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Quarterback Sneak
Season 5, Episode # 9
Number (#104) in series (117 episodes)
Network: ABC-TV
TV series:
Guest star(s) Denny Miller
Christopher Beaumont
Don Carter
Production code: 104
Writer(s) Michael Morris
Director Ross Bowman
Original airdate 9 November 1973
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Quarterback Sneak is the ninth episode of Season 5 of The Brady Bunch, and the 104th overall episode of the series. Written by Bill Freedman and Ben Gershman and directed by Peter Baldwin, it first aired 9 November 1973 on ABC.

Short Summary[]

A gridiron Romeo from a rival school shows a romantic interest in Marcia to get Greg's play book.


While Marcia is hanging posters advertising Westdale High's upcoming "massacre" of Fairview High at this weekend's league championship football game, she is approached by Jerry Rogers, the quarterback of Fairview's team. To Jerry, asking Marcia out on a date is more important than school loyalty, or so he tells her. What she doesn't know is that Jerry is trying to gain access to any secret that Greg, Westdale's halfback, may have lying around to help Fairview beat Westdale, most specifically the Westdale playbook. Bobby does see Jerry trying to steal Greg's playbook, but Marcia does not believe or want to believe it.

Meanwhile, in the lead-up to the big game, Carol is expecting a visit from Tank Gates, her high school sweetheart from her days at Westdale. Tank was the star quarterback who went on to play pro football. As Carol extols the virtues of Tank, Mike begins to feel a little inferior. What Mike eventually learns is that Tank doesn't try to make others feel inferior, but make himself appear superior.

To test what Bobby claims to have seen, Greg, with Marcia's knowledge, leaves a fake playbook lying around to see what becomes of it. Eventually, Marcia realizes that Jerry isn't after her heart after all after he swipes it.

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