| Season 1, Episode # 21 |
Number (#21) in series (117 episodes)
|Guest star(s)||Dani Nolan|
|Original airdate||February 20, 1970|
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The Hero is the 21st episode of The Brady Bunch TV series, and the 21st overall episode in the series. Written by Elroy Schwartz and directed by Oscar Rudolph, the episode premiered on ABC-TV, airing on February 20, 1970.
Peter learns a lesson in heroism and humility after being written up as "Hero of the Month" in the local newspaper for saving a young girl's life during an accident at Driscoll's Toy Shop. Peter is so enamored with his heroics that he throws himself a congratulatory party. He is humbled when no one shows up.
While in Driscoll's Toy Store, Peter saves young Tina Spencer from harm while the shelving unit she climbs to reach a doll collapses. A relieved Mrs. Spencer and Mr. Driscoll want to make sure the world hears about Peter's act of bravery by informing the local media.
Peter loves all the adulation, especially Mrs. Spencer's buying him whatever he wants at Driscoll's as a measure of her appreciation and his photograph appearing in a front page story, which later results in the newspaper's readers naming him Citizen of the Month, which also comes with a $50 prize. Peter, with a massively swelled head, believes that his proverbial fifteen minutes of fame will last forever. However, Peter's behavior because of the adulation may make his fifteen minutes end sooner than later.