The Brady Bunch (1969–1974)

Juliet Is the Sun 

Marcia doesn't want to play Juliet in the school play because she lacks confidence and beauty, so the family tries to boost her self-esteem. But soon she lets the praise go to her head and becomes an unbearable diva.


Jack Arnold


Sherwood Schwartz (created by), Brad Radnitz

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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
Randy Case Randy Case ... Harold Axelrod
Lois Newman Lois Newman ... Miss Goodwin


Although she tried out for the small part of the nurse, Marcia lands the lead role of Juliet in her school's production of "Romeo and Juliet". She isn't happy about this news as she believes her mother, who is Chair of the play committee, influenced the decision, but more importantly that she isn't beautiful and noble as Juliet should be. Once Carol convinces Marcia that she had no influence whatsoever in casting, Marcia's siblings, unknown to Marcia, go on a campaign to make Marcia feel that she is worthy of the role. Their tactic works, a little too well as Marcia not only accepts the role, but becomes a total diva in the process. Marcia's attitude includes feeling that she is queen of the Brady household, and that she knows what's best for the play to the exclusion of everyone else, even to the point of rewriting Shakespeare's words. Marcia's parents and siblings' words to her about her diva-ish attitude have no effect on her behavior, but Miss Goodwin, the play's director, may ... Written by Huggo

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Comedy | Family







Release Date:

29 October 1971 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


The instrumental love theme "A Time for Us" from Franco Zeffirelli's film, Romeo and Juliet (1968), is heard a few times in this episode. See more »


When Peter and Jan rode their bikes home, Jan had no bow on her barrette. When they ran inside to tell the news, Jan had a red bow on. See more »


Alice Nelson: Romeo and Juliet's such a sad play.
Carol Brady: Yeah.
Mike Brady: It's no musical comedy.
Carol Brady: Alice, which part did you think was the saddest?
Alice Nelson: Well, the part where Romeo dies is sad. But where Juliet died is sad too. But I think the saddest part of all is when Jan said "Who goes there" before Peter said "Hark".
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References Romeo and Juliet (1968) See more »

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