The Brady Bunch: Season 4, Episode 17

Bobby's Hero (2 Feb. 1973)

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Bobby becomes obsessed with Jesse James. Mike and Carol don't approve of his new hero, and try to find a way to convince him that James was nothing but a "mean, dirty killer."

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Jethroe Collins
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Mr. Hillary
Gordon Devol ...
Jesse James (as Gordon DeVol)
Ruth Anson ...
Miss Perry
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Mr. Hillary, the principal at the elementary school, requests a meeting with Mike and Carol, who suspect that what Mr. Hillary wants to discuss is some bad news concerning one of the kids. Indeed, Mr. Hillary's concern is a composition Bobby wrote on his hero: Jesse James, the outlaw. In addition, Bobby, pretending to be Jesse James, brought a cap gun to school. After Mike and Carol speak to Bobby about the issue, Bobby says that he believes he will grow out of his fascination with Jesse James, but his actions say otherwise. In trying to make Bobby see why Jesse James is not a historical figure to be emulated, Mike and Carol come to understand why Bobby would idolize someone like Jesse James. After doing some reading on Jesse James, Mike believes that Bobby having a chat with biographer Jethroe Collins might have the result he and Carol are hoping. Written by Huggo

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In this episode, Burt Mustin plays a man whose father was murdered by western outlaw Jesse James. In real life, Mustin was born two years after the death of James. See more »

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Jethroe Collins: Son, you know the legends, I know the facts.
Mike Brady: Mr. Collins, why don't you tell Bob about how it was with your father?
Jethroe Collins: Well, I was just a little boy at the time. My father was riding a train to California, Jesse James held it up.
Bobby Brady: Did they have a shootout?
Jethroe Collins: Well, wasn't much of a shootout, my father had his face to the wall, his hands in the air, and he wasn't wearing a gun.
Bobby Brady: Then why'd Jesse shoot him?
Jethroe Collins: Because that's the kind of man that Jesse James was, a mean dirty killer. My mother used to cry ...
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