|A Room at the Top|
| Season 4, Episode # 23 |
Number (#95) in series (117 episodes)
|Guest star(s)||Christopher Beaumont|
|Writer(s)||William Raynor & Myles Wilder|
|Director||Lloyd J. Schwartz|
|Original airdate||March 23, 1973|
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A Room at the Top was the 23rd and season ending episode of Season 4 of the The Brady Bunch TV series, also the 95th overall episode in the series. Written by William Raynor and Myles Wilder, the episode, which was directed by Lloyd J. Schwartz, originally aired on ABC-TV on March 23, 1973.
Both Greg and Marcia want to use the attic for a private room.
Greg and Marcia each want to convert the newly cleared attic into their own room. Greg is ultimately given the room as the oldest of the children, but relinquishes it to Marcia after hearing her tearful pleas for privacy from her sisters. An annoyed Bobby and Peter— wanting to keep their room to themselves—conspire to frustrate Marcia enough to have her relinquish the room. Marcia initially accuses Greg of the shenanigans, but they soon realize what is happening. Marcia reasons she will have her opportunity to take the room when Greg leaves for college so gives him the room.
To get a little more privacy which he doesn't seem to be able to find at the house and gain a little more freedom, Greg wants to move out of the house and into his college friend Hank's apartment. Despite understanding Greg's wants, Mike disallows Greg's request. But after the family starts cleaning up the attic, Greg, as an alternative, wants to use it as his own bedroom. That idea Mike does approve.
Unknown to them, Marcia also has the same idea of using the attic as her own bedroom, which gets Carol's approval. When Greg and Marcia both find out about the other wanting the attic, neither intends on giving it up to the other. When Mike and Carol find out about the issue, both parents side with Greg because he's the oldest, which nonetheless doesn't sit well with a brooding and angry Marcia. Is there another alternative? Whatever happens seems to affect Peter, Jan, Bobby and Cindy equally as much as Greg and Marcia, some of who try to take matters into their own hands. Written by Huggo