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The Driver's Seat
Season 5, Episode # 15
Number (#110) in series (117 episodes)
Network: ABC-TV
TV series: The Brady Bunch
Guest star(s) Herb Vigran
Production code: 109
Writer(s) George Tibbles
Director Jack Arnold
Original airdate 11 January 1974
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The Driver's Seat is the fifteenth episode of Season 5 of The Brady Bunch, and the 110th overall episode of the series. Written by George Tibbles and directed by Jack Arnold, it first aired 11 January 1974 on ABC.

Short Summary[]

Marcia bets that she can beat Greg's score on the driver's test.


After a nervous non-start at her first driver's examination, Marcia gets her license on her second try, and is soon engaged in a debate with Greg over which gender has the better driving abilities. Meanwhile, Jan is preparing for a crucial debate on her debate team. Nervous about presenting in front of people, Mike gives her the advice to picture them in their underwear.

To put the driving argument to rest, Mike creates a driving course in a vacant parking lot for them both to run. Bobby and Cindy make a similar contest in bike-riding, but after seeing Greg suffering, Bobby backs out of it. Marcia scores higher on her written test but tightens up when she gets behind the wheel of a car. Greg gets over-anxious and loses to Marcia.


  • This is the first produced episode where Cindy starts wearing her hair loose like her older sisters and has braces. This look was previously seen in "Miss Popularity" which was produced after this.
  • This is the first appearance of Cindy's doll "Kitty Karry-All" since Season 3 episode "Cindy Brady, Lady".

Recurring cast/Guest stars[]

  • Herb Vigran as the Examiner