Written by William S. Bickley
Produced by Larry Rosen
Directed by Mel Swope
Original Air Date: October 29, 1971

After getting some unsolicited advice from his school coach, Keith decides to accept responsibility of being the eldest male in the family. He feels he should take care of his younger brothers and sisters. Unfortunately for the kids, Keith gives them an educational and cultural whirl that includes a classical music concert in the park and the Bolshoi Ballet. The kids have no time left for plain old fun.

Fed up with the whole situation, Danny initiates a 'get back at Keith' drive. The kids start laying all their problems -- real and imaginary -- at Keith's door. The pressure finally gets to Keith when Danny asks him to explain the 'facts of life.' Keith realizes that the burden is too much for him -- he has no time left to do his homework.

Later on, Keith overhears the children talking about the success of their plan and he feels very hurt and humiliated. Knowing they have wronged Keith, the kids apologize and all is forgiven.

"Summer Days," music and lyrics by Tony Romeo (on Sound Magazine)

Guest Cast:
Coach Dawson ------------------------------------- Lawrence Haddon
Freddy --------------------------------------------- Bruce Kimmel

Tube Trivia:
- Lawrence Haddon also appeared in Episode 4.
- Bruce Kimmel played 5 different boyfriends in 5 different episodes. He also appeared in Episodes 47, 55, 74, and 81.
- "Summer Days" was originally planned as a solo single for David Cassidy, who re-recorded it for his "Dreams Are Nuthin' More Than Wishes" LP.

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