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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?


It's a common misconception that the show was inspired by the Lucille Ball/Henry Fonda movie "Yours, Mine, and Ours"(1968). But, Sherwood Schwartz stated in Barry Williams's book "Growing Up Brady: I Was a Teenage Greg," that was not the case. In fact, he says that the producers of the movie threatened action over the show. So, Schwartz pointed out to them that his idea for the show was registered with the Writer's Guild before the movie was made. So, if anything, their movie was inspired by the show. He never heard from the film's producers again. See more »


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 »


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 »


Referenced in The Jay Leno Show: Episode #1.30 (2009) 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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I'm in love with it!
1 June 2004 | by (The Imperial Earth State) – See all my reviews

I love this series! I don't really care that it's hopelessly unrealistic, at least the whole family can watch it and you don't have to be concerned that something's going to crop-up on it that's unfit for your kids to see. Not one swear word, nothing! This was a family that was perfect, where no one ever stayed angry with one another, the parents loved each other and the kids and the kids loved and respected the parents! And of course there was the perfect Maid!

I laugh when people put this down for being "unrealistic." What about ever-popular shows like "The Andy Griffith Show"? Was THAT realistic?!

I love everything about the glory that was the Brady Bunch: the silly situations, the colorful clothes, everything! I wish they made stuff like this now! I watch the reruns whenever I can, and I've bought two of the books about it, too!


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