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The humourous adventures of a family of pop musicians.


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Nominated for 5 Golden Globes. Another 2 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »



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Complete series cast summary:
 Shirley Renfrew Partridge (96 episodes, 1970-1974)
 Keith Douglas Partridge (96 episodes, 1970-1974)
 Laurie Partridge (96 episodes, 1970-1974)
 Danny Partridge (96 episodes, 1970-1974)
 Tracy Partridge (96 episodes, 1970-1974)
 Reuben Kincaid / ... (96 episodes, 1970-1974)
 Christopher 'Chris' Partridge (71 episodes, 1971-1974)


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 <>

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C'mon, Get Happy!


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25 September 1970 (USA)  »

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Did You Know?


The Patti Partridge doll was first introduced on "Dora, Dora, Dora". Tracy, was shielding the doll's ears with her fingers to block out Dora's off-key warbling. The doll, although seen occasionally on several episodes before, was never seen again. According to star Suzanne Crough, she keeps the doll in her own personal collection. See more »


The interior of the Partridge home was shot on a set. But, in episodes where there are shots from the exterior of the Partridge home through the open front door, there is a wall seen a few feet beyond the door. However, in the scenes from the interior of the home, there is no wall in that spot. See more »


Danny: All's fair in love and Parchessi
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Crazy Credits

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


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Come On Get Happy (Theme from The Partridge Family)
Written by Wes Farrell and Danny Janssen
Performed by The Partridge Family
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More remarkable than it first appears...
18 September 2004 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

Amusing to see VH-1 staging a minor-scale "American Idol" to find the "new Partridge Family" (with judges who base their scores on, among other things, physical likeness to the original line-up). It's nice see Shirley Jones and David Cassidy involved (as for Danny Bonaduce, well...he'd appear at the opening of an envelope). But the really funny part is the fact that VH-1 does not air reruns of "The Partridge Family', so how do these young kids auditioning even know who Keith Partridge is (and what he meant to TV viewers and teenyboppers all over the world from 1970-1974). It's bound to flop, as did the remake of "Family Affair", simply because you can't get lightning to strike twice. "The Partridge Family" came along at the right time, when people needed it--needed to BELIEVE IN IT--and record producer Wes Ferrell and the editors at 16 Magazine and Tiger Beat made millions off the show (exploiting David Cassidy's manufactured wholesome image of the boy-singer-next-door). There were better shows of this period (and the laugh-track just screams at the sometimes corny humor), but the show does have great appeal, and the familial relationships have a lived-in feel (when Laurie and Danny kid Keith about his non-existent bald spot, they wink at each other as Keith goes mad with the hairbrush, and mom Shirley watches from the sidelines, no doubt enjoying the prank). They have tried unsuccessfully to reunite this group of actors for specials, and aside from a David-Danny-Shirley reunion on "Arsenio", they've failed. If you can't reunite the originals, why then is VH-1 betting on the success of duplicates? Maybe people need to believe again, or maybe Hollywood has really run dry of ideas.

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