The Brady Bunch (1969–1974)

Grand Canyon or Bust 

Mike and Peter track down the old prospector, and the Bradys can finally leave the ghost town for the Grand Canyon. However, once they get there, more trouble awaits for Bobby and Cindy.


Oscar Rudolph


Sherwood Schwartz (created by), Tam Spiva

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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
Jim Backus ... Zaccariah T. Brown
Michele Campo Michele Campo ... Jimmy Pocaya


While stranded in a desert ghost town, most of the Brady family tries to figure a way to save themselves, while Mike and Peter head off on foot for help. They are eventually saved when Mike and Peter return with Zaccariah and their car. Zaccariah really was coming back to set them free after he registered his gold claim. With their vehicle and gear returned, the family heads to their ultimate destination of the Grand Canyon, which does not disappoint them. After spending the first day and night atop the canyon, they descend to the canyon floor on mule-back, much to Alice's dismay. After they set up camp, Mike tells all the kids not to go exploring on their own as they don't know the terrain. But the family hits its second crisis of the trip when Bobby and Cindy go missing. Unknown to the rest of the family, Bobby and Cindy were intrigued by an Indian boy they spotted, who disappeared when they ran after him. Bobby and Cindy eventually get lost. As night approaches, everyone becomes ... Written by Huggo

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Comedy | Family


TV-PG | See all certifications »






Release Date:

24 September 1971 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Arizona, USA See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Jim Backus played the identical character down to the costume and set on an episode of Gillian's Island. It was a dream sequence where everyone was trying to kill Emily the duck. See more »


After Mike asks Carol what she thinks of Yutahay Flats, which is on the Grand Canyon floor, the next shot is of what they are supposed to be seeing. That shot is of the Grand Canyon from a vantage point not from the canyon floor as it is supposed to be, but rather from the top of the canyon. See more »


Michael 'Mike' Brady: [Calling out to the kids who are lost in the canyons] BOBBY? CINDY?
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Oh My Darling, Clementine
Performed by Florence Henderson, Robert Reed, Ann B. Davis, Barry Williams, Maureen McCormick, Christopher Knight, Eve Plumb, Mike Lookinland & Susan Olsen
Sung in the car while the Brady family drives to the Grand Canyon
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