The Brady Bunch (1969–1974)

The Hair-Brained Scheme 

Bobby needs money, so he starts selling hair tonic. Greg decides to buy a bottle right before graduation to help his little brother, but it turns his hair orange.



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Mike Brady (credit only)
John Wheeler ...
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Bern Hoffman ...
Brandy Carson ...
Hope Juber ...
Gretchen (as Hope Sherwood)
Barbara Bernstein ...


It's the eve of Greg's high school graduation ceremony, but Bobby, and subsequently Cindy - both with Oliver at their side - have their individual wealth in mind through get rich schemes. After seeing an ad in the back of a magazine for such, Bobby plans to sell hair tonic door-to-door. Each bottle will net him a $1 profit and he figures he can sell a million bottles reaping him a $1 million profit. And since they multiply so rapidly, Cindy plans on breeding rabbits, starting with two, who she names Romeo and Juliet. Both Bobby and Cindy have a rough road to success. Cindy can't figure out why Juliet isn't getting pregnant. And no one wants to buy Bobby's hair tonic. Feeling sorry for him, Greg buys a bottle of tonic from Bobby, who promptly urges Greg to use it. Using the tonic ends up being a big mistake as it immediately turns Greg's brunette hair orange. Upon investigation, Carol finds out that the hair tonic company has been shut down by the FDA but that the tonic itself is ... Written by Huggo

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8 March 1974 (USA)  »

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Did You Know?


When Bobby can't sell any of his hair tonic he says he's going to give up. Carol tells him winners never quit. She mentions a man by the name of Carl Mahakian, saying no one had ever heard of him because he quit. In reality, Carl Mahakian was the series' post-production coordinator. See more »


Carol Brady: I knew something like this was going to happen, Bobby!
Greg Brady: Well, why didn't you tell ME?
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Referenced in Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #8.41 (2009) See more »

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