Written by Lloyd Turner and Gordon Mitchell
Produced by Mel Swope
Directed by Richard Kinon
Original Air Date: March 9, 1974

Scheduled to appear at a rally for energy conservation, the Partridge Family is chagrined when Danny's guitar blows all the fuses in the auditorium. To make amends they decide to be the "model" family, showing everyone how easy it is to cut down on use of electricity. Danny suggests printing the names of "energy hogs" in the local newspaper for all to see.

Things go well until two days before the end of the electricity billing period when Danny realizes he has been reading the meter wrong -- instead of .270 kilowatts they only have 27 left! To prevent the "model family" from being exposed as "energy hogs," the Partridge family must spend one day without any electricity at all -- including lights, stove and heat!

Sitting around the fireplace toasting marshmallows and singing, they realize the situation isn't really that bad -- it's fun and it's brought the family closer together.

"Sunshine," music and lyrics by Wes Farrell, Bobby Hart, and Danny Janssen (on Crossword Puzzle)

Guest Cast:
Mayor Robert Tobin ---------------------------------------- Jack Collins
Photographer ----------------------------------------------- Maureen Reagan

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