The Brady Bunch (1969–1974)

The Hair-Brained Scheme 

Bobby needs money, so he starts selling hair tonic. Greg decides to buy a bottle right before graduation to help his little brother, but it turns his hair orange.


Jack Arnold


Sherwood Schwartz (created by), Charles Stewart (as Charles Stewart Jr.)

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Episode complete credited cast:
Robert Reed ... Mike Brady (credit only)
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
John Wheeler John Wheeler ... Second Man
Bern Hoffman Bern Hoffman ... Man
Brandy Carson Brandy Carson ... Woman
Hope Juber Hope Juber ... Gretchen (as Hope Sherwood)
Barbara Bernstein Barbara Bernstein ... Suzanne
Robbie Rist ... Oliver


It's the eve of Greg's high school graduation ceremony, but Bobby, and subsequently Cindy - both with Oliver at their side - have their individual wealth in mind through get rich schemes. After seeing an ad in the back of a magazine for such, Bobby plans to sell hair tonic door-to-door. Each bottle will net him a $1 profit and he figures he can sell a million bottles reaping him a $1 million profit. And since they multiply so rapidly, Cindy plans on breeding rabbits, starting with two, who she names Romeo and Juliet. Both Bobby and Cindy have a rough road to success. Cindy can't figure out why Juliet isn't getting pregnant. And no one wants to buy Bobby's hair tonic. Feeling sorry for him, Greg buys a bottle of tonic from Bobby, who promptly urges Greg to use it. Using the tonic ends up being a big mistake as it immediately turns Greg's brunette hair orange. Upon investigation, Carol finds out that the hair tonic company has been shut down by the FDA but that the tonic itself is ... Written by Huggo

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8 March 1974 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Robert Reed was written out of this episode. He felt that the plot involving hair tonic was implausible. When he began arguing with the producers over the script, studio security wanted to remove him from the set. However, Sherwood Schwartz would not allow it because he felt that it would be too distressing for the kids. Reed remained on the set to watch the filming of the episode, which would ultimately become the final episode of the series. Carol refers to Mike's absence in passing in the closing segment, in which the family returns home from Greg's graduation ceremony. She says to Greg, "We're so proud that you graduated with honors, Greg. Too bad your father was out of town and had to miss it." See more »


Carol Brady: We're so proud that you graduated with honors, Greg. Too bad your father was out of town and had to miss it.
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Referenced in Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #8.41 (2009) See more »

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