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The Brady Bunch 

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The misadventures of a large family united when a widower and a widow marry.
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Complete series cast summary:
Robert Reed ...  Mike Brady / ... 117 episodes, 1969-1974
Florence Henderson ...  Carol Brady / ... 117 episodes, 1969-1974
Ann B. Davis ...  Alice Nelson / ... 117 episodes, 1969-1974
Maureen McCormick ...  Marcia Brady 117 episodes, 1969-1974
Eve Plumb ...  Jan Brady 117 episodes, 1969-1974
Susan Olsen ...  Cindy Brady 117 episodes, 1969-1974
Barry Williams ...  Greg Brady 117 episodes, 1969-1974
Christopher Knight ...  Peter Brady / ... 117 episodes, 1969-1974
Mike Lookinland ...  Bobby Brady 117 episodes, 1969-1974
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Storyline

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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Comedy | Family

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Country:

USA

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English

Release Date:

26 September 1969 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Brady Brood See more »

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Runtime:

(117 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
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Trivia

Jeffrey Hunter lobbied Sherwood Schwartz for the role of Mike Brady, but the network thought Hunter was "too handsome" for the role and rejected him. See more »

Goofs

The exterior of the house does not match the interior. As you face the front door, the exterior has the second floor only to the left, but walking in the front door, the staircase is to the right. See more »

Quotes

Alice Nelson: If there's anything I can't stand, it's a perfect kid. And SIX of 'em, yecch!
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Alternate Versions

In 2001, VH1 aired a series of episodes with information bubbles on the screen in the style of _"Pop Up Video" (1996)_. These episodes were collectively identified under the title "Pop-Up Brady". See more »

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Referenced in The Chase Australia: Episode #2.38 (2016) See more »

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Theme from 'The Brady Bunch'
Written by Frank De Vol & Sherwood Schwartz
Sung by The Peppermint Trolley Company
(season 1)
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Marcia, Marcia, Marcia
29 December 2005 | by deconstructionistSee all my reviews

If you were born between, say, 1958 and 1962, and did not have impure thoughts about Marcia you must be either Amish or gay. She was a few years older than me (I'm more Jan's age) and have to say she was every boy's ideal of the girl next door. Sure, the show was totally uncool and square, but Marcia was IT. Nowadays I notice that mom was quite a dish herself but at the time she was, well, old enough to be my mother.

Criticizing the Brady Bunch for being unrealistic makes no more sense than criticizing candy for being sweet. It was a show for kids and why on Earth would anyone think children need to be exposed to the harsher realities of life in a freaking sitcom. I think that criticism is motivated by envy and being envious of make-believe characters is not healthy. Relax.


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