Shared laughter: memories of Same time, next year; The Partridge family; Tribute; The flying nun; Bewitched; Same time another year; and other laughing matters
by Bernard Slade
Key Porter Books Ltd September 1, 2000
The idea for The Partridge Family was triggered by a number of events. While in Canada I had written a television play called The Big coin Sound, which was about a vocal group. The one night I happened to catch a family group called The Cowsills on The Tonight Show. Since The Sound of Music was enormously popular at the time, I thought the combination of original music and comedy could be very effective in a television series.