The humourous adventures of a family of pop musicians.

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 Shirley Renfrew Partridge (96 episodes, 1970-1974)
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 Keith Douglas Partridge (96 episodes, 1970-1974)
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 Laurie Partridge (96 episodes, 1970-1974)
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 Danny Partridge (96 episodes, 1970-1974)
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 Tracy Partridge (96 episodes, 1970-1974)
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 Reuben Kincaid / ... (96 episodes, 1970-1974)
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 Christopher 'Chris' Partridge (71 episodes, 1971-1974)
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Suburban widow Shirley and her kids tour the country in a wildly painted bus performing music as a family. Their agent Reuben hates kids, so Danny gives him a bad time. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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25 September 1970 (USA)  »

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Trivia

In a few of the early episodes David Cassidy didn't sing. He actually lip synched another to another singer's voice in a couple of episodes. See more »

Goofs

The Partridge Family was a well-known enough group to obtain a booking at King's Island amusement park across the country from the California home, but not wealthy enough to travel in a chauffeured coach or even by air to most of their other gigs. Either they are a minor local group or they are nationally known; the two cannot both hold true. See more »

Quotes

Danny: ...Don't you think one genius in the family is enough?
Keith: Who might that be?
Danny: Modesty prevents me from stating the obvious.
Shirley Renfrew Partridge: Danny...!
Danny: Well, at least I know my limitations. All I want to be is Howard Hughes.
Keith: Then why don't you disappear?
Danny: I refuse to get into a battle of wits with an unarmed man.
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Crazy Credits

The voices and music of the Partridge Family were augmented by other performers. See more »

Connections

Spoofed in Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules (2011) See more »

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When We're Singin'
Music by Wes Farrell
Lyrics by Diane Hildebrand
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Brings Back Great Memories!
21 February 2002 | by (Toronto, Canada) – See all my reviews

I was 5 years old when this show debuted, and can remember the popularity of it unlike any other show to date. The bubble gum cards, the records, teen magazines-everything to do with "The Partridge Family" was a hot commodity! "I Think I Love You" was the first song I ever knew all the lyrics to. This was due to my friends and I piling onto the swingset in my backyard, which included a 4 seater lawn swing which we made fit 8 kids, and sing "I Think I Love You" over and over again while pumping the lawn swing way into the air. Some of my friends would take the end cones off and sing through the top bar to get a reverb effect! Seeing the show in reruns throughout the '70s & '80s, it still had it's charm. It wasn't mean't to be an emmy award winner, but it served it's purpose-to be lighthearted and funny. The music showcased on the show was memorable too. Try watching an episode, and not have their songs replay in your head long after watching it. To me, "The Partridge Family" will always have a special place in my heart because it invokes happy memories from such a great time in my life.


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