Love and the Older Man
Season 4, Episode # 13
Number (#85) in series (117 episodes)
Network: ABC-TV
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Guest star(s) Don Reid
Allen Joseph
Production code: 085
Writer(s) Sam Locke & Milton Pascal
Director Richard Michaels
Original airdate 5 January 1973
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Love and the Older Man is the thirteenth episode of Season 4 of the The Brady Bunch TV series, and the 85th overall episode of the series. Written by Sam Locke and Milton Pascal, the episode, which was directed by Richard Michaels, originally aired on ABC-TV on January 5, 1973.


Marcia develops a huge crush on Dr. Vogel, the family's young (but handsome) dentist. She delves into fantasy and envisions herself as "Mrs. Marcia Dentist" ... a dream she believes may come true when Vogel asks her for a favor on Saturday night. The favor: To babysit his toddler while he and his wife go out for the evening.


Marcia has a crush on the family's new dentist, Dr. Stanley Vogel (Don Brit Reid), and mistakenly concludes that a favor he plans to ask of her is to date him. He actually wants to ask Marcia to babysit his three-year-old child when he takes his wife out. In a subplot, the boys build a motorized go cart.


Marcia is walking around in a daze following her visit to the dentist. It's because she's in love, namely with their regular dentist's new associate, Dr. Stanley Vogel. Marcia gets the idea that she could become Mrs. Dr. Vogel from Jan, who reads in one of her teen magazines that women who marry men ten to twelve years older are in more stable relationships. What she doesn't know is that he is already married with a child. Marcia's thoughts about Dr. Vogel make her lose sight of more appropriate males her own age that are interested in her. Complications ensue when a request Dr. Vogel makes for her to babysit is misinterpreted as a date. Meanwhile, Peter and Bobby are building a go-cart with Greg's help.

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