The Brady Bunch (1969–1974)

Pass the Tabu 

After bad luck continues to befall the family, the Brady boys set out to learn about the ancient tiki. They learn the tiki is tabu and must be discarded at an ancient burial ground.


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
Lippy Espinda Lippy Espinda ... Hanalei (as David 'Lippy' Espinda)
Cris Callow Cris Callow ... Mandy
Patrick Adiarte ... David


With the idol around his neck for good luck, Greg suffers a near tragic surfing crash. Bobby surmises that it could have been worse if Greg wasn't wearing the idol. Next, Jan, with the idol in her possession, unknowingly has a close encounter with a tarantula. It is then that David, seeing the idol for the first time, tells the boys that island superstition deems the idol to be a source of bad luck, news which the boys pass along to the rest of the family. Peter, who doesn't believe in the bad luck, takes the idol, upon which bad luck befalls him. Although David doesn't believe in the superstition, he points to the boys to old Mr. Hanalei, a construction worker who does believe in the superstition. He tells the boys that to rid themselves of the bad luck, they need to return the idol to the ancient burial site of the island kings, to which he himself has never been. The boys head off on their mission, telling only the girls of their plans and vowing them to secrecy. What the boys ... Written by Huggo

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Comedy | Family







Release Date:

29 September 1972 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Honolulu, O'ahu, Hawaii, USA

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1.33 : 1
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Part 2 of a three-part episode. See more »

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