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The Brady Bunch 

The misadventures of a large family united when a widow and a divorcee marry.
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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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26 September 1969 (USA)  »

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Trivia

In the show Robert Reed's name was Mike Brady, and Mike Lookinland's name was Robert Brady. Their names were flip flopped. See more »

Goofs

Considering that Brady's have six children, including two already in adolescence when the series begins and Mike is an architect, no reason is given why they didn't purchase a much larger home. After all, they are apparently wealthy enough to employ a live-in maid, take expensive vacations and not to have Carol work. The series attempts to tackle this later with Greg getting an attic room of his own. However, why this wasn't done in the first place is never explained; nor is why they don't on an addition or even consider a larger dwelling as time went by. See more »

Quotes

Marcia Brady: It's so beneficial for me to be away from those children in junior high and to be with people of my own mature growth. I'm looking forward to the intellectual stimulation. Nice meeting you boys. Bye.
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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 »

Connections

Referenced in The Love Boat: Who Killed Maxwell Thorn? (1987) See more »

Soundtracks

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 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!

I WISH I COULD HAVE BEEN A BRADY BOY!!!


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