The Brady Bunch (1969–1974)

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The misadventures of a large family united when two widowed people married.

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 Mike Brady / ... (117 episodes, 1969-1974)
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 Carol Brady / ... (117 episodes, 1969-1974)
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 Alice Nelson / ... (117 episodes, 1969-1974)
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 Marcia Brady (117 episodes, 1969-1974)
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 Jan Brady (117 episodes, 1969-1974)
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 Cindy Brady / ... (117 episodes, 1969-1974)
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 Greg Brady (117 episodes, 1969-1974)
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 Peter Brady / ... (117 episodes, 1969-1974)
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 Bobby Brady (117 episodes, 1969-1974)
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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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Trivia

Mike Lookinland's hair was actually blonde and had to be dyed black to match the other male cast members. Bobby would be seen with blonde hair in the reunion projects. See more »

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Each time the front of the Brady house is shown as though it were "evening", the same shot is used for "daytime". The evening shot of the house is only darkened. The same shadow that can be seen in the daytime shot in the lower right corner (caused by the roof) is seen on the evening shot. See more »

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Jan Brady: Well, all day long at school I hear how great Marcia is at this or how wonderful Marcia did that! Marcia, Marcia, Marcia!
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The nine cast members are shown in a tic-tac-toe format, with the actors turning their heads to look each other. See more »

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Referenced in Tommy Boy (1995) See more »

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Theme from 'The Brady Bunch'
Written by Frank De Vol (as Frank DeVol) & Sherwood Schwartz
Sung by The Brady Bunch Kids
Vocal Recordings Supervised by Jackie Mills
(seasons 2-5)
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Corny but fun
14 February 2001 | by (Boston, MA) – See all my reviews

My first exposure to The Brady Bunch was at age 7, when I started watching the daily reruns. I don't know why I began to watch it, but what I can tell you is that it was (and still is) an entertaining situation comedy. It's no secret that critics were tough on the show. Sure it's corny, but it's fun to watch, and it has many great moments.

One of the favorite episodes is "Bobby's Hero," in which Bobby idolizes the notorious outlaw Jesse James. It has an interesting theme: you should always be careful who you pick for a hero.

Another favorite of mine is "Fright Night." That's the one where the kids' attempt to scare Alice backfires. In the dark, she smashes Carol's sculpture of Mike, thinking it was an intruder. Carol's important message in this episode: "If you carry a joke too far, someone might get hurt."

I have always associated myself with Peter Brady, because, like him, I'm a middle boy. To me, I'm very much the Peter Brady of my family.


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