Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Pin it on Danny, Partridge Family, Tuesday Flashback Feature

This is part of my Tuesday Flashback Feature series. We reminisce about classic TV shows usually from the 1950s-1970s where gemstones or pieces of jewelry featured prominently in the storylines.

Pin it on Danny
The Partridge Family
March 16, 1974

It's Shirley's (Shirley Jones) birthday and Danny (Danny Bonaduce) gives his mother a pretty jeweled brooch for a present. She loves it and doesn't know that Danny didn't buy her this brooch. He found it.

Soon after, there's an ad in the paper where someone is looking for for a lost brooch and offering a reward for its return. Danny knows it's the same pin that he just gave his mom.

available at Shoediva on Etsy. Link below

He confides in his brother and sister, Keith (David Cassidy) & Laurie (Susan Dey). Danny will return the brooch to its rightful owner and use the reward money to buy his mother an identical looking brooch. He'll do this switch while Shirley isn't looking. Will he try to request that a similar piece be made via the Alchemy program on Etsy? That would be really, really amazing.

I'll go out on a television limb here. The ending is secret for now but maybe predictable if you look back into the similar plots on other programs?

What happened with Mary Ellen Walton when she found a ring? Not the same but in the same ballpark.

Each Tuesday, we feature a different show, often a US sitcom. Information, including spoiler plot outlines come from various sources. Sometimes the whole plot is revealed, sometimes not.

Particularly when the episode hasn't been viewed personally recently, information is as accurate as possible. When available, a show photo will be included. Brooch by MegHannan on Etsy, link below.

I'm always interested to hear your memories and will often include links so you can get DVDs of the shows. In the interest of supporting fellow artists, I'll be featuring a few shops where the items tie into the general theme of the featured story.

The show's Complete Fourth Season, in which this episode appears, is available on DVD on Amazon.

The song in the show is "I wanna be with you." One of the biggest hits David Cassidy and The Partridge Family had was "I think I love you."

I Think I Love You is available on MP3. I also found I Think I Love You (In The Style Of 'The Partridge Family'), the karaoke version which is such a hoot. Quilt by Pwackets on Etsy, link below.

Please Note: Some of the items have sold out, some of the shops have since closed.

If Danny wanted to shop on Etsy today, he'd have fun as would all of the Partridge Family. 

The Partridge's LP, Up to Date is available on audio CD or MP3. See above. The original album cover appears to show the cast members' birth dates.

On your next trip, you should be able to spot your bag on the carousel if you have the Partridge Family inspired Suitcase.

Let your personality come out in your home with the handprinted partridge family cushion created by Helkatdesign.

I saw a pretty Mod Poppy and Partridge Art Quilt waiting for you. Where? Okay, since you asked... You'll find it at Pwackets' Shop.

Shirley would have been delighted with a brooch by MegHannan. From description, "Using processes of my own invention, I create colorful, lightweight, original jewelry out of fabric and fibers." Image above is of the Papaya Heart Pin.

Seeing the albums on Etsy gets me thinking. All that cool cover art is out there... A lot of it is at our place. We're trying to figure out what to do with our large collection of LPs. Time for downsizing. Ending with some positive energy for all.

Hello, world, hear the song that we're singin',
Come on, get happy!
A whole lot of lovin' is what we'll be bringin',
We'll make you happy!
We had a dream we'd go travelin' together,
And spread a little lovin' then we'd keep movin' on.
Somethin' always happens whenever we're together,
We get a happy feelin' when we're singin' a song.
Travelin' along there's a song that we're singin',
Come on, get happy!
A whole lot of lovin' is what we'll be bringin',
We'll make you happy!
We'll make you happy!
We'll make you happy!

First image from fanpop
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