Written by Susan Silver
Produced by Larry Rosen
Directed by Ralph Senensky
Original Air Date: October 8, 1971

Shirley is accepted to a class in Psychology 1A in college and she learns that Paul Bruner, a freshman in her class, has a crush on her.

On the first day of school, Paul comes by the Partridge Family house to ask Shirley for a ride to a lecture given the following night in connection with their class. Paul anticipated an amorous episode to take place enroute and, quite unexpectedly, the car does run out of gas on the way home.

The family teases Shirley mercilessly for using such an old trick and Paul's parents pay a serious visit to look into the suspected romance between their son and Shirley. While Shirley tries to assure the parents that her intentions are very platonic, the fact that she is wearing hot pants
(Reuben's new suggestion for performing costumes) doesn't help matters. But, their visit alerts Shirley to the fact of Paul's attachment to her.

With the help of Mr. and Mrs. Bruner, Shirley decides to end the romance with a special dinner for Paul. That night, Paul rings the doorbell to find Keith Partridge greeting him -- much to his astonishment. He is then introduced to all the other members of the family and finally realizes that he is in the midst of the famous Partridge Family -- and Shirley is the mother of the group.

The situation is greatly improved, however, when Laurie enters the room. Paul's face lightens up as he meets another female Partridge -- one much closer to his age. After dinner, Paul bribes Danny with 25 cents to leave the room so he can be alone with Laurie.

"Brown Eyes," music and lyrics by Wes Farrell and Danny Janssen (on Sound Magazine)

Guest Cast:
Paul Bruner ----------------------------------------------- Michael Burns
Mr. Bruner ------------------------------------------------ Norman Fell
Mrs. Bruner ----------------------------------------------- Ann Morgan Guilbert
Margo ----------------------------------------------------- Carol O'Leary

Tube Trivia:
- Norman Fell is best known as Stanley Roper on "Three's Company" and "The Ropers."
- Ann Morgan Guilbert is best known as Millie Helper on "The Dick Van Dyke Show."
- Michael Burns is remembered as Blue Boy on "Dragnet". 
- This is one of the first songs written for the Partridge Family by Danny Janssen, who also re-wrote the opening theme lyrics for Season 2. He wrote the hit song, "Something's Wrong With Me" for Austin Roberts in 1972. Mr. Janssen also wrote and produced the music for "Scooby-Doo, Where Are You?" and "Josie and the Pussycats," among others.

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