The Brady Bunch (1969–1974)

Hawaii Bound 

The Bradys go on vacation to Hawaii. While there, Peter and Bobby stumble upon a ancient Tiki idol that some locals believe brings bad luck to the person who is touching it.


Jack Arnold


Sherwood Schwartz (created by), Tam Spiva

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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
Don Ho ... Himself
Lippy Espinda Lippy Espinda ... Hanalei (as David 'Lippy' Espinda)
Dennis Chun ... Young Workman (as Dennis M. Chun)
Elithe Aguiar Elithe Aguiar ... Hula Instructor
Patrick Adiarte ... David


Everyone in the family is excited when Mike tells them that his company is sending him to Honolulu for a business trip, and he is able to bring them all along all expenses paid. Their vacation starts off well as they take in the many sights of Oahu. But things start to change when the boys accompany Mike to the construction site. There, Bobby finds a small tiki idol, which he decides he will keep as a good luck charm. What Bobby is unaware of is that one of the construction workers, old Mr. Hanalei, a traditional native islander, earlier saw the idol, and recognized it as a native taboo idol of evil to anyone who touches it. Beyond the luck Bobby and Cindy have in meeting island entertainer Don Ho while the idol is in Bobby's possession, near catastrophes end up occurring to whoever is in the possession of the idol, although no one in the family sees it as a bad luck charm, but still the exact opposite. But that bad luck may prove serious for the latest in the family to have it in his... Written by Huggo

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Comedy | Family






English | Hawaiian

Release Date:

22 September 1972 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Greg's wipeout in the surfing contest was nearly edited out of the episode, as the executives felt it was too frightening for the nature of the show. To this day, Barry Williams says the scene still scares him when he sees it in reruns. See more »


The typeface of the word "United" on the port side of the Douglas DC8 changes between takes. While in flight the typeface is all capitals and sans-serif; while parked the typeface has only the "U" capitalized, the rest of the letters are lowercase, and all the letters have serifs. See more »


Cindy Brady: I'm sure glad Greg didn't get hurt. It would have ruined our picnic tomorrow!
Alice Nelson: Well, that's certainly looking on the bright side of things!
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Spoofed in A Very Brady Sequel (1996) See more »


Sweet Someone
Music by Harry Revel
Lyrics by Mack Gordon
Performed by Don Ho & Sam Kapu Jr.
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