The Brady Bunch: Season 5, Episode 18

Two Petes in a Pod (8 Feb. 1974)

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Peter meets a new transfer student named Arthur Owens, who looks remarkably similar to him except that Arthur wears glasses. Peter convinces Arthur to pretend to be him to play a gag on his... See full summary »



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Episode complete credited cast:
Peter Brady / Arthur Owens
Pamela Phillips
Kathy O'Dare ...


Peter meets a new transfer student named Arthur Owens, who looks remarkably similar to him except that Arthur wears glasses. Peter convinces Arthur to pretend to be him to play a gag on his family. Beyond some differences in tastes and interests, no one could tell that Arthur wasn't Peter. But what Arthur as Peter agrees to is keeping Mr. Phillips' visiting niece Pamela company on Friday night at the house. What Arthur is unaware of is that Peter already has a date on Friday to a costume party with Michelle, a girl in his class who he's been trying to date all year. So when Peter finds out about his date with Pamela, Mike won't let him back out of it. Peter figures that since Arthur agreed to the date with Pamela, he should be the one to keep the date, again pretending to be Peter. Problems arise for Peter when Friday night rolls around as Arthur is delayed and both Pamela and Michelle show up at the house, which means that Peter has to do a juggling act with the two girls in the same... Written by Huggo

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8 February 1974 (USA)  »

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This is the first filmed episode featuring Cousin Oliver, Carol's 8-year-old nephew. His appearance in the show is widely considered by fans as the moment when the series "jumped the shark" (that is, irrecoverably went into declining quality). See more »


When Bobby and Cindy are playing checkers, Oliver is shown wearing a Cal. State Northridge t-shirt. But just before Arthur comes in, the words on his t-shirt are shown covered up with tape which matches the stripes on the sleeves. See more »


Peter Brady: [Puts record on to play] How's that?
Pamela Phillips: Super! Let's dance!
Peter Brady: [grabs his knee in pain] Ahhh!
Pamela Phillips: What's the matter?
Peter Brady: My knee. An old football injury. I better go take a look at it.
Pamela Phillips: Well, let me help you.
Peter Brady: No, no! I mean, I just met you. I couldn't let you look at my naked knee.
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