Career Fever
Season 4, Episode # 9
Number (#81) in series (117 episodes)
Network: ABC-TV
TV series:
Guest star(s) None
Production code: 079
Writer(s) Adele Styler & Burt Styler
Director Jerry London
Original airdate November 17, 1972
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Career Fever was the ninth episode of Season 4 of the The Brady Bunch TV series, also the 81st overall episode in the series. Written by Adele Styler and Burt Styler, the episode, which was directed by Jerry London, originally aired on ABC-TV on November 17, 1972.


Mike mistakenly believes Greg wants to follow in his father's footsteps to become an architect. Greg does not want to offend Mike by admitting he does not want to become an architect, he merely wrote that he did for a school assignment. Greg creates ridiculous designs to show he will never make it as an architect. In the subplot, Cindy wants to be a model, Bobby an astronaut, while Peter and Jan want go into the medical profession and borrow large medical encyclopedias from the library. Peter mistakenly concludes that he has contracted a rare disease, but he has misread the encyclopedia.


Mike is excited to read in Greg's class composition that he wants to become an architect, just like his good old dad. What Mike is unaware of is that Greg only wrote that because he didn't and doesn't know what he wants to be when he grows up. Greg doesn't have the heart to tell his father that he really doesn't want to be an architect, so he devises a plan that he hopes will make his father dissuade him from entering the profession.

His plan doesn't have quite the reaction from Mike that Greg had hoped. The plan and the reaction are the result of both sides not wanting to hurt the feelings of the other. Meanwhile, Peter, Jan, Bobby and Cindy, spurred on by Greg's class assignment, have come up with their chosen professions as doctor, nurse, astronaut and model respectively. Peter decides to do a self diagnosis and doesn't like what he finds. And Bobby and Cindy reconsider based on what they can or cannot eat.

In 2015, a scene from this episode was used as a parody in a Snickers commercial first aired during Super Bowl XLIX.

Guest starring/Recurring cast

No guests appeared.

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