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{{Episodes
| name = The Dropout
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|title1 = The Dropout
| season = 2
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|←_previous = [[Lost Locket, Found Locket]]
| episode = 1
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|next_→ = [[The Babysitters]]
| overall = 26
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|number = Season 2 Episode 1
| image =
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|image1 = bb title 2.jpg
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| airdate = September 25, 1970
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|airdate: = 25 September 1970
| writer = [[Ben Gershman]]
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|starring: = [[Robert Reed]] as [[Mike Brady]]<br>
| director = [[Peter Baldwin]]
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[[Florence Henderson]] as [[Carol Brady]]<br>
| guests = [[Don Drysdale]]
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[[Ann B. Davis]] as [[Alice Nelson]]<br>
| network = ABC-TV
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[[Maureen McCormick]] as [[Marcia Brady]]<br>
| production = 026
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[[Eve Plumb]] as [[Jan Brady]]<br>
| imdb = tt0531131
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[[Susan Olsen]] as [[Cindy Brady]]<br>
| previous = ''[[Episode:Lost Locket, Found Locket|""Lost Locket, Found Locket]]''<br><small>(Season 1 finale)</small>
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[[Barry Williams]] as [[Greg Brady]]<br>
| next = ''[[Episode:The Babysitters|"The Babysitters"]]''
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[[Christopher Knight]] as [[Peter Brady]]<br>
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[[Mike Lookinland]] as [[Bobby Brady]]
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|guest_starring:= [[Don Drysdale]] as Himself
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|written_by: = [[Ben Gershman]]
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|director: = [[Peter Baldwin]]
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'''The Dropout''' is the first episode of [[Season 2]] of the ''[[The Brady Bunch]]'', and the 26th overall episode in the series. Written by [[Ben Gershman]] and directed by [[Peter Baldwin]], it first aired 25 September 1970 on ABC.
   
'''The Dropout''' was the season opening episode of Season 2 of the ''[[The Brady Bunch]]'' TV series, also the 26th overall episode in the series. Written by [[Ben Gershman]] and directed by [[Peter Baldwin]], the episode premiered on ABC-TV, airing on September 25, 1970.
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== Short Summary ==
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After a compliment from Don Drysdale, Greg dedicates his whole life to playing baseball.
   
==Synopsis==
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== Summary ==
Greg's ego runs amok after a compliment from Los Angeles Dodgers baseball team pitcher Don Drysdale. When Greg decides to dedicate his whole life to the sport, Mike invites Drysdale over to talk about the drawbacks of life on the road, making sure Greg overhears. However, it only convinces Greg more that he is the next big thing. It takes a 12-run shelling in his Pony League game to knock Greg back to reality.
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[[Mike Brady|Mike]] asks one of his clients, former major leaguer Don Drysdale, to stop by the house so that the boys can meet him. A few pointers and a few compliments Don throws his way makes [[Greg Brady|Greg]], a pony league pitcher, believe that a major league career as a pitcher for the Dodgers is his imminent destiny. This becomes Greg's sole focus to the exclusion of all else, including his homework, as he doesn't see the need since he will be rich and famous regardless. He even talks about dropping out of school. Since nothing else seems to convince Greg otherwise, Mike and [[Carol Brady|Carol]] are hoping that a few other words by Don as to the importance of an education and that a baseball career is not all wealth and glamour will do the trick. Mike invites Drysdale over to talk about the drawbacks of life on the road, making sure Greg overhears. However, it only convinces Greg more that he is the next big thing. Ultimately, Greg has to find out first hand that his road to the major leagues is not as easy or preordained as he would think. It takes a twelve-run shelling in his Pony League game to knock Greg back to reality.
==Storyline==
 
Mike asks one of his clients, former major leaguer Don Drysdale, to stop by the house so that the boys can meet him. A few pointers and a few compliments Don throws toward Greg's way, a pony league pitcher, makes Greg believe that a major league career as a pitcher for the Dodgers is his imminent destiny. This becomes Greg's sole focus to the exclusion of all else, including his homework, as he doesn't see the need since he will be rich and famous regardless. He even talks about dropping out of school. Since nothing else seems to convince Greg otherwise, Mike and Carol are hoping that a few other words by Don as to the importance of an education and that a baseball career is not all wealth and glamor will do the trick. Ultimately, Greg may have have to find out first hand that his road to the major leagues is not as easy or preordained as he would think.
 
 
==Guest starring/Recurring cast==
 
*[[Don Drysdale]] as Himself
 
   
 
== Trivia ==
 
== Trivia ==
 
* Greg's voice is deeper in the episode and onward, due to Barry Williams going through puberty.
 
* Greg's voice is deeper in the episode and onward, due to Barry Williams going through puberty.
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* From this episode on, the [[theme song]] is now in F-Major then in G-Flat Major after the key change.
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Latest revision as of 00:36, September 12, 2019

The Dropout is the first episode of Season 2 of the The Brady Bunch, and the 26th overall episode in the series. Written by Ben Gershman and directed by Peter Baldwin, it first aired 25 September 1970 on ABC.

Short Summary Edit

After a compliment from Don Drysdale, Greg dedicates his whole life to playing baseball.

Summary Edit

Mike asks one of his clients, former major leaguer Don Drysdale, to stop by the house so that the boys can meet him. A few pointers and a few compliments Don throws his way makes Greg, a pony league pitcher, believe that a major league career as a pitcher for the Dodgers is his imminent destiny. This becomes Greg's sole focus to the exclusion of all else, including his homework, as he doesn't see the need since he will be rich and famous regardless. He even talks about dropping out of school. Since nothing else seems to convince Greg otherwise, Mike and Carol are hoping that a few other words by Don as to the importance of an education and that a baseball career is not all wealth and glamour will do the trick. Mike invites Drysdale over to talk about the drawbacks of life on the road, making sure Greg overhears. However, it only convinces Greg more that he is the next big thing. Ultimately, Greg has to find out first hand that his road to the major leagues is not as easy or preordained as he would think. It takes a twelve-run shelling in his Pony League game to knock Greg back to reality.

Trivia Edit

  • Greg's voice is deeper in the episode and onward, due to Barry Williams going through puberty.
  • From this episode on, the theme song is now in F-Major then in G-Flat Major after the key change.



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