| Season 4, Episode # 6 |
Number (#78) in series (117 episodes)
|Original airdate||27 October 1972|
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Fright Night is the sixth episode of Season 4 of The Brady Bunch, and the 78th overall episode of the series. Written by Brad Radnitz and directed by Jerry London, it first aired 27 October 1972 on ABC.
After being spooked by the boys one night, the girls work on their own method of revenge.
Jan and Cindy are awakened in the middle of the night, scared by mysterious sounds that seem to be emanating from the attic, and the vision of what looks like a ghostly apparition outside their window. Investigating, Mike and Carol discover the window in the attic open, the noise from the wind causing a creaking rocking chair to rock, and that there is nothing in the trees outside. They are initially unaware that the boys caused of all this commotion. Peter masqueraded as the apparition to scare the girls. Ultimately Marcia believes the boys were responsible for everything, and she leads her sisters in getting back at the boys with a little of their own medicine. The girls devise some ghostly revenge of their own by daring the boys to sleep in the "haunted" attic, but things really get out of hand when Alice opens her big mouth to say she doesn't scare easily. Meanwhile, Carol is sculpting a bust of Mike's head for her art class' competition. The kids team up to scare Alice. Mike and Carol arrive home early and break up the scheme, but Alice arrives on the scene. Panicked, Alice smashes the bust of Mike, thinking it is the head of a burglar. Carol and Mike come down hard on the kids and suspend their allowances for two weeks, pointing out that their actions could have resulted in tragedy.