The Partridge Family (1970–1974)
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The Selling of the Partridge 

Laurie comes home from school excited because her friend Phyllis asked her to be a campaign manager for student body president. The excitement changes to a constant battle when Keith announces he is running for president - against Phyllis.

Director:

Lee Philips

Writers:

Bernard Slade (created by), Steve Zacharias | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Shirley Jones ... Shirley Partridge
David Cassidy ... Keith Partridge
Susan Dey ... Laurie Partridge
Danny Bonaduce ... Danny Partridge
Brian Forster ... Christopher 'Chris' Partridge
Suzanne Crough ... Tracy Partridge
Dave Madden ... Reuben Kincaid
Holly Near ... Phyllis Goldberg
David Dominguez David Dominguez ... Ted
Geri Berger Geri Berger ... Girl #1
Lori Farrow Lori Farrow ... Girl #2
Jason Wingreen ... Principal
Robert Jayson Kramer Robert Jayson Kramer ... Myron (as Bobby Kramer)
Ann Carol Pearson Ann Carol Pearson ... Band Member (as Anne Carol Pearson)
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Laurie comes home from school excited because her friend Phyllis asked her to be a campaign manager for student body president. The excitement changes to a constant battle when Keith announces he is running for president - against Phyllis.

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Comedy | Family | Music

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Language:

English

Release Date:

16 March 1973 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

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1.33 : 1
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The hinges on the front door change sides from the inside to outside shots. See more »

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There'll Come A Time
Music & Lyrics by David Cassidy
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Engaging episode from the show's strong third season
24 October 2017 | by moonspinner55See all my reviews

Usually when TV comedy shows reach the end of their third season, the bloom is slightly off the rose. This wouldn't be true for "The Partridge Family" until the start of the fourth season. Here, the cast is still fresh and the scenario bright. Susan Dey's Laurie (who began to develop an unusual edge in this season, a chestnut-haired number with a tight, serious face and a militant vibe) campaigns for a shy but intelligent girlfriend to win the vote for San Pueblo High's Student Body president--unfortunately, popular brother Keith (David Cassidy, with feathered chestnut hair) is the girl's opposition. Director Lee Philips is careful to taper off the episode's serious moments with some light relief (the show was actually always good at this, no small feat), and he handles guest star Holly Near as Phyllis with kid gloves. Near, who has a varied acting resume of both teen-terribles like "The Todd Killings" and more artistic ventures, is memorable and bracing as the kind of smart but socially awkward girl we all knew in high school (she's marvelous). The Partridges are, of course, a close family unit who inevitably pull together by the finale; but it's always interesting when they take opposite sides on an issue, with warm matriarch Shirley Jones helpful at enlightening her kids on the bigger picture--that when there's another side involved, that side has somebody with feelings, too.


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