Recently widowed mother, Shirley Partridge who's struggling to raise her five children who are 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.
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
As the Partridge Family bus travels along Hollywood Boulevard, Danny points out Grauman's Chinese Theatre, and he and the other kids rush to the driver's-side windows to look. Outside the windows behind Danny, Chris, Tracy and Keith, the street scene is moving backwards, making the bus appear to be backing up instead of moving forward. See more
[Asking about Danny
How old is he?
[Answers with, chocolate ice cream smeered around her mouth
I keep getting this funny feeling that I'm dealing with a 40-year-old midget.
[Tracy, smiled and puts a spoonful of ice cream, into Reuben's mouth
Let the Good Times In
Written by Carole Bayer Sager
& Neil Sedaka See more