The Brady Bunch (1969–1974)
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The Grass Is Always Greener 

Mike believes that teaching the boys how to play baseball is more rigorous than helping Marcia earn her cooking merit badge. Carol believes the opposite is true. Therefore, the two decide to switch roles for the day to prove their point.

Director:

George Cahan

Writers:

Sherwood Schwartz (created by), David P. Harmon

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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
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Storyline

Both Mike and Carol are complaining about how difficult their typical gender role parenting is in comparison to the other. Mike is practicing baseball with the boys, while Carol is helping Marcia obtain her guide merit badges while keeping Jan and Cindy equally preoccupied. As Mike and Carol are in an impasse in their discussion about whose job is harder, Alice comes up with a solution to break the impasse to which they both agree: next weekend, switch roles, where Mike helps Marcia with her cooking badge, while Carol helps the boys with the art of bunting. Although Mike and Carol still feel that their traditional role is by far more challenging, they don't want to admit that they know little about their upcoming task. Will this experiment prove to Mike and Carol whose job is really harder once and for all? Written by Huggo

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Genres:

Comedy | Family

Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 March 1970 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Goofs

When Carol first gets up from the dining room table after dinner, her dinner napkin is tucked into the belt of her dress. In the next long shot with Mike and Alice also in the picture, the napkin has disappeared. See more »

Quotes

[Unknown to the other, Mike and Carol are both reading in different parts of the house, Mike on cooking about which he knows nothing, and Carol on baseball about which she knows nothing]
Carol Brady: Men on first and third with one out, the batter must...
Mike Brady: ...pour a cup of vinegar into...
Carol Brady: ...the catcher's mitt. This is the best way to hide the signals from...
Mike Brady: ...the salt and pepper. Always make sure to properly season every...
Carol Brady: ...umpire. He must not allow the pitcher to touch his fingers to his...
Mike Brady: ...pot. ...
[...]
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