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Recap / The Brady Bunch S 5 E 15 The Drivers Seat

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Tropes present in this episode:

  • Imagine the Audience Naked: Although it's "Imagine Them In Their Underwear," a tactic Jan uses to relieve her nerves and perform well during the debate. Jan – who had gotten the bit of advice from Mike – passes on the advice to Marcia, and it works! (Only the driver's examiner is seen in his underwear, which consists of a "wife beater" and boxer shorts.)
  • Performance Anxiety: The driver for much of the plot – Marcia's first driving test, Jan's inability to perform in debate club ... and in the end, Greg losing the obstacle test.
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  • Wager Slave: Greg and Marcia agree to a driver's obstacle course, with the loser having to do the winner's chores for a week.
  • Wiper Start and Had the Silly Thing in Reverse: Marcia actually starts the wipers - and raises and lowers the convertible top, to boot – before beginning the first test. She also jerks the car backward – the car doesn't hit the vehicle parked in back of it – after becoming even more anxious.
  • Women Drivers: Greg tries to use this against Marcia, and ultimately fails.
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