Written by Steve Pritzker
Produced by Paul Junger Witt
Directed by Bob Claver
Original Air Date: October 30, 1970

Keith Partridge is being hounded by his idolizers and the attention becomes just a bit too much for the handsome crooner. Foremost among his faithful followers is Cathy, a thirteen year old nearby neighbor. who becomes Keith's second shadow. The pursued Partridge tries to become incognito. With a large pair of sunglasses and an overly long overcoat, the disguise is effective but ridiculous. During one of his get-away attempts, the ducks into a store called The Inner Self where he meets Janet, a 16-year old clerk who works there. He takes off his disguise and is relieved to find she treats him as a mortal, not an idol. In fact, she doesn't even know who he is and doesn't care.

Keith's pride, or more exactly his ego, is hurt by Janet's lack of interest in him. He decides to dedicate himself to conquering the girl from Inner Self. His conquest is rebuffed at every turn. He finally succeeds in getting Janet to reluctantly accept a dinner date at the Partridge house. Unknowingly Keith's mother has already invited faithful and persistent Cathy to dinner the same evening. Initially upset over his mother's meddling, Keith soon realizes that Janet is forcing herself to accept his invitation and that she doesn't really like Keith, despite his singing success. He cancels his date with Janet and is happy to dine with his second shadow.

"Somebody Wants To Love You," music and lyrics by Jim Cretecos, Mike Appel and Wes Farrell (on The Partridge Family Album)

Guest Cast:
Janet ------------------------------------------ Lane Bradbury
Cathy ----------------------------------------- Claire Wilcox
Sandy ----------------------------------------- Denice Stradling
Registrar -------------------------------------- Elaine Fielding
Debbie ---------------------------------------- Sheri Cowart
Suzy ------------------------------------------ Lisa Jill

Tube Trivia:
- Claire Wilcox also appeared in Episode 60.
- This is the first of seven episodes directed by Executive Producer Bob Claver. He also directed Episodes 46, 54, 63, 66, 69, and 96. To read our exclusive interview with Bob Claver, visit the People and Places section of this website!
- "Somebody Wants To Love You" was the B Side of the "I Think I Love You" 45 rpm single.

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