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The Snooperstar
Season 5, Episode # 20
Number (#115) in series (117 episodes)
Network: ABC-TV
TV series: The Brady Bunch
Guest star(s) Robbie Rist
Natalie Schaefer
Production code: 114
Writer(s) Harry Winkler
Director Bruce Bilson
Original airdate 22 February 1974
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The Snooperstar is the twentieth episode of Season 5 of The Brady Bunch, and the 115th overall episode of the series. Written by Harry Winkler and directed by Bruce Bilson, it first aired 22 February 1974 on ABC.

Short Summary[]

After snooping in her sister's diary, Cindy becomes convinced that she is soon to be discovered as the new Shirley Temple.


Cindy gets the notion that everybody in the family is talking about her, so she enlists the aid of Oliver to find what they're saying. To teach Cindy a lesson in reading her diary without permission, Marcia teases her, with some help from Jan, by creating fake entries about a Hollywood agent planning to discover Cindy and make her into the next Shirley Temple. Cindy becomes convinced that Mike's fussy client Penelope Fletcher is the talent scout, and Marcia can't talk Cindy out of this notion. Cindy shocks Mike with her impromptu Shirley Temple performance for Penelope, but Penelope is charmed by the act, ensuring that he will get the contract.


  • Besides Season 2 episode "The Tattle-Tale", this is the second of two episodes which Susan Olsen disliked. The episode was originally planned for first season, when she was eight years old, yet it wasn't made until Season 5, and at the age of twelve, Susan really felt uncomfortable playing a five-year-old Shirley Temple.

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