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Top Secret
Season 5, Episode # 19
Number (#114) in series (117 episodes)
Network: ABC-TV
TV series: The Brady Bunch
Guest star(s) Robbie Rist
Allan Melvin
Lew Palter
Don Fenwick
Production code: 116
Writer(s) Howard Ostroff
Director Bernard Wiesen
Original airdate 15 February 1974
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Top Secret is the nineteenth episode of Season 5 of The Brady Bunch, and the 114th overall episode of the series. Written by Howard Ostroff and directed by Bernard Wiesen, it first aired 15 February 1974 on ABC.

Short Summary[]

Bobby and Oliver, aided by their youthful imaginations, become convinced that they are onto a spy plot that involves Mike.


Bobby and Oliver are at home when FBI agent Fred Sanders stops by the house to speak to Mike. The boys don't know that Mr. Sanders' routine and mundane task is to confirm a few issues with Mike's clearance for him to work on a building for a classified government project. Later, Sam stops by the house wanting to discuss a private issue with Mike, which Sam says he will divulge to Alice and the rest of the family at the proper time. Alice thinks Sam wants to marry her and hopes the "secret plans" are for a honeymoon cottage, but Sam really wants to enlarge the butcher shop and needs some rough plans from Mike to see if it is financially possible.

Because of the secretive nature of Sam's visit, Bobby and Oliver think it has something to do with Mr. Sanders. After Sam tells Bobby and Oliver some wild tales of sleuthing and spying while he was in the army, Bobby and Oliver believe Sam is a spy working with Mike. Overhearing another story between Sam and his landlord, Mr. Gronsky, Bobby and Oliver further believe that Sam not only is a spy, but a double agent who is planning on handing over Mike's top secret "plans" to the enemy, Mr. Gronsky. Not being able to locate Mike to warn him, Bobby and Oliver decide to take matters into their own hands for the safety and security of the country. They lock Sam and Gronsky in the meat locker. Mike is able to free the two and everything is cleared up.


  • This is Allan Melvin's final appearance as Sam Franklin.

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