The Brady Bunch (1969–1974)

The Elopement 

A series of misunderstandings lead the Bradys to believe that Alice and Sam are up to much more than just bowling on their upcoming Saturday night date.


Jerry London


Sherwood Schwartz (created by), Harry Winkler


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Episode complete credited cast:
Robert Reed ... Mike Brady
Florence Henderson ... Carol Brady
Ann B. Davis ... Alice Nelson
Maureen McCormick ... Marcia Brady
Eve Plumb ... Jan Brady
Susan Olsen ... Cindy Brady
Barry Williams ... Greg Brady
Christopher Knight ... Peter Brady
Mike Lookinland ... Bobby Brady
Allan Melvin ... Sam Franklin
Byron Webster ... Reverend Melbourne
Bella Bruck Bella Bruck ... Gladys Harris


Alice is speaking to Sam on the telephone about their plans for the weekend, those plans which include a mixed doubles bowling semi-final match on Saturday night, and both standing up for Sam's cousin Clara and her fiancé at their elopement on Sunday, about which they don't want anyone to know. Marcia and Jan overhear the conversation, and assume that the people eloping are Alice and Sam. This secret news spreads through the Brady house, with subsequent further misunderstandings strengthening the family's belief that Alice and Sam are tying the knot. They want to support Alice as much as they can on what should be the happiest day of her life, without letting her know that they know until she tells them. So when Alice and Sam have an argument that affects their Saturday night date - the time when the family thinks they are supposed to elope - the family does whatever it can to make sure that Alice and Sam keep their Saturday night date "for better or worse". Written by Huggo

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Comedy | Family







Release Date:

7 December 1973 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Whenever Greg and Marcia are in Sam's Butcher Shop, Greg is wearing the same shirt he wore in the "The Cincinnati Kids". See more »

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