|"Going, Going... Steady"|
| Season 2, Episode # 5 |
Number (#30) in series (117 episodes)
|Guest star(s)||William Corcoran|
|Writer(s)||David P. Harmon|
|Original airdate||October 23, 1970|
|IMDB||Going, Going... Steady|
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Going, Going... Steady is the 5th episode of Season 2 of the The Brady Bunch TV series, and the 30th overall episode in the series. Written by David P. Harmon and directed by Oscar Rudolph, the episode premiered on ABC-TV, airing on October 23, 1970.
Marcia's new boyfriend Harvey Klinger is a nerdy insect collector. The family initially helps Marcia win Harvey's affection, including tutoring her on bugs. When Marcia succeeds, Carol and Mike feel uneasy about Marcia starting to "go steady".
Marcia goes gaga over her first steady boyfriend, nerdy insect collector Harvey Klinger. Things progress so quickly they decide to start thinking about their future, leading Mike to subtly intervene.
Marcia is walking around in a daze. By the flowery language she is using, Carol knows why: Marcia's in love. The object of Marcia's affection is Harvey Klinger. Despite Mike thinking they should stay out of Marcia's love life, Carol tries to help Marcia get Harvey's attention, he who has no idea that Marcia even exists. She does so by helping Marcia learn about Harvey's hobby: insects. It's not so much a hobby, but an all-consuming passion. Carol's ploy works. It works a little too well as Harvey asks Marcia to go steady. Carol believes thirteen-year-old Marcia is too young to go steady. When Marcia's version of thirteen-year-old steady gets a little too serious for both Carol and Mike's liking, Mike, using some words straight out of Marcia and Harvey's mouths, thinks he knows how to make them realize that their puppy love is not adult love.