Peter, Jan and Cindy make the Glee Club but Bobby does not, so Carol buys him a drum set to make him feel better. Peter's football teammates make fun of him for being a singer, until NFL star Deacon Jones sets everyone straight.

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Peter, Jan and Cindy have all been accepted into the school's glee club, which results in two divergent stories in the Brady house. On one side, Bobby is depressed since he wasn't chosen along with his siblings. Mike and Carol want to encourage Bobby to explore other possible musical avenues, such as through the school's music program. They may regret doing so after Bobby makes his choice of instrument, and after they have made everyone in the house support Bobby at all cost in this endeavor, no matter how painful (to their ears) it may be. On the other side, Peter is overjoyed to be part of the glee club, that is until his football teammates tease him about it being a sissy activity, especially as he was late to the first football practice with pro-baller Deacon Jones because of glee club rehearsal. Mike and Carol hope that Peter regains his joy in being part of the glee club and not to worry about what his peers may think or say about it, especially when Peter is thinking about ... Written by Huggo

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Bobby drums and Peter worries that he's a "sissy"
2 August 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is another peculiar one in a string of episodes that each have one of the kids acting unusually bizarre. In this case, Bobby takes up the drums after he feels bothered by not being accepted into the glee club. His method of drumming involves flailing around and hitting everything as much as he can. And somehow, he has the energy to do it for hours a day!

I have to say that I actually felt like the parents demonstrated a sense of restraint, and made an effort to consider Bobby's feelings, but I was a bit disappointed with the cop-out ending. Bobby reveals he doesn't care for drumming, so the conflict is over.

I'd rather see a demonstration of the parents needing to gently break it to Bobby that his drumming is a problem.

I also find myself wondering what kind of drum lessons he was having.

The other storyline is a little unusual, since so much of it takes place outside the house, with a variety of extras. Peter is taunted by other football players for singing. This story plays out about the same as you would expect. Nothing special to see here.


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