Here’s the story of a lovely lady. Who was bringing up three very lovely girls. All of them had hair of gold, like their mum. The youngest one was dumb. Do you like my new lyrics?
I’m here with the review for The Brady Bunch Episode # 22. This episode originally aired on February 27, 1970 and is entitled The Possible Dream. FYI, the number one song on that day was Bridge Over Troubled Water by Simon & Garfunkel. Anyway, this episode is when Cindy accidentally mixes in Marcia’s diary with other books that Carol was donating. Marcia freaks out because she’s worried someone will read her diary full of lesbian tales of her and Jan. Oh, wait. That was another book. This diary is about Marcia’s crush on Desi Arnaz, Jr.
The show opens with Marcia in the garage writing in her diary. “My dream of dreams is to be Mrs. Desi Arnaz Jr.” Oh, yeah? Well my dream of dreams was to become Mrs. Tony DeFranco. A lot of good dreaming did me.
Marcia finishes writing about her dreams and then hides the diary in the garage. Why would you do that? Everybody has access to the garage. What a stupid place to hide it. She should have hidden it between the mattresses on her bed. That’s where I used to hide my dirty magazines.
The next scene shows Carol giving away boxes of old books to a man from the Friend in Need Society. Cindy comes bouncing up because her ball rolled into the garage. I think the writers were just plain mean with this episode. Was it a challenge for them to see how many times they could get Cindy to lisp? That’s what I was gonna ask next = Thath what I’th gonna athk neth.
Cindy goes into the garage to get her ball and she finds Marcia’s diary. Of course she gives it to the man who is hauling away the books. She then looks like a special needs child while bouncing her ball.
The Missing Diary!
Marcia heads out to the garage to write about how Desi makes her all tingly. The diary is gone! Oh no! She then heads into the house where she acts like a bitch while confronting Jan and her brothers. The boys make fun of her and get her all riled up. Those are my favorite scenes – the ones where people piss off Marcia. She finally asks Cindy about the diary. Thindy tells Marcia that she gave the diary to the man who took all the other old books. Marcia treats Cindy like crap and vows to never speak to her again. Oh well.
Marcia confides in Alice about how she has the hots for Desi Arnaz Jr. BTW, there was only a three year age difference between Maureen McCormick and Desi Arnaz Jr. Seemed like more to me. Anyway, it turns out that Alice knows Desi’s housekeeper. She uses her connections to set up a meeting. She also tells Mike Brady to get off his ass and go look for the diary.
Bobby and Peter chip in and buy Marcia a new diary. That’s so sweet. Meanwhile, Marcia is being a real baby. She puts up a bunch of no trespassing signs for Cindy who doesn’t even know what “tresprass” means.
Mike & Marcia and Carol & Cindy go searching for the diary. The books that were picked up at the Brady’s were doled out to numerous used book stores in the area. The Brady’s have their work cut out for them.
Mike and Marcia were not successful in their search so they’re back at the house. Alice serves them ice cream while Marcia the baby pouts. The doorbell rings and it’s Desi! While Marcia is trying to put the moves on Desi, Carol and Cindy walk in with the diary. They found it in the last place they looked. Too bad they didn’t make their last place the first place.
Marcia and Desi say sappy crap back and forth to each other. He says something about Captain Kangaroo and then gives her a kiss on the cheek as he leaves. She vows to never wash her cheek again. I vow to not shave my legs this summer.