Written by Dale McRaven
Produced by Larry Rosen
Directed by Lou Antonio
Original Air Date: November 10, 1972
After a few weeks on the road, the kids are overjoyed to hear that Shirley and Reuben have arranged for the family to spend a weekend in the mountains near Lake Tahoe. But as soon as they enter the cabin, which has no heat or electricity, the skies open and buckets of rain come pouring down. Fated to at least a few hours of being inside, the kids realize that there is no television with which they could more easily pass the time, and no sockets in which they can plug the electrical music equipment. To make matters worse, the bus is stuck in the mud. Boredom takes over, and when they hear over the transistor radio that the rain will continue for at least another five days, everyone, including Shirley and Reuben, begins to panic. In fact, they feel doomed to die.
All the melodramatics prove unnecessary, however, and a forest ranger knocks on the door, in the process of checking the area to see if anyone is in trouble. With his help the Partridges are able to leave, and once again they find themselves in the warmth and security of their own living room.
"It Means I'm In Love With You," music and lyrics by Tony Romeo and Ralph Landis (on Crossword Puzzle)
E. J. Whacker --------------------------------------------------- Charles Shull
- 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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