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* TheOriginalDarrin: Maureen [=McCormick=] returns, though technically as herself, not as Marcia. This is the first time since 1981 that all six Brady kids have appeared onscreen together.

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* TheOriginalDarrin: Maureen [=McCormick=] returns, though technically as herself, not as Marcia. This is the first time since 1981 2004 that all six Brady kids have appeared onscreen together.


* TheOtherDarrin: Eve Plumb, the original Jan Brady, initially agreed to take part, but balked at Creator/{{ABC}}'s contract demand requiring her to commit to 13 episodes, with a possible 5-year deal beyond that. Unable to work out a compromise, Plumb left. Geri Reischl was chosen out of 1,500 auditionees to take over as Jan.[[note]]One of the other finalists was Kathy Richards, future mother of Paris Hilton[[/note]] Since the show only lasted 9 episodes, Plumb was ultimately vindicated. Reischl is "fondly" remembered to this day as Fake Jan, even referring to herself as such on her own website!
* ScrewedByTheLawyers: Rights issues with Sid and Marty Kroft Productions and several musicians prohibited CBS/Paramount from including the ''Variety Hour'' in the ''Brady Bunch'' franchise's 50th Anniversary DVD boxset.
* TroubledProduction: To the extent that there was a book written about it. Besides the usual struggles in mounting a variety show, and the questionable quality of the material, there was also HostilityOnTheSet. Florence Henderson, with her Broadway background, viewed the show as an important showcase for her talents, and created some tension when she accused the others of not taking things seriously enough. Deeply religious Ann B. Davis resented working with flamboyantly gay Rip Taylor. And Maureen [=McCormick=] began behaving erratically, leading to rumors of drug problems (which she later confirmed in her autobiography). After an incident where she just didn't even bother showing up for a taping, Marty Krofft gave a her long TheReasonYouSuckSpeech in front of the rest of the cast and crew.

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* TheOtherDarrin: Eve Plumb, the original Jan Brady, initially agreed to take part, but balked at Creator/{{ABC}}'s contract demand requiring her to commit to 13 episodes, with a possible 5-year deal beyond that. Unable to work out a compromise, Plumb left. Geri Reischl was chosen out of 1,500 auditionees to take over as Jan.[[note]]One of the other finalists was Kathy Richards, future mother of Paris Hilton[[/note]] Since the show only lasted 9 nine episodes, Plumb was ultimately vindicated. Reischl is "fondly" remembered to this day as Fake Jan, even referring to herself as such on her own website!
* ScrewedByTheLawyers: Rights issues with Sid and Marty Kroft Productions Creator/SidAndMartyKrofftProductions and several musicians prohibited CBS/Paramount from including the ''Variety Hour'' in the ''Brady Bunch'' franchise's 50th Anniversary DVD boxset.
* TroubledProduction: To the extent that there was a book written about it. Besides the usual struggles in mounting a variety show, and the questionable quality of the material, there was also HostilityOnTheSet. Florence Henderson, with her Broadway background, viewed the show as an important showcase for her talents, and created some tension when she accused the others of not taking things seriously enough. Deeply religious Ann B. Davis resented working with flamboyantly gay Rip Taylor. And Maureen [=McCormick=] began behaving erratically, leading to rumors of drug problems (which she later confirmed in her autobiography). After an incident where she [=McCormick=] just didn't even bother showing up for a taping, Marty Krofft gave a her long TheReasonYouSuckSpeech in front of the rest of the cast and crew.



* KeepCirculatingTheTapes: From 2007-2018, this show remained the only ''Brady Bunch'' spin-off completely unavailable on DVD; {{subverted| trope}} when CBS put it in the franchise's 50th Anniversary boxset.

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* KeepCirculatingTheTapes: From 2007-2018, 2007 to 2018, this show remained the only ''Brady Bunch'' spin-off completely unavailable on DVD; {{subverted| trope}} when CBS put it in the franchise's 50th Anniversary boxset.



* KeepCirculatingTheTapes: After 2007's ''The Brady Bunch'': The Complete Series DVD included "The Brady 500" on the last disc, it took another 12 years for CBS to release the other episodes on DVD.

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* KeepCirculatingTheTapes: After 2007's ''The Brady Bunch'': The Complete Series DVD included "The Brady 500" on the last disc, it took another 12 more years for CBS to release the other episodes on DVD.


* TroubledProduction: To the extent that there was a book written about it. Besides the usual struggles in mounting a variety show, and the questionable quality of the material, there was also HostilityOnTheSet. Florence Henderson, with her Broadway background, viewed the show as an important showcase for her talents, and created some tension when she accused the others of not taking things seriously enough. Ann B. Davis resented working with Rip Taylor. And Maureen [=McCormick=] began behaving erratically, leading to rumors of drug problems (which she later confirmed in her autobiography). After an incident where she just didn't even bother showing up for a taping, Marty Krofft gave a her long TheReasonYouSuckSpeech in front of the rest of the cast and crew.

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* TroubledProduction: To the extent that there was a book written about it. Besides the usual struggles in mounting a variety show, and the questionable quality of the material, there was also HostilityOnTheSet. Florence Henderson, with her Broadway background, viewed the show as an important showcase for her talents, and created some tension when she accused the others of not taking things seriously enough. Deeply religious Ann B. Davis resented working with flamboyantly gay Rip Taylor. And Maureen [=McCormick=] began behaving erratically, leading to rumors of drug problems (which she later confirmed in her autobiography). After an incident where she just didn't even bother showing up for a taping, Marty Krofft gave a her long TheReasonYouSuckSpeech in front of the rest of the cast and crew.


* TheOtherDarrin: Fake Marcia. Even in the opening credits, which pays homage to the classic square intro from the parent series; the young Maureen [=McCormick=] is replaced by a very obvious stand-in.

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* TheOtherDarrin: Fake Marcia. Even in the opening credits, which pays homage to the classic square intro from the parent series; the young Maureen [=McCormick=] is replaced in her square by a young child who is a very obvious stand-in.

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* TheOriginalDarrin: Maureen [=McCormick=] returns, though technically as herself, not as Marcia. This is the first time since 1981 that all six Brady kids have appeared onscreen together.

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* TheOriginalDarrin: Susan Olsen takes back the role of Cindy.


* TheOriginalDarrin: Eve Plumb takes the role of Jan back from Geri Reischl, helping turn ''Brady Brides'' into the only spinoff to reunite all of the original nine cast members.




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* TheOriginalDarrin: Eve Plumb takes the role of Jan back from Geri Reischl, helping turn ''Brady Brides'' into the only spinoff to reunite all of the original nine cast members.


* TheOtherDarrin: Averted! This was the only spinoff to reunite all of the original nine cast members.

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* TheOtherDarrin: Averted! This was TheOriginalDarrin: Eve Plumb takes the role of Jan back from Geri Reischl, helping turn ''Brady Brides'' into the only spinoff to reunite all of the original nine cast members.


* TheOtherDarrin: Eve Plumb, the original Jan Brady, initially agreed to take part, but balked at Creator/{{ABC}}'s contract demand requiring her to commit to 13 episodes, with a possible 5-year deal beyond that. Unable to work out a compromise, Plumb left. Geri Reischl was chosen out of 1,500 auditionees to take over as Jan.[[note]]One of the other finalists was Kathy Richards, future mother of Paris Hilton[[/note]] Since the show only lasted 9 episodes, Plumb was ultimately vindicated.

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* TheOtherDarrin: Eve Plumb, the original Jan Brady, initially agreed to take part, but balked at Creator/{{ABC}}'s contract demand requiring her to commit to 13 episodes, with a possible 5-year deal beyond that. Unable to work out a compromise, Plumb left. Geri Reischl was chosen out of 1,500 auditionees to take over as Jan.[[note]]One of the other finalists was Kathy Richards, future mother of Paris Hilton[[/note]] Since the show only lasted 9 episodes, Plumb was ultimately vindicated. Reischl is "fondly" remembered to this day as Fake Jan, even referring to herself as such on her own website!


* TheOtherDarrin: Fake Cindy and Fake Sam the Butcher

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* TheOtherDarrin: Fake Cindy (Susan Olsen was off on her honeymoon) and Fake Sam the Butcher
Butcher (Allan Melvin had retired from live acting after ''Series/ArchieBunkersPlace'' ended, though he continued to voice act).


* DisownedAdaptation: Creator/SherwoodSchwartz had no involvement with the show and let it be known how much he loathed it.

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* DisownedAdaptation: Creator/SherwoodSchwartz had no involvement with the show and let it be known how much he loathed it. Ironically, this is the only ''Brady'' project Robert Reed actually ''enjoyed'' doing, specifically ''because'' the Schwartzes weren't involved.

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* TheOtherDarrin: Averted! This was the only spinoff to reunite all of the original nine cast members.


* PropRecycling: The first episode alone adds the vase from "Confessions, Confessions" and the horse from the ''Brady Bunch'' movies to the house, although the latter required some 3D-printed new legs.

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* PropRecycling: The first episode alone adds Paramount furnishes the vase from "Confessions, Confessions" and the horse house with props from the ''Brady Bunch'' movies to original show and the house, although the latter required some 3D-printed new legs.movies.

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* MilestoneCelebration: Premiered a few weeks before the 50th anniversary of the ''Brady Bunch'''s Creator/{{ABC}} debut.

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* PromotedFanboy: The renovators constantly express their love of ''The Brady Bunch'' and their excitement to work alongside the former Brady Kids.

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