Episode 3

This Episode Guide written by Tony Hill (used by permission)

Air Date:March 4, 1977
Taped:February 8-9, 1977 at KTLA Studios
Guests:Vincent Price, Rip Taylor, H.R. Pufnstuf, Kiki Bird
Also appearing:Van Snowden, Sharon Baird, The Krofftettes and Water Follies

Synopsis:
Opening number, “Sunny Side Up” (DeSylva/Brown/Henderson) (all) (Note: The traditional high dive during the water follies segment was cut from the version of this episode airing on TV Land)

Greeting sketch in which Greg tries to take the lead but is rebuffed; Greg announces he shaves more than anyone in the whole family.

(Commerical break)

Musical number, “It’s Not Where You Start” (Fields/Coleman) (all)

Dissolve to:

Carol and some of the kids introduce a sketch which contains a crisis which confronted the family: Marcia, Bobby, Cindy & Peter annoy Greg while the latter tries to compose a song. Carol & Alice return home with take-out food, “corn and cluck for twenty-two bucks.” Greg announces he’s moving out. Carol is less than happy. Merrill, acting as Greg’s broker, shows up to tell Greg about an apartment. Mike is furious with Merrill. Greg agrees to rent the apartment sight unseen.

(Commerical break)

Marcia introduces the next sketch:

Merrill shows Greg the broken-down apartment. It has a sofa with a leg missing. “For your posture,” says Merrill. Someone knocks. “He who holds the key to this chamber, prepare to receive me within,” comes the voice from the hall. The guest is surprised to find that Merrill and Greg are still warm. He claims to be investigating a ghost. They realize he’s Vincent Price. Price insists Greg is a ghost named Binky Beaumont. Merrill leaves in a hurry. Price relates the story of Zelda Myzkowski, who was pecked silly by an oversized cuckoo in her clock. He warns Greg not to kill any flies.

Dissolve to:

Carol anxiously awaits a call from Greg. He calls with his new number: 321-1321. Peter lobbies to get Greg’s room. Cindy says he’s being gross. Mike agrees, “Yes, Peter. Very gross.”
(Note: This was cut from the version that aired on TV Land in June, 1998.)

Dissolve to:

Musical Number, Carol sings “Traces” (Buie/Cobb/Gordy) to a photograph of the Bradys. In another part of the screen, Greg sings “All by Myself” (Carmen).

(Commercial break)

Alice narrates the bumper: “Stay tuned for the second half of ‘The Brady Bunch Hour.” If you’re watching backwards, stay tuned for the first half.”

(Commerical break)

Mike introduces the next sketch:

Carol laments that all the children will soon be gone. She calls to check on Greg. Mike suggests calling the discos. Greg shows up. Carol is nervous. Greg regrets moving out in such a hurry. He suggests he might move back home. Peter is unhappy about not getting Greg’s room. (Note: The dialouge about Peter not getting Greg’s room was edited out in the version shown on TV Land in June 1998, perhaps because its bookend earlier in the show was also edited out.)

Dissolve to:

Peter trips over Greg and falls into the pool. Peter introduces H. R. Pufnstuf, proving you can speak underwater.

Musical Number, “Celebration.” (Pufnstuf)

(Commercial break)

Alice introduces Marcia as a singer having graduated from the shower:

Marcia sings “Time in a Bottle” (Croce)
(Note: This was cut from the version that aired on TV Land in June, 1998)

Dissolve to:

Merrill introduces the next sketch:

The Bradys are having a party to welcome Greg back. Merrill shows up. Carol returns with a lock for Greg’s room. Bobby skateboards through. Merrill drops Greg’s key into the cake. Greg returns and is surprised by the party. Bobby crashes into Alice and is covered with cake. He finds the key.

(Commerical break)

The Bradys discuss their musical finale about happiness. Greg suggests music as the cause of happiness, while Bobby opts for money, Peter for girls, and Marcia for love.

“I Want to Be Happy” (Caesar/Youmans) (Mike & Carol)
“You’ve Made Me So Very Happy” (Gordy/Holloway/Holloway/Wilson) (Greg)
“Make Someone Happy” (Comden/Green/Styne) (Carol)
“Happy Together” (Bonner/Gordon) (Jan et al)
“Put on a Happy Face” (Adams/Strouse) (Mike & Carol, Alice & Merrill)
“Happy Days” (Gimbel/Fox) (all)

(Commerical break)

The Bradys discuss their separation and reconciliation and say goodnight.

The Bradys sing “United We Stand” (Hiller/Simmons)