|"Everyone Can't Be George Washington"|
| Season 4, Episode # 12 |
Number (#84) in series (117 episodes)
|Guest star(s)||Sara Seegar|
Cheryl Beth Jacobs
|Writer(s)||Sam Locke & Milton Pascal|
|Original airdate||December 22, 1972|
|IMDB||Everyone Can't Be George Washington|
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Everyone Can't Be George Washington was the 12th episode of Season 4 of the The Brady Bunch TV series, also the 84th overall episode in the series. Written by Sam Locke and Milton Pascal, the episode, which was directed by Richard Michaels, originally aired on ABC-TV on December 22, 1972.
In the school play about the American Revolution, Peter wants to be George Washington ... but is cast as Benedict Arnold instead. When he can't take his classmates' teasing for what its worth (they somehow could not separate the actor from the role of America's most famous traitor), he schemes to get himself dismissed from the play.
Peter auditions for the role of George Washington in the school play, but is cast as Benedict Arnold instead. When friends start teasing him as a "traitor", Peter feigns laryngitis to lose the role, but Mike convinces him his behavior in letting everyone down was the same as the real Benedict Arnold. Peter agrees to be in the play and is praised for his brilliant portrayal of Arnold.
Peter is trying out for the part of George Washington, the lead, in the school's play on the American Revolution. Peter is dismayed that he instead gets the secondary but much more demanding role of the adversary, Benedict Arnold. Peter really wanted the heroic lead, and as such contemplates dropping out of the production. Carol is able to convince him that getting this role is indeed an honor, and that he has never quit anything before. But will he feel the same way when his friends start ribbing him for playing the part of a traitor? Meanwhile, Jan gets the position of set designer, as she has the best qualification of any student: her father, the architect.