Confessions, Confessions is the twelfth episode of Season 2 of The Brady Bunch, and the 37th overall episode of the series. Written by Brad Radnitz and directed by Russ Mayberry, it first aired 18 December 1970 on ABC.
Peter fears he will be grounded and will miss an upcoming camping trip after breaking Carol's vase while playing ball in the house.
"Mom said don't play ball in the house." The boys do anyway, and Peter's errant pass of a basketball breaks Carol's favorite vase. In his dream sequence, the ball repeatedly breaks the vase with different visual effects, and Peter's and Bobby's voices are repeatedly heard, "Mom's favorite vase." "She always says, 'Don't play ball in the house.'"
All of the other kids conspire to cover up what Peter has done, and assist in gluing the vase together. The damage nevertheless comes to light when water trickles between the vase's glued cracks and onto the dinner table. All of the Brady kids, except Peter, confess. The parents realize what has happened and decree that Peter must decide the kids' punishments, and take Peter shopping for a new lantern for his camping trip, hoping he will confess. Instead, Peter wants the lantern. His conscience finally catches up with him and he admits to breaking the vase, voluntarily decides not to go camping, and does all of the chores he had handed out to the others as punishment.