Written by Bernard Slade
Produced by Larry Rosen
Directed by Russ Mayberry
Original Air Date: November 25, 1971

When Shirley favorably comments on a mink coat, Danny decides to buy it for her birthday. Discovering that the girls in school are anxious for Keith Partridge souvenirs, Danny enlists Chris' aid and they start collecting a variety of Keith's belongings to sell. These are to help pay for Shirley's mink coat.

After a week of constantly losing things, Keith thinks he is going crazy. The final blow comes when Danny and Chris wait until Keith is asleep and cut off a large patch of his hair. Shirley puts two and two together and she and the family interrupt Danny and Chris as they are auctioning off their "wares" in the public park. Shirley makes them give back all the money and return the balance of Keith's possessions. To avoid an unruly crowd the family performs a song for them.

Danny's plan to buy a mink coat comes up several thousand dollars short, so he purchases a mink rabbit's foot for Shirley's birthday instead.

This Bernard Slade penned episode ranks as one of the best of the entire series.  There are so many things right with this episode:  The dialogue is quick; the jokes are funny; the relationships are real.  David Cassidy's comic timing is impeccable.  He makes, "It all started when I lost my pickle!" a deadly funny line.  His reaction to finding the back of his hair missing is hysterical.  Danny and Brian are terrific as they sneak through Keith's room trying to accumulate more merchandise, including a lingering glance at the Cassidy crest ring.  It's nice to see Brian utilized more in this episode - and notice his drumming during the music scene.  He may not be a drummer, but he could certainly play one on TV. 

Every Little Bit O' You," music and lyrics by Irwin Levine and L. Russell Brown (on Shopping Bag)

Guest Cast:
First Girl -------------------------------------------- Darcy Klega
Second Girl ----------------------------------------- Amber Smale
10 Year Old Girl ------------------------------------ Donna Lynn
Saleswoman ----------------------------------------- Sari Price

Tube Trivia:
- Sari Price also appeared in Episodes 62 and 73. She was Shirley Jones' stand-in and remains a close personal friend.
- This episode was written by series creator, Bernard Slade. He also wrote Episodes 1, 3, 5, 8, 13, 17, 25, and 38.
- This episode has the most distinctive musical segment, as the Family performed on the rooftop of their bus.
- "A Partridge Family Christmas Card" was in stores the week this episode aired! Advance sales ensured it shipped gold!

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