The Brady Bunch (1969–1974)
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Greg Gets Grounded 

After Greg is grounded for a week for careless driving, he gets in a dispute with his parents over their "exact words." Meanwhile, Bobby and Peter enter frogs in a frog-jumping contest.


Jack Arnold


Sherwood Schwartz (created by), Elroy Schwartz

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Episode complete credited cast:
Robert Reed ... Mike Brady
Florence Henderson ... Carol Brady
Ann B. Davis ... Alice Nelson
Maureen McCormick ... Marcia Brady
Eve Plumb ... Jan Brady
Susan Olsen ... Cindy Brady
Barry Williams ... Greg Brady
Christopher Knight ... Peter Brady
Mike Lookinland ... Bobby Brady
Gracia Lee Gracia Lee ... Jenny Thompson
Hope Juber Hope Juber ... Rachel (as Hope Sherwood)


After doing Bobby a favor of driving him to the pet store to buy a frog for the frog jumping contest which has a $25 first prize, Greg is rewarded for his efforts by getting grounded - no use of the car for one week - as Bobby tells his parents of Greg almost getting into a car accident purely out of his own carelessness. Greg is annoyed enough about Bobby blabbing on him and being grounded in and of itself, but he is more depressed about the repercussions on his dating life, as there is no way he can now pick up the concert tickets for his already promised date with Rachel. Greg thinks he's found a loophole in the grounding as he drives a friend's car to pick up the tickets instead. Caught in this action, Greg is further grounded, which means that he will now miss his date with Rachel altogether. Feeling he is being cheated while still doing whatever he can to keep his date, Greg enters into a negotiation with his parents as to his punishment. Based on Greg's argument, Mike believes ... Written by Huggo

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Comedy | Family







Release Date:

19 January 1973 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


The record album Greg has purchased and arrived with at home in the opening scene is by the (fake) band, The Strawberry Shortcakes. See more »


Greg Brady: How old are you?
Bobby Brady: Eleven.
Greg Brady: It's amazing.
Bobby Brady: What is?
Greg Brady: How anyone could get so stupid in such a short time!
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Alternate Versions

The original ABC broadcast of this episode, as well as the DVD release, includes the post-drive-in scene where Greg talks to Mike and Carol in their bedroom immediately after the scene Greg tries to pull the frog his pizza. The syndication version splits this into two parts. See more »

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