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The Brady Bunch: :  -- The misadventures of a large family united when two widowed people married.


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Release Date:
26 September 1969 (USA) See more »
The misadventures of a large family united when two widowed people married. Full summary »
8 wins & 11 nominations See more »
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Light hearted misadventures of an idealized Big Happy Family See more (74 total) »


 (Series Cast Summary - 9 of 50)

Florence Henderson ... Carol Brady / ... (117 episodes, 1969-1974)

Ann B. Davis ... Alice Nelson / ... (117 episodes, 1969-1974)

Barry Williams ... Greg Brady (117 episodes, 1969-1974)

Robert Reed ... Mike Brady / ... (116 episodes, 1969-1974)

Maureen McCormick ... Marcia Brady (116 episodes, 1969-1974)

Eve Plumb ... Jan Brady (116 episodes, 1969-1974)

Susan Olsen ... Cindy Brady / ... (116 episodes, 1969-1974)

Christopher Knight ... Peter Brady / ... (116 episodes, 1969-1974)

Mike Lookinland ... Bobby Brady (116 episodes, 1969-1974)

Series Directed by
Oscar Rudolph (27 episodes, 1969-1971)
Jack Arnold (15 episodes, 1970-1974)
Hal Cooper (8 episodes, 1970-1973)
John Rich (7 episodes, 1969)
Peter Baldwin (7 episodes, 1970-1974)
Leslie H. Martinson (6 episodes, 1970-1973)
Russ Mayberry (6 episodes, 1970-1971)
Richard Michaels (6 episodes, 1972-1974)
Robert Reed (4 episodes, 1971-1973)
Jerry London (4 episodes, 1972-1973)
Bruce Bilson (4 episodes, 1973-1974)
George Cahan (3 episodes, 1969-1970)
Jack Donohue (3 episodes, 1972-1973)
George Tyne (3 episodes, 1972-1973)
David Alexander (2 episodes, 1969-1970)
Allen Baron (2 episodes, 1972)
Series Writing credits
Sherwood Schwartz (117 episodes, 1969-1974)
Al Schwartz (14 episodes, 1969-1974)
Bill Freedman (11 episodes, 1969-1974)
Elroy Schwartz (9 episodes, 1969-1973)
Tam Spiva (9 episodes, 1970-1973)
Ben Gershman (8 episodes, 1970-1974)
Larry Rhine (8 episodes, 1972-1974)
David P. Harmon (6 episodes, 1970-1972)
Skip Webster (5 episodes, 1969-1972)
Sam Locke (5 episodes, 1970-1974)
Milton Pascal (5 episodes, 1970-1974)
Brad Radnitz (4 episodes, 1970-1972)
Bruce Howard (4 episodes, 1970-1971)
Michael Morris (4 episodes, 1971-1973)
Harry Winkler (4 episodes, 1972-1974)
Ruth Brooks Flippen (3 episodes, 1969-1970)
Paul West (3 episodes, 1969-1970)
William Raynor (3 episodes, 1970-1973)
Myles Wilder (3 episodes, 1970-1973)
Burt Styler (3 episodes, 1970-1972)
Charles Hoffman (3 episodes, 1970-1971)
Albert E. Lewin (3 episodes, 1970-1971)
Ben Starr (3 episodes, 1971-1973)
Martin Ragaway (3 episodes, 1973)
Lois Hire (2 episodes, 1969-1973)
Joanna Lee (2 episodes, 1969-1973)
Phil Leslie (2 episodes, 1971)
Alfred Lewis Levitt (2 episodes, 1971)
Helen Levitt (2 episodes, 1971)

Series Produced by
Sherwood Schwartz .... executive producer / producer (117 episodes, 1969-1974)
Howard Leeds .... producer (92 episodes, 1970-1974)
Lloyd J. Schwartz .... associate producer / producer (77 episodes, 1971-1974)
David Whorf .... associate producer (24 episodes, 1969-1970)
Series Original Music by
Frank De Vol (117 episodes, 1969-1974)
Series Cinematography by
Robert G. Hager (90 episodes, 1970-1974)
Lester Shorr (22 episodes, 1969-1970)
Dale Deverman (5 episodes, 1970)
Series Film Editing by
Marshall Neilan Jr. (58 episodes, 1969-1974)
Bill E. Garst (45 episodes, 1970-1974)
Frank Capacchione (9 episodes, 1969-1970)
Bernard Matis (4 episodes, 1969-1970)
Series Casting by
Mike Hanks (63 episodes, 1969-1972)
Betty Martin (23 episodes, 1972-1973)
Pat Harris (22 episodes, 1973-1974)
Edward R. Morse (8 episodes, 1972)
Series Art Direction by
Jack De Shields (46 episodes, 1971-1973)
William L. Campbell (24 episodes, 1969-1970)
John M. Elliott (24 episodes, 1970-1971)
Monty Elliott (22 episodes, 1973-1974)
Series Set Decoration by
Anthony D. Nealis (73 episodes, 1969-1974)
Dorcy Howard (23 episodes, 1971-1972)
William F. Calvert (14 episodes, 1972-1973)
Pierre Ludlum (6 episodes, 1969)
Series Makeup Department
Jan Van Uchelen .... hair stylist (48 episodes, 1969-1971)
Sharleen Rassi .... key hair stylist (45 episodes, 1971-1973)
Bertha French .... hair stylist (12 episodes, 1969)
Series Production Management
Sam Strangis .... production manager: Paramount Television / vice president of production: Paramount Television (95 episodes, 1969-1973)
Ted Leonard .... executive production manager: Paramount Television (72 episodes, 1969-1972)
Edward K. Milkis .... post-production supervisor: Paramount Television (71 episodes, 1969-1972)
Douglas S. Cramer .... executive vice president in charge of production (49 episodes, 1969-1971)
Ralph W. Nelson .... unit production manager (44 episodes, 1971-1973)
James Nicholson .... unit production manager (33 episodes, 1969-1971)
William Cairncross .... post-production supervisor: Paramount Television / post-production supervisor (29 episodes, 1972-1974)
Thomas D. Tannenbaum .... senior vice president in charge of production (23 episodes, 1971-1972)
Mike Salamunovich .... unit production manager (22 episodes, 1973-1974)
Jack Sonntag .... production executive (16 episodes, 1973-1974)
James H. Brown .... unit production manager (15 episodes, 1970-1971)
Wally Samson .... unit production manager / unit manager (3 episodes, 1969-1972)
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
John Morrison .... assistant director (22 episodes, 1973-1974)
Jack Gertsman .... assistant director (15 episodes, 1970-1971)
William McGarry .... assistant director (14 episodes, 1972-1973)
Morris R. Abrams .... assistant director (12 episodes, 1971)
Alan Rudolph .... assistant director (11 episodes, 1971-1972)
Norman August .... assistant director (10 episodes, 1969-1970)
Clancy Herne .... assistant director (10 episodes, 1969-1970)
Ray Taylor Jr. .... assistant director (10 episodes, 1971-1973)
Bill Green .... assistant director (6 episodes, 1972)
Robert Birnbaum .... assistant director (4 episodes, 1969)
Norm Gray .... assistant director (2 episodes, 1972)
Series Art Department
Bill Ross .... supervising art director: Paramount Television (95 episodes, 1969-1973)
Series Sound Department
James M. Falkinburg .... supervising sound editor (49 episodes, 1969-1971)
James R. Wright .... sound mixer (47 episodes, 1970-1972)
William M. Andrews .... supervising sound effects editor / sound effects editor (46 episodes, 1971-1973)
Doug Grindstaff .... sound effects editor / supervising sound effects editor (37 episodes, 1969-1971)
Wallace R. Bearden .... sound mixer (36 episodes, 1972-1974)
Carl Daniels .... sound mixer (24 episodes, 1969-1970)
Tony Garber .... sound effects editor / sound editor (10 episodes, 1969-1970)
Jim Ford .... sound mixer (9 episodes, 1973-1974)
Series Visual Effects by
Christopher Chapman .... special visual effects designer (25 episodes, 1969-1970)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Owen Marsh .... camera operator (unknown episodes, 1972-1973)
Curtis Foster .... lamp operator (unknown episodes, 1973)
John M. Hennessy .... dolly grip (unknown episodes)
Series Casting Department
Millie Gusse .... casting supervisor: Paramount Television / casting supervisor (116 episodes, 1969-1974)
Series Editorial Department
Carl Mahakian .... post-production coordinator (102 episodes, 1969-1974)
Donald R. Rode .... post-production coordinator (15 episodes, 1970-1971)
Series Music Department
Frank De Vol .... composer: theme music (117 episodes, 1969-1974)
Sherwood Schwartz .... composer: theme music (117 episodes, 1969-1974)
The Brady Bunch Kids .... performer: theme song (92 episodes, 1970-1974)
Kenyon Hopkins .... music supervisor (68 episodes, 1970-1973)
Jack Lowry .... music editor (53 episodes, 1970-1972)
Leith Stevens .... music supervisor (26 episodes, 1969-1970)
The Peppermint Trolley Company .... music performers: title song (25 episodes, 1969-1970)
Richard Lapham .... music editor (24 episodes, 1969-1970)
Jay Alfred Smith .... music editor (22 episodes, 1973-1974)
Al Friede .... music editor (17 episodes, 1972-1973)

Pete King .... musical cues (unknown episodes)
Series Other crew
Tam Spiva .... script editor (51 episodes, 1971-1973)
Bruce Lansbury .... vice president: creative affairs (45 episodes, 1972-1974)
Charles Hoffman .... script editor (25 episodes, 1970-1971)
Skip Webster .... script consultant (22 episodes, 1973-1974)
Ruth Brooks Flippen .... script editor (16 episodes, 1969-1970)
Lloyd J. Schwartz .... production associate (15 episodes, 1970-1971)

Ray Reese .... choreographer (unknown episodes)
Joe Seiter .... choreographer (unknown episodes)
Lee Sollenberger .... animal trainer (unknown episodes)

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Pop-Up Brady" - USA (reissue title)
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30 min (117 episodes) | Argentina:30 min
Sound Mix:
Argentina:Atp | Australia:G | Canada:G (Canadian Home Video rating) | USA:TV-G | USA:Not Rated (DVD rating)

Did You Know?

Alice's last name was Nelson.See more »
Continuity: 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 »
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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22 out of 25 people found the following review useful.
Light hearted misadventures of an idealized Big Happy Family, 9 June 2006
Author: roghache from Canada

This is a sitcom from the 1970's that is based on an unlikely premise but nevertheless makes good family, heartwarming, and entertaining escapist drivel. The story revolves around a blended family originating when the widowed California architect, Mike Brady, marries a lovely lady, Carol, who is herself a single mom raising three daughters. Mike's three boys, Greg, Peter, & Bobby, originally range in age from 7 to 13. Carol's girls, Marcia, Jan, & Cindy, vary from age 6 to 12. By the series' end all the kids are basically teenagers. Meanwhile, the six offspring in this new combined family together experience assorted growing up trials, sibling rivalry, school issues, dating woes, and family vacations. Also included in the Brady family is their comical live-in housekeeper named Alice.

Of course it isn't exactly a likely scenario, the blending of so many children (including teenagers) more probably fraught with major serious challenges. Here the family is both relatively affluent and very functional, with any difficulties quite trivial and always amusingly solved within the half hour. Not only do these six kids have a stay at home mom but also the benefit of the affable & amusing Alice to help sort things out for them. Furthermore, the former spouses prove to be no problem. The boys experience no prolonged grief for their birth mother, Mike's first wife. It isn't clear whether Carol is divorced but in any case, her first husband seems conveniently out of the picture. The kids immediately assume all appropriate parental and fraternal bonds with their step people.

However, the show's essential positive values more than compensate for all these inadequacies, with sitcoms generally not intended to be unduly realistic anyway. True, the Bradys live a prosperous California lifestyle in a Los Angeles suburb, the parents are invariably patient and caring, and the kids sometimes even get to choose their own punishments. Nevertheless, these Brady kids are respectful of their parents, who are assumed to know more than their children (not the reverse). They are disciplined when they go astray, taught concepts of right and wrong, and generally expected to live up to them. All in sharp contrast to prevailing modern TV standards.

I haven't really watched the show in re runs though would still tune in now and then, if given the opportunity. Therefore it's been awhile, so I don't recall many specific episodes. The Bradys are definitely an idealized average American middle class family. However, it's a carefree, innocent, and light hearted program, improbable but with good values.

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