Written by Dale McRaven
Produced by Larry Rosen
Directed by Bob Claver
Original Air Date: October 13, 1972

In the middle of the night, a Hell's Angel-type  named Snake zooms up on his motorcycle and rings the Partridge's doorbell. Irritated at being awakened, Shirley and the rest of the family feel obligated to listen to this friend of Laurie's tale of woe. He wants to commit suicide because after breaking all convention by proposing to his girlfriend Penny, she has the audacity to hang up on him! When Shirley realizes that Snake's proposal took place over the phone, she patiently explains to him that a marriage proposal, being the most important event in a girl's life, should not take place over the telephone. She suggests that he dress in a tie and jacket and go to propose in person. But Penny again refuses, for she feels that Snake is making fun of her by having donned such fancy clothes.

Laurie goes to visit Penny and tells her that Snake will kill himself if she does not accept his proposal. Finally convinced that Snake truly loves her, Penny rushes to the Partridge's house, where he has temporarily taken residence, and falls into her lover's arms. Shirley generously offers to hold the ceremony at her house, where everything goes off without a hitch -- and afterwards the newlyweds mount their bikes and zoom off.

"Here Comes the Bride," (traditional)
"Love Must Be The Answer," music and lyrics by Wes Farrell, Peggy Clinger and Johnny Cymbal (on Notebook)

Guest Cast:
Snake ----------------------------------------------- Stuart Margolin
Penny ----------------------------------------------- Judie Stein
Tinker ----------------------------------------------- James Beach
Gorgo ----------------------------------------------- Henry Olek
Father ---------------------------------------------- Bryan O'Byrne
Mother --------------------------------------------- Helen Kleeb
Preacher ------------------------------------------- Bill Quinn

Tube Trivia:
- Stuart Margolin also appeared in Episode10. He was a regular on "Love American Style," "The Rockford Files," and is currently a well-known director in Hollywood.
- This episode is a sequel of sorts, to Episode 28 in which Rob Reiner appeared as Snake.
- Snake's real name is Hayman Timothy Goodman, even though Episode 28 states his name as  Harry Murphy.
- Henry Olek also appeared in Episodes 28 and 88.
- Helen Kleeb played moonshiner Mamie Baldwin on "The Waltons."
- This is one of 7 episodes directed by Executive Producer Bob Claver. He also directed episodes 6, 46, 63, 66, 69, and 96.
- Dale McRaven was the Story Editor for "The Partridge Family." He wrote 16 episodes for The Partridge Family. He went on to produce and co-create such shows as "Mork & Mindy," "Laverne & Shirley," and "Perfect Strangers."

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