Her Sister's Shadow 19 Nov The gushing that Jan's teacher, Mrs. Watson, does over former pupil Marcia is the last straw for Jan in always being compared to her older, seemingly perfect sister.
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The plethora of Marcia's awards and trophies in their bedroom does not help matters. To get out of Marcia's shadow, Carol and Mike encourage Jan to find out what she's good at and develop that talent. Jan wants to find something specifically that Marcia has never done. However, an unexpected talent emerges as an essay Jan wrote for Mrs.
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Watson's class wins first prize in the honor society essay contest with the highest mark they ever awarded. Jan is excited by the fact that the award will be presented at a school assembly with her parents present. However, Jan notices that there is an error in the grading and that she didn't actually win. She has to decide to accept the award or tell the truth and continue to be in the shadows.
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Please reload or try later. Keep track of everything you watch; tell your friends. Full Cast and Crew. The Brady Bunch — Season 3 Episode Jan is tired of being compared to Marcia and constantly being told how great her older sister is, so she tries to do something that Marcia never accomplished--make the pom-pom team.
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List of television programs by date. The lady with a speaking part is listed in the credits only as the teacher. She was played by Peggy Doyle. She died in While I am sure most viewers were pulling for Jan to make it, the girl before her had far superior talent in waving the pompoms. We can only assume the other girls did too. She comes home with the wonderful news that the essay she turned in at the beginning of the episode won the Honor Society contest!
She scored a 98, winning over the next best score of However, just like her misery of losing out as pompom girl, he joy is short lived. Jan sits at her desk and kisses her essay before looking it over once again. Here she relishes in her victory by recounting the points her essay scored, only to realize they total only 93 points.
Jan has lost yet again. It reasons that nobody will ever know the score was tallied incorrectly and her parents would be crushed with disappointment at knowing she did not win. If this was not bizarre enough, Jan begins verbalizing her own thoughts and arguing with this inner demon. On that occasion, it was done strictly for comedy.
Here, Jan is fighting her own conscience which is urging her to do the wrong thing. They are all there to congratulate Jan on a job well done. The scene includes the principal, played by Lindsay Workman making announcements to the assembled student body. The mundane nature of the announcements being made lead me to believe that an assembly such as this was a weekly occurrence at the school. While my school did have an occasional assembly for whatever reason, announcements such as these were made daily over PA system during the first and final class of the day.
Watson takes the stage to introduce Jan as the winner of the Honor Society Award. Watson aware of the mistake. Watson commends Jan for her honesty and sportsmanship. She shares with the entire school what a fine example Jan has been and is a model for all to follow. Carol states that sometimes when we lose, we win. Watson was played by Gwen Van Dam.
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Her acting career began in and she continues to work today! IMDB lists four acting credits! There sure was a lot packed into it. With epilogue finally arriving, we get another dose of the Barry Williams and Ann B. Alice is delighted that her housework now moves along more quickly and is more fun as she has taken to dusting the shelves while enacting the moves of a pompom girl.
It is light on laughs and heavy on drama.
Jan actively pursues trying to better herself through the episode instead of just feeling sorry for herself. Like I stated before, with all of the content, it just seemed to drag on. As always readers, your own thoughts are most welcome. I am a lifelong fan of the Brady Bunch. I love it for it's wholesomeness, it's absurdity and how it serves as a time capsule for a time that really never existed, but so many of us wish it did.
The show was off the air by the time I was born, but I enjoyed it daily at 4: Through the years I've enjoyed the Brady Bunch spinoffs however short lived , revivals in pop culture, books, reunions, movies and spoofs. Now, I am excited to be revisiting the show after nearly a decade's hiatus from viewing.
I am a parent now, so there may be some new perspectives never before experienced. I hope my fellow fans, lovers and haters alike of the Brady Bunch will join me on this blogging adventure and share your own thoughts and observations. View all posts by bradybunchreviewed. This is my 1 Brady Bunch episode of all time! The acting is realistic, the conflicts are believable, and the powerful inner-feelings of accepting an award with a mistake that no one will ever know, or honorably giving it away is powerful. Watson is talking, she is crying. Both episodes are so amazing, that you feel like you are watching a true family documentary and not a sit-com.
Like Liked by 1 person. Thank you Jack for sharing your admiration for this episode. Of all the Brady episodes played mostly for drama, this episode is the best in its realism and the quality of the acting. Thanks for sharing that Jefferson. I get the George W. Hayes would have known something about winning, despite losing too! She played a character who was often branded not good enough or falling short in some way. Not even a long-going rift between her and Maureen McCormick could save a Brady Bunch reunion back in from being cancelled.
You point out some great stuff. Never noticed before how the awards seem to shrink when Cindy has them! She even tripped over her words twice, which I have noticed since I was a kid. Shows you what a professional actress Eve Plumb is. Thanks for commenting Marty. Great catch on the award. Now I will be listening more closely every time Marcia says school. I never noticed that before! I notice no stuttering or mistakes here. To my ears, says them perfectly. Great trivia above-Thank You! A great job by Eve, imo. We had weekly assemblies when I was in elementary school. Boys had to wear a shirt and tie, and girls a dress or skirt.
We had them the first year of middle school, too, but without dress requirements. Marcia totally ignores Mrs. A plaque for just being on the team?
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I always chuckle at that little moment. I can see her innocently thinking that Marcia had the awards for long enough and no longer cared about them. Never noticed that at all, never even occurred to me. She keep right on with her excitement and said she just had to call one of her friends to tell her about it.
Both of their voices echo. This was the title of an animated short from starring the cartoon character Betty Boop. A lot of kids could do that in those days. However, that was way more than she needed to do for what her routine was.
All she did was jump up and down a little bit. And Carol allowed it?? For some reason, I usually focus on the kid in the front row with the striped shirt. High, we had assemblies, not sure how often, but I think it was once a week. But as you mentioned, most times, the announcements were made over the school P.
Well, why not let her into the honor society anyway? Jan deserves to be in there just as much as anyone, perhaps even more so after what she did. As you mentioned, this is a very watchable show despite the relative lack of comedy. An enjoyable episode for sure! Great thoughts Tweety and thanks for the book recommendation! Along with her uberhonesty, a 93 is still a great grade for an essay. Robbie seemed a lot more hot-headed at the time than he did later in the color episodes when he was the oldest son. Robbie was hurrying through his part so he could meet a girl the same day, and his shelves came crashing down later after their dad, Steve, parked his car in the garage, causing the stuff on the shelves to come down on the car.
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