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Recap / The Brady Bunch S 3 E 21 Cindy Brady Lady

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Tropes present in this episode:

  • Becoming the Mask: Bobby's friend, Tommy, was initially bribed to be Cindy's date only to actually fall for her when she shed her "little lady" persona and started being herself.
  • I Just Want to Be Special: The whole point of Cindy pouting and bemoaning that she isn't grown up ... now. Her dressing up and acting mature is her coping mechanism.
  • Prank Date: Before Bobby asks Tommy to pose as Cindy's "date," Bobby poses as the "secret admirer" that is impressed by Cindy's maturity and tastes in what older children do. Mike catches on to what Bobby's trying to pull and orders him to admit to Cindy what he's done, but Bobby bluffs his way out of the whole charade.
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  • Secret Admirer: Bobby fakes being one of these to make Cindy feel special. In the end, he convinces a friend of his to play the part and it all works out when the boy ends up genuinely liking Cindy.
  • She Is All Grown Up: What a jealous 9-year-old Cindy wants to be after seeing what Marcia and Jan, 14 and 12, respectively, are allowed to do.

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