|"Vote for Brady"|
| Season 1, Episode # 11 |
Number (#11) in series (117 episodes)
|Guest star(s)||Martin Ashe|
|Original airdate||December 12, 1969|
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Vote for Brady is the 11th episode of The Brady Bunch TV series, and also the eleventh overall episode in the series. Written by Elroy Schwartz and directed by David Alexander, the episode premiered on ABC-TV, airing on December 12, 1969.
Note: This episode was heavily parodied in the late-1980s NBC-TV sitcom Day by Day episode "A Very Brady" episode, in which Maureen McCormick (Marcia), Christopher Knight (Peter) and Mike Lookinland (Bobby) guest-starred.
Marcia and Greg compete for student body president. Partisanship overtakes the household, prompting Mike to step in and lecture the kids about unity. It's a talk Greg takes very seriously, particularly when his campaign manager Rusty (Stephen Liss) suggests stirring up rumors about Marcia. Greg rejects Rusty's suggestion and fires him. Marcia overhears this and realizes Greg has integrity and a sense of fair play, and decides to concede to Greg. In the epilogue, Cindy wins the position of crossing guard for a week, upsetting Bobby.
Greg and Marcia are the only two people nominated for student body president. Each is happy for the other until the campaigning begins. The campaigns start to cause some problems in the household. While the boys side with Greg and the girls side with Marcia, Carol and Mike want to show their two politician offspring that they are impartial in the matter and will help both as required.
Alice is another story, she who gets caught in the middle of an unfortunate campaign incident. In the ups and downs of the campaigns, both Greg and Marcia are quick to lay blame on the other for any problems they end up facing regardless of if they have proof or if the other did actually cause the problems. As election day approaches, Carol makes a request of one of the two kids, which takes on extra meaning after that candidate witnesses a dispute in the other camp. That request could affect the outcome of the election.