|Everyone Can't Be George Washington|
| Season 4, Episode # 12 |
Number (#84) in series (117 episodes)
|Guest star(s)||Sara Seegar|
Cheryl Beth Jacobs
|Writer(s)||Sam Locke & Milton Pascal|
|Original airdate||22 December 1972|
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Everyone Can't Be George Washington is the twelfth episode of Season 4 of The Brady Bunch, and the 84th overall episode of the series. Written by Sam Locke and Milton Pascal and directed by Richard Michaels, it first aired 22 December 1972 on ABC.
When Peter is cast as Benedict Arnold, he can't take his classmates' teasing, so he schemes to get himself dismissed from the play.
Peter is trying out for the lead part of George Washington in the school's play on the American Revolution. Peter is dismayed that he instead gets the secondary but much more demanding role of the adversary, Benedict Arnold. Peter really wanted the heroic lead. When friends start teasing him as a "traitor", he contemplates dropping out of the production. He feigns laryngitis to lose the role, but Mike convinces him his behavior, letting everyone down, was the same as the real Benedict Arnold. Carol is able to convince him that getting this role is indeed an honor, and that he has never quit anything before. Peter agrees to be in the play and is praised for his brilliant portrayal of Arnold. Meanwhile, Jan gets the position of set designer, as she has the best qualification of any student: her father, the architect.
- Sara Seegar as Miss Bailey
- Barbara Bernstein as Peggy
- Jimmy Bracken as Freddie
- Sean Kelly as Stuart
- Michael Barbera as Harvey
- Cheryl Beth Jacobs as Edith