The Brady Bunch: Season 1, Episode 14

Father of the Year (2 Jan. 1970)

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Marcia wants to nominate Mike for "Father of the Year." But she wants to keep it a secret, which means she'll have to break family rules to get it done. If she's caught, Mike will punish her--which is exactly what happens.



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Making his other meeting attendees wait for a few minutes while he helps her with her homework is just the latest reason why Marcia believes Mike is such a special father, despite he not being her biological father. So when Marcia learns that the Daily Chronicle newspaper is a holding a Father of the Year essay writing contest, Marcia has no hesitation in preparing an entry, but she doesn't want to let anyone, especially Mike, know. Even when she is punished by him, especially for something she knows was her fault, she understands. But when she continually gets in trouble for writing the essay, the reason which she can't tell him, she gets punished more severely with each successive incident. The final straw on both sides is when Marcia is caught out after hours to mail the letter to meet the contest deadline, in addition to sneaking in and out through her bedroom window. Her punishment: being grounded, which includes her not being able to go on an already planning family ski weekend,... Written by Huggo

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2 January 1970 (USA)  »

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The sheet of paper upon which Marcia writes the letter is badly crumpled (having been retrieved from the wastebasket); in the following scene; the same letter is being read by the newspaper editor on a sheet of paper that's perfectly flat. See more »

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Marcia gets into trouble
22 June 2006 | by (Lewiston, Idaho) – See all my reviews

Lead in this episode: Marcia Marcia decides to nominate Mike into the "Father of the year" contest that the local newspaper is sponsoring. In the process, she gets into all sorts of trouble. First, She is given extra chores to do for violating bedtime regulations. Then when she doesn't do them, Mike grounds her for a week. She have stay in her room during that time. Then She reads in the paper that the deadline for entries for the contest is the next day, so she sneaks out the window in the middle of the night to mail the letter.

Mike & carol plan to take the family on a ski trip, but Marcia is caught coming back in the house by the window and now Marcia have to stay with her grand parents instead of going on the ski trip.

Now it all depends on whether Mike wins the "Father of the year" Award or not. Does he win, or will it be the worst year in Marcia's life? Watch and find out.

This is one of the best episodes of the first season.

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