|Cyrano de Brady|
| Season 4, Episode # 5 |
Number (#77) in series (117 episodes)
|Guest star(s)||Kym Karath|
|Original airdate||20 October 1972|
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Cyrano de Brady is the fifth episode of Season 4 of The Brady Bunch, and the 77th overall episode of the series. Written by Skip Webster and directed by Hal Cooper, it first aired 20 October 1972 on ABC.
Peter wants desperately to break the ice with his pretty classmate, but nerves get in the way so he asks Greg to act as his Cyrano.
Peter falls head over heels in love with Jan's new classmate and friend, Kerry Hathaway. It takes all of Peter's efforts just for Kerry to remember which Brady brother he is. And once she does remember who he is, Peter is completely tongue tied around her. His every try to woo her results in disaster. Not knowing the words to use, Peter asks Greg if he would consider being his Cyrano de Bergerac by standing behind the bushes at Kerry's house feeding Peter with the words he should say to Kerry.
The words do impress Kerry, but she ends up falling for the one who thought of the words - Greg - as she sees him behind the bushes and thinks that he is the shy one. To get Kerry with Peter, Greg concocts a plan for Jan to tell Kerry what a cad he is while extolling Peter's virtues. When that plan doesn't work, Greg, without telling Peter, moves to Plan B. He tries to show Kerry that he's an aggressive, womanizing playboy, which requires a disguised Marcia to play Greg's jilted ex. Peter arrives home and, unaware of the plan, tells Kerry that "Debbie" (Marcia) is their sister, and that it was an act. Peter's honesty wins Kerry's love.