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The Partridge Family 

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The humorous adventures of a family of pop musicians.

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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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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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Shirley Partridge had a job as a bank teller before she fronted with her son for the Partridge Family, making her one of TV's first working moms. She wasn't the first, though, Lucy also had a job as a secretary at a Bank on The Lucy Show;(1962) also a show about a working mother. Maureen Robinson (June Lockhart) was a doctor on Lost in Space (1965); that means she was a working mother as well. See more »

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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

Keith: [to Shirley] ... Look, you don't want to be a mother to a bunch of illiterate bums, do you?
Danny: He's right, Mom. Do you want Chris to pump gas all his life, and Tracy to wait on tables in some sleazy strip joint, while I work as a garbage collector... just because you were chicken?
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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

Referenced in Will & Grace: A Little Christmas Queer (2005) 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 See 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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