History Trivia / TheBradyBunch

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]].
25th Mar '16 1:35:01 PM Whipsmart
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** Marcia French kissed [[{{Film/AChristmasStory}} Schwartz]].
9th Mar '16 7:36:46 AM Hossmeister
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* FirstAppearance: Of Sam Franklin, the owner of Sam's Butcher Shop where the Bradys get all their meat and Alice finds her boyfriend and future husband. Veteran character actor Allan Melvin took on what became one of his two signature roles (the other being Barney Hefner in ''AllInTheFamily'').

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* FirstAppearance: Of Sam Franklin, the owner of Sam's Butcher Shop where the Bradys get all their meat and Alice finds her boyfriend and future husband. Veteran character actor Allan Melvin took on what became one of his two signature roles (the other being Barney Hefner in ''AllInTheFamily'').''Series/AllInTheFamily'').
4th Mar '16 11:11:49 AM Mdumas43073
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* SpiritualAdaptation: Of the film ''Yours, Mine, and Ours''.
8th Feb '16 11:49:55 AM dsneybuf
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* ActorAllusion:
** Dr. Whiteman offers Trevor a macadamia nut, in reference to when actor John Hillerman was the spokesperson for Mauna Loa Macadamia Nuts. In addition, it's not the first time Hillerman has been seen [[Series/MagnumPI hanging around a Hawaiian mansion]].
** Tim Matheson played another adventurer in ''WesternAnimation/JonnyQuest''.
* CastingGag: Tim Matheson, who played Roy/Trevor, previously played one of the children in ''Yours Mine and Ours'', the movie that inspired ''The Brady Bunch''.
* DawsonCasting: Christine Taylor (Marcia), Jennifer Elise Cox (Jan), and Christopher Daniel Barnes (Greg) were all in their twenties when cast. Interestingly, Cox is actually ''older'' than Taylor in real life.
1st Jan '16 3:44:28 AM erforce
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** Mike is played by Gary Cole from ''OfficeSpace''.
** Carol is played by ShelleyLong from ''{{Cheers}}''.
** Christine Taylor (from ''DodgeballATrueUnderdogStory'' and ''{{Zoolander}}'') plays Marcia.
*** She's also [[HeyDude Melody]]

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** Mike is played by Gary Cole from ''OfficeSpace''.
''Film/OfficeSpace''.
** Carol is played by ShelleyLong from ''{{Cheers}}''.
''Series/{{Cheers}}''.
** Christine Taylor (from ''DodgeballATrueUnderdogStory'' ''Film/DodgeballATrueUnderdogStory'' and ''{{Zoolander}}'') ''Film/{{Zoolander}}'') plays Marcia.
*** She's also [[HeyDude [[Series/HeyDude Melody]]



** Greg (played by Christopher Daniel Barnes) sure sounds a lot like [[SpiderManTheAnimatedSeries Spider-Man]] or [[Disney/TheLittleMermaid Prince Eric]], doesn't he?
** Olivia Hack, who plays Cindy, also did the voices of [[HeyArnold Rhonda]] and [[WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender Ty Lee]].

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** Greg (played by Christopher Daniel Barnes) sure sounds a lot like [[SpiderManTheAnimatedSeries [[WesternAnimation/SpiderManTheAnimatedSeries Spider-Man]] or [[Disney/TheLittleMermaid Prince Eric]], doesn't he?
** Olivia Hack, who plays Cindy, also did the voices of [[HeyArnold [[WesternAnimation/HeyArnold Rhonda]] and [[WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender Ty Lee]].
20th Dec '15 9:08:42 PM runey
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* ActorAllusion: In part 2 of the Grand Canyon arc, Alice says the Native American word for "hi" will come in handy if she ever runs into [[Series/TheLoneRanger Tonto]]. In part 3, they meet a native boy whose father is played by Jay Siverheels, who played Tonto.

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* ActorAllusion: In part 2 of the Grand Canyon arc, Alice says the Native American word for "hi" will come in handy if she ever runs into [[Series/TheLoneRanger Tonto]]. In part 3, they meet a native boy whose father is played by Jay Siverheels, Silverheels, who played Tonto.
12th Dec '15 6:37:23 PM smittykins
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* TheCastShowoff: Eve Plumb was one hell of an artist, which made its way into a few episodes and eventually became Jan's major talent. Florence Henderson was also known for her beautiful voice, which led to two episodes revolving around Carol singing.
** Florence Henderson also sang the theme to ''The Bradys''.
*** The kids, with their singing talents, although in real life, only Barry Williams and Maureen McCormick had genuine singing talent.(Mike Lookinland and Susan Olsen also had decent voices, and Eve Plumb was OK, but Chris Knight was--by his own admission--a terrible singer.)
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