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"The Winner"
Season 2, Episode # 21
Number (#46) in series (117 episodes)
Network: ABC-TV
TV series:
Guest star(s) Hal Smith
Kerry MacLane
Production code: 046
Writer(s) Elroy Schwartz
Director Robert Reed
Original airdate February 26, 1971
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The Winner was the 21st episode of Season 2 of the The Brady Bunch TV series, also the 46th overall episode in the series. Written by Elroy Schwartz, and directed by cast member Robert Reed, the episode premiered on ABC-TV, airing on February 26, 1971.

Synopsis

Greg has won a trophy. So has Marcia, Peter, Jan. And Cindy adds to the trophy collection when she brings home an award for playing jacks. That leaves Bobby, who is trophy-less and now feeling self-pity. Bobby soon engages in an all-out effort to win a trophy.

Summary

When Cindy comes home with a first-place trophy best jacks player, Bobby realizes that he is the only Brady family member with no first place trophy. He first tries entering a magazine selling contest and seems to be successful, until Cindy unwittingly reveals that Mike and Carol have asked their friends to buy subscriptions from him, Bobby quits, as he wants to win a trophy on his own. He wins a place on the Kartoon King (Hal Smith) TV show, where he takes part in an ice cream eat-off. Bobby does not win the eat-off, but his siblings throw him a surprise party, giving him a first place award for trying the hardest.

Storyline

When Cindy brings home a trophy for her jacks playing ability at the playground, everyone in her family is happy for her except Bobby, who comes to the quick realization that all of his brothers and sisters have now won trophies and he hasn't. When he finally tells his parents what is bothering him, they encourage him to find an activity that he's good at and stick to it and a trophy is bound to come. Bobby's dreams of winning and his ability in activity after activity seems not to mesh. Bobby thinks he's found his trophy winning activity when he enters a magazine subscription selling contest. But he finds out that his parents have asked their many friends to support Bobby's sales efforts, which to him is like them buying the trophy for him. He finally thinks he's found his activity when he manages to be one of the six finalists in an ice cream speed eating contest on the Kartoon King television show. Will Bobby finally get his much wanted trophy?

Guest starring/Recurring cast

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