|"Snow White and the Seven Bradys"|
| Season 5, Episode # 3 |
Number (#98) in series (117 episodes)
|Guest star(s)||Elven Havard|
|Original airdate||September 28, 1973|
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Snow White and the Seven Bradys was the third episode of Season 5 of the The Brady Bunch TV series, also the 98th overall episode in the series. Written by Ben Starr, the episode, which was directed by Bruce Bilson, originally aired on ABC-TV on September 28, 1973.
Note: In real life, Frances Whitfield was actually the tutor for the six Brady kids.
The Bradys are surprised to learn they are to do a satire of the fairy tale, "Snow White".
Cindy volunteers the family to do the show being put on to buy a retirement gift for her teacher. Mike, Carol and Alice are to play the key roles, but there aren't enough Brady kids to play the seven dwarfs.
At Cindy's behest the family and Sam (Allan Melvin) put on a backyard theater production of "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" to raise funds for a retirement gift for Cindy's popular teacher Mrs. Whitfield (Frances Whitfield). When it is discovered Alice has already eaten the "poisoned apple" while rehearsing, Sam and Mike rush to the store (in costume) to buy an apple. Sam receives a parking fine, and the policeman says they must have a permit to host the production. A permit is granted on short notice allowing the show to go on.
- Note: The cast of the production is 'Snow White' played by Carol, 'Prince Charming' played by Mike, 'Dopey' played by Sam, 'Doc' played by Greg, 'Sneezy' played by Peter, 'Sleepy' played by Marcia, 'Happy' played by Jan, 'Bashful' played by Bobby, 'Grumpy' played by Cindy, and 'the wicked queen' played by Alice.
Cindy's teacher, Mrs. Whitfield, is retiring. As a retirement gift, Mrs. Whitfield's retirement celebration committee, which includes Cindy and Carol, want to buy her a set of first edition books that she's always wanted, books that cost $200. To raise the money, Cindy suggests mounting a fund-raising stage production of "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs". The catch for her family?: she volunteers them all to act in the play, with Carol and Mike to be Snow White and Prince Charming.
Alice gets the role of the Wicked Queen. Another problem for Cindy is that she is only one of six siblings - all who want to play Dopey - meaning she has to find yet another "dwarf". With less than a week until the production, Cindy runs into another problem as there is a mix-up in dates, and the theater booked is not available on the date requested. The play and as a consequence the retirement celebration may be ruined if they can't find another reasonably priced venue.