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Welcome Aboard
Season 5, Episode # 17
Number (#112) in series (117 episodes)
Network: ABC-TV
TV series: The Brady Bunch
Guest star(s) Robbie Rist
John Nolan
Judd Laurance
Snag Werris
Dick Winslow
Ralph Montgomery
Production code: 112
Writer(s) Larry Rhine & Al Schwartz
Director Richard Michaels
Original airdate 25 January 1974
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Welcome Aboard is the seventeenth episode of Season 5 of The Brady Bunch, and the 111th overall episode of the series. Written by Larry Rhine and Al Schwartz and directed by Richard Michaels, it first aired 25 January 1974 on ABC.

Short Summary[]

Cousin Oliver comes to live with the Bradys and immediately causes a series of accidents, which lead him to believe that he is a jinx.


Carol's eight-year-old nephew Oliver comes to live with the Bradys while his parents are on a South American archaeological dig. Oliver wants to help and be friends with his new family, but in trying too hard, he causes accidents around the house, wrecking Jan's painting, spilling ketchup on Greg's shirt, causing Bobby to break flower pots in a tug-of-war, and causing Marcia to spill the dishes. Also, he snores heavily, and when Peter and Bobby try to silence him by rolling him over, they fall and break a lamp. While Greg and Marcia believe these were just accidents, the younger siblings become convinced that Oliver is a jinx.

After a lecture from Mike, they give up their superstition, but when next, Oliver ends up breaking both Marcia's and Mike's projects with a loose basketball, he himself thinks he is a jinx. The Bradys have scheduled a visit to a movie studio and Oliver decides to stay home, afraid that he may cause more accidents. However, the family has him come along, and when Oliver is the millionth customer and the family gets to appear in a 1920s-style comedy movie as extras, he starts to see it otherwise.


  • From this episode on, Greg is allowed to drive again.

Recurring cast/Guest stars[]

  • Robbie Rist as Cousin Oliver
  • John Nolan as Jim Douglas
  • Judd Laurance as Director
  • Snag Werris as Keystone Cop
  • Dick Winslow as Truck Driver #1
  • Ralph Montgomery as Truck Driver #2