The Brady Bunch (1969–1974)

TV Series   |  TV-G   |    |  Comedy, Family


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The misadventures of a large family united when a widower and a widow marry.


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  • Barry Williams in The Brady Bunch (1969)
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  • Eve Plumb and Ann B. Davis at an event for The Brady Bunch (1969)
  • Maureen McCormick in The Brady Bunch (1969)
  • Florence Henderson and Ann B. Davis at an event for The Brady Bunch (1969)

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Creator:

Sherwood Schwartz

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7 April 2004 | kmeanyonelmst
I Always Wanted to be a Brady
I am proud to be a Brady Bunch Junkie. I can quote practically every episode verbadum. I can identify each episode within the first 5 seconds (which I love to do to impress my friends). I bet I know each episode better than the cast does! When I was growing up, my sisters and I would try to cover each others mouths so that we could sing the opening song solo and a cappella. I,too, am a "middle child". The middle of three girls. I would have given anything to have three brothers to offset the middle child syndrome. Even if it meant not having a toilet (which was never shown). Jan was someone I could relate to and I thought my sisters could relate to me better through her. Whenever she was a focal point in an episode, I'd be all "see what I mean" and "that's how I feel" about being in the middle. To this day I still refer to myself as the "Jan" in my family. And if I meet a guy who happens to be a middle brother, I say " oh, you're like Peter". If he doesn't get it, than he's out. Anyway, regardless if I'm the middle or not, I always wanted to be a Brady. Where else could you find a family that let you decide your own punishments, live by exact words, help you contact Davy Jones, give up their den so that you could have your own "funky" room, let you have a slumber party (after you were in trouble with the school principal) put on a play of Snow White and the Seven Drawfs in your backyard, believe you when you say the cigarettes they found in your jacket were not yours AND had a live in maid! The only thing they asked of you was "don't play ball in the house". And, morals of the story were taught in Latin so you didn't understand them anyway (coviat emptor); "let the buyer beware." However, Mike & Carol did try to realte with their kids by using such phrases as "right on", "groovy", "far out" and my personal favorite "wrapping". Hopefully Carol realizes by now that it is not against the law. Overall, they were a well-rounded and well-balanced family who believed in each other and stuck by one another. As corny as the show was, for those thirty minutes, I secretly wished that I was a Brady.

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Did You Know?

Trivia

Shirley Jones was offered the role of Carol. However, she refused it because, as she put it, she refused to do a role where all she did was "take a pot roast out of the oven". Of course, a year after this show premiered, Jones played another iconic mother, on The Partridge Family (1970), which aired immediately after this show. (If Shirley Jones had taken the Carol Brady role; it would have probably wound up being about a single mother named Shirley Brady who was raising 6 kids all on her own!)


Quotes

Cindy Brady: I'm not a snitcher; I just tell it like it is.


Goofs

Considering that Brady's have six children, including two already in adolescence when the series begins and Mike is an architect, no reason is given why they didn't purchase a much larger home. After all, they are apparently wealthy enough to employ a live-in maid, take expensive vacations and not to have Carol work. The series attempts to tackle this later with Greg getting an attic room of his own. However, why this wasn't done in the first place is never explained; nor is why they don't on an addition or even consider a larger dwelling as time went by.


Crazy Credits

The nine cast members are shown in a tic-tac-toe format, with the actors turning their heads to look each other.


Alternate Versions

In 2001, VH1 aired a series of episodes with information bubbles on the screen in the style of _"Pop Up Video" (1996)_. These episodes were collectively identified under the title "Pop-Up Brady".


Soundtracks

Theme from 'The Brady Bunch'
Written by
Frank De Vol & Sherwood Schwartz
Sung by The Brady Bunch Kids
Vocal Recordings Supervised by Jackie Mills
(seasons 2-5)

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Genres

Comedy | Family

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