|"Tell it Like it Is"|
| Season 2, Episode # 24 |
Number (#49) in series (117 episodes)
|Guest star(s)||Dick Simmons|
|Original airdate||March 19, 1971|
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Tell it Like it Is is the 24th episode of Season 2 of the The Brady Bunch TV series, and the 49th overall episode in the series, as well as the season finale. Written by Charles Hoffman, and directed by Terry Becker, the episode premiered on ABC-TV, airing on March 19, 1971.
Carol is invited to write a story about her hectic family life for a women's magazine, but exaggerates her "liberation" in the hopes of getting the article published.
Mike finds Carol in his den in the middle of the night writing something she refuses to discuss at this time. Mike respects her privacy. It isn't until Mike catches Carol having lunch with a Mr. Delafield - who both Mike and Carol met at a party a week earlier - that he finds out what Carol's been writing. Mr. Delafield is the editor of Tomorrow's Woman magazine. Carol, based on a casual discussion at that party, was encouraged by him to submit an article to the magazine about their family.
After word spreads within the house of the article, the whole family is behind Carol in this endeavor, which ends up being a long, painstaking process for her. That's why she's so heartbroken and despondent when her article, which tells of their life in all its good and bad, is rejected. Mike takes it upon himself to speak to Delafield, who tells him that he wants the magazine and thus any article included in it, to reflect the positives of "tomorrow's woman's" life.
Will Carol go through the long, painstaking process of writing yet another article, and if she does, will a syrupy sweet version of the Brady clan appeal to Delafield and his advisers? A site visit to the Brady house may provide the answer.