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"Confessions, Confessions"
Season 2, Episode # 12
Number (#37) in series (117 episodes)
Network: ABC-TV
TV series:
Guest star(s) Snag Werns
Production code: 031
Writer(s) Brad Radnitz
Director Russ Mayberry
Original airdate December 18, 1970
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Confessions, Confessions is the twelfth episode of Season 2 of the The Brady Bunch TV series, and the 37th overall episode in the series. Written by Brad Radnitz and directed by Russ Mayberry, the episode premiered on ABC-TV, airing on December 18, 1970.

Synopsis

"Mom said don't play ball in the house." The boys do anyway, and Peter's errant pass of a basketball breaks Carol's favorite vase. Will Peter - looking forward to an upcoming camping trip - admit the truth before his conscience overpowers him, or will his siblings take the fall?

Summary

Peter fears he will be grounded and will miss an upcoming camping trip after breaking Carol's vase while playing ball in the house. (In his dream sequence, the ball repeatedly breaks the vase with different visual effects, and Peter's and Bobby's voices are repeatedly heard, "Mom's favorite vase." "She always says, 'Don't play ball in the house.'")

All of the other kids conspire to cover up what Peter has done, and assist in gluing the vase together. The damage nevertheless comes to light when water trickles between the vase's glued cracks and onto the dinner table. All of the Brady kids, except Peter, confess. The parents realize what has happened and decree that Peter must decide the kids' punishments, and take Peter shopping for a new lantern for his camping trip, hoping he will confess. Instead, Peter wants the lantern. His conscience finally catches up with him and he admits to breaking the vase, voluntarily decides not to go camping, and does all of the chores he had handed out to the others as punishment.

Guest starring/Recurring cast

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