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The Brady Bunch 

The misadventures of a large family united when a widow and a divorcee marry.
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The marriage of architect Mike Brady and homemaker Carol Martin née Tyler will be the second for both. They have the issue of blending their two already large families, Mike who has three children and Carol who has three children. One additional issue is that the Brady household was testosterone laden with Mike's children being three boys - Greg, Peter and Bobby - and the Martin household was estrogen laden with Carol's children being three girls - Marcia, Jan and Cindy. The six children not only have their usual issues in growing from children to teenagers, and in this situation in getting used to a new parent and new siblings, but also interacting with new siblings whose mentality generally reflects their specific gender, which more often than not is totally foreign to them. Mike and Carol also have the new roles of parent to daughters and sons respectively. Add to the mix the girls' cat Fluffy, the boys' dog Tiger, and Mike's longtime housekeeper Alice, and the collective new Brady... Written by Huggo

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26 September 1969 (USA)  »

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Trivia

When Florence Henderson arrived to do her screen test, there was no one on staff to do her make-up, so she went over to the adjoining studio where Star Trek (1966) was filmed and she found herself seated in a make-up chair between William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy, being made up for their day's work on one of the very last episodes of Star Trek. Henderson recalls that both actors completely ignored her. See more »

Goofs

The exterior of the home is shown as a ranch style, possibly a split-level, but clearly not enough height to accommodate a second storey. Yet interior shots show the main level as only a couple steps down from ground level and a full storey up from there, and even an attic up from there. The exterior and interior are severely inconsistent. See more »

Quotes

Jan Brady: I'd like to buy a wig please.
Saleswoman: Not for yourself. Why would you want to cover such beautiful blonde hair?
Jan Brady: You'd understand if you had two blonde sisters at home.
Saleswoman: Oh, so we want a complete change do we?
Jan Brady: Yes ma'me.
Saleswoman: Ok. What kind of style are you looking for?
Jan Brady: I don't know. Something wild. Kooky. Kinda like something you're wearing.
Saleswoman: This is my own hair.
Jan Brady: Oh! I'm so sorry!
Saleswoman: Not half as sorry as I am.
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Crazy Credits

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


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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Brady is an emotion. Good or bad is up to you.
12 March 2005 | by See all my reviews

I was born four years after "The Brady Bunch" went off the air, so I have no clue how people felt about it when it was actually on prime time television. But as a child growing up in the 1980s, watching "The Brady Bunch" in the afternoon was always fun. I think this is one of the most feel-good shows of all time.

It is obvious "The Brady Bunch" is not based on reality. If a false view of the world turns you off, this show will not entertain you. No family is this perfect, and the problems that came up were usually very trivial 90 percent of the time. Yet any show that portrays family life as this great should be thanked in some way.

The characters and the actors that play them are all great. How can you not like the young Brady brood? How can you not see the greatest aspects of your own parents in Carol and Mike? It just can not be done. The greatest roles for me personally were Bobby, Greg, Alice, Mike, Carol and Marcia.

My personally favorite episode is the one where the family goes to King Cove amusement park in Ohio and Jan loses Mike's plans. I just find the aspect of a California family going to Ohio for a vacation as delicious.

I have been watching reruns of "The Brady Bunch" for almost twenty years. This is in my top ten television shows of all time. Only a few episodes turn me off (less then 5 percent) and most of them actually make me feel very good. I will continue to watch "The Brady Bunch" and consider it one of the greatest products of television, America and Earth.


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