The Brady Bunch: Season 5, Episode 2

Mail Order Hero (21 Sep. 1973)

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Bobby lies to his friends that he knows Joe Namath, but they don't believe him. So with Cindy's help, Bobby fakes a serious illness in order to get Namath to come to the house and visit him.



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Episode complete credited cast:
Joe Namath ...
Joe Namath
Tim Herbert ...
Herb Keller
Kerry MacLane ...
Eric Parker
Eric Woods ...
Tom Hamner
Larry Michaels ...
Burt Stevens


When Bobby's friends tell about the close encounters they and their fathers have had with sports stars, Bobby, when asked, can't help but say that he personally knows one himself, namely Joe Namath, and that he comes for dinner whenever he is in town. Neither of Bobby's statements are true. This creates a problem for Bobby as his friends now believe Bobby can arrange for Namath to meet them all when he will be in town next week. Bobby was going to tell the truth to his friends based on advice from his family, that is until all Bobby's friends spread the word throughout their entire school before he can do so. Various family members try to help Bobby figure out a way to arrange a meeting with Namath, but Cindy takes it to an extreme when she creates a lie herself on behalf of Bobby in the matter without Bobby's knowledge, that lie which could get Bobby into deeper trouble if Namath believes it and ultimately finds out the truth. Meanwhile, Jan is using other family members as guinea ... Written by Huggo

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Did You Know?


The Bradys' phone number is 555-6161. See more »


When Cindy wakes up in the middle of the night to write the letter to Joe Namath, she turns on a lamp. The light obviously does not come from the lamp, but from behind it, as you can see on the wall a shadow of the entire lamp. See more »


Spoofed in The Simpsons: Bart Star (1997) See more »

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