Written by Peter Meyerson
Produced by Paul Junger Witt
Directed by Harry Falk
Original Air Date: January 8, 1971

Logan Mays, a middle-aged concert promoter who tries to dress and act just a little too "cool," arranges a European tour for the Partridge Family -- but the contract doesn't include Shirley. Logan thinks she won't appeal to a young European audience and doesn't want her in the group. Shirley knows the kids will never accept Logan's contract but she doesn't want them to miss out on a trip to Europe. So, she announces her retirement, telling the kids that she's tired of show business and wants to go back to just being a mother.

The next day, Keith and Laurie go to Logan's hotel room and learn the real reason behind Shirley's sudden resignation. Furious, they try to get their mother back in the group by deliberately messing up a nightclub performance in front of Logan. When that fails, they all decide to quit until Shirley tells them she'll rejoin the group after the tour.

When they arrive in Paris for the first concert, the kids are on stage as Shirley waits in the wings with Reuben and Logan. To her surprise -- and Logan's astonishment -- the audience starts chanting for Shirley to appear. She happily joins her family on stage as Reuben negotiates a new contract with a more humble Logan.

"Baby I Love, Love, I Love You," music and lyrics by Derek Lawrence, Tony Wilson and Errol Brown (Unreleased on commercial LP)
"When We're Singing'" Music and lyrics by Wes Farrell and Diane Hilderbrand (Unreleased on commercial LP)
"I Can Feel Your Heartbeat," music and lyrics by Wes Farrell, Mike Appel and Jim Cretecos (on The Partridge Family Album)

Guest Cast:
Logan Mays ------------------------------------------- Gino Conforti
M.C. -------------------------------------------------- Joel Warfield
Young Girl --------------------------------------------- Renee Tetro

Tube Trivia:
- Gino Conforti also appeared in Episodes 8 and 85.
- Wes Farrell briefly considered releasing "I Can Feel Your Heartbeat" as the Partridge Family's second single but decided against it, as he feared it would water down album sales.
- Songwriting partners Mike Appell and Jim Cretecos wrote 5 songs for The Partridge Family with Wes Farrell, including the group's second hit single, "Doesn't Somebody Want To Be Wanted." They switched professions and became managers when they discovered a little known singer/musician. His name? Bruce Springsteen!

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