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The Partridge Family 

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The humorous adventures of a family of pop musicians.

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Bernard Slade
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1974   1973   1972   1971   1970  
Nominated for 5 Golden Globes. Another 2 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Shirley Jones ...  Shirley Partridge 96 episodes, 1970-1974
David Cassidy ...  Keith Partridge 96 episodes, 1970-1974
Susan Dey ...  Laurie Partridge 96 episodes, 1970-1974
Danny Bonaduce ...  Danny Partridge 96 episodes, 1970-1974
Suzanne Crough ...  Tracy Partridge 96 episodes, 1970-1974
Dave Madden ...  Reuben Kincaid / ... 96 episodes, 1970-1974
Brian Forster ...  Christopher 'Chris' Partridge 71 episodes, 1971-1974
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Storyline

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 Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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Taglines:

C'mon, Get Happy!

Genres:

Comedy | Family | Music

Certificate:

TV-G | See all certifications »
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Details

Official Sites:

Screen Gems Network

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 September 1970 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Family Business See more »

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Production Co:

Screen Gems Television See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(96 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
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Did You Know?

Trivia

When David Cassidy announced that he was leaving the show due to exhaustion, the producers came up with two different ideas to replace him. One was to have Rick Springfield take over the role, and another was to have Wesley Eure introduced as a next door neighbor who sang and replaced Keith in the group. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Shirley Renfrew Partridge: Whatever gave you the idea you could operate your own Lonely Hearts Club?
Danny: I didn't think I was doing anything wrong. What you said is, "Reuben needs a wife."
Reuben Kincaid: I need a *what*?
Tracy Partridge: I told them to get you a goldfish, but they wouldn't listen.
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Crazy Credits

The voices and music of the Partridge Family were augmented by other performers. See more »

Alternate Versions

On the DVD set of the first season, the original ending of the episode "Knight in Shining Armor" has been deleted. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Atomic Brain (1993) See more »

Soundtracks

When We're Singin'
Music by Wes Farrell
Lyrics by Diane Hildebrand
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Better than People Give it Credit
16 September 1999 | by suessisSee all my reviews

This show was a pop culture phenomenon that actually had its moments of creative inspiration. The relationship among the members of the cast, particularly during the first season, was wonderful. The writing always had some good moments and the performances of all the actors were great. Especially Danny Bonaduce as Danny and David Madden as the agent Mr. Kincaid. The show became a pop culture icon because it was new fresh and innovative for the time.


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