|Marcia Gets Creamed|
| Season 5, Episode # 7 |
Number (#102) in series (117 episodes)
|Guest star(s)||Henry Corden|
|Writer(s)||Bill Freedman & Ben Gershman|
|Original airdate||October 26, 1973|
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Marcia Gets Creamed was the seventh episode of Season 5 of the The Brady Bunch TV series, also the 102nd overall episode in the series. Written by Bill Freedman and Ben Gershman, the episode, which was directed by Peter Baldwin, originally aired on ABC-TV on October 26, 1973.
Marcia, Jan and Peter each get jobs at the local ice cream parlor, each with varying results.
Marcia gets a job at a local ice cream shop. When her boss Mr. Haskell (Henry Corden) wants to start taking afternoons off, he puts Marcia in charge and hires Peter. Peter continually goofs off, so Marcia fires him and hires Jan as a replacement. Marcia is too busy for her boyfriend Jeff, who stops at the shop with another girl to make Marcia jealous.
Marcia, angered by the stunt, squirts them with whipped cream. Mr. Haskell realizes that he is much happier running the shop than he is taking afternoons off, and lets Marcia go, keeping the harder working Jan. Marcia is at odds with Jan, but at least she now has plenty of time for Jeff. Peter surprises everyone by getting a new job at a pizza parlor. In the subplot, Alice is having a tough time sticking to her diet so she and Carol force Mike to go on one as well.
Peter is envious when he has been trying to find a part time job without success, and a job at Haskell's Ice Cream Hut falls right into Marcia's lap, the job which will nonetheless eat into her social time with her boyfriend, Jeff. Because Mr. Haskell wants to take more time off, Marcia is able to convince Mr. Haskell to hire Peter as well. However, what ends up happening is that certain Bradys are better workers, more dedicated and/or have higher priorities on other things in life other than work than others which could affect the employment status of each.
Meanwhile, Alice is trying to lose weight by going on a diet. Mike finds that based on a comment he makes, he needs to lose three pounds himself, which he thinks he can do easily, and as such goes on the diet along with Alice to show her how easy it is. Will Mike find it easy and will he lose his three pounds? And the ice cream parlor jobs do not help Alice in her process.