| Season 4, Episode # 1 |
Number (#73) in series (117 episodes)
|Guest star(s)||Don Ho|
|Original airdate||22 September 1972|
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Hawaii Bound is the opening episode of Season 4 of The Brady Bunch, and the 73rd overall episode of the series. Written by Tam Spiva and directed by Jack Arnold, it originally aired 22 September 1972 on ABC.
Mike is sent on a business trip, and brings the entire family to Hawaii, where Bobby unearths an ancient tiki said to bring bad luck to whomever is holding it.
Everyone in the family is excited when Mike tells them that his company is sending him to Honolulu for a business trip to check on a construction project, and he is able to bring them all along all expenses paid. Their vacation starts off well as they take in the many sights of Oahu, and learn about the history of Pearl Harbor. But things start to change when the boys accompany Mike to the construction site. There, Bobby finds a small tiki idol, which he decides he will keep as a good luck charm.
One of the construction workers, old Mr. Hanalei, a traditional native islander, earlier saw the idol, and recognized it as a native taboo idol of evil to anyone who touches it. The Brady boys laugh at the curse and blow it off as superstition, but then start to think differently when Greg has a surfing accident. Bobby and Cindy meet island entertainers Don Ho and Sam Kapu while the idol is in Bobby's possession, but near catastrophes continue to occur to whoever is in the possession of the idol, although no one in the family sees it as a bad luck charm.
- This is Part 1 of three, filmed mostly on location in Hawaii.