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The Partridge Family 

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The humorous adventures of a family of pop musicians.

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Bernard Slade
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4   3   2   1  
1974   1973   1972   1971   1970  
Nominated for 5 Golden Globes. Another 2 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Shirley Jones ...  Shirley Partridge 96 episodes, 1970-1974
David Cassidy ...  Keith Partridge 96 episodes, 1970-1974
Susan Dey ...  Laurie Partridge 96 episodes, 1970-1974
Danny Bonaduce ...  Danny Partridge 96 episodes, 1970-1974
Suzanne Crough ...  Tracy Partridge 96 episodes, 1970-1974
Dave Madden ...  Reuben Kincaid / ... 96 episodes, 1970-1974
Brian Forster ...  Christopher 'Chris' Partridge 71 episodes, 1971-1974
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Storyline

Suburban widow Shirley and her kids tour the country in a wildly painted bus performing music as a family. Their agent Reuben hates kids, so Danny gives him a bad time. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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Taglines:

C'mon, Get Happy!

Genres:

Comedy | Family | Music

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TV-G | See all certifications »
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Details

Official Sites:

Screen Gems Network

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 September 1970 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Family Business See more »

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Production Co:

Screen Gems Television See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(96 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
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Trivia

Many companies, especially Sony, were making a fortune off of David Cassidy and his image, and his contract didn't require them to pay him any royalties, nor even ask his permission. Even girls who paid money to join the David Cassidy fan club had no idea that their allowances were lining the pockets of people he didn't know, or authorize to use his name. He was only able to change the terms of his contract when his manager realized that he'd been nineteen when he signed. The legal age back then was twenty-one, thus making his initial contract null and void. His manager was finally able to renegotiate and give him a piece of the action, as well as a new weekly salary reflective of his star status. Initially, David Cassidy was only earning a flat salary of six hundred dollars per week. See more »

Goofs

The interior of the Partridge home was shot on a set. But, in episodes where there are shots from the exterior of the Partridge home through the open front door, there is a wall seen a few feet beyond the door. However, in the scenes from the interior of the home, there is no wall in that spot. See more »

Quotes

Shirley Renfrew Partridge: ...Let me explain something to you. I'm your mother, and in that way I'll always belong to all of you. But I'm also a woman. And even with five children whom I love very much, and who I know love me, there are times when I still feel lonely.
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Crazy Credits

The voices and music of the Partridge Family were augmented by other performers. See more »

Alternate Versions

On the DVD set of the first season, the original ending of the episode "Knight in Shining Armor" has been deleted. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Returning the Favor: Girls Build (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

When We're Singin'
Music by Wes Farrell
Lyrics by Diane Hildebrand
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Come on, get happy
11 April 2001 | by Monika-5See all my reviews

A fun series. I liked the Partridges and always wanted to ride on that cool bus of theirs! I also enjoyed the musical numbers (even though David Cassidy and Shirley Jones were the only cast members to actually so the singing).

The *real* find of The Partridge Family? Forget David Cassidy and Susan Dey, it was Danny Bonaduce! His dry wit and deadpan delivery were right on, especially for someone as young as he was at the time. During a recent trip to California, I randomly bumped into Mr. Bonaduce at the Universal City Walk in North Hollywood. I was so excited, and he was kind enough to sign an autograph and pose for a picture! Danny, if you're reading this, thanks again!

One of the coolest sitcoms from the 1970s, I don't care what anyone else says!


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