Dear Libby
Season 1, Episode # 2
Number (#2) in series (117 episodes)
Network: ABC-TV
TV series:
Guest star(s) Jo De Winter
Production code: 002
Writer(s) Lois Hire
Director John Rich
Original airdate 3 October 1969
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Dear Libby is the second episode of The Brady Bunch TV series, and the second overall episode in the series. Written by Lois Hire and directed by John Rich, the episode premiered 3 October 1969 on ABC-TV.

Short Summary

Marcia reads a letter in the newspaper's "Dear Libby" column, wherein the recently married author is stressed out over a living arrangement similar to the Bradys'. She spills the news to her siblings (and step-siblings), and they all become convinced that either Mike or Carol wrote the letter.


The kids worry when a published letter to the "Dear Libby" advice column from "Harried and Hopeless" mirrors the Bradys' new living situation. Thinking one of their parents wrote the letter the kids stay on their best behavior to ensure a harmonious domestic situation. Elizabeth "Dear Libby" Carter (Jo De Winter) pays a visit to the Brady home explaining she received seven similar letters from the same address: they are from "Kitty Karry-All" (Cindy), "Feeling Awful" (Bobby), "Desperately Worried" (Marcia), "Down in the Mouth" (Peter), "Real Frantic" (Jan), "Guilt Complex" (Greg), and, "Innocent Bystander" (Alice). Libby explains that the "Harried and Hopeless" letter originated from someone else, 2,000 miles away. Mike admits he also wrote a letter to "Dear Libby", but never sent it. Carol admits she did the same.

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