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The Partridge Family 

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The humorous adventures of a family of pop musicians.

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Bernard Slade
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4   3   2   1  
1974   1973   1972   1971   1970  
Nominated for 5 Golden Globes. Another 2 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Shirley Jones ...  Shirley Partridge 96 episodes, 1970-1974
David Cassidy ...  Keith Partridge 96 episodes, 1970-1974
Susan Dey ...  Laurie Partridge 96 episodes, 1970-1974
Danny Bonaduce ...  Danny Partridge 96 episodes, 1970-1974
Suzanne Crough ...  Tracy Partridge 96 episodes, 1970-1974
Dave Madden ...  Reuben Kincaid / ... 96 episodes, 1970-1974
Brian Forster ...  Christopher 'Chris' Partridge 71 episodes, 1971-1974
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Storyline

Suburban widow Shirley and her kids tour the country in a wildly painted bus performing music as a family. Their agent Reuben hates kids, so Danny gives him a bad time. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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Taglines:

C'mon, Get Happy!

Genres:

Comedy | Family | Music

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TV-G | See all certifications »
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Details

Official Sites:

Screen Gems Network

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 September 1970 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Family Business See more »

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Production Co:

Screen Gems Television See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(96 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Rick Springfield was slated to replace an exhausted David Cassidy as Keith Partridge, had the show continued after the fourth season. See more »

Goofs

The Partridge Family was a well-known enough group to obtain a booking at King's Island amusement park across the country from the California home, but not wealthy enough to travel in a chauffeured coach or even by air to most of their other gigs. Either they are a minor local group or they are nationally known; the two cannot both hold true. See more »

Quotes

Reuben Kincaid: ...You know, Shirley, I was thinking...
Danny: In Mr. Kincaid's case, that can be dangerous.
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Crazy Credits

The voices and music of the Partridge Family were augmented by other performers. See more »

Alternate Versions

The first season episodes originally featured the theme song's initial version titled "When We're Singin'". Subsequently, on cable reruns, the rewritten version that first appeared on the 2nd season, "C'mon Get Happy" is used for the whole series. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Weird Science: Girl Talk (1997) See more »

Soundtracks

Come On Get Happy (Theme from The Partridge Family)
Written by Wes Farrell and Danny Janssen
Performed by The Partridge Family
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I'll watch it (but I can never find it)!
21 July 2002 | by llihillohSee all my reviews

I like "The Partridge Family" for a lot of reasons. I like the music, the cast, the wonderful wardrobe and just about everything else. The shame of it all is that I can't find it anywhere on television (for quite some time now). Come on, TV Land! Where are you?

The cast - Shirley Jones is great. She's the perfect, wholesome mom. David Cassidy is great and I'm not just saying that because he can really belt out those songs, but because he's such the innocent teenager of the family. Susan Dey is enjoyable as is Danny Bonaduce. So he's a little annoying; that's okay with me.

I'm not too crazy about the writing itself, but thanks to the "terrific" performances from the cast, I've learned to like the different episodes.

What a wonderful sound coming from that Partridge house. I say crank up the tunes! Good work with the different songs each week as well as having the actors pretend to play them. (Nice cover up, crew.)

"The Partridge Family" is good mainly because it's in the seventies (I can go for just about anything from that time). Everything else about the show just falls into place and eventually it all works out for the best. They just don't make them like they used to.


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