The Partridge Family (1970–1974)
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The Sound of Money 

While parking their bus, Shirley bumps into a car. There is no damage, but when the driver finds they are famous, he fakes an injury for the insurance. Shirley and the family try to prove he is not injured by staying with him 24 hours.

Director:

Peter Baldwin

Writers:

Martin Ragaway, Bernard Slade (creator)
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Shirley Jones ... Shirley Partridge
David Cassidy ... Keith Partridge
Susan Dey ... Laurie Partridge
Danny Bonaduce ... Danny Partridge
Jeremy Gelbwaks ... Christopher 'Chris' Partridge
Suzanne Crough ... Tracy Partridge
Dave Madden ... Reuben Kincaid
Harry Morgan ... Willie Larkin
Farrah Fawcett ... Pretty Girl
Kelly Britt Kelly Britt ... Doris
Ivan Bonar ... Leroy Lowenfeld
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Storyline

While parking their bus, Shirley bumps into a car. There is no damage, but when the driver finds they are famous, he fakes an injury for the insurance. Shirley and the family try to prove he is not injured by staying with him 24 hours.

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Comedy | Family | Music

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 October 1970 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The title refers to the musical "The Sound of Music" which opened on Broadway (New York City) at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre on November 16, 1959, ran for 1443 performances and won (in a tie) the 1960 Tony Award for the Best Musical. See more »

Quotes

Shirley Renfrew Partridge: I've decided to join you kids. We're going to fight Whiplash Willie.
Danny Partridge: Yeah! We're gonna fight! We're gonna win!
Reuben Kincaid: Strange. That's exactly what General Custer said.
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Connections

Featured in 20 to 1: Sexiest People (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

I'll Leave Myself a Little Time
Music and Lyrics by Steve Dossick
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Harry Morgan and Farrah Fawcett
21 February 2014 | by kevinolzakSee all my reviews

Only the second episode, "The Sound of Money" quickly establishes the home life of the Partridges, rather than life on the road. On their way home, Shirley lightly bumps the suddenly stopping car in front, driven by Willie Larkin (Harry Morgan), whose pleas for sympathy from disinterested onlookers go unheeded. Unable to prove any damage, he quickly decides to accept Shirley's take-it-or-leave-it offer of five dollars, until Danny lets it slip that the group is big in show business; in no time at all, 'Whiplash Willie' goes on the warpath, demanding a huge settlement that the kids want their mother to fight. After several failed attempts to expose his fraud, Shirley decides to kill him with kindness, this poor man confined to a wheelchair after all. In one of her earliest TV roles, Farrah Fawcett tries to trip up Willie by dropping a box of soap, allowing Danny and his newfound libido to screw up the evidence. In it's only appearance, the featured song is most appropriate- "I'll Leave Myself a Little Time," composed by Steve Dossick, unavailable until the Feb 1971 release of the second LP, UP TO DATE, which peaked at number 3 (their highest charting album).


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