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The Partridge Family: What? And Get Out of Show Business?

After hearing music coming from the garage, Shirley finds her children rehearsing a song...minus a lead singer. They coax her to sit in and soon form a band, travel to Caesar's Palace for their first gig, only to get hit with a bad case of stage fright.

Episode Info

Episode number: 1x1
Airdate: Friday September 25th, 1970

Director: Jerry Paris

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Guest Stars
Ceil Cabot
As Woman
Gordon Jump
As Man
William Wintersole
As Club Manager
Felton Perry
As Airport Clerk
Hal Taggart
As Hal Taggert
Johnny Cash
As Himself
Main Cast
Shirley Jones
As Shirley Partridge
David Cassidy
As Keith Partridge
Susan Dey
As Laurie Partridge
Danny Bonaduce
As Danny Partridge
Jeremy Gelbwaks
As Chris Partridge
Suzanne Crough
As Tracy Partridge
Dave Madden
As Reuben Kinkaid
Episode Notes
Neither Shirley Jones or David Cassidy sang in the pilot episode.

The song, "What A Day" was filmed for the pilot, but edited out of both versions.

"I Think I Love You," released in August, 1970, was already climbing the charts when the series premiered. It debuted on the Billboard charts on October 10th and hit Number 1 on November 21st.

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Partridge FamilyLet the Good Times In 
Partridge FamilyTogether 

Warning: The Partridge Family season 1 episode 1 guide may contain spoilers
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