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And Now a Word From Our Sponsor
Season 3, Episode # 8
Number (#57) in series (117 episodes)
Network: ABC-TV
TV series:
Guest star(s) Randy Case
Lois Newman
Art Lewis
Leonard Bremen
Production code: 060
Writer(s) Albert E. Lewin
Director Peter Baldwin
Original airdate 5 November 1971
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And Now a Word From our Sponsor is the eighth episode of Season 3 of the The Brady Bunch TV series, and the 57th overall episode of the series. Written by Albert E. Lewin and directed by Peter Baldwin, the episode premiered on ABC-TV, airing on 5 November 1971.

Note: Robert Reed wrote a four-page memo complaining about Sherwood Schwartz and the character of Skip Farnum, but he did like Paul Winchell's acting.

Short Summary

A hip director hires the Bradys to star in a TV commercial for detergent.

Summary

While Carol and all six of the kids are at the supermarket, they are obviously being spied on by a strange man. He ends up being Skip Farnum, a hip television commercial director, who wants to use the entire family for a TV ad for Safe laundry detergent. Excited by the prospect of being famous actors, they agree to do it, that is until Mike learns that they don't actually use Safe. Wanting to keep their integrity, he insists that they do a wash off between Best, their existing detergent, and Safe. The comparison test shows the new detergent as superior so the family agrees to do the commercial.

Mike is still apprehensive because they're not actors, and he doesn't want to come off looking stupid in a public setting. So they ask for the advice of a friend of a friend, an actor named Myrna Carter, but as a result their acting is forced. Skip is appalled and fires the Bradys, remarking that the acting methods remind him of a "terrible" actress he worked with, Myrna Carter. As compensation the family receives 2,000 boxes of laundry detergent.

Guest starring/Recurring cast

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