|Big Little Man|
| Season 3, Episode # 15 |
Number (#64) in series (117 episodes)
|Guest star(s)||Allan Melvin|
|Original airdate||7 January 1972|
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Big Little Man is the fifteenth episode of Season 3 of the The Brady Bunch TV series, and the 64th overall episode in the series. Written by Skip Webster, the episode, which was directed by Robert Reed, originally aired on 7 January 1972.
Bobby is self-conscious about his diminutive height, but he learns the value of being small when he locks himself and Greg in Sam's meat locker.
Bobby develops a Napoleon complex, especially after Greg has to save him from a situation caused in part because he ended up doing something he wasn't supposed to since he was too small to handle the job. Worried he's going to remain height-challenged all his life, Bobby does whatever he can to grow, like doing body-lengthening exercises. In an ill-advised attempt by his sisters to encourage Bobby, they make him think he's grown an inch and a half by doing the exercises. He tries to follow his mother's advice by developing a more important aspect of his self, namely his intellect, but this does not help his self-esteem. Meanwhile, Greg has been working at Sam's butcher shop part time to save for a surfboard. When Greg and Bobby become locked in the meat freezer, Bobby realizes that being small does have its advantages.