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Recap / The Brady Bunch S 5 E 14 Kellys Kids

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A backdoor pilot for the show that 12 years later became Together We Stand. Here, the Bradys' friends adopt three boys; one is white, one is black and the third Asian. A racist neighbor causes problems and eventually the Bradys become involved.

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  • The Danza: Ken Berry as Ken Kelly
  • Pilot: See episode description.
  • Poorly Disguised Pilot: The Bradys take a back seat to Ken and Kathy Kelly and their three adopted children, all of mixed races.
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  • Racist Grandma: The Kellys' next door neighbor, Mrs. Payne (Molly Dodd) is a racist that Kathy Kelly suggests makes Archie Bunker look like a saint.
  • Real-Life Relative: Matt is played by Mike Lookinland's (Bobby) younger brother Todd.
  • Shout-Out: All in the Family – Kathy Kelly's suggestion that Mrs. Payne's bigotry dwarfs that shown by that show's lead protagonist, Archie Bunker.
  • ¡Three Amigos!: Matt, Dwayne and Steve.

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