The BEST Episodes of The Brady Bunch

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Oct 29, 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.

Her Sister's Shadow

#1 - 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 8.60
10 votes
Writers: Al Schwartz, Phil Leslie, Ray Singer
Greg's Triangle

#2 - Greg's Triangle

Season 4 - Episode 11

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 8.44
9 votes
Writers: Ben Gershman, Bill Freedman
My Fair Opponent

#3 - 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 8.42
12 votes
Directors: Peter Baldwin
Writers: Bernie Kahn
Marcia Gets Creamed

#4 - Marcia Gets Creamed

Season 5 - Episode 7

Marcia loves her new job at the ice cream parlor -- until the shiftless Peter fouls things up and Jan outperforms her.

star 8.38
13 votes
Directors: Peter Baldwin
Writers: Ben Gershman, Bill Freedman
My Sister, Benedict Arnold

#5 - 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 8.38
16 votes
Directors: Hal Cooper
Writers: Elroy Schwartz
Greg Gets Grounded

#6 - 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 8.33
12 votes
Directors: Jack Arnold
Writers: Elroy Schwartz
Today, I am a Freshman

#7 - Today, I am a Freshman

Season 4 - Episode 4

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 8.24
17 votes
Directors: Hal Cooper
Writers: William Raynor, Myles Wilder
Jan, the Only Child

#8 - 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 8.18
11 votes
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 8.18
11 votes
Directors: Peter Baldwin
Writers: Ben Gershman, Bill Freedman
The Subject Was Noses

#10 - The Subject Was Noses

Season 4 - Episode 18

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 8.14
14 votes
Directors: Jack Arnold
Writers: Al Schwartz, Larry Rhine
How to Succeed in Business?

#11 - 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 demand their bikes. This leads Mr. Martinelli to give Peter the axe.

star 8.14
7 votes
Directors: Robert Reed
Writers: Gene Thompson
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 8.13
15 votes
Directors: Peter Baldwin
Writers: Albert E. Lewin
You Can't Win 'Em All

#13 - 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 8.12
8 votes
Directors: Jack Donohue
Writers: Lois Hire
Love and the Older Man

#14 - Love and the Older Man

Season 4 - Episode 13

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 8.11
9 votes
Directors: George Tyne
Writers: Martin Ragaway
The Hair-Brained Scheme

#15 - The Hair-Brained Scheme

Season 5 - Episode 22

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 8.11
18 votes
Directors: Jack Arnold
Writers: Charles Stewart, Jr.
To Move or Not to Move

#16 - 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 8.08
24 votes
Directors: Oscar Rudolph
Writers: Paul West
The Teeter-Totter Caper

#17 - The Teeter-Totter Caper

Season 3 - Episode 14

When Bobby and Cindy are not invited to a wedding because they're too young, they set out to do something important: break a teeter-totter record.

star 8.08
12 votes
Directors: Russ Mayberry
Writers: Joel Kane, Jack Lloyd
Juliet is the Sun

#18 - Juliet is the Sun

Season 3 - Episode 7

When Marcia lands the lead role of Juliet in the school play, she lets it go to her head, which leads to her losing the role and having a meltdown when told the bad news.

star 8.08
13 votes
Directors: Jack Arnold
Writers: Brad Radnitz
Getting Greg's Goat

#19 - Getting Greg's Goat

Season 5 - Episode 6

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 8.08
13 votes
Directors: Robert Reed
Writers: Sam Locke, Milton Pascal
Eenie, Meenie, Mommy, Daddy

#20 - Eenie, Meenie, Mommy, Daddy

Season 1 - Episode 3

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 8.07
69 votes
Directors: John Rich
Writers: Joanna Lee
The Liberation of Marcia Brady

#21 - The Liberation of Marcia Brady

Season 2 - Episode 19

A reporter interviews Marcia and asks her about her views on Women's Lib. This leads to her joining Greg's Frontier Scouts to try to prove a woman can do anything a man can do.

star 8.06
16 votes
Directors: Russ Mayberry
Writers: Charles Hoffman
54-40 and Fight

#22 - 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 8.06
32 votes
Directors: Oscar Rudolph
Writers: Burt Styler
Is There a Doctor in the House?

#23 - Is There a Doctor in the House?

Season 1 - Episode 13

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 8.05
37 votes
Directors: Oscar Rudolph
Writers: Ruth Brooks Flippen
Going, Going...Steady

#24 - Going, Going...Steady

Season 2 - Episode 5

Marcia has a crush on a boy who doesn't even know she's alive, at least not until she studies up on his favorite hobby, insect collecting.

star 8.05
20 votes
Directors: Oscar Rudolph
Writers: David P. Harmon
The Voice of Christmas

#25 - 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 8.05
41 votes
Directors: Oscar Rudolph
Writers: John Fenton Murray