|Call Me Irresponsible|
| Season 2, Episode # 6 |
Number (#31) in series (117 episodes)
|Guest star(s)||Jack Collins |
William "Billy" Benedict
|Writer(s)||David P. Harmon|
|Original airdate||October 30, 1970|
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Call Me Irresponsible is the 6th episode of Season 2 of the The Brady Bunch TV series, and the 31st overall episode in the series. Written by Hal Cooper and directed by Bruce Howard, the episode premiered on ABC-TV, airing on October 30, 1970.
Notes: Jack Collins begins a recurring role for season two, as Ed Phillips. Susan Olsen (Cindy) does not appear in this episode.
Greg wants money to buy a new car so Mike hires him as an office assistant at Mike's architectural firm. Greg is fired on the first day after losing important blueprints at a newsstand. Mike convinces Ed Phillips to give Greg another chance, and Greg is rehired. Greg, however, loses a second set of plans, but manages to find them.
Mike and Carol are dismayed to learn that Greg wants to save up to buy a car. Their dismay is tempered by how Greg intends to pay for it: by following in Mike's footsteps by becoming an architect. He wants to work side-by-side with his father and wants Mike to help him get a part-time job after school working at the architectural firm.
A proud Mike is able to convince Mr. Phillips to give Greg a part-time job doing odd jobs around the office. It isn't quite what Greg had in mind - he wanted to design magnificent buildings like pyramids - but at least it will allow him to work toward the goal of getting the car. Greg is overly diligent at his work, that is until, on his most important assignment of delivering some drawings to an external copy shop, he loses those drawings - the only ones - which are due to the client tomorrow.
What is worse in Mike's mind is that Greg lost the drawings while he made a stop at a newsstand to pick up a car magazine. As such, Mr. Phillips fires Greg. Greg feels bad enough no longer getting an income and losing the dream of the car, but feels worse in letting Mr. Phillips and especially Mike down. Can Greg redeem himself in either Mr. Phillips or Mike's minds, or will they even give him a chance to redeem himself?