Partridge Family Terror!

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The Partridge Family #10
Marked for Terror

It is another Friday and of course I am breaking out yet another 70s classic.  Who doesn’t totally dig the Partridge Family?  Yes, youngsters, I am showing my age on these Friday specials.  If Holly can have her 80s Teen Fiction, then I get my 1970s.  I can’t help but laugh when read the words “Marked for Terror” and then look at cutie-pie David Cassidy’s expression. That is pure terror, my friends. Just in case you were wondering, I do know all the lyrics  to C’mon Get Happy.


Partridge family double trouble

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  1. Oh don’t worry, Mary, I was born in 1976 and I remember many of these shows. I didn’t have cable growing up so I watched a LOT of reruns including The Partridge Family, Charlie’s Angels, Laugh-In – and older shows like Smothers Brothers and I Love Lucy! So you’re not REALLY showing your age.

    I don’t know if any exist, but man, I hope you both stumble across some A-Team fiction. Or any A-Team books.

  2. The plot even sounds as corny as the show!

    It’s okay to dwell now and then in our collective past– I find myself listening to 70’s music like the Partridges and such on cd’s when I travel for work in the car. Shaun Cassidy was my man tho’- not David.

  3. Shouldn’t he look sort of terrified? He looks happy about the terror next door. Whee! Another problem in the neighborhood! Gives me something to do!

  4. Wait a minute–when did the Patridge Family, in their sunny suburban home, ever live next to a gloomy old mansion?

    A side note for us gals of a certain age, for those with fond memories of the Patridge Family and David Cassidy, Allison Pearson’s novel, I THINK I LOVE YOU, is a warm and funny trip down memory lane.

  5. I was born four years after Jami and spent a lot of time as kid growing up watching Brady bunch, Patridge Family, I Love Lucy, Beverly Hillbillies, Gilligan’s Island and a host of other shows. So Mary is definately not showing her age. As a bonus I still bop my head to “I Think I Love You” when it comes on the radio.

  6. I’m ashamed to admit this, but I had this book as a pre-teen. I had a few of the other ones too.

  7. Why be ashamed? I recently became a big fan of The PF and The DC (the show airs on Antenna TV). The shows are actually funny and contain surprising political and touching moments unlike sitcoms now that don’t seem to know a war’s going on. or strikes are being held etc. That Laurie P. she’s always speaking out for someones rights, what a gal.
    As a matter of fact, I just bought the PF mystery #11 on ebay. I’m collecting them. Not because they are ‘good’ but because they are amusing, certainly no worse than Twilight! Can anyone say the word ‘cold’ one more time?

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