Lights Out
Season 2, Episode # 20
Number (#45) in series (117 episodes)
Network: ABC-TV
TV series:
Guest star(s) Snag Werris
C. Lindsay Workman
Joseph Tatner
Production code: 045
Writer(s) Bruce Howard
Director Oscar Rudolph
Original airdate February 19, 1971
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Lights Out is the 20th episode of Season 2 of the The Brady Bunch TV series, and the 45th overall episode in the series. Written by Bruce Howard, and directed by Oscar Rudolph, the episode premiered on ABC-TV, airing on February 19, 1971.

Short Summary

Cindy becomes afraid of the dark when she sees a magician's "disappearing lady" act, so Peter tries to help by asking her to be his assistant for his own magic show, where the highlight is the same trick.


A terrified Cindy is having trouble sleeping with the lights off as she is scared of a magician's "disappearing lady" trick she saw at a friend's party. The lady disappeared and Cindy, who ran off since she was too frightened, didn't see the lady reappear. Peter, on the other hand, was so excited by the magic act that he wants to audition for the school's vaudeville show as a magician. Mike believes that Peter's act can help Cindy by showing her how magic is really performed. Peter even asks an excited Cindy to be his assistant for the show. But when it comes time to rehearse the disappearing lady act, Cindy once again gets frightened. The whole thing is nearly undermined when Bobby plays a cruel joke on her. When Peter's new assistant, Jan, hurts herself in gym class, his goal of making the vaudeville show line-up may be jeopardized, unless Cindy believes in the old adage that the show must go on.

Guest starring/Recurring cast

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