Partridge Family: Complete Second Season
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Partridge Family: Complete Second Season

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Director: Bob Claver, Christopher Morgan, E.W. Swackhamer

Cast: Bob Claver, Christopher Morgan, Darcy Klega, E.W. Swackhamer

     
 

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Barnes & Noble - Donald Liebenson
The beat goes on for The Partridge Family in its second season, even if -- after "I Woke Up in Love This Morning" in the season-opener -- the lip-syncing family's greatest hits are behind them. Still, the ensemble of Shirley Jones, her real-life son David Cassidy, future L.A. Law litigator Susan Dey, once-and-future brat Danny Bonaduce, and cutey pie Suzanne Crough continue to make beautiful music together. This season, Brian Forster replaces Jeremy Gelbanks in the role of young Christopher Partridge, but the main character development is Bonaduce's evolution into the role of family hustler, Danny. In "I Am Curious Partridge," he tries to generate publicity for the band by writing scandalous stories about his mother and teen idol brother, Keith (Cassidy), in the local Sunday newspaper. In "Promise Her Anything, But Give Her a Punch," Danny is in the throes of his first crush -- who in turn has a crush on Keith. In "Anatomy of a Tonsil," he is convinced his upcoming operation will be the death of him. Hipper than its Friday night ABC companion The Brady Bunch, The Partridge Family acknowledged social concerns of the day, including the plight of whales in "Whatever Happened to Moby Dick?" and Native-Americans in "All's Fair in Love and Fairs". Lending formidable back-up this season are: a pre-All in the Family Rob Reiner as a biker who dates Laurie in "A Man Called Snake"; Howard Cossell as himself in "Moby Dick"; Dean Jagger as the sole resident of a ghost town in the moving Christmas episode, "Don't Bring Your Guns to Town, Santa"; a pre-Bridget Loves Bernie" Meredith Baxter in "Where Do Mermaids Go?," portraying a wealthy free spirit who gives the Partridges a million dollars; and John "Sgt. Schultz" Banner as a former show business psychic in "Who is Max Ledbetter and Why is He Saying All Those Horrible Things?" Not to strike a sour note, but the lack of any cast commentary is a bummer. Yet, this encore to the First Season set offers plenty of reasons for Partridge fans to "Come On, Get Happy."

Product Details

Release Date:
11/08/2005
UPC:
0043396122789
Rating:
NR
Source:
Sony Pictures
Region Code:
1
Time:
10:06:00

Special Features

Closed Caption; Jump to the musical performances; Bonus previews

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Darcy Klega Girl #1
Amber Smale Girl #2
Arte Johnson Nicholas Minski Pushkin
Bruce Kimmel Marvin,Freddy
Bryan O'Byrne Mr. Koolic
Cindy Henderson Girl Scout
Dean Jagger Charlie
Elaine Giftos Bonnie Kleinschmitt
Gordon Jump Albertson,Police Officer
Harry Morgan Cal Courtney
Howard Cosell TV Reporter
Jay Ripley Wendell
John Banner Max Ledbetter
Kay Medford Gloria Neugast
Laurence Haddon Coach Dawson
Leigh A. Webb Archie
Marshall Thompson Dr. Milstead
Maxine Stuart Mrs. Damion
Meredith Baxter Jenny
Michael Burns Paul Bruner
Milt Kamen Johnny Burnhardt
Patti Cohoon Gloria Hicky
Ray Bolger Grandpa Fred Renfrew
Robyn Millan Dora Kelly
Tony Ballen Sam Greasley
Bert Convy Dr. Whelander
Britt Leach Jess
Dave Ketchum Mr. Phelps
Dick Yarmy Patterson
Donna Lynn 10 Year Old Girl
Gary Dubin Punky Lazaar
Gerald Hiken Dr. Bernie Applebaum
Herbert Rudley L.J. Belson
Jack Burns Stillman Kelly
Joseph D. Reda Coach
Josephine Hutchinson Amanda May Courtney
Michael Gregory Quinton
Mitzi Hoag Mrs. Furgusson
Norman Fell Mr. Bruner
Pamela Peters Vicky
Richard Stahl Mr. Fenster
Robert B. Williams Mr. Busby
Rosemary de Camp Grandma Amanda Renfrew
Vic Tayback Ingram
Ann Morgan Guilbert Mrs. Bruner
Carl Byrd Reporter
Dub Taylor E.J. Flicker
Eileen Ramsey Waitress
Gaye Nelson Lynn
Greg Vigran Peterson
Henry Olek Geek
Ivan Naranjo Paul
Jeff Donnell Mrs. Monahan
Karen Lee Bowman Karen
Monie Ellis Doris
Ric Carrott Bernie
Richard X. Slattery Police Officer
Sari Price Saleswoman
Yvonne Wilder Waitress
Bobby Baum Milkman
Carol O'Leary Margo
George O'Hanlon Bear Man
Ivor Barry Mr. Hensley
Judson Pratt Cab Driver
Lindsay Workman Hotel Manager
Martin Speer Engineer
Mike Malmbourg Guy #1
Naomi Stevens Mrs. Weinstock
Richard Bull Thompson
Sandi Schrader Fam
Sandra Ego Ruth
Val Bisoglio Palmer
Cindy Eilbacher Annie
Dennis Lee Smith Guy #1,Voice #1
Donald Phelps Sir Guy
Frank Welker Sioux
John Lawrence Desk Sergeant
Lee Casey Tommy
Scott McCarter Guy #2

Technical Credits
Bob Claver Director
Christopher Morgan Director
E.W. Swackhamer Director
Jerome Courtland Director
Jerry London Director
Lee Swope Director
Lou Antonio Director
Mel Swope Director
Paton Price Director
Ralph Senensky Director
Richard Kinon Director
Roger Duchowny Director

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Partridge Family: Complete Second Season 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I originally was not sure if I wanted to get the DVD as well as season 1 but I'm glad I did. It brings back so many great memories of watching this show as a kid. Harry Morgan (Col. Potter of MASH) shows up a second time on this series as half of the couple trying to get the Partridges to perform at the fair. He was in an episode on Season 1 as a man who claims injuries in a fender bender with the Partridges. I got a kick out of the fact that 2 Charlies Angels appeared on the show in the first 2 seasons: Farrah Fawcett as a helpful beautiful stranger in the first season on the first episode Harry Morgan appeared in. Jaclyn Smith as the niece of a romantic interest for Shirley. The music is still great!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago