|Kitty Karry-All Is Missing|
| Season 1, Episode # 7 |
Number (#7) in series (117 episodes)
|Guest star(s)||Pitt Herbert|
|Writer(s)||Al Schwartz & Bill Freedman|
|Original airdate||November 7, 1969|
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Kitty Karry-All Is Missing is the 7th episode of Season 1 of The Brady Bunch TV series, and the seventh overall episode in the series. Written by Al Schwartz and Bill Freedman and directed by John Rich, the episode premiered on ABC-TV, airing on November 7, 1969.
After Cindy and Bobby get mad at each other, Cindy loses her doll. She accuses Bobby of "doll-napping", while Bobby promises that he did not take it, this is not enough for Cindy. It causes a rift between boys (who believe Bobby is innocent) and girls (who believe Bobby is guilty). A mock trial is held for Bobby, during which Jan suddenly votes Bobby as innocent (against Marcia's expectations) and Peter votes Bobby as guilty (against Greg's expectations), which also causes a rift between Jan and Marcia and between Greg and Peter. Next, Bobby's kazoo goes missing, and he retaliates by blaming Cindy for stealing it. Bobby realizes that Cindy is very sad, and he spends all of his money on a new doll for her, but she will not accept it. After it goes missing too, the clues then lead to the real culprit: Tiger.
Cindy's favorite toy is her doll, Kitty Karry-All, who she treats like a real baby. Bobby has often stated that he doesn't like Kitty as her presence affects his ability to play with his favorite toy, a kazoo. So when Kitty goes missing, an emotionally tearful Cindy naturally assumes Bobby took her as he was the only person seemingly around, even though she didn't actually see him do so, and he had motive. Bobby pleads innocence in the matter, stating that his affection for Cindy as a sister trumps whatever he may have said about Kitty, which Cindy does not buy.
As everyone in the house turns it upside down looking for Kitty, Mike and Carol try to mediate the dispute between Cindy and Bobby, while naturally, Greg and Peter side with Bobby, and Marcia and Jan with Cindy, which affects the relationship between all six kids. However, later on, Peter takes Cindy's side and Jan takes Bobby's side. The mystery deepens when Bobby's kazoo goes missing, the shoe now on the other foot as he automatically blames Cindy as again she was the only other person seemingly around at the time the kazoo went missing despite he not seeing her take it, and she had motive. And like Bobby before her, Cindy pleads innocence. Regardless, Bobby tries to extend an olive branch to Cindy in the only way he can not being the person who took Kitty. But the mystery of the missing toys may only be solved by the real culprit trying to steal again.