The Partridge Family s01e01
Titre original : What? And Get Out of Show Business?
When Shirley Partridge goes into her garage to find out what all the noise is about, she discovers her children: Keith, Danny, Chris, Tracy and Laurie warming up for a song which they have collectively written. In need of a soprano to round out the harmony, the young Partridges' volunteer their mom and, to the whole family's surprise, the song sounds alright. As a matter of fact, it sounds terrific. On his own initiative, Danny Partridge tape records their terrific tune and seeks out a business manager's ear. After trailing a big-time manager (Reuben Kincaid) all day, he finally gets him to listen to the tape. Rueben is reluctant to promise too much, but he promises the Partridges he'll give their song a fair "hearing." Within weeks, the garage-inspired song becomes an instant it and overnight the Partridges are in demand throughout the country.
Shirley Partridge is uncertain how to adjust to their sudden success. A recent widow, she could certainly use the money.