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1974: ABC Presents the Final Episode of 'The Partridge Family'
March 23, 2021  | By David Bianculli  | 4 comments
 
On this day in 1974, The Partridge Family's four-season run came to an end.

It's hard to imagine a seventies family worse than The Brady Bunch, but this was it. Yet like Gilligan's Island in the sixties, its unwavering awfulness somehow made it popular with some, and unforgettable to the rest, with a theme song to match. Shirley Jones, David Cassidy, Danny Bonaduce and Susan Dey played the most prominent members of a rock 'n' roll family act, although only Jones and Cassidy sang, and the rest of them made the Monkees look like Mozarts.

—Excerpted from Dictionary of Teleliteracy: Television's 500 Biggest Hits, Misses and Events



 
 
 
 
 
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Steve Barnhoorn
This guy needs to up his meds! The Partridge Family was great, wholesome TV!
Feb 20, 2020   |  Reply
 
 
Noelle Smith
Wow, why so much hatred for such a big part of 70's tv? Millions of young fans couldn't all be wrong and they still love it today as grown women. Must've been one of the guys that was super jealous of David and super hot for Susan. Millions know of those main 4 actors, David, Shirley, Susan even Danny still has quite a following. Never heard of you til today though.
Feb 23, 2019   |  Reply
 
 
Debbie
What a Jerk!! It's obvious you have no idea what an impact this show had on a generation....you need to do some " fact checking" and realize how many truly loved this show.....We ll just ignore your comments and leave it to your complete ignorance .....
Aug 11, 2018   |  Reply
 
Lynne
Thank you - I couldn’t agree more with you, Debbie!
Jan 16, 2019
 
 
 
Interesting that a full week later The Partridges blasted off to another network, CBS, and into the future on the short-lived Hanna-Barbera cartoon Partridge Family 2200 AD.
Apr 15, 2018   |  Reply
 
 
 
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