|"Peter and the Wolf"|
| Season 5, Episode # 5 |
Number (#100) in series (117 episodes)
|Guest star(s)||Cindy Crosby|
|Director||Leslie H. Martinson|
|Original airdate||October 12, 1973|
|IMDB||Peter and the Wolf|
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Never Too Young was the fifth episode of Season 5 of the The Brady Bunch TV series, also the 100th overall episode in the series. Written by Tam Spiva, the episode, which was directed by Leslie H. Martinson, originally aired on ABC-TV on October 12, 1973.
Greg and his football teammates steal the rival school's mascot, a goat, and he has to hide it. Greg hides "Raquel", the goat, in his attic room and when the other kids overhear him talking to her, they believe that he has a girl in his room.
Greg's date Sandra (Cindi Crosby) cancels when her cousin Linda (Linda Gibboney) visits from out of town. Wanting to salvage the date, Greg plans a double date. When no one wants to pair up with Linda, he turns to Peter, passing him off as a "friend" in his high school class named "Phil Packer". Linda and Sandra discover Greg's ruse but do not let on, and hatch a plan of revenge at a pizza parlor. In the subplot, Carol and Mike – on Jan's and Marcia's recommendations for great pizza – are entertaining a conservative client Juan Calderon and his wife Maria there. Sandra and Linda's revenge almost jeopardizes Mike's deal.
Mike and Carol are boning up on their Spanish in preparation for a business dinner with the Calderons, a client and his wife from Mexico City, Señora Calderon specifically who Mike is uncertain if she understands or speaks English. Meanwhile, Greg has a much coveted date with Sandra Martin. Their date is threatened when Sandra announces that her eighteen year old cousin Linda is visiting from out of town. Sandra won't leave her cousin alone while she's in town. Greg vows to get Linda a date for the evening so that they can make it a foursome.
The description that Sandra, who has not seen Linda in six years, provides of her then twelve year old cousin — "ponytail and braces" — makes the rounds to all Greg's friends before he can ask them to be Linda's date. As such, Greg can't find anyone who will agree to be Linda's date. When Peter boasts about how old he is now, Greg believes he's found his fourth, Peter, who is to masquerade as Greg's friend, "Phil Packer", from another high school. That masquerade includes Peter to deepen his voice, don a fake mustache, and attend a crash session of the Greg Brady class on how to act older. Much to Greg’s surprise, Linda ends up being a knock-out. After the date, Peter mistakenly believes that he is now God's gift to the young adult woman. What happens on that initial date and a subsequent follow-up date unwittingly threatens Mike's account with Calderon.