While Peter is packing for an upcoming camping trip to which he is really looking forward, his brothers convince him to toss the basketball around their room, using their wastepaper basket as a hoop. They decide to do this despite their mother telling them not to play ball in the house, as they figure she won't know since she isn't home. Peter's first shot ends up breaking Carol's favorite vase instead. Besides the boys, the girls know about the incident, all six who vow to keep quiet while the boys try to glue the vase back together. Their secret will be kept until Peter returns from his camping trip, after which he will tell the truth to their parents, as he doesn't want them to ground him from going camping, which is what he fears. Despite the boys' best efforts to glue the vase back together, Carol and Mike do notice that it is broken at the most inopportune time. Although Peter doesn't confess and the other five don't tell on him, Carol and Mike are pretty certain they know who ... Written by
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In the episode Peter plans to go on a camping trip. When the people he is to go with arrive to pick him up (off screen), Mr. Brady refers to the man as "Doug" and "Mr. Cramer"; Douglas S. Cramer was an Executive VP in charge of production for the show. See more
When Peter is in the camping store with his parents and walks away to think about whether to accept the lamp his parents want to buy him, the lamp's handle is up/down/up between shots. See more
Mom's favorite vase!
She always said, don't play ball in the house!
Referenced in Night Visitors