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The Partridge Family 

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The humorous adventures of a family of pop musicians.

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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 Partridge 96 episodes, 1970-1974
...  Keith Partridge 96 episodes, 1970-1974
...  Laurie Partridge 96 episodes, 1970-1974
...  Danny Partridge 96 episodes, 1970-1974
...  Tracy Partridge 96 episodes, 1970-1974
...  Reuben Kincaid / ... 96 episodes, 1970-1974
...  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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C'mon, Get Happy!

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Comedy | Family | Music

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25 September 1970 (USA)  »

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Trivia

The series was based on the real-life family group, The Cowsills. The children were interviewed by the producers, but it was decided that they were too old to play the parts as written for the television series. 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

Danny: I've been a kid, and I've been an adult. And believe me, adultery isn't what it's cracked up to be.
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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

Referenced in Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994) 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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Brings Back Great Memories!
21 February 2002 | by See all my reviews

I was 5 years old when this show debuted, and can remember the popularity of it unlike any other show to date. The bubble gum cards, the records, teen magazines-everything to do with "The Partridge Family" was a hot commodity! "I Think I Love You" was the first song I ever knew all the lyrics to. This was due to my friends and I piling onto the swingset in my backyard, which included a 4 seater lawn swing which we made fit 8 kids, and sing "I Think I Love You" over and over again while pumping the lawn swing way into the air. Some of my friends would take the end cones off and sing through the top bar to get a reverb effect! Seeing the show in reruns throughout the '70s & '80s, it still had it's charm. It wasn't mean't to be an emmy award winner, but it served it's purpose-to be lighthearted and funny. The music showcased on the show was memorable too. Try watching an episode, and not have their songs replay in your head long after watching it. To me, "The Partridge Family" will always have a special place in my heart because it invokes happy memories from such a great time in my life.


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