Diana Ross comes to town, catches The Jackson Five’s act, and offers to get them a recording contract.
S1, Ep2 – 18 Sep. 1971 – Pinestock, U.S.A.
The brothers’ plans to put on a concert temporarily get put on hold when they realize a greedy millionaire wants to level the forest where they’re slated to perform.
S1, Ep3 – 25 Sep. 1971 – Drafted
When Michael and Marlon accidentally get drafted into the army, it’s up to their three older brothers to rescue them in time for their concert.
S1, Ep4 – 2 Oct. 1971 – Mistaken Identity
A mix-up at the printers finds the Jackson brothers adorning Wanted posters.
S1, Ep5 – 9 Oct. 1971 – Bongo, Baby, Bongo
Michael is kidnapped by a monkey who forces him to play the bongos.
S1, Ep6 – 16 Oct. 1971 – The Winner’s Circle
The Jackson brothers agree to race a horse that won’t run.
S1, Ep7 – 23 Oct. 1971 – CinderJackson
The Jackson 5ive is invited to attend the birthday ball of the Princess of Pop; but Michael is stuck at home with a head cold on the night of the ball. A mysterious package from Gary reveals his Hairy Godfather who is going to help him get to the ball.
S1, Ep8 – 30 Oct. 1971 – The Wizard of Soul
Michael wanders into the Land of Soul, where he sees each of his brothers play a familiar Wizard of Oz character. Featuring the songs “The Love I Saw in You Was Just a Mirage” and “Oh How Happy.”
S1, Ep9- 6 Nov. 1971 – The Tiny Five
The Jacksons find themselves accidently miniaturized. They struggle to avoid large household perils and reverse the mishap that shrank them. Featuring the songs “The Wall” and “I Will Find a Way.”
S1, Ep10 – 13 Nov. 1971- The Groovatron
The Jacksons, toured to exhaustion, build an Afro-wearing musical robot they name “The Groovatron” to stand in for them. However, their plan heads downhill when the robot is stolen. Featuring the songs “Maybe Tomorrow” and “Nobody.”
S1, Ep11- 20 Nov. 1971- Ray & Charles: Superstars
Ray and Charles, the brothers’ pet mice, become envious of the success of their owners and decide to become stars on their own. The two become an overnight sensation and the brothers fear it will go to their heads. Featuring the songs “Come Round Here” and “We’ve Got Blue Skies.”
S1, Ep12 – 27 Nov. 1971- Farmer Jacksons
Needing a break from superstardom, the Jacksons decide to run a farm. Featuring the songs “My Cherie Amour” and “Honey Chile.”
S1, Ep13- 4 Dec. 1971 – Jackson Island
The five brothers crash land on their way to Hawaii. Michael hits his head on a coconut and dreams of pirates and buried treasure. Featuring the songs “Ready or Not (Here I Come)” and “La La Means I Love You.”
S1, Ep14 – 11 Dec. 1971- The Michael Look
Stranded in London without his stage clothing, Michael is tricked by jealous performers into dressing in shabby rags. However, the stunt becomes a British fashion sensation. Featuring the songs “Darling Dear” and “Don’t Know Why I Love You.”
S1, Ep15 – 18 Dec. 1971- Jackson Street, U.S.A.
The Mayor of Gary, Indiana, declares a street in town will be renamed “Jackson 5 Boulevard” and invites the Jacksons to perform. Featuring the songs “Petals” and “She’s Good.”
S1, Ep16- 8 Jan. 1972 – Rasho-Jackson
The brothers become alienated from one another after an argument and refuse to perform together, all becoming “The Jackson Ones.” Featuring the songs “One More Chance” and “I Found That Girl.”
S1, Ep17 – 15 Jan. 1972- A Rare Pearl
The Jacksons fall in love with an attractive flight attendant named Jacqueline Pearl. Featuring the songs “Never Can Say Goodbye” and “Momma’s Pearl.”
S2,Ep1- 9 Sep. 1972- Who’s Hoozis?
Michael bumps his head in a bicycle accident. He dreams he is a storybook prince, his brothers are dwarves and that he is offered a poison apple. Featuring the songs “Sugar Daddy” and “I Wanna Be Where You Are.”
S2, Ep2 – 16 Sep. 1972 – Michael White
S2, Ep4 – 30 Sep. 1972 – Michael in Wonderland
A magic beanstalk grows outside the brothers’ Indiana apartment. Michael climbs to the top, finding a fabulous land, …and a giant. Featuring the songs “Love is Here” and “Girl Don’t Take Your Love From Me.”