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Big Little Man is the fifteenth episode of Season 3 of The Brady Bunch, and the 64th overall episode of the series. Written by Skip Webster and directed by Robert Reed, it first aired 7 January 1972 on ABC.

Short Summary[]

Bobby is self-conscious about his diminutive height, but he learns the value of being small when he locks himself and Greg in Sam's meat locker.


Bobby develops a Napoleon complex, especially after Greg has to save him from a situation caused in part because he ended up doing something he wasn't supposed to since he was too small to handle the job. Worried he's going to remain height-challenged all his life, Bobby does whatever he can to grow, like doing body-lengthening exercises. In an ill-advised attempt by his sisters to encourage Bobby, they make him think he's grown an inch and a half by doing the exercises. He tries to follow his mother's advice by developing a more important aspect of his self, namely his intellect, but this does not help his self-esteem. Meanwhile, Greg has been working at Sam's butcher shop part time to save for a surfboard. When Greg and Bobby become locked in the meat freezer, Bobby realizes that being small does have its advantages.