The Partridge Family (1970–1974)

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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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 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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Jeremy Gelbwaks was forced to leave after the first season when his father's job took the family out of California; he was replaced by Brian Forster. According to Bernard Slade, ABC did not receive a single letter of complaint about the change. See more »

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Danny: I need help.
Keith: We know that. But Mom won't let us have you committed.
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The voices and music of the Partridge Family were augmented by other performers. See more »

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Referenced in A.N.T. Farm: America Needs TalANT (2011) See more »

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When We're Singin'
Music by Wes Farrell
Lyrics by Diane Hildebrand
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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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