The Brady Bunch (1969–1974)
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Cousin Oliver comes to live with the Bradys. He immediately causes a series of accidents, which lead him to believe that he is a jinx.


Richard Michaels


Sherwood Schwartz (created by), Larry Rhine | 1 more credit »

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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
John Nolan John Nolan ... Jim Douglas
Judd Laurance Judd Laurance ... Director
Robbie Rist ... Oliver
Snag Werris Snag Werris ... Keystone Cop
Dick Winslow ... Truck Driver #1
Ralph Montgomery Ralph Montgomery ... Truck Driver #2


Carol's supposedly secret in-jest announcement to Mike that there will be an addition to the family leads to the rumor amongst the kids and Alice that Carol is pregnant. In reality, that addition is in the form of Carol's eight year old nephew, Oliver, who, if Mike approves, will come to live with them temporarily while Oliver's parents move to a remote area of the world where there are no schools for their son. The kids' anticipated excitement of having their first cousin live with them, for however long, turns to frustration when everything Oliver touches seems to turn into a disaster. As much as they like him, the younger four kids believe Oliver is a jinx, news which gets directly back to Oliver, who begins to think the same himself. Even after Mike and Carol speak first to Oliver about there being no such thing as jinxes and second to Peter, Jan, Bobby and Cindy about welcoming Oliver into the family by dispelling the jinx theory, bad things still seem to keep on happening to ... Written by Huggo

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Comedy | Family







Release Date:

25 January 1974 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


The movie studio that the Bradys visit is Paramount Studios, where 'The Brady Bunch' was actually filmed. See more »


At the beginning of the filing at the studio, the director tells them that this will be a take-off of silent film, yet the boom mic is seen above them. See more »


Carol Brady: Okay, I demand to know what's going on around here!
Alice Nelson: Well, if you insist, Mrs. Brady, we know about the new family addition and we're all very happy about it.
Carol Brady: Oh, you've heard about Oliver!
Alice Nelson: Oliver? Won't that be kind of a funny name if it's a girl?
Carol Brady: Wait a minute! Ha! Is this family under the impression that I'm going to have a baby?
Alice Nelson: Aren't you under that impression?
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Spoofed in A Very Brady Sequel (1996) See more »

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