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The Partridge Family 

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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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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C'mon, Get Happy!

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25 September 1970 (USA)  »

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Trivia

During the first season, the theme song had a different arrangement, different lyrics and even a different title, "When We're Singing". However, during the second season the more familiar arrangement of the theme song with the more familiar title "Come On Get Happy" was used and remained the theme song throughout the run of the show. 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

Tracy Partridge: ...It's not fair. I yelled dibbies on the bed.
Laurie Partridge: Tracy has a point, Mom. Seems to me that we should all get a chance to vote. After all, this is a democracy.
Shirley Renfrew Partridge: Well, I certainly don't want to be undemocratic. So, I vote for the bed; and since you two are too young to vote, I win.
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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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Referenced in Get on the Bus (1996) See more »

Soundtracks

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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Favorite show growing up
16 January 2007 | by See all my reviews

This was my favorite show growing up, and I still enjoy it now. It's stood up much better than most shows of that era because it's still funny, and has surprisingly good music. Shirley Jones, David Cassidy, Danny Bonaduce, Dave Madden and Susan Dey all contributed to the show's success, and had a good chemistry between them. The interplay especially between Keith, Danny, and Reuben is priceless. I liked the first season best because of the freshness of the concept, and cause I think Jeremy Gelbwaks was the better (and cuter) Chris Partridge. Never seen such enormous blue eyes as Jeremy's! Tracy was definitely stiff in the part and couldn't seem to bang a tambourine in sync with the music, but fortunately her role in the show was minimal. I laughed reading the other poster's comments about Jeremy Gelbwaks leaving, cause I remember those silly rumors myself, such as that he'd died (even at the hands of David Cassidy!). The truth is much more mundane: his dad got a job transfer with his employer from Los Angeles to Virginia right after the end of the first season. Jeremy's alive and well, making a living as a systems programmer in New Orleans (and has been pitching in to clean up that unfortunate city after Hurricane Katrina struck). The latest I've heard on Dave Madden is that he's still around, too. He continued comic work on the nightclub circuit after the Partridge Family was canceled, and was especially in demand for voice-overs in commercials.


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