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"Welcome Aboard"
Season 5, Episode # 17
Number (#112) in series (117 episodes)
Network: ABC-TV
TV series: The Brady Bunch
Guest star(s) Robbie Rist<brJohn Nolan
Judd Laurance
Snag Werris
Dick Winslow
Ralph Montgomery
Production code: 112
Writer(s) Larry Rhine & Al Schwartz
Director Richard Michaels
Original airdate January 25, 1974
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Welcome Aboard was the 17th episode of Season 5 of the The Brady Bunch TV series, also the 111th overall episode in the series. Written by Larry Rhine and Al Schwartz, the episode, which was directed by Richard Michaels, originally aired on ABC-TV on January 25, 1974.

Synopsis

Cousin Oliver comes to live with the Bradys. He immediately causes a series of accidents, which lead him to believe that he is a jinx.

Summary

Carol's nephew, Oliver (Robbie Rist), comes to live with the Bradys while his parents are in South America. He nearly wears out his welcome when he is involved in a series of minor accidents in his eagerness to help out. Oliver is convinced he is a jinx until his presence wins the family an award during a visit to a movie studio. Their prize is appearing in a 1920s-style slapstick movie.

Storyline

Carol's 8-year-old nephew Oliver comes to live with the Bradys for awhile (since his family was going on an African archaeological dig and couldn't come along). Oliver wants to help out and be friends with his new family, but in trying too hard, he winds up causing a whole lot of accidents around the house - wrecking Jan's painting, spilling ketchup on Greg's shirt, causing Bobby to break flower pots in a tug-of-war, and causing Marcia to spill the dishes. Also, he snores heavily, and when Peter and Bobby try to silence him by rolling him over, they end up falling and breaking a lamp. While Greg and Marcia believe everything were just accidents, the younger siblings (Peter, Jan, Bobby, Cindy) become convinced that Oliver is a jinx.

After a lecture from Mike, they give up their superstition, but when next, Oliver ends up breaking both Marcia's and Mike's projects with a loose basketball, he himself thinks he is a jinx. The Bradys have scheduled a visit to a movie studio and Oliver decides to stay home, afraid that he may cause more accidents. However, the family has him tag along and when Oliver is the 1 millionth customer and the family gets to appear in a 1920s-style comedy movie as extras, he starts to see it otherwise.

Recurring cast/Guest stars

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