The Partridge Family: Season 2, Episode 9

A Tale of Two Hamsters (12 Nov. 1971)

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Danny and the two other younger children tell Shirley they have decided to go in the hamster business. When the two hamsters multiple with their offspring, the Partridges have to take them on tour so they can feed and take care of them.

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Danny and the two other younger children tell Shirley they have decided to go in the hamster business. When the two hamsters multiple with their offspring, the Partridges have to take them on tour so they can feed and take care of them.

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The title comes from the Charles Dickens novel 'A Tale of Two Cities'. See more »

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When Danny first calls one of the hamsters "Dean Martin," the hamster is shown up close and is clearly a different looking hamster (albino) than when seen farther away (light brown or tan.) See more »

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I Woke Up in Love This Morning
Music and Lyrics by Irwin Levine and L. Russell Brown
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Breeding and brooding
14 March 2014 | by (Youngstown,Ohio) – See all my reviews

"A Tale of Two Hamsters" is a child's dream, taking on the responsibility of pets, in this case fast breeding hamsters (makes a pleasant change from the now departed sheepdog Simone). Danny the entrepreneur believes a three dollar investment in hamsters, selling the offspring at a buck apiece, would net the family a quick million (he names the first one after Dean Martin- pink eyes!). The rodents swiftly breed like rats, over 40 cages in the basement in just two months, and when the group goes on tour, have to stay on the bus everywhere they go. Shirley, Keith, and Reuben must spend their nights driving around to keep the animals from freezing, and no pet shop owner will take them, all well stocked already. Danny finds the perfect solution, giving each hamster away with every autographed album (all but 'Reuben,' who gets claimed by guess who). This episode features both sides of the current fourth single, "I Woke Up in Love This Morning" (previously heard in "Dora, Dora, Dora"), composed by Irwin Levine and L. Russell Brown, and its B-side, "Twenty-Four Hours a Day," composed by Wes Farrell and Danny Janssen (both tracks taken from the third LP SOUND MAGAZINE).


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