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Recap / The Brady Bunch S 2 E 19 The Liberation Of Marcia Brady

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  • Candid Camera Prank: What one of the neighbors thinks is going on as Peter attempts to sell cookies. (Indeed, on Candid Camera, dressing little boys up like Girl Scouts and young girls as Boy Scouts, and having them sell things like cookies and popcorn, door-to-door or at places such as at a grocery store, was often a skit used to prank people into reacting.)
  • Character as Himself: Ken Jones, a veteran Los Angeles news anchor (then with then-independent station KTTV) best known as the market's first African-American anchorman, plays himself.
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  • Real Men Wear Pink: Marcia seems to believe this, as she's very supportive of Peter joining the Sunflower Girls. She doesn't realize it's a revenge ploy, though.
  • Scout-Out: The Frontier Scouts and Sunflower Girls.
  • Shout-Out: One of the neighbors "Sunflower Girl" Peter and his brothers visit to sell cookies wonders "if this is one of those hidden camera shows," a la Candid Camera or People Are Funny.
  • Very Special Episode: As close as it got, addressing women's liberation and "women can do anything men can do" without being preachy or too relevant. Simple, effective and family friendly depiction.
  • Wholesome Crossdresser: Peter, much to his humiliation. When Marcia joins the Frontier Scouts, Greg takes revenge by having Peter join the Sunflower Girls.
  • You Go, Girl!: Marcia's going to prove a girl can be a Frontier Scout, and even Greg's taunting and teasing won't stop her.

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