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"Where There's Smoke"
Season 2, Episode # 14
Number (#39) in series (117 episodes)
Network: ABC-TV
TV series:
Guest star(s) Robert Jayson Cramer
Gary Marsh
Craig Huxley
Marie Denn
Production code: 041
Writer(s) David P. Harmon
Director Oscar Rudolph
Original airdate January 8, 1971
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Where There's Smoke was the 14th episode of Season 2 of the The Brady Bunch TV series, also the 39th overall episode in the series. Written by David P. Harmon and directed by Oscar Rudolph, the episode premiered on ABC-TV, airing on January 8, 1971.

Synopsis

Greg gets caught with cigarettes in his school jacket. He's been caught smoking once before (and quit immediately). Therefore, nobody believes him when he truthfully says they're not his.

  • Note: This is the first episode where Greg plays guitar and sings. The song is "Till I Met You", which Barry Williams co-wrote.

Summary

Greg is coerced by friend Tommy to smoke. This is seen by Cindy and Jan, and the news gets back to Carol and Mike. They challenge Greg who insists he did not like it and will not smoke again. Later Carol sees a packet of cigarettes fall from Greg's jacket, though he can't understand how they got there. Tommy's mother who runs an anti-smoking committee, removes Carol from the committee due to Greg's smoking. Alice realizes that the jacket with the cigarettes was not Greg's; his has a repaired tear. It is Tommy's jacket, and they were Tommy's cigarettes. Tommy tries to switch the jackets. Greg forces Tommy to admit the truth to Mike and Carol, and Tommy's mother overhears.

Storyline

Buckling under the pressure to look cool around some musician friends who want him to perform with them, Greg tries smoking for the first time, which Jan and Cindy see. Jan and Cindy confide in Marcia, who, in turn, asks Alice for advice for a "friend". As such, Marcia ends up telling their parents, who in turn confront Greg with the information. Greg doesn't deny it, knows that what he did was wrong, and admits he didn't even like it. Greg expects to be punished, such as not being able to perform at an upcoming gig, but Mike and Carol do not issue a punishment at all, believing Greg has learned his lesson, as he promises never to smoke again.

Out of this situation, Carol decides to join a anti-smoking committee aimed at youth led by fellow mother, Mrs. Johnson. When Greg comes home at the end of a committee meeting with cigarettes falling out of his jacket pocket, the resulting situation causes a problem for both Carol and Greg and Carol's standing within the committee, especially as Carol has to decide if she trusts Greg to tell the truth as opposed if he is hiding something he promised never to do again. But Greg vows to prove that his parents' trust is well earned by discovering the mystery of how the cigarettes got there.

Guest starring/Recurring cast

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