Marcia is angry at Cindy, who has been reading her diary. For revenge, she starts writing bogus entries, which say that talent scouts are interested in Cindy becoming the "next Shirley Temple."



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Greg, Peter and Bobby stop talking and Marcia shuts her diary closed when Cindy comes by, just in their want for general privacy. However, Cindy believes they are talking or writing about her. With Oliver's help, Cindy goes looking for clues as to what is happening about her behind her back, the only existing record being Marcia's diary, through which she starts reading, but finds nothing of importance about her. Marcia, noticing that her diary is not as she left it, believes Cindy did read through it, and as such plants a trap to prove that she did: with Jan's help, pretend that there is something juicy written in it, and leave Cindy alone in their bedroom. Marcia and Jan do secretly see that Cindy is reading through it. As such, Marcia decides to teach Cindy a lesson by writing a fantastical story in it, that a talent scout, who has seen her photograph, is considering her for a movie role akin to her idol, Shirley Temple. Cindy believes that Mike's problematic client, Penelope ... Written by Huggo

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Comedy | Family





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22 February 1974 (USA)  »

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Natalie Schafer, who played Penelope Fletcher in this episode, starred as Mrs. Howell on "Gillian's Island". See more »


The Shirley Temple album Cindy supposedly bought at a record store, clearly has a "Promotional Copy. Not for Sale" sticker on the jacket. See more »


Spoofs Bright Eyes (1934) See more »


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Music by Richard A. Whiting
Lyrics by Sidney Clare
Performed by Florence Henderson and Robert Reed
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