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Try, Try Again
Season 5, Episode # 10
Number (#105) in series (117 episodes)
Network: ABC-TV
TV series:
Guest star(s) Judy Landon
Ruth Anson
Darryl Seamen
Production code: 107
Writer(s) Larry Rhine & Al Schwartz
Director George Tyne
Original airdate 16 November 1973
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Try, Try Again is the tenth episode of Season 5 of The Brady Bunch, and the 105th overall episode in the series. Written by Larry Rhine and Al Schwartz and directed by George Tyne, it first aired 16 November 1973 on ABC.

Short Summary[]

Jan considers herself a loser when her latest interest, tap dancing, drives the whole family crazy.


Marcia and Cindy are chosen to participate in their class' ballet recital, but Jan isn't because she is so clumsy. A dejected Jan decides to quit ballet altogether, realizing that she doesn't have the aptitude for it. Carol suggests she try other activities such as other forms of dance as Jan is sure to find one she both likes and is good at. She tries tap dancing, but when she practices her new dance steps at home, the noise begins to get to the rest of the family. Greg comes up with a plan to cheer Jan up, not really realizing that his plan only masks the problem of Jan really needing to find something at which she's good.

Mike is preparing a gourmet dinner whose menu is top secret. Carol and Alice are dying to find out what's on the menu. Mike may have one major flaw with his dinner which is no fault of his cooking skill.

Jan tries acting, and is not succeeding at that either. However, she unwittingly stumbles onto her real talent. While decorating sets for the play, one of Jan's teachers realizes her artistic talent, and Jan finds her niche as a painter.

Recurring cast/Guest stars[]

  • Judy Landon as Miss Clairette
  • Ruth Anson as Mrs. Ferguson
  • Darryl Seamen as Billy Naylor (as Darryl Seman)