Written by Steve Zacharias and Michael Leeson
Produced by Larry Rosen
Directed by E. W. Swackhamer
Original Air Date: March 9, 1973

The yo-yo's in Mr. Phelps store look great to Danny and his friend Punky Lazaar, but they've spent their money on ice cream. Punky figures where there's a will there's a way and when Mr. Phelps isn't looking, he puts a yo-yo in his pocket. Danny is shocked, but when Punky calls him a chicken, he too steals a yo-yo. Danny has a very guilty conscience and finally can bear no more and confesses to the family. Shirley goes with Danny to see Mr. Phelps and return the yo-yo. After this, Danny is so relieved and proud of his act that he goes about preaching integrity to anyone and everyone.

When Shirley sends Danny for some shampoo, he meets Punky. When Mr. Phelps sees Punky steal a bottle of perfume, he puts part of the blame on Danny who he believes acted as a decoy for Punky. He writes their names on a card for his "records." Danny promptly turns himself over to the police and confesses everything he has ever done or thought of doing!

Danny feels he is a disgrace to the family, a criminal. Anything they say or do to change his feelings only makes things worse. The Partridges are to receive the annual award for good citizenship at an award dinner. Danny refuses to go, he feels he doesn't deserve to be there. Reuben convinces Danny to at least be there, inconspicuously in the audience if not on stage with the family. Shirley goes on stage and announces that they cannot accept the award since the family voted that Danny would accept it, and he isn't there. Danny quickly goes up to receive the award and is thrilled.

"I Don't Care," music and lyrics by Bobby Hart and Wes Farell (unreleased on commercial LP) (on Screen Gems Volume 6)

Guest Cast:
Mr. Phelps ----------------------------------------- Henry Jones
Punky Lazaar --------------------------------------- Gary Dubin
Police Sergeant ------------------------------------- Joseph Perry
M.C. ----------------------------------------------- Jack Collins
Myra Fromacher ------------------------------------ Angela Clarke

Tube Trivia:
- Henry Jones played Judge Dexter on "Phyllis."
- Gary Dubin played Punky Lazaar in Episodes 30, 89, 91, 92 and 95. He was also the voice for Toulouse in the Disney classic, "The Aristocats."
- Joseph Perry also appeared in Episodes 21 and 84.
- Jack Collins also appeared in Episode 7.
- E.W. Swackhamer directed an incredible array of TV series including "The Rookies," "Bewitched," "Hazel," "The Flying Nun," "S.W.A.T.," "Quincy, M.E.," "Gidget," "Life Goes On," "M*A*S*H*," "Law and Order," "Murder, She Wrote," and "L.A. Law." For "The Partridge Family, he directed Episodes 8, 31, 56, 61, 64, 71, 78, and 79. He was married to actress Bridget Hanley ("Here Come The Brides.")

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