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Dear Libby is the second episode of Season 1 of The Brady Bunch. Written by Lois Hire and directed by John Rich, it first aired 3 October 1969 on ABC.

Short Summary[]

The kids worry when a published letter to the "Dear Libby" advice column from "Harried and Hopeless" mirrors the Bradys' new living situation.


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 stepsiblings), and they all become convinced that either Mike or Carol wrote the letter. The kids stay on their best behavior to ensure a harmonious domestic situation. Elizabeth "Dear Libby" Carter 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.