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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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Complete series cast summary:
 Carol Brady / ... (117 episodes, 1969-1974)
 Alice Nelson / ... (117 episodes, 1969-1974)
 Greg Brady (117 episodes, 1969-1974)
 Mike Brady / ... (116 episodes, 1969-1974)
 Marcia Brady (116 episodes, 1969-1974)
 Jan Brady (116 episodes, 1969-1974)
 Cindy Brady / ... (116 episodes, 1969-1974)
 Peter Brady / ... (116 episodes, 1969-1974)
 Bobby Brady (116 episodes, 1969-1974)


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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Did You Know?


We saw the Brady bathroom many times, but not once did we see a toilet. The popular joke was that the Bradys were so good, clean and wholesome that didn't even go to the bathroom. The truth was, the network censors wouldn't allow a toilet to be shown, at that time. See more »


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 »


Carol Ann Brady: Jan, I think you may need glasses.
Jan Brady: Glasses! Oh, no, mom! Not glasses! They'll make me look absolutely positively goofy!
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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 »


Referenced in Stay Tuned (1992) See more »


Theme from 'The Brady Bunch'
Written by Frank De Vol & Sherwood Schwartz
Sung by The Peppermint Trolley Company
(season 1)
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Brady is an emotion. Good or bad is up to you.
12 March 2005 | by (United States) – 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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