History Trivia / TheBradyBunch

11th Jan '17 10:43:39 AM Grrrrrrrrrrrrrr
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** As mentioned above, if the show continued for a sixth season, Mike Brady would likely have been killed off.
4th Jan '17 3:01:35 AM Erin582
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* UnintentionalPeriodPiece: Now that TheNineties are as far in the past as TheSeventies were when the movies were made.

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* UnintentionalPeriodPiece: Now that TheNineties are as far in the past as TheSeventies were when the movies were made.made.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Original plot lines/character changes for the first movie and as a "sign of the times" would have had Mike flipping burgers instead of his usual career of an architect and Marcia being a lesbian. Fortunately, a successful lawsuit put an end to these radical changes, though they were worked into the film's in other ways (Greg ended up being the BurgerFool in the sequel, though it's only shown in one scene and Marcia is given a lesbian friend who, of course, [[EvenTheGirlsWantHer is in love with her.]])
21st Dec '16 1:31:56 PM lakingsif
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* KilledByRequest: Robert Reed hated everything about the show except the kids playing the young Bradys. This led to him and producer Creator/SherwoodSchwartz butting heads on numerous occasions. And in fact, had it not been cancelled Schwartz actually planned to kill off Mike Brady over the summer hiatus so he'd be gone for the sixth season and beyond.
26th Nov '16 11:21:14 AM LarryMullen
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* EditedForSyndication: Some "family friendly" networks remove the MushroomSamba, cutting directly to disheveled Roy waking up the next day, late for the auction.
* FollowTheLeader: Although the ''Dragnet'' movie did it first, it was the success of this film that inspired other big screen remakes to lampoon their source material rather than play it straight. Films such as ''Starsky & Hutch'', ''I Spy'', ''The Green Hornet'', and ''21 Jump Street'', to name a few.


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* MissingTrailerScene: The trailer for the first movie showed Peter delivering his Creator/HumphreyBogart impression ("Porkshops and appleschause") to one of the girls at school. The original trailer for the second movie featured two gags involving the Brady Bunch grid: one in which the clan [[BreakingTheFourthWall breaks the fourth wall]] to exclaim, "We're back!", and one in which Trevor walks into Mike's square.
26th Nov '16 10:57:21 AM LarryMullen
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* OnlyBarelyRenewed: According to Ann B. Davis, only once was the series renewed for a full season (for the rest of the run, it was half-season renewals).



* ShootTheMoney: Episodes took the Bradys on location to Grand Canyon and Hawaii.




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* YouLookFamiliar: Chris Beaumont, a teen actor of the late 1960s and early 1970s, plays four different characters – always, opposite Barry Williams' Greg – during the final four seasons. Chris first appeared in Season 2's "Our Son, the Man" as a high school senior Greg tries to emulate (none too well). In Season 3, he was slick-talking Eddie in "The Wheeler Dealer," who tries to sell him a wreck of a used car. Season 4's season finale was "A Room at the Top," where Chris' Hank is a college sophomore and one of Greg's buddies (no indication if he's the same kid that Greg encountered a couple of years earlier, but still ... ). But perhaps Chris' most prominent, best-received role was that as the unethical quarterback Jerry Rogers in "Quarterback Sneak."
1st Oct '16 8:53:28 PM TotemicHero
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* ReferencedBy: The music video for "My Name Is" by Music/{{Eminem}} features a brief parody of the nine-panel opening, titled "The Shady Bunch", with every panel having Eminem's face.
1st Oct '16 8:35:22 PM TotemicHero
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* ReferencedBy: The music video for "My Name Is" by Music/{{Eminem}} features a brief parody of the nine-panel opening, titled "The Shady Bunch", with every panel having Eminem's face.
30th May '16 4:02:04 PM DrRomoray
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* {{Defictionalization}}: Gilligan’s penultimate episode of ''Series/TheXFiles'', "Sunshine Days". In that episode, the production team had lovingly recreated the house from ''The Brady Bunch'' in L.A., which briefly became a tourist attraction for all the geeks in the television industry.
29th Apr '16 2:30:42 AM Freshmeat
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* HeyItsThatGuy:
** Mike is played by Gary Cole from ''Film/OfficeSpace''.
** Carol is played by ShelleyLong from ''Series/{{Cheers}}''.
** Christine Taylor (from ''Film/DodgeballATrueUnderdogStory'' and ''Film/{{Zoolander}}'') plays Marcia.
*** She's also [[Series/HeyDude Melody]]
** One of their neighbors is [[Series/TheFreshPrinceofBelAir Uncle Phil]], while [[Series/LaverneAndShirley Lenny]] is another.
** Dr. Whitehead in ''A Very Brady Sequel'' is played by John Hillerman from ''Series/MagnumPI''.
** Peter in ''The White House'' was the [[Series/PowerRangersTurbo Blue Turbo Ranger]].
** The lifeguard in the second movie is ''[[Series/{{Arrow}} John Diggle]]!
** Marcia French kissed [[{{Film/AChristmasStory}} Schwartz]].
26th Apr '16 12:57:14 AM Freshmeat
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* HeyItsThatGuy:
** Some older viewers might associate Ann B. Davis more with her role as "Schultzy", Bob's lovestruck secretary on the '50s sitcom ''The Bob Cummings Show''.
** Dabbs Greer plays the minister ... and would play a minister in his best known role as Rev. Alden on ''Series/LittleHouseOnThePrairie''.
** The elf is played by Brian Forster, the second actor to play the role of Chris Partridge in what later became the Bradys' longtime Friday night stablemates, ''Series/ThePartridgeFamily''.
** Fans of ''Series/{{Gunsmoke}}'' might recognize Howard Culver, who played the recurring role of the Dodge City Hotel clerk Howie Uzzell. He's Mr. Crawford in this installment.
** Hal Smith, best known as town drunk Otis Campbell in ''Series/TheAndyGriffithShow'', is a department store Santa who promises Cindy that her mother will get her voice back by Christmas. Smith later appeared in Season 2's ''The Winner'' as the "Cartoon King".
** The Season 1 episode ''Is There a Doctor in the House'' has this trope appear twice, both by sitcom parents – Herbert Anderson (Henry Mitchell, father of the title character in the U.S. live-action TV adaptation of ''[[Series/DennisTheMenace Dennis the Menace]]'') and Marion Ross (later Mrs. Cunningham on ''HappyDays'').
** Gordon Jump of Maytag Man and ''Series/WKRPInCincinnati'' fame plays Mr. Collins.
** Fran Ryan (as Mrs. Hunsaker) was a familiar character actor on TV shows from the 1960s through 1980s.
** Hope Sherwood (daughter of series creator Sherwood Schwartz), who would appear twice later in the series as Greg's on-again, off-again girlfriend Rachel.
** E.G. Marshall, Robert Reed's co-star in their earlier series ''Series/TheDefenders'' (he played the cantankerous, no-nonsense Mr. Randolph).
** Paul Sorensen, who played Mr. Hinton, is perhaps best known to newer audiences for his recurring role (34 episodes) as Andy Bradley, owner of one of Ewing Oil's rival cartels, on the original ''{{Series/Dallas}}''.
** Marcia Wallace plays the part of a department store clerk who sells Jan her brunette wig. Wallace went on to bigger and better things: a regular role on ''Series/TheBobNewhartShow'' (receptionist Carol Kester), a regular gig on various game shows (most notably ''Series/MatchGame'') and – in fitting the "Hey, It's That Voice!" trope – the regular role as Edna Krabappel-Flanders on ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''.
** Pamelyn Ferdin (best known as the 4th voice of Lucy Van Pelt in the ''ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}}'' specials) also appears as, interestingly, Lucy Winters.
** Chris Beaumont, but moreso to ''BradyBunch'' fans than anything, as he's not particularly well known outside of his four appearances throughout the series, all as various teenagers. This was the first, playing a high school senior whom Greg tries to emulate. He'd later play a slick-talking salesman who sells Greg a lemon of a classic car, one of Greg's college friends and (finally) a rival high school quarterback whom doesn't trust his scouts and resorts to cheating.
** Stephen Dunne, who was a host of ''Series/TruthOrConsequences'', his work of course being greatly overshadowed by that of Bob Barker.
** Former WesternAnimation/MrMagoo voice and Series/GilligansIsland star Jim Backus makes his first Brady appearance as the prospector. He later returns in ''The Hustler'' as he plays Mr. Matthews, Mike's boss.
** Jay Silverheels as Chief Eagle Cloud. Fans of the original TV version of "The Lone Ranger" knew him as Tonto.
** Charles Martin Smith: Remember Toad from ''AmericanGraffiti''? Then you'll know Ronnie, the nerdy guy whom Greg wants to unload his piece-of-junk car on.
** Paul Winchell, the ventriloquist behind Jerry Mahoney and voice of countless Creator/HannaBarbera villains (Dick Dastardly and (later) Gargamel among them), and inventor of the artificial heart.
** Imogene Coca, the comedienne best known for her role opposite Sid Caesar on Your Show of Shows.
** [[Series/TheAddamsFamily Uncle Fester]] is suing Carol Brady!
** Sandra Gould, aka Gladys Kravitz of ''Series/{{Bewitched}}'', plays Mrs. Gould, one of the [=PTA=] members.
** Denny Miller, best known as Duke Shannon on ''Wagon Train'' and several guest shots on ''GilligansIsland'', plays the part of Carol's egomaniacal old flame Tank Gates.
** Natalie Schaefer, who played Lovey Howell in – what else – ''GilligansIsland''. She plays Penelope Fletcher here.
** Terry Becker directed an episode. Becker is best known for playing Chief Petty Officer Francis Ethelbert Sharkey in ''Series/VoyageToTheBottomOfTheSea''.
** Ben Starr wrote three episodes. Starr is best known for co-creating ''Series/SilverSpoons'' and for co-developing ''Series/TheFactsOfLife''.
** Howard Leeds wrote an episode. Leeds is best known as creator and executive producer of ''Series/SmallWonder'' and for co-creating ''Silver Spoons'' and co-developing ''The Facts of Life''.
* HeyItsThatVoice: Marcia's boss is played by Henry Corden (best known for taking over the role of [[Series/TheFlintstones Fred Flintstone]]).
** Sam the butcher is played by Allan Melvin, who is best known as the voice of WesternAnimation/MagillaGorilla.
** [[Creator/RobbieRist Cousin Oliver]] would grow up to be [[Film/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles Michelangelo]] and Chouji Akimichi.



* HeyItsThatVoice:
** Greg (played by Christopher Daniel Barnes) sure sounds a lot like [[WesternAnimation/SpiderManTheAnimatedSeries Spider-Man]] or [[Disney/TheLittleMermaid Prince Eric]], doesn't he?
** Olivia Hack, who plays Cindy, also did the voices of [[WesternAnimation/HeyArnold Rhonda]] and [[WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender Ty Lee]].
** [[Creator/AshleyEckstein Jan Brady]] is now [[WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars a Jedi Knight]].
** Mike Brady and Dena Dittmeyer are [[WesternAnimation/KimPossible Mr. and Mrs. Possible]]. The former is also [[WesternAnimation/HarveyBirdmanAttorneyAtLaw Harvey Birdman]] and [[WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooMysteryIncorporated Mayor Jones]].
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