History YMMV / TheBradyBunch

5th Dec '16 7:00:39 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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** Another Season 4 episode "Bobby's Hero" is set off when Bobby, pretending to be Jesse James, brings a cap-gun to school and pretends to hold all the other students hostage during recess. Mike and Carol are called up to the school and everyone becomes more concerned with Bobby's idolization of a villain than anything and Bobby gets off with little more than a stern talking to about Jesse James later on. With how sensitive and violent schools are today, when he would be expelled from school for that, it's rather...off-putting...

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** Another Season 4 episode "Bobby's Hero" is set off when Bobby, pretending to be Jesse James, UsefulNotes/JesseJames, brings a cap-gun to school and pretends to hold all the other students hostage during recess. Mike and Carol are called up to the school and everyone becomes more concerned with Bobby's idolization of a villain than anything and Bobby gets off with little more than a stern talking to about Jesse James later on. With how sensitive and violent schools are today, when he would be expelled from school for that, it's rather...off-putting...
25th Nov '16 1:25:57 PM nombretomado
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* CriticalResearchFailure: In his retrospective about ''The Brady Bunch'', Lloyd Schwartz recalled a dispute he had with Robert Reed over a line in the script for "Jan, the Only Child" where Mike walks into the kitchen, sees Carol and Alice cooking strawberry preserves for the Charity Hoedown, takes a whiff and remarks, "This smells like strawberry heaven!" Reed contended that, per various encyclopedia articles, strawberries don't have scents and got into a huge argument with the writers. After several days of fighting and not wanting production delays over a minor point in the script, the writers conceded and changed Reed's line to "This looks like strawberry heaven."

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* CriticalResearchFailure: CriticalResearchFailure:
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In his retrospective about ''The Brady Bunch'', Lloyd Schwartz recalled a dispute he had with Robert Reed over a line in the script for "Jan, the Only Child" where Mike walks into the kitchen, sees Carol and Alice cooking strawberry preserves for the Charity Hoedown, takes a whiff and remarks, "This smells like strawberry heaven!" Reed contended that, per various encyclopedia articles, strawberries don't have scents and got into a huge argument with the writers. After several days of fighting and not wanting production delays over a minor point in the script, the writers conceded and changed Reed's line to "This looks like strawberry heaven."



** At the end of the first movie, Cindy is shown being jealous of her sister Jan's attention. Fast-forward a few years and find her actress, Olivia Hack, voicing [[AvatarTheLastAirbender a certain girl with 'six identical sisters' and her rant that sometimes she felt like she didn't even have her own name.]]

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** At the end of the first movie, Cindy is shown being jealous of her sister Jan's attention. Fast-forward a few years and find her actress, Olivia Hack, voicing [[AvatarTheLastAirbender [[WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender a certain girl with 'six identical sisters' and her rant that sometimes she felt like she didn't even have her own name.]]
29th Aug '16 8:54:37 AM mlsmithca
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* FairForItsDay / ValuesDissonance : The boys bring the dog to the wedding in the pilot, and then leave the dog LOCKED IN THE CAR!

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* FairForItsDay / ValuesDissonance : FairForItsDay: The boys bring the dog to the wedding in the pilot, and then leave the dog LOCKED IN THE CAR!



* FunnyAneurysmMoment[=/=]RealitySubtext: During Oliver's official introduction, his clumsiness causes so many accidents around the house that he's convinced he's a jinx. It was played for comic relief and mild angst, but it's not so funny when you remember the series was cancelled shortly after the addition of the character.

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* FunnyAneurysmMoment[=/=]RealitySubtext: FunnyAneurysmMoment: During Oliver's official introduction, his clumsiness causes so many accidents around the house that he's convinced he's a jinx. It was played for comic relief and mild angst, but it's not so funny when you remember the series was cancelled shortly after the addition of the character.



** In one episode Greg makes reference to the Indy 500. Since the 1990s Florence Henderson has sang "God Bless America" before the start of the race.

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** In one episode Greg makes reference to the Indy 500. Since the 1990s Florence Henderson has sang sung "God Bless America" before the start of the race.



* [[TookTheBadFilmSeriously Took The Bad Show Seriously]]: Robert Reed, by all accounts.

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* [[TookTheBadFilmSeriously Took The Bad Show Seriously]]: TookTheBadFilmSeriously: Robert Reed, by all accounts.



* [[WhatAnIdiot/LiveActionTV What an Idiot]]: Robert Reed, in his scathing critiques of various episodes, often suggested that the characters were not written as reasonably intelligent adults (or children/teenagers in the case of the kids) but as complete idiots. Some of those examples follow below, and were published in Barry Williams' book "Growing Up Brady: I Was a Teenaged Greg":

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* [[WhatAnIdiot/LiveActionTV What an Idiot]]: WhatAnIdiot: Robert Reed, in his scathing critiques of various episodes, often suggested that the characters were not written as reasonably intelligent adults (or children/teenagers in the case of the kids) but as complete idiots. Some of those examples follow below, and were published in Barry Williams' book "Growing Up Brady: I Was a Teenaged Greg":



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** "And Now a Word From Our Sponsor": Various aspect, aspects, including:



** Reed refers to several late Season 5 episodes in his infamous critique of "The Hair-Brained Scheme," including "Two Petes in a Pod." Here, Peter meets Arthur (Christopher Knight in a dual role) at school, and decide to see if they can fool their parents. Reed was irked that even Mike and Carol are fooled by the "faux Peter" due to his exact resemblance, suggesting that even with Peter and Arthur being so identical his parents surely would be able to tell who's who.
*** Not mentioned in the critique, but noticeable to fans: Arthur cozies up very closely to Jan when helping her with her homework at the kitchen table, and nobody neither Jan nor Mike or Carol even bats an eye about "Peter" showing unusual affection for his stepsister. Also, only Alice comes remotely close to sensing something is amiss when she notices Arthur's shirt ("Did you change your shirt at school today, Peter?").
* WhatDoYouMeanItWasntMadeOnDrugs: Why a climatic scene featuring Robert Reed and Barry Williams was shot a day after production was to have ended. Reed already disgusted with the script as a whole was particularly annoyed at a scene where Mike and Greg talk to Greg's pet mouse to get it to run through a maze. When Reed lost his argument with Sherwood Schwartz over the script and was told he wasn't being written out, Reed promptly went out, got very drunk and returned to film his scene with Williams. Lloyd Schwartz, who was also on the set, realized that if the scene was filmed, someone  most likely, at ABC or in the very least Paramount Studios  would easily figure out that Reed was highly intoxicated, a media frenzy would ensue and it would ruin the integrity of the show ... prompting Lloyd to knock over a flood light onto the set and cause an overnight stopdown ... and time for Reed to sober up. To the Schwartzes, a day late with production and related costs were worth the price of saving the show. Both Williams and the Schwartzes have related this incident in their respective autobiographies.
** Of course, Barry Williams did famously shoot a scene of the episode "Law and Disorder" while visibly high.

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** Reed refers to several late Season 5 episodes in his infamous critique of "The Hair-Brained Scheme," including "Two Petes in a Pod." Here, Peter meets Arthur (Christopher Knight in a dual role) at school, and decide to see if they can fool their parents. Reed was irked that even Mike and Carol are fooled by the "faux Peter" due to his exact resemblance, suggesting that even with Peter and Arthur being so identical his parents surely would be able to tell who's who.
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who. Not mentioned in the critique, but noticeable to fans: Arthur cozies up very closely to Jan when helping her with her homework at the kitchen table, and nobody neither Jan nor Mike or Carol even bats an eye about "Peter" showing unusual affection for his stepsister. Also, only Alice comes remotely close to sensing something is amiss when she notices Arthur's shirt ("Did you change your shirt at school today, Peter?").
* WhatDoYouMeanItWasntMadeOnDrugs: Why a climatic climactic scene featuring Robert Reed and Barry Williams was shot a day after production was to have ended. Reed already disgusted with the script as a whole was particularly annoyed at a scene where Mike and Greg talk to Greg's pet mouse to get it to run through a maze. When Reed lost his argument with Sherwood Schwartz over the script and was told he wasn't being written out, Reed promptly went out, got very drunk and returned to film his scene with Williams. Lloyd Schwartz, who was also on the set, realized that if the scene was filmed, someone  most likely, at ABC or in the very least Paramount Studios  would easily figure out that Reed was highly intoxicated, a media frenzy would ensue and it would ruin the integrity of the show ... prompting Lloyd to knock over a flood light onto the set and cause an overnight stopdown ... and time for Reed to sober up. To the Schwartzes, a day late with production and related costs were worth the price of saving the show. Both Williams and the Schwartzes have related this incident in their respective autobiographies.
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autobiographies. Of course, Barry Williams did famously shoot a scene of the episode "Law and Disorder" while visibly high.



* HilariousInHindsight: Christopher Daniel Barnes, the actor who plays Greg, was on a sitcom in the TheEighties called ''Day by Day,'' and his character was obsessed with ''The Brady Bunch.'' In one episode, he even dreams he's a seventh Brady sibling named Chuck. Florence Henderson, Ann B. Davis, Robert Reed, Christopher Knight, and Mike Lookinland all made appearances as their old characters. Good thing it was AllJustADream, because "Chuck" soon realizes he's doomed to live the same wacky situations over and over again in reruns.

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* HilariousInHindsight: HilariousInHindsight:
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Christopher Daniel Barnes, the actor who plays Greg, was on a sitcom in the TheEighties called ''Day by Day,'' and his character was obsessed with ''The Brady Bunch.'' In one episode, he even dreams he's a seventh Brady sibling named Chuck. Florence Henderson, Ann B. Davis, Robert Reed, Christopher Knight, and Mike Lookinland all made appearances as their old characters. Good thing it was AllJustADream, because "Chuck" soon realizes he's doomed to live the same wacky situations over and over again in reruns.



* TakeThatScrappy: In ''A Very Brady Sequel'', [[spoiler:after Bobby unsuccessfuly stops CousinOliver from running out into the street after Tiger, he and Cindy hear a car screech. Instead of checking for an accident, Bobby and Cindy just shrug their shoulders and continue eating.]]
** For those who aren't kosher with the idea of a PG13 comedy movie [[spoiler:offing a dog and a child for laughs, take heart that if the producers really wanted to drive that joke home (no pun intended), you would've heard a screech AND a thump.]]

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* TakeThatScrappy: In ''A Very Brady Sequel'', [[spoiler:after Bobby unsuccessfuly stops CousinOliver from running out into the street after Tiger, he and Cindy hear a car screech. Instead of checking for an accident, Bobby and Cindy just shrug their shoulders and continue eating.]]
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]] For those who aren't kosher with the idea of a PG13 comedy movie [[spoiler:offing a dog and a child for laughs, take heart that if the producers really wanted to drive that joke home (no pun intended), you would've heard a screech AND a thump.]]
29th Aug '16 8:48:57 AM Briguy52748
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* SeinfeldIsUnfunny: The entire premise of the show, about a mixed marriage family, has fallen victim to this since nontradtional families have become far more common.

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* SeinfeldIsUnfunny: The entire premise of the show, about a mixed marriage family, has fallen victim to this since nontradtional families have become far more common. Also, how the Schwartzes -- in their autobiography -- view Robert Reed's vision of the show ... mindless "lectures" rather than just letting the scriptwriters do their work and taking reasonable input into consideration for script changes.
25th Jul '16 3:08:15 AM Brady515
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** Another Season 4 episode "Bobby's Hero" is set off when Bobby, pretending to be Jesse James, brings a cap-gun to school and pretends to hold all the other students hostage during recess. Mike and Carol are called up to the school and everyone becomes more concerned with Bobby's idolization of a villain than anything and Bobby gets off with little more than a stern talking to about Jesse James later on. With how sensitive and violent schools are today, it's rather...off-putting...

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** Another Season 4 episode "Bobby's Hero" is set off when Bobby, pretending to be Jesse James, brings a cap-gun to school and pretends to hold all the other students hostage during recess. Mike and Carol are called up to the school and everyone becomes more concerned with Bobby's idolization of a villain than anything and Bobby gets off with little more than a stern talking to about Jesse James later on. With how sensitive and violent schools are today, when he would be expelled from school for that, it's rather...off-putting...
24th Jul '16 3:47:04 PM nombretomado
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!![=YMMVs=] for [[TheBradyBunch the series]]
* CriticalResearchFailure: In his retrospective about ''TheBradyBunch'', Lloyd Schwartz recalled a dispute he had with Robert Reed over a line in the script for ''Jan, the Only Child'' where Mike walks into the kitchen, sees Carol and Alice cooking strawberry preserves for the Charity Hoedown, takes a whiff and remarks, "This smells like strawberry heaven!" Reed contended that, per various encyclopedia articles, strawberries don't have scents and got into a huge argument with the writers. After several days of fighting and not wanting production delays over a minor point in the script, the writers conceded and changed Reed's line to "This looks like strawberry heaven."

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!![=YMMVs=] for [[TheBradyBunch [[Series/TheBradyBunch the series]]
* CriticalResearchFailure: In his retrospective about ''TheBradyBunch'', ''The Brady Bunch'', Lloyd Schwartz recalled a dispute he had with Robert Reed over a line in the script for ''Jan, "Jan, the Only Child'' Child" where Mike walks into the kitchen, sees Carol and Alice cooking strawberry preserves for the Charity Hoedown, takes a whiff and remarks, "This smells like strawberry heaven!" Reed contended that, per various encyclopedia articles, strawberries don't have scents and got into a huge argument with the writers. After several days of fighting and not wanting production delays over a minor point in the script, the writers conceded and changed Reed's line to "This looks like strawberry heaven."
22nd Feb '16 12:41:43 PM GrammarNavi
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** Both Peter Tork and Michael [=McKean=] appear in this film. Both actors would play the part of Topanga's dad on BoyMeetsWorld

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** Both Peter Tork and Michael [=McKean=] appear in this film. Both actors would play the part of Topanga's dad on BoyMeetsWorld''Series/BoyMeetsWorld''.
2nd Nov '15 8:25:42 AM Briguy52748
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** The Schwartzes (both Sherwood and Lloyd) and Barry Williams (in his own autobiography) note that disputes such as the above were commonplace, and Lloyd further added that in Reed's previous series, ''Series/TheDefenders'' (where he played an a young attorney), this was also a regular occurrence.
1st Sep '15 1:53:33 PM SaraJaye
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* HollywoodHomely: Jan and occasionally P

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* HollywoodHomely: Jan and occasionally PPeter.
17th Jul '15 9:38:40 PM Ninetails2000
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* MemeticMutation: For a while, there was a meme based on the scene with Jan talking about her "new boyfriend" "George Tropicana/Glass" and Marcia doubting her.

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* MemeticMutation: For a while, there was There is a meme based on the scene with Jan talking about her "new boyfriend" "George Tropicana/Glass" and Marcia doubting her.her. Said meme involves using an animated gif of Marcia's incredulous "Sure Jan" as a response to boastful and/or dubious claims.
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