Dubov
Two Petes in a Pod

#17 - 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 8.56
16 votes
Writers: Milton Pascal, Sam Locke
The Hair-Brained Scheme

#18 - 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 8.56
27 votes
Directors: Jack Arnold
Writers: Charles Stewart, Jr.
54-40 and Fight

#19 - 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 8.54
41 votes
Directors: Oscar Rudolph
Writers: Burt Styler
To Move or Not to Move

#20 - 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 8.53
32 votes
Directors: Oscar Rudolph
Writers: Paul West
Jan, the Only Child

#21 - 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 8.53
19 votes
Where There's Smoke

#22 - Where There's Smoke

Season 2 - Episode 14 - Aired Jan 8, 1971

Jan and Cindy catch Greg smoking with some friends. This leads to them telling Marcia who in turn tells Mike and Carol.

star 8.52
29 votes
Directors: Oscar Rudolph
Writers: David P. Harmon
The Slumber Caper

#23 - 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 8.49
35 votes
Directors: Oscar Rudolph
Writers: Tam Spiva
The Driver's Seat

#24 - The Driver's Seat

Season 5 - Episode 15 - Aired Jan 11, 1974

Greg and Marcia settle a bet about their driving skills by participating in a head-to-head competition, with the whole family cheering them on.

star 8.48
23 votes
Directors: Jack Arnold
Writers: George Tibbles
Fright Night

#25 - Fright Night

Season 4 - Episode 6 - Aired Oct 27, 1972

After Jan and Cindy are spooked by a trick ghost rigged by the boys, the girls try to retaliate. But things get out of hand when Alice becomes a victim of their attempts to spook their brothers.

star 8.44
25 votes