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Adios, Johnny Bravo
Season 5, Episode # 1
Number (#96) in series (117 episodes)
Network: ABC-TV
TV series:
Guest star(s) Claudia Jennings
Paul Cavonis
Jeff Davis
Production code: 099
Writer(s) Joanna Lee
Director Jerry London
Original airdate 14 September 1973
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Adios, Johnny Bravo is the season premiere episode of Season 5 of The Brady Bunch, and the 96th overall episode of the series. Written by Joanna Lee and directed by Jerry London, it first aired 14 September 1973 on ABC.

Short Summary[]

When a talent agent signs Greg to become a rock star named "Johnny Bravo," he lets his new fame get to his head, until he discovers that he was only signed because he "fit the suit."


Singing, the kids audition and are accepted for a spot on Hal Barton's talent review television show. They are even more excited following the audition about being approached by the young and hip Tami Cutler, a talent agent, who implies that she wants to represent them. She and her business partner Buddy Berkman eventually meet solely with Greg because they aren't interested in representing the entire group, but Greg alone. Outfitting him with a flashy suit, they want him to be a solo act and to use the stage name Johnny Bravo.

Greg eventually gets caught up in the potential of fame and fortune and contemplates going ahead with the deal. Greg's act initially places a strain between himself and his siblings, who feel that he acted in his own self-interest despite earlier agreeing that they are not individuals but a group. Up until now, Greg has been looking into where he wants to attend college, and his two top choices were Mike's alma mater: Norton College, and Carol's alma mater: State University, but now he announces he plans to postpone college, in favor of a music career, much to his parents' dismay. Greg anticipates solo stardom, but when he discovers his recordings have been electronically "sweetened", he confronts Tami. Tami and her associate admit they liked Greg only because he "fit the suit", prompting Greg to call off the contract and walk out.

Greg later has a laugh about it with his parents, who were about to confront Tami about everything. Although he will not be Johnny Bravo, Greg returns to performing with his siblings. As for college, he's still undecided about whether he wishes to attend Norton College or State University, and he contemplates taking a year or two off to travel until he does decide.

Guest starring/Recurring cast[]

  • Claudia Jennings as Tami Cutler
  • Paul Cavonis as Buddy Berkman
  • Jeff Davis as Hal Barton