|Cindy Brady, Lady|
| Season 3, Episode # 21 |
Number (#70) in series (117 episodes)
|Guest star(s)||Eric Shea|
|Writer(s)||Al Schwartz & Larry Rhine|
|Original airdate||February 18, 1972|
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Cindy Brady, Lady was the 21st episode of Season 3 of the The Brady Bunch TV series, also the 70th overall episode in the series. Written by Al Schwartz and Larry Rhine, the episode, which was directed by Hal Cooper, originally aired on February 18, 1972.
Cindy wants to act older than her age (again), so she can participate in her older sisters' activities. Bobby poses Cindy's "secret admirer," then when Mike wants to expose him, he gets one of his classmates to pose as the admirer.
When she can't do what her older sisters can, Cindy decides to act more mature than her age. Bobby tries to help by posing as a secret admirer; when Mike wants to expose him, Bobby asks his friend Tommy (Eric Shea) to reveal himself as the admirer. Cindy initially turns Tommy off with her mature airs, but then when she starts acting her age Tommy expresses true affection for her.
Cindy is feeling like a little kid around Marcia and Jan, who are going on dates and getting dressed up. Cindy wants to do all those things her older sisters are doing and tries to act older in an effort to get what she wants. Cindy's new mature attitude seems to be noticed by someone as she ends up getting a secret admirer, who is sending her notes and presents. Mike eventually catches her secret admirer delivering Cindy's latest gift, he who ends up being not who Mike and Carol expect. Despite a talk Mike and Carol have with the secret admirer to tell Cindy certain things, Cindy eventually does meet the person she believes is her secret admirer - who in reality isn't that same person - and learns that acting grown up does have its disadvantages. Her real secret admirer, however, still has to face the music.