The Brady Bunch (1969–1974)

The Power of the Press 

Peter "Scoop" Brady gets a job for the school paper, and discovers that writing nice things about classmates has fringe benefits. So when he makes a "D" on his final exam, he tries a snow-job article about his teacher to improve his grade.


Jack Arnold


Sherwood Schwartz (created by), Ben Gershman | 1 more credit »

Watch Now

With Prime Video



Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?



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
Milton Parsons ... Mr. Price
Angela Satterwhite Angela Satterwhite ... Diane
Bobby Riha ... Harvey
Jennifer Reilly Jennifer Reilly ... Iris


An excited Peter has just been chosen from the many applicants to be the new bylined reporter, calling himself "Scoop" Brady, with his own column for the school newspaper. He wants to be a hard hitting reporter, only telling the truth. He initially finds that topics for his column are hard to come by, and that making those topics interesting difficult. Advice he gets from family to jazz up columns by naming specific people and flattering them in the process ends up being a hit with the people involved, they who shower him with favors. Because this job ends up taking up all his time, Peter neglects his school work, which is especially troublesome as it is final exam time. As such, he fails his final science exam, the class led by who is known as the toughest and dourest teacher in the school, Mr. Price. Peter figures if the flattery worked on his classmates, he will use the power of the press to flatter humorless Mr. Price in hopes of passing science class. Meanwhile, Marcia is ... Written by Huggo

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Comedy | Family


TV-PG | See all certifications »






Release Date:

4 February 1972 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:




Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See full technical specs »

Did You Know?


In one scene, Peter gives Bobby and Cindy a candy bar. At first, Bobby is wearing a green shirt. In the next shot, he is shown in a blue and white striped shirt. In the next shot he is back in the green shirt again. See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series

Stream Trending Movies With Prime Video

Enjoy a night in with these popular movies available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial

Recently Viewed