Air Date:November 28, 1976
Taped:November 22-24, 1976 at KTLA Studios
Guests:Tony Randall, Donny & Marie Osmond
Also appearing:Ann B. Davis, The Krofftettes and Water Follies
Opening number, “Baby Face” (Davis/Akst) and “Love to Love You Baby” (Summer) (all)
Greeting sketch in which the Bradys can’t decide who will talk first, so they take a number. Each member of the family is introduced to the audience. Mike is extremely nervous and falls into the pool during the encore.
Interior livingroom of a new house never seen in the original Brady Bunch. The Brady kids decide to dump their father from the show because, according to Bobby, “he’s stinking up the act”. Carol becomes angry and accuses them of being “miserable, ungrateful kids”. Tony Randall rings the doorbell seeking his script for this week’s show, Bobby suggests he replace Mike as their father. Mike overhears from upstairs, and agrees Tony Randall would be a terrific Mike Brady. Mr. Randall declines the part, and the kids begin to feel guilty. Bobby proclaims that only Mike Brady can play their father on the show.
Musical number, “One” from A Chorus Line (Kleban/Hamlish) (all)
Greg and Marcia discuss what life must have been like in the 1950’s.
1950’s parody/sketch involving the Bradys at the roller rink- “Ratsie’s Rollerama.” Ricky (Mike) and Ditsy (Carol) decide to go steady. The Bradys can’t decide what should be their song, Donny & Marie come in to help them decide. Donny insists on “Splish Splash”.
Musical number, “Splish Splash” (Darin/Murray) (Greg, Marcia, Donny, Marie)
Greg welcomes everyone back to the second half of the show. Peter comes by and pushes him into the pool, Greg yanks him in seconds later (Note: This was cut from the version that aired on TV Land and Nick-At-Nite)
Sketch involving the Bradys dressed up as clowns boating/swimming around the pool. Carol is propelled flying through air from some kind of mock explosion.
Peter and Marcia fight over using the phone. Peter makes a phone call and uses a phony story to break a date to go out with another girl. Mike and Carol do not approve of his lying. Peter ends up losing his date with the new girl who, by coincidence, uses the same phony story to break their date.
Cindy and Bobby make an extended comparison between the Brady Bunch and a bunch of bananas. (Note: This sketch was cut from the version that aired on TV Land and Nick-At-Nite)
They then introduce Greg.
Musical number, “Corner of the Sky” (Schwartz) (Greg)
Mike is embarrassed to be dressed as a rabbit and expresses his displeasure to the audience in an extended dialoge. Peter shows up in a chicken suit and is equally unhappy. They expected to be in a sketch with Tony Randall, but Tony has no idea what they are talking about. Greg shows up in a bear suit. Tony makes sarcastic remarks about the Brady men. (Note: The beginning portion of this sketch was cut from the version of this episode which aired on TV Land and Nick-At-Nite). The Brady men reluctantly introduce Tony Randall.
Dressed as Dr. Doolittle, Tony Randall recites poetry while music plays and forest animals dance around everywhere.
Poetry: “Façade” (Walton)
Alice makes a special guest appearance. She talks about the special love amongst the Bradys.
Musical number, “What I Did for Love” (Kleban/Hamlish) and “The Way We Were” (Bergman/Hamlisch)(Carol)
The Bradys embrace each other.
The Bradys can’t decide what to sing for their Finale. Alice arrives to hold the Bunch together and says “Sing something dummy!” (Note: Alice then says “These kids are so out of it!”, a line which was cut from the version of this episode which aired on Nick-At-Nite and TV Land)
Check out the dancer kicking the wrong direction in this image! Idiot.
Finale: “Young and Old”
“Attitude Dancing” (Brackman/Simon) (Greg) (Note: This number was cut from the version that aired on TV Land and Nick-At-Nite)
“Cheek to Cheek” (Berlin) (Mike & Carol)
“Dance With Me” (Hall/Hall) (all)
“I Could Have Danced All Night” (Lerner/Lowe) (Carol)
“The Hustle” (McCoy) (all)
“Shake Your Booty” (Case/Finch) (Jan, Alice, and the Bradys)
Mike is happy to have made it through the show, Bobby acknowledges that he did okay. Carol thanks the audience for making The Brady Bunch possible.
The Bradys say goodnight.
Carol reprises the opening melody of “The Way We Were” (Bergman/Hamlisch)