The Brady Bunch (1969–1974)
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Bobby's Hero 

Bobby becomes obsessed with Jesse James. Mike and Carol don't approve of his new hero, and try to find a way to convince him that James was nothing but a "mean, dirty killer."

Writers:

Sherwood Schwartz (created by), Michael Morris

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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
Robert Reed ... Mike Brady
Florence Henderson ... Carol Brady
Ann B. Davis ... Alice Nelson
Maureen McCormick ... Marcia Brady
Eve Plumb ... Jan Brady
Susan Olsen ... Cindy Brady
Barry Williams ... Greg Brady
Christopher Knight ... Peter Brady
Mike Lookinland ... Bobby Brady
Burt Mustin ... Jethroe Collins
Richard Carlyle ... Mr. Hillary
Gordon De Vol Gordon De Vol ... Jesse James (as Gordon DeVol)
Ruth Anson Ruth Anson ... Miss Perry
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Storyline

Mr. Hillary, the principal at the elementary school, requests a meeting with Mike and Carol, who suspect that what Mr. Hillary wants to discuss is some bad news concerning one of the kids. Indeed, Mr. Hillary's concern is a composition Bobby wrote on his hero: Jesse James, the outlaw. In addition, Bobby, pretending to be Jesse James, brought a cap gun to school. After Mike and Carol speak to Bobby about the issue, Bobby says that he believes he will grow out of his fascination with Jesse James, but his actions say otherwise. In trying to make Bobby see why Jesse James is not a historical figure to be emulated, Mike and Carol come to understand why Bobby would idolize someone like Jesse James. After doing some reading on Jesse James, Mike believes that Bobby having a chat with biographer Jethroe Collins might have the result he and Carol are hoping. Written by Huggo

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Genres:

Comedy | Family

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Trivia

In this episode, Burt Mustin plays a man whose father was murdered by western outlaw Jesse James. In real life, Mustin was born two years after the death of James. See more »

Quotes

Mike Brady: Bad news?
Carol Brady: He didn't say, but when the principal calls, is it ever good news?
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Alternate Versions

On syndication prints, a slur when Bobby tells his brothers he would have a fat chance of being 6"2 and black like Wilt Chamberlain was edited out due to its questionable content. It's reinstated on the DVD release. See more »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 February 1973 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color | Black and White (archive footage)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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