Written by Susan Harris
Produced by Larry Rosen
Directed by Bruce Bilson
Original Air Date: November 24, 1972

After a show the Partridge Family is approached by a talent scout who informs them that Keith would be perfect for a part in a new movie and he wants Keith to take a screen test. Reuben and Shirley coach Keith and the family all act out the characters in the scripts to help him learn his lines. He will play a baby-faced gangster. A week later the whole family goes off to Hollywood for the test. A very nervous Keith manages the part well and is notified a few days later that he got the part.

Keith is being treated like a great Hollywood star by everyone in town. The family has planned a surprise party for him the night before he leaves to make the movie. That afternoon Reuben tells Keith that World Pictures has decided against starring an 'unknown', so he has lost the part. When Keith finally brings himself to tell Shirley the news, he is unknowingly walking into the surprise party. When everyone cries for a speech, Keith explains what has happened. The party is a good one despite the bad news and afterwards the family presents Keith with the "Partridge award" for the Best Performance by an Actor in an Embarrassing Situation.

"Am I losing You," music and lyrics by Irwin Levine and L. Russell Brown (on Shopping Bag)
"Looking Through The Eyes Of Love," music and lyrics by Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil (on Notebook)

Guest Cast:
Mrs. Kornegge  ---------------------------------------- Shelley Morrison
Gus Gorney -------------------------------------------- Jim Connell
Ass't Director ------------------------------------------ Ray Buktenica
Otis Butrum -------------------------------------------- Robert B. Williams
Guard -------------------------------------------------- Pat Peterson
Dale ---------------------------------------------------- Mark Lambert
Kitty --------------------------------------------------- Cindy Cassel
Cindy -------------------------------------------------- Claire Wilcox

Tube Trivia:
- Shelly Morrison played Sister Sixto on "The Flying Nun," and is currently a regular on "Will & Grace."
- Ray Buktenica played Benny on "Rhoda." He also appears in Episode 82.
- Susan Harris wrote for many popular TV series, including "All In The Family," "The Courtship of Eddie's Father," the famous abortion episode on "Maude," "Love American Style," and "Happy Days." She created or co-created an incredible array of TV classics, including "Soap," "Empty Nest," "Nurses," "Loves Me, Loves Me Not" (starring Susan Dey), It Takes Two," "Benson," "The Golden Girls," and "Golden Palace." She is married to Paul Junger Witt. To read more about Susan Harris, click here
- "Am I Losing You" was the Partridge Family's sixth single! Released in March, 1972, it peaked at a disappointing #59 on the Billboard charts in April, 1972.
-"Looking Through The Eyes Of Love" is released as The Partridge Family's eighth single the week this episode aired. It is the last single to make the US top 40. It peaks at #39 in January, 1973.

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