Every Boy Does It Once
Season 1, Episode # 10
Number (#10) in series (117 episodes)
Network: ABC-TV
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Guest star(s) Michael Lerner
Larry McCormick (voice only)
Production code: 014
Writer(s) Lois Peyser & Arnold Peyser
Director Oscar Rudolph
Original airdate 5 December 1969
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Every Boy Does It Once is the tenth episode of The Brady Bunch TV series, and also the tenth overall episode in the series. Written by Lois Peyser and Arnold Peyser and directed by Oscar Rudolph, the episode premiered 5 December 1969 on ABC-TV.

Short summary

Bobby watches Cinderella and begins to think all stepmothers and stepsisters are evil, so he decides to run away.


After Bobby and Cindy watch a television adaptation of Cinderella on television, Bobby initially believes Cindy in that Bobby's stepmother - Carol - is a loving mother, unlike Cinderella's. But when older stepsisters Marcia and Jan tease him, then Carol asks him to clean out the fireplace, just like Cinderella's stepmother did, he starts to think otherwise. Carol altering some hand-me-down clothes for him, which Greg and Peter don't get, and all the older kids taking off for the evening, either without saying goodbye or telling him straight to his face that he can't go along, makes Bobby feel unloved.

Alice learns why Bobby is in such a down mood and tells Carol and Mike. They think the way to make Bobby feel loved is to get him an early birthday present of a bicycle. Words from the bicycle salesman along with further learning that Bobby is planning on running away make Carol and Mike come to a decision on what they really need to do to make Bobby feel cared for, especially by Carol.

Meanwhile, Bobby plans to run away from home, but is caught packing by Peter, and confides in him that he's running away. Peter passes on the information to Greg and Greg to Alice.

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