Recently widowed mother, Shirley Partridge whose struggling to raise her five children whose playing in a band and, Shirley works a bank teller. Older brother and sister Keith (Lead vocals and guitar) and Laurie (Keyboards). Younger brothers and sister Danny (Bass guitar), Chris (Drums) and, Tracy (Tamborine and percussion) are playing in a band called "The Partridge Family". Ruben Kincaid, a kid hater was signed as their manager. Finally, the kids asked their mother to join the band. Reluctantly, she agreed but, for a single condition: if she faints the kids have to assist her. Written by
Did You Know?
The title of this episode is based on the following joke that reflects the good and the bad about being an entertainer: Joe was sitting on the corner stool at the bar, sunk in misery. The bartender said, "You look awful, friend. What's your problem?" Joe stared into his drink and said, "I'm tired of being a social outcast. I'm with the circus, you see, and clean up the animal cages. The result is that I can't help smelling a little. Naturally, people avoid me and I don't like it." The bartender sniffed. "Yes, I see what you mean and I've got to admit it's not the best fragrance in the world. But look here, there are openings down at the factory. You could get yourself a job there and they will probably pay better than your circus position. ""What?" said Joe, outraged. "And leave show business?" See more
TV historian, Scott Awley pointed out a mistake in the scene when the kids are frozen on stage, and Shirley is trying to snap them out of it. She says, "Just imagine you're in the back of our garage, all five of us just having fun..." There are six members of the family, not five. See more
[rehearsing in the garage during the pilot episode, Laurie is looking skeptically at her sheet music
Y'know, I've been thinking about these lyrics.
Yeah, what about them?
Well, do you think they're really "relevant"?
Relevant? One lousy sit-in and suddenly she's Joan Baez.
Let the Good Times In
Written by Carole Bayer Sager
& Neil Sedaka See more