Air Date:March 21, 1977
Taped:February 24-25, 1977 at KTLA Studios
Guests:Charo, the Hudson Brothers, Rip TaylorSynopsis:
Opening number, “Toot Toot Tootsie” (Kahn/Erdman/Russo/Fiorito) (all)The Bradys discuss whether they’re any better than average and whether Mike can even sing.
Merrill introduces a mystery guest. It’s Charo. Merrill tells her he had Spanish ancestors, but they were travel agents. Charo is soon infuriated.
Charo plays “Malaguena” (Banks/Lecuona) on the guitar.
Marcia protests the treatment of Mike in the opening. She introduces this sketch:
Carol rehearses singing while the kids rehearse a dance number. Mike comes home. They discuss their various talents. Merrill shows up singing. Carol tells him to butt out. Mike says he hired Merrill to help him with his singing. No one in the family will help Mike.
Mike is on the soundstage practicing guitar. Charo enters and complains about being misunderstood by English speakers. Mike shows her his guitar work. She thinks it’s a joke. She offers to help. They try “I’ve Grown Accustomed to Her Face.” Carol and Mr. Merrill peek around a piece of scenery and spy Charo with her arms around Mike, Carol is very upset and jealous.
Musical number, “Sorry Seems to be the Hardest Word” (Taupin/John) (Carol)
Marcia does the bumper.
Bobby and Cindy introduce the following sketch: Carol and Alice are resentful of Charo’s involvement. The kids are surprised to learn Mike’s fraternizing with Charo. Charo and Mike show up. Dinner is particularly uncomfortable. Carol tells Charo she’s not a jealous wife, but threatens mayhem anyhow. Mike says they’d better cancel their duet. Mike and Carol discuss the situation.
Musical number, “I’ve Grown Accustomed to Her Face” (Lerner/Loewe) (Mike)
Musical number, “Strike Up the Band” (Gershwin/Gershwin), “Seventy-Six Trombones” (Wilson) (Mike, Carol, Greg, Marcia, Peter)
Carol narrates “Cindy Ella,” a sketch starring Charo with Merrill as one of her ugly stepsisters. Other Bradys also play in this parody of “Cinderella.” Merill is dressed in drag as the Ugly Stepsister.
Fearing Greg’s moves, Peter whines at Greg but is pushed into the pool anyway. Greg then introduces the Hudson Brothers.
Musical number, “Disco Queen” (Hudson Brothers)
The Bradys discuss their finale about “Places.” Carol slaps Peter across his face for mimicking her.
“Chicago” (Fisher) (Mike & Carol)
“California Dreamin'” (Phillips/Gillian/Phillips) (Marcia & Brady Kids)
“Back Home Again in Indiana” (Hanley/MacDonald) (Carol)
NOTE: Florence Henderson is a native of Indiana
“Do You Know the Way to San Jose” (David/Bacharach) (Brady Girls)
“San Francisco” (Kahn/Jurmann/Kaper) (Mike & Carol)
“Philadelphia Freedom” (Taupin/John) (Greg, Hudson Brothers)
“America” (Sondheim/Bernstein) (Charo)
“Big D” (Loesser) (Alice and Merrill)
“America” (Sondheim/Bernstein) (all)
The Bradys say goodnight.
The Bradys sing “United We Stand” (Hiller/Simmons)