Written by Richard Deroy
Produced by Paul Junger Witt
Directed by Peter Baldwin
Original Air Date: December 11, 1970

Shirley Partridge receives a phone call from the school principal, George Clauson, asking if she and her family are identified with women's liberation. There is a poster in the school saying that they will sing at a rally for POW, Power of Women.

Shirley tries to find out which member of her family committed them to this appearance. She learns that is is Keith -- his new girlfriend Tina Newcomb is very involved in the movement and had taken Keith's 'maybe' for a definitive 'yes.'

Shirley has to confront angry, hostile parents who are called "Morality Watchdogs." She tries to keep calm in the face of their threats, but she finally blows up and says that her family will definitely appear at the rally!

Keith invites Tina to dinner so that his family can finally meet her and they are shocked with what she has to say on the subject of women's liberation. Keith is annoyed and when he takes her home, he refuses to walk her to her door or even kiss her. He tells her that if she wants equality, she can have it!

On the day of the rally, Tina tells Keith that the family has to song her songs, not their own. She feels his lyrics are degrading to women and wants to sensor him. This is the last straw for Keith who gets very angry and storms off the stage. Shirley stops him and tells him that they promised they would sing -- and they will!

The Partridges sing their song, "I Think I Love You," much to the dismay of Tina. The "Watchdogs" at first don't like it, but then they start to enjoy the music. The kids get into the beat and love it! When Tina sees the crowd's reaction, her anger begins to fade.

After surviving this ordeal, the family is horrified to hear that Danny has committed them to perform for the "Morality Watchdogs!"

"I Think I Love You," music and lyrics by Tony Romeo (on The Partridge Family Album)

Guest Cast:
Tina Newcomb ------------------------------------------ Jane Actman
Clauson -------------------------------------------------- Leonard Stone
1st Wife -------------------------------------------------- Fran Ryan
2nd Wife ------------------------------------------------- Sari Price
1st Husband ---------------------------------------------- Dort Clark

Tube Trivia:
- Jane Actman was a regular on "The Paul Lynde Show."
- Sari Price was also Shirley Jones' stand-in.
- Released as a single in August, 1970, "I Think I Love You," was already Number 1, and certified gold when this episode aired. It sold 350,000 copies by the end of the year, receiving a National Association of Recording Merchandisers (NARM) award for fastest selling single of 1970! It went on to sell over 5 million copies. "The Partridge Family Album" finished the year at #4 on the LP charts! It remained on the charts for a whopping 68 weeks.

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