It's Mike Brady and Carol Martin née Tyler's wedding day, the ceremony and reception to be held in Carol's backyard. Nervous Mike's three sons - Greg, Peter and Bobby - believe their new stepmother is groovy, although Bobby is concerned about losing the memory of his own deceased mother. Equally nervous Carol's three daughters - Marcia, Jan and Cindy - feel the same about their new stepfather. Mike and Carol's nerves are largely due to combining their own already large individual families into one, which also include Alice and Tiger, the Bradys' housekeeper and dog respectively, and Fluffy, the Martins' cat. What Greg and Peter question is why Tiger is not invited to the wedding if he is a member of the family. Tiger's attendance becomes a bigger issue than what Mike and Carol would have hoped. What they want more than anything is togetherness within their new family, which may start a little sooner after the wedding also than they probably would have imagined, the situation based on ... Written by
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When Sherwood Schwartz pitched this as a pilot episode to NBC, they thought the story of the parents returning to get their blended family and take them along on the honeymoon was an unbelievable story line. They offered to do the pilot if he changed the ending. ABC liked it so much they wanted to stretch the story to be a TV movie, 90 minutes long. Sherwood balked at that also, certain that such a pilot would be so dull the series would not get picked up. See more
When Mike is talking to Bobby about his first mom's photo he refers to soon-to-be wife Carol as "Karen." See more
Oh Mike. Thank goodness you saved the cake!