The Partridge Family: Season 1, Episode 8

But the Memory Lingers On (13 Nov. 1970)

TV Episode  -   -  Comedy | Family | Music
6.5
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.5/10 from 21 users  
Reviews: 1 user

While the family is on a picnic, a skunk sneaks on board the bus and winds up spraying them. They try the best they can to get rid of the odor without much success; even bathing in tomato ... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

(creator),
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $1.99 on Amazon Instant Video

Editors' Spotlight

Venice Film Festival

See the latest from the 2014 Venice Film Festival


Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: But the Memory Lingers On (13 Nov 1970)

But the Memory Lingers On (13 Nov 1970) on IMDb 6.5/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Partridge Family.
« Previous Episode | 8 of 96 Episodes | Next Episode »

Videos

Photos

Edit

Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
...
Jeremy Gelbwaks ...
...
...
...
1st Bell Boy
Howard Morton ...
Jerome Donkin
Joseph V. Perry ...
Sergeant (as Joseph Perry)
Robert Gibbons ...
Clerk (as Bob Gibbons)
George Spell ...
Boy
Dick Balduzzi ...
Elevator Boy
Jo Anne Meredith ...
Matron
...
Sweeney (as Bill Lucking)
Edit

Storyline

While the family is on a picnic, a skunk sneaks on board the bus and winds up spraying them. They try the best they can to get rid of the odor without much success; even bathing in tomato juice. However, things go from bad to worse when Reuben informs them that they have been requested to play at a local hospital to entertain some of the children that are patients there. Written by Brian Washington <Sargebri@att.net>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy | Family | Music

Edit

Details

Language:

Release Date:

13 November 1970 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Goofs

The skunk is being pulled onto the bus by a wire. See more »

Soundtracks

I Think I Love You
Music and Lyrics by Tony Romeo
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
The sweet smell of success
1 March 2014 | by (Youngstown,Ohio) – See all my reviews

"But the Memory Lingers On" is another well remembered episode, particularly for Shirley Jones, quite a knockout in her brief showgirl costume. Enjoying a family picnic outdoors, hours before a booking at a children's hospital, the Partridges endure a run-in with an unwelcome intruder on the bus- a skunk! At their first stop, the motel manager calls the cops on these masked bandits, but the police are understandably reluctant to 'frisk' the suspects. They do find comfortable lodgings, but quickly clear the elevator on the way up, and even a thorough scrubbing doesn't help, Reuben noting the aroma of "freshly washed skunk!" With the ailing children waiting to catch their favorite group, Reuben hits upon the idea of bathing in tomato juice, and has Danny literally charming the pants off of unwary guests. Perhaps the best line comes from Danny when Tracy mentions that funny smell: "don't look at me!" Good turns from familiar faces like Gino Conforti, Joseph Perry, Howard Morton, and George Spell. This was the episode that introduced their first hit (in truncated form), "I Think I Love You," composed by Tony Romeo, while the main song is "Brand New Me," composed by Wes Farrell and Edward Singleton; interesting that it would showcase not only the debut single but also the first song on the just released first LP, THE PARTRIDGE FAMILY ALBUM.


0 of 0 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Dave Madden has died Joeytrom@aol.com
The Partridge Family or THE SOUND OF MUSIC? jarrodmcdonald-1
Who do you think Mr. Partridge was? Amaani
This show or the Brady Bunch? arashchristopher
What's your fave Partridge song? jess_sayin
Theory on Brian Forster's Chris fatalizer
Discuss But the Memory Lingers On (1970) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?