Widower Steve Douglas raises three sons with the help of his father-in-law, and is later aided by the boys' great-uncle. An adopted son, a stepdaughter, wives, and another generation of sons join the loving family in later seasons.
Suburban widow Shirley and her kids tour the country in a wildly painted bus performing music as a family. Their agent Reuben hates kids, so Danny gives him a bad time.Written by
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There were three Oscar winners that were on this show. Shirley Jones, the star, won an Oscar for Elmer Gantry in 1961. Louis Gossett Junior, who starred in the 1971 episode "Soul Club"; would go on to win an Oscar in 1982 for "An Officer and a Gentleman." And Jodie Foster, who played Danny's love interest in the 1973 episode "The Eleven Year Itch"; would go on to win two Oscars, one for 1988's "The Accused"; and one for 1991's "Silence of the Lambs." See more »
The interior of the Partridge home was shot on a set. But, in episodes where there are shots from the exterior of the Partridge home through the open front door, there is a wall seen a few feet beyond the door. However, in the scenes from the interior of the home, there is no wall in that spot. See more »
The voices and music of the Partridge Family were augmented by other performers. See more »
The first season episodes originally featured the theme song's initial version titled "When We're Singin'". Subsequently, on cable reruns, the rewritten version that first appeared on the 2nd season, "C'mon Get Happy" is used for the whole series. See more »
A fun series. I liked the Partridges and always wanted to ride on that cool bus of theirs! I also enjoyed the musical numbers (even though David Cassidy and Shirley Jones were the only cast members to actually so the singing).
The *real* find of The Partridge Family? Forget David Cassidy and Susan Dey, it was Danny Bonaduce! His dry wit and deadpan delivery were right on, especially for someone as young as he was at the time. During a recent trip to California, I randomly bumped into Mr. Bonaduce at the Universal City Walk in North Hollywood. I was so excited, and he was kind enough to sign an autograph and pose for a picture! Danny, if you're reading this, thanks again!
One of the coolest sitcoms from the 1970s, I don't care what anyone else says!
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