|"The Cincinnati Kids"|
| Season 5, Episode # 11 |
Number (#106) in series (117 episodes)
|Guest star(s)||Hilary Thompson|
Lloyd J. Schwartz
|Writer(s)||Larry Rhine & Al Schwartz|
|Director||Leslie H. Martinson|
|Original airdate||November 23, 1973|
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The Cincinnati Kids was the 11th episode of Season 5 of the The Brady Bunch TV series, also the 106th overall episode in the series. Written by Larry Rhine and Al Schwartz, the episode, which was directed by Leslie H. Martinson, originally aired on ABC-TV on November 23, 1973.
The Bradys mix business with pleasure at King's Island amusement park in Cincinnati, Ohio. The Brady kids accompany Mike to Cincinnati where is to present plans for an addition to the King's Island amusement park. While the kids enjoy the many rides, Mike is aghast to learn his plans have been lost in the park, and a frantic search begins.
The Bradys travel to Kings Island amusement park in Mason, Ohio, near Cincinnati, where Mike's company hopes to win the contract to build an addition. The hopes are jeopardized when Jan unknowingly walks off with the plans, leaving Mike with her poster of Yogi Bear. The family furiously scrambles to retrace their steps. Jan finds the sketches and the family rushes the plans to Mike and the park's board of directors before the 1 p.m. deadline.
- Note: This episode was filmed on location at the then-new Kings Island amusement park 25 miles north of Cincinnati, Ohio.
Mike has a big surprise for the family. His boss, Mr. Phillips, has approved the King's Island amusement park plans he has been working on and wants him to go to Cincinnati to present them. In turn, Mike can bring along the family to spend time at King's Island. They are all excited by the news. Once there, Mike is dismayed to learn that he only has a truncated thirty minute meeting to present the plans before the amusement park's directors, Mr. Remington and Mr. Dempsey, head off on another business trip.
Regardless, Mike vows to have a good time seeing as much of the park with the family before his meeting at one o'clock in the afternoon. The morning adventures include Greg trying to find a girl he just met and likes named Marge, who works at the park dressed as an animal, but Greg doesn't know which one. And Bobby and Cindy try to justify eating a lot of junk food before their scheduled meeting with the family for lunch.
At lunch, Jan asks her father if she can use one of his two canisters, which currently hold the amusement park plans, to put in a poster she just purchased. As Mike puts all the drawings in one canister, he gives the other to Jan. Unfortunately for Mike, he takes Jan's canister to the meeting, while Jan takes his. By the time he finds out the error at the meeting, he has only thirty minutes to find Jan and return to the meeting with the drawings. With ten minutes left, Mike finally finds Jan, who he learns lost the other canister. It's a ten minute race as everyone in the family scours the park to find the lost canister.