The WORST episodes of The Brady Bunch

Every episode of The Brady Bunch ever, ranked from worst to best by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The worst episodes of The Brady Bunch!

The misadventures of a large family formed by the marriage of a woman with 3 daughters and a man with 3 sons.

Last Updated: 11/28/2022Network:ABC (US)
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Kelly's Kids
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5.69
16 votes

#1 - Kelly's Kids

Season 5 - Episode 14 - Aired 1/4/1974

This failed backdoor pilot attempt finds the Bradys' friends, the Kellys, adopting three ethnically diverse boys and dealing with an inhospitable neighbor.

Directors: Richard Michaels
You're Never Too Old
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6.57
21 votes

#2 - You're Never Too Old

Season 4 - Episode 21 - Aired 3/9/1973

Both Robert Reed puts in double duty as Grandpa Brady as does Florence Henderson when she portrays Grandma Hutchins in an episode where the Brady kids play matchmakers and try to get Grandpa Brady and Grandma Hutchins together. However, their efforts may all be for naught when an argument erupts between Grandma and Grandpa during a romantic dinner.

Directors: Bruce Bilson
The Elopement
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6.67
15 votes

#3 - The Elopement

Season 5 - Episode 12 - Aired 12/7/1973

The family mistakenly believes that Sam and Alice are eloping, so they plan a wedding reception.

Directors: Jerry London
Tell It Like It Is
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6.77
26 votes

#4 - Tell It Like It Is

Season 2 - Episode 24 - Aired 3/26/1971

Carol is secretly writing an article about life with the Brady Bunch for Tomorrow's Woman Magazine. But soon after sending the article in, she gets a rejection letter.

Directors: Terry Becker
The Winner
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6.86
21 votes

#5 - The Winner

Season 2 - Episode 21 - Aired 2/26/1971

After discovering he is the only Brady without a trophy, Bobby enters numerous contests in order to win one. Including, selling magazines and a televised ice cream eating contest.

Directors: Robert Reed
Mike's Horror-Scope
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6.89
37 votes

#6 - Mike's Horror-Scope

Season 1 - Episode 16 - Aired 1/16/1970

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.

Directors: Oscar Rudolph
Double Parked
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7.00
23 votes

#7 - Double Parked

Season 2 - Episode 22 - Aired 3/5/1971

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.

Directors: Jack Arnold
Writer: Skip Webster
Alice's September Song
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7.04
27 votes

#8 - Alice's September Song

Season 2 - Episode 23 - Aired 3/12/1971

An old boyfriend of Alice's, Mark Millard, comes to town and begins to wine and dine her, unknown to her he has other intentions in mind.

Directors: Oscar Rudolph
Jan's Aunt Jenny
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7.04
23 votes

#9 - Jan's Aunt Jenny

Season 3 - Episode 17 - Aired 1/21/1972

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.

Directors: Hal Cooper
The Power of the Press
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7.06
18 votes

#10 - The Power of the Press

Season 3 - Episode 19 - Aired 2/4/1972

Peter finds popularity after mentioning his classmates in the school newspaper column. But with his schoolwork suffering, he tries the same tactic on his teacher with much different results.

Directors: Jack Arnold
Every Boy Does It Once
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7.26
46 votes

#11 - Every Boy Does It Once

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired 12/5/1969

After watching "Cinderella" on TV, Bobby becomes concerned about stepmothers—especially since Carol asks him to sweep out the fireplace. Soon after, feeling worthless, Bobby decides to run away.

Directors: Oscar Rudolph
Pass the Tabu
star
7.33
21 votes

#12 - Pass the Tabu

Season 4 - Episode 2 - Aired 9/29/1972

During a surfing competition, Greg wears Bobby's tabu idol and wipes out. Soon after, Greg, Peter and Bobby learn of the ancient superstition from a construction worker, Mr. Hanalei. This leads the boys to search for an ancient burial ground in which to return the idol and break the curse. However, they are unaware of a shadowy figure (Vincent Price) trailing them in the cave. Part 2 of 3.

Directors: Jack Arnold
Writer: Tam Spiva
Grand Canyon or Bust
star
7.34
56 votes

#13 - Grand Canyon or Bust

Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired 9/24/1971

The Brady family finally arrives at the Grand Canyon and sets up camp. But the family is thrown into a panic when Bobby and Cindy get lost in the canyon while chasing an Indian boy.

Directors: Oscar Rudolph
Writer: Tam Spiva
Coming-Out Party
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7.36
28 votes

#14 - Coming-Out Party

Season 2 - Episode 17 - Aired 1/29/1971

Mike's boss, Mr. Phillips, invites him and his family on a fishing trip on his boat. However when Cindy comes down with tonsillitis, the trip is postponed. Tonsillitis quickly claims another, when Carol also must have her tonsils taken out.

Directors: Oscar Rudolph
The Brady Braves
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7.44
27 votes

#15 - The Brady Braves

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired 10/1/1971

On vacation in the Grand Canyon, Bobby and Cindy become lost and befriend an Indian boy named Jimmy.

Directors: Oscar Rudolph
Writer: Tam Spiva
The Possible Dream
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7.46
37 votes

#16 - The Possible Dream

Season 1 - Episode 22 - Aired 2/27/1970

Marcia's sense of security is shattered when Cindy inadvertently gives away her diary to a book collection. Marcia is especially concerned since in it, she confessed a secret desire for Desi Arnaz, Jr.

Directors: Oscar Rudolph
Lost Locket, Found Locket
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7.47
34 votes

#17 - Lost Locket, Found Locket

Season 1 - Episode 25 - Aired 3/20/1970

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.

Directors: Norman Abbott
Everyone Can't Be George Washington
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7.47
19 votes

#18 - Everyone Can't Be George Washington

Season 4 - Episode 12 - Aired 12/22/1972

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.

Directors: Richard Michaels
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Love and the Older Man
star
7.47
19 votes

#19 - Love and the Older Man

Season 4 - Episode 13 - Aired 1/5/1973

When the family dentist, Dr. Vogel, asks Mike if Marcia would be interested in babysitting his kids, Marcia misinterprets the request as a date.

Directors: George Tyne
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Will the Real Jan Brady Please Stand Up?
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7.52
27 votes

#20 - Will the Real Jan Brady Please Stand Up?

Season 2 - Episode 15 - Aired 1/15/1971

Tired of being the middle blond girl of the family, Jan tries to alter her appearance by buying a black wig, which she intends to wear to a friend's upcoming birthday party.

Directors: Peter Baldwin
Adios, Johnny Bravo
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7.54
28 votes

#21 - Adios, Johnny Bravo

Season 5 - Episode 1 - Aired 9/14/1973

A musical agent spots Greg and offers him the chance of becoming solo star Johnny Bravo, but he soon learns the real reason he was selected -- he's a perfect fit for a garish suit.

Directors: Jerry London
Writer: Joanna Lee
Lights Out
star
7.54
24 votes

#22 - Lights Out

Season 2 - Episode 20 - Aired 2/19/1971

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.

Directors: Oscar Rudolph
Writer: Bruce Howard
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The Teeter-Totter Caper
star
7.57
23 votes

#23 - The Teeter-Totter Caper

Season 3 - Episode 14 - Aired 12/31/1971

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.

Directors: Russ Mayberry
Call Me Irresponsible
star
7.58
33 votes

#24 - Call Me Irresponsible

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired 10/30/1970

Greg gets his first job as an office boy at Mike's architectural firm. However, he places his job in jeopardy when he carelessly loses some important designs.

Directors: Hal Cooper
Writer: Bruce Howard
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Going, Going...Steady
star
7.59
32 votes

#25 - Going, Going...Steady

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired 10/23/1970

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.

Directors: Oscar Rudolph

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