|The Cincinnati Kids|
|Season 5, Episode # 11 |
Number (#106) in series (117 episodes)
|Guest star(s)||Hilary Thompson|
Lloyd J. Schwartz
|Writer(s)||Larry Rhine & Al Schwartz|
|Director||Leslie H. Martinson|
|Original airdate||23 November 1973|
"Try, Try Again"
The Cincinnati Kids is the eleventh episode of Season 5 of The Brady Bunch, and the 106th overall episode of the series. Written by Larry Rhine and Al Schwartz and directed by Leslie H. Martinson, it first aired 23 November 1973 on ABC.
The Bradys mix business with pleasure at King's Island amusement park in Cincinnati, but Mike's plans are lost in the park, and a frantic search begins.
Mike has a big surprise for the family. His boss, Mr. Phillips, has approved the King's Island amusement park plans he has been working on and wants him to go to Cincinnati to present them. In turn, Mike can bring along the family to spend time at King's Island. They are all excited by the news. Once there, Mike is dismayed to learn that he only has a truncated thirty-minute meeting to present the plans before the amusement park's directors, Mr. Remington and Mr. Dempsey, head off on another business trip.
Regardless, Mike vows to have a good time seeing as much of the park with the family before his meeting at one o'clock in the afternoon. The morning adventures include Greg trying to find a girl he just met and likes named Marge, who works at the park dressed as an animal, but Greg doesn't know which one. Bobby and Cindy try to justify eating a lot of junk food before their scheduled meeting with the family for lunch.
At lunch, Jan asks her father if she can use one of his two canisters, which currently hold the amusement park plans, to put in a Yogi Bear poster she just purchased. As Mike puts all the drawings in one canister, he gives the other to Jan. Unfortunately for Mike, he takes Jan's canister to the meeting, while Jan takes his. By the time he finds out the error at the meeting, he has only thirty minutes to find Jan and return to the meeting with the drawings. With ten minutes left, Mike finally finds Jan, who he learns lost the other canister. Everyone in the family scours the park to find the lost canister.
- This episode was filmed on location at the then-new Kings Island amusement park 25 miles north of Cincinnati, Ohio.
- The title refers to the 1965 film The Cincinnati Kid.
- Bobby's hat resembles one of Gilligan's hats in the sitcom Gilligan's Island. Both shows are created by Sherwood Schwartz.
Recurring cast/Guest stars
- Hilary Thompson as Marge
- Bob Hoffman as Attendant
- Lloyd J. Schwartz as The Bear / Man (as L. Jeffrey Schwartz)