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How to Succeed in Business?
Season 4, Episode # 19
Number (#91) in series (117 episodes)
Network: ABC-TV
TV series:
Guest star(s) Jay Novello
Production code: 092
Writer(s) Gene Thompson
Director Robert Reed
Original airdate 23 February 1973
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How to Succeed in Business is the nineteenth episode of Season 4 of The Brady Bunch, and the 91st overall episode in the series. Written by Gene Thompson and directed by Robert Reed, it first aired 23 February 1973 on ABC.

Short Summary[]

Peter is fired from his first job as a bicycle mechanic because of his plodding pace.


An elated Peter has just been offered his first job, working for Mr. Martinelli at the bike shop on weekends. As it's his first job, Mike advises him to be prompt, hard working and loyal. Peter sells his parents on the idea of getting bikes for themselves, and he is a diligent worker. However, he is not a "business"-oriented worker, as he is slow in getting the jobs done, and does maintenance that doesn't need to be done nor was requested. And Peter doesn't pick up on Mr. Martinelli's hints to get the job done quicker. Mr. Martinelli tells Peter that he'd like to have a chat with him at the end of the working day. Peter interprets the want for a chat as a probable promotion, which he tells Carol and Alice. So when the news is the exact opposite, Peter is crushed. But when the family throws him a surprise "congratulations on the promotion" party, Peter has to decide how to give them the news while saving face.


  • Peter is fourteen in this episode.
  • Peter's first job was a bicycle mechanic; he later would get a job at Mr. Haskell's Ice Cream Parlor, then in the Leaning Tower of Pizza, both in the episode "Marcia Gets Creamed". Greg's first job was at Mike's architectural firm, Marcia's and Jan's at Mr. Haskell's, and Bobby's in Sam's Butcher Shop.

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