Written by: Martin Ragaway
Produced by Paul Junger Witt
Directed by: Peter Baldwin
Original Air Date: October 2, 1970

Shirley Partridge and her family are driving along in their psychedelic bus one day when Shirley accidentally bumps the car in front of her -- very lightly. The bump would probably have been ignored by the average motorist but Willie Larkin, the driver of the car, leaps out in anger. Obviously unhurt, he nevertheless begins to scold the family.

Shirley wants to give Willie $5 to appease him, but when Willie learns from Danny that the Partridges are in show business, he decides to sue them for whiplash. Shirley's insurance company knows that she doesn't have a chance to win the case so they advise her to settle out of court and give Willie $10,000. But the kids convince Shirley that she shouldn't help a man commit fraud -- and they decide to take matters into their own hands.

Since Willie has claimed he can't bend over, Reuben Kincaid first tries to trick him into bending while Danny is hiding with a polaroid camera. When that doesn't work, the family packs some of their belongings and move in with Willie on the pretense that they want to take care of him. After managing to make his life miserable with their kindness, while at the same time winning his affection, the Partridges are able to convince Willie he is wrong. He agrees to drop the suit.

"I'll Leave Myself a Little Time"  Music & lyrics by Steve Dossick (From Up To Date)

Guest Cast
Willie Larkin---------------------------------------------------Harry Morgan
Pretty Girl-----------------------------------------------------Farrah Fawcett
Doris----------------------------------------------------------Kelly Britt 
Leroy Lowenfeld----------------------------------------------Ivan Bonar

Tube Trivia:
- Harry Morgan is best known for his roles on "Dragnet" and "M*A*S*H." He also appeared as Cal Courtney in Episode 48.
- Farrah Fawcett is best remembered for her role in "Charlie's Angels."
"When We're Singing" becomes the theme song for the series' first season. It's replaced in Season two with "C'Mon Get Happy."

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