Carol and Mike discover that Cindy has been eavesdropping on private conversations and snooping into private affairs, and then talking about those instances, both which they try to tell her is wrong, especially as Cindy sees what she's doing as being fun. Their words don't seem to have any effect on Cindy, her tattling which they hope is only a phase through which she is going. As her tattling continues, she begins to get ostracized by her siblings, who don't trust her. However, they all find that they cannot keep Cindy totally in the dark about every aspect of their lives. Cindy may only learn that what she is doing is wrong after her tattling has a negative consequence in a way she didn't envision. Cindy also has to learn the difference between tattling and when it's important to talk about things that may seem private or confidential. Written by
Did You Know?
According to Barry Williams' book, "Growing Up Brady", this is the episode that Susan Olsen hates because her young friends - unable to distinguish reality from fiction - believed that she was a tattletale in real life. See more
In the evening when Mike disciplines Cindy on tattling, she is wearing her pajamas. When she is upstairs in the girls' bedroom, she is wearing her clothes for the next day. See more
Marcia, what are the seven wonders of the world?
I've got six so far.
[as Cindy walks into the room glumly
What's the matter?
What happened downstairs?
Can't tell you. It's tattling.
If Cindy won't tattle, there's your seventh wonder.
A-Wand'ring Minstrel I
Music by Arthur Sullivan
Lyrics by W.S. Gilbert
Performed by Robert Reed
Sung by Mike when he brings a new record home to play on Alice's new hi-fi. See more