| Season 4, Episode # 1 |
Number (#73) in series (117 episodes)
|Guest star(s)||Don Ho|
|Original airdate||September 22, 1972|
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Hawaii Bound was the season opening episode of Season 4 of the The Brady Bunch TV series, also the 73rd overall episode in the series. Written by Tam Spiva, the episode, which was directed by Jack Arnold, originally aired on September 22, 1972.
Mike is sent to Hawaii to check on a construction project for his firm, and the entire Brady clan (and Alice) get to come along. During the trip, Bobby unearths an ancient tiki said to bring bad luck to whomever is holding it. The first evidence comes when Greg is involved in a serious surfing accident
Mike is sent to Hawaii to check on a construction project, and his firm allows him to take the family and Alice along. The family takes an enjoyable tour of the greater Honolulu area. And when Bobby joins his father on the tour of the construction project, he finds an ancient tiki, which, according to an old Hawaiian legend, brings bad luck to anyone who touches it. The Brady boys laugh at the curse and blow it off as superstition, but then start to think differently when Greg has a surfing accident. During their sightseeing tour of the Honolulu area, the Bradys learn about the history and legend of Pearl Harbor, and Cindy is pleased to have legendary Hawaiian crooner Don Ho and Sam Kapu serenade her.
Note: This is Part 1 of three parts, filmed mostly on location in Hawaii.
Everyone in the family is excited when Mike tells them that his company is sending him to Honolulu for a business trip, and he is able to bring them all along all expenses paid. Their vacation starts off well as they take in the many sights of Oahu. But things start to change when the boys accompany Mike to the construction site. There, Bobby finds a small tiki idol, which he decides he will keep as a good luck charm.
What Bobby is unaware of is that one of the construction workers, old Mr. Hanalei, a traditional native islander, earlier saw the idol, and recognized it as a native taboo idol of evil to anyone who touches it. Beyond the luck Bobby and Cindy have in meeting island entertainer Don Ho while the idol is in Bobby's possession, near catastrophes end up occurring to whoever is in the possession of the idol, although no one in the family sees it as a bad luck charm, but still the exact opposite. But that bad luck may prove serious for the latest in the family to have it in his possession.