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

Partridge Family: Complete Second Season

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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."

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Closed Caption; Jump to the musical performances; Bonus previews

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