|Out of This World|
|Season 5, Episode # 16 |
Number (#111) in series (117 episodes)
|TV series:||The Brady Bunch|
|Guest star(s)||Jim McDivitt|
|Writer(s)||Larry Rhine & Al Schwartz|
|Original airdate||18 January 1974|
"The Driver's Seat"
Out of This World is the sixteenth episode of Season 5 of the The Brady Bunch TV series, and the 111th overall episode of the series. Written by Larry Rhine and Al Schwartz and directed by Peter Baldwin, it first aired 18 January 1974 on ABC.
Bobby and Peter think they have seen a UFO.
After seeing retired astronaut Brigadier General Jim McDivitt speak about a UFO he saw while on a space mission, Peter and Bobby have UFOs on the brain. That night, they camp out in the back yard and believe they see a UFO in the sky. Without other witnesses, people are skeptical. Peter and Bobby feel they need proof, and want to sleep outside in the back yard and take photographs if and when the UFO shows up again. Lo and behold, what Peter and Bobby saw the previous night comes back and they are able to take photographs of it. After the photographs are developed, Mike and Carol are still uncertain about what is on the photos, so Mike decides to call in the air force for their expert opinion. The visit of the air force's investigating Captain McCartney, who doesn't believe in UFOs, indirectly makes Peter and Bobby's UFO appear again, but with a more down to earth explanation.
- Frank Delfino had previously been the stand-in for Christopher Knight and Mike Lookinland, while Sadie Delfino was the stand-in for Eve Plumb and Susan Olsen, before the kids outgrew them.
- Barry Williams had been in a car accident and cut his lip.
- Greg loses the car like he did in "Greg Gets Grounded", but his punishment only lasts for the last few minutes of the episode.
- Greg loses the car for the last time in the series.
Recurring cast/Guest stars
- Jim McDivitt as as Himself, Brig. Gen. Jim McDivitt (as Brigadier General James A. McDivitt)
- Mario Machado as Mario Machado
- James Flavin as Capt. McCartney
- Frank Delfino as Kaplutian
- Sadie Delfino as Kaplutian