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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

Certificate:

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 »

Company Credits

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

When David Cassidy announced that he was leaving the show due to exhaustion, the producers came up with two different ideas to replace him. One was to have Rick Springfield take over the role, and another was to have Wesley Eure introduced as a next door neighbor who sang and replaced Keith in the group. 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: Free speech is great, until it's someone else speaking.
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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

Featured in Influences: From Yesterday to Today (1999) See more »

Soundtracks

When We're Singin'
Music by Wes Farrell
Lyrics by Diane Hildebrand
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Time has treated it well
16 March 2000 | by John McCullochSee all my reviews

Recently I've had the pleasure of watching re-runs of this quite pleasant television show. While it never dealt in-depth with earth shattering issues, it was well performed, well crafted & had some great songs that showcased the era. Some may find it sappy & over indulgent, but take it for what it was, a light comedy for teenage viewers. Also the show did pick up three 'Golden Globe' nominations, so some in the industry must have been of the same opinion!


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