The Brady Bunch

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The Brady Bunch
BradyBunchtitle.png
Opening from the final season
GenreFamily sitcom
Created bySherwood Schwartz
StarringRobert Reed
Florence Henderson
Ann B. Davis
Barry Williams
Maureen McCormick
Christopher Knight
Eve Plumb
Mike Lookinland
Susan Olsen
Theme music composerFrank De Vol
Sherwood Schwartz
Opening theme"The Brady Bunch" performed by:
Peppermint Trolley Company (season 1)
The Brady Bunch Kids
(seasons 2-5)
Composer(s)Frank De Vol
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons5
No. of episodes117 (List of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)Sherwood Schwartz
Producer(s)Howard Leeds
Sherwood Schwartz
Camera setupSingle-camera
Running time25 mins. 45&ndash ; 48 mins.
Production company(s)Redwood Productions
Paramount Television
DistributorCBS Television Distribution
Broadcast
Original channelABC
Audio formatMonaural
Original runSeptember 26, 1969 (1969-09-26) – March 8, 1974 (1974-03-08)
Chronology
Followed byThe Brady Brides
A Very Brady Christmas
The Bradys
Related showsThe Brady Kids
The Brady Bunch Hour
 
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The Brady Bunch
BradyBunchtitle.png
Opening from the final season
GenreFamily sitcom
Created bySherwood Schwartz
StarringRobert Reed
Florence Henderson
Ann B. Davis
Barry Williams
Maureen McCormick
Christopher Knight
Eve Plumb
Mike Lookinland
Susan Olsen
Theme music composerFrank De Vol
Sherwood Schwartz
Opening theme"The Brady Bunch" performed by:
Peppermint Trolley Company (season 1)
The Brady Bunch Kids
(seasons 2-5)
Composer(s)Frank De Vol
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons5
No. of episodes117 (List of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)Sherwood Schwartz
Producer(s)Howard Leeds
Sherwood Schwartz
Camera setupSingle-camera
Running time25 mins. 45&ndash ; 48 mins.
Production company(s)Redwood Productions
Paramount Television
DistributorCBS Television Distribution
Broadcast
Original channelABC
Audio formatMonaural
Original runSeptember 26, 1969 (1969-09-26) – March 8, 1974 (1974-03-08)
Chronology
Followed byThe Brady Brides
A Very Brady Christmas
The Bradys
Related showsThe Brady Kids
The Brady Bunch Hour

The Brady Bunch is an American sitcom created by Sherwood Schwartz that originally aired from September 26, 1969 to March 8, 1974 on ABC The series stars Robert Reed, Florence Henderson, and Ann B. Davis, and revolves around a large blended family which includes six children.

The series aired for a total of five seasons and, after its cancellation in 1974, went into syndication in September 1975. While the series was never a critical or ratings success during its original run, it has since become a popular staple in syndication especially among children and teenage viewers. The Brady Bunch's success in syndication ultimately lead to several reunion films and spin-offs series: The Brady Bunch Hour (1976–77), The Brady Girls Get Married (1981), The Brady Brides (1981) and the 1988 television reunion movie A Very Brady Christmas. The success of the 1988 television movie lead to another spin-off series, The Bradys, that aired on CBS in 1990.

In 1995, the series was adapted into a satirical comedy film entitled The Brady Bunch Movie, followed by A Very Brady Sequel in 1996. A third film, The Brady Bunch in the White House, aired on Fox in November 2002.

In 1997, "Getting Davy Jones" (season 3, episode 12) was ranked No. 37 on TV Guide's 100 Greatest Episodes of All-Time.[1]

Contents

Development[edit]

In 1965, following the success of his TV series Gilligan's Island, Sherwood Schwartz conceived the idea for The Brady Bunch after reading in The Los Angeles Times that "30% of marriages [in the United States] have a child or children from a previous marriage." He set to work on a pilot script called for a series tentatively titled Mine and Yours.[2] Schwartz then developed the pilot script to include three children for each parent. While Mike Brady is depicted as being a widower, Schwartz originally wanted the character of Carol Brady to have been a divorcée but the network objected to this. A compromise was reached whereby Carol's marital past was left open (not made clear whether she was divorced or widowed).

Schwartz shopped the series to the "big three" television networks of the era. ABC, CBS and NBC all liked the script but each network wanted changes before they would commit to filming and Schwartz shelved the project.[3] Although there are similarities between the series and the 1968 theatrical release Yours, Mine and Ours starring Henry Fonda and Lucille Ball, the original script for The Brady Bunch predated the script for the film. Nonetheless, the success of the film was a factor in ABC's decision to order episodes for the series.[2]

After receiving a commitment for 13-weeks of television shows from ABC in 1968, Schwartz hired film and television director John Rich to direct the pilot, cast the six children from 264 interviews during that summer, and hired the actors to play the mother role (whose maiden name was Tyler and first married name was Martin), the father role, and the housekeeper role.[4] As the sets were built on Paramount Television stages 2 and 3, the production crew prepared the backyard of a home in Sherman Oaks, Los Angeles as the Tyler home's exterior location to shoot the chaotic backyard wedding scene. Filming of the pilot began on Friday, October 4, 1968 and lasted eight days.

Premise[edit]

Mike Brady (Robert Reed), a widowed architect; with three sons, Greg (Barry Williams), Peter (Christopher Knight), and Bobby (Mike Lookinland); marries Carol Ann Martin (née Tyler) (Florence Henderson), who has three daughters: Marcia (Maureen McCormick), Jan (Eve Plumb) and Cindy (Susan Olsen). The wife and daughters take the Brady surname. Included in the blended family are Mike's live-in housekeeper, Alice Nelson (Ann B. Davis), and the boys' dog, Tiger. The setting is a large, suburban, two-story house designed by Mike, in a Los Angeles, California suburb.

In the first season, awkward adjustments, accommodations, and resentments inherent to blended families dominate the stories. In an early episode, Carol tells Bobby that the only "steps" in their household lead to the second floor (in other words, that the family contained no "stepchildren", only "children"). Thereafter, the episodes focus on such themes such as typical pre-teen and teenage adjustments, sibling rivalry, puppy-love, self-image, character-building and responsibility. From season two on, the new family seem to have jelled, the woes of the blended soon mend, and the "step" factor only surfaces a handful of times.

Contemporary social issues were sometimes explored. Season two's "The Liberation of Marcia Brady" explored the equality of women, as Marcia sets out to prove a girl can do anything a boy can. The boys challenge the idea and coerce Peter into joining Jan's club, the Sunflower Girls, to make a point.

Cast and characters[edit]

Main[edit]

The regular cast appeared in an opening title sequence in which video head shots were arranged in a three-by-three grid, with each cast member appearing to look at the other cast members. In a 2010 issue of TV Guide, the show’s opening title sequence ranked No. 8 on a list of TV's top 10 credits sequences, as selected by readers.[5]

A 3 x 3 grid of squares with face shots of all nine starring characters of the television series: three blond girls in the left three squares, three brown-haired boys in the right three squares, and the middle three squares feature a blond motherly woman, a dark-haired woman, and a brown-haired man; all the faces are on blue backgrounds.Marcia Brady (Maureen McCormick)Jan Brady (Eve Plumb)Cindy Brady (Susan Olsen)Carol Brady (Florence Henderson)Alice Nelson (Ann B. Davis)Mike Brady (Robert Reed)Greg Brady (Barry Williams)Peter Brady (Christopher Knight)Bobby Brady (Mike Lookinland)
Cast of The Brady Bunch, season one. Click on character for actor biography.

Recurring characters[edit]

Sam Franklin (Allan Melvin) is Alice's boyfriend. He is the owner of a local butcher shop. Sam appears in only eight episodes, but they span all of the show's five seasons. He is also frequently mentioned in dialogue, and Alice occasionally goes on dates with him off-screen. By the time of the 1981 made-for-TV movie The Brady Girls Get Married, Alice and Sam are married.

Tiger the dogThe original dog that played Tiger was hit by a florist truck and killed early in the first season.[6] A replacement dog proved problematic, so the producers decided the dog would only appear when essential to the plot. Tiger appeared in about half the episodes in the first season and about half a dozen episodes in the second season. Tiger seemingly vanished without an explanation and was not shown again after "The Impractical Joker" (last episode shown with Tiger) and "What Goes Up" (last episode made with Tiger).

Robbie Rist as Cousin Oliver

Cousin Oliver (Robbie Rist) – In the middle of Season 5, producers added a new character named Oliver, Carol Brady's young nephew, who was sent to live with the Bradys while his parents were living in South America. The character was added in an attempt to fill the age gap left by the maturing Brady children — the youngest (Susan Olsen) was 12 years old during the show's final season. Lloyd Schwartz, son of creator and executive producer Sherwood Schwartz, later admitted that the character threw the balance of the show off and said that fans regarded the character as an "interloper". Oliver appeared in the final six episodes of Season 5 which proved to be the final season as ABC canceled the series in 1974. The addition of the character has been cited as a "jumped the shark" moment for the series.[7] The term "Cousin Oliver" has been used to describe the addition of a young character to a series in an attempt to save a series from cancellation.[8]

Notable guest stars[edit]

Production notes[edit]

Theme song and credits sequence[edit]

The theme song, penned by Schwartz and Frank De Vol, and originally arranged, sung and performed by the Peppermint Trolley Company,[9] quickly communicated to audiences that the Bradys were a blended family. The Brady family are shown in a checkerboard with Carol on the top center, Alice in the middle block, and Mike on bottom middle. To the right are three blocks with the boys from oldest on top to youngest. To the left are three blocks with the girls from oldest to youngest. In Season 2, the Brady kids took over singing the theme song. In Season 3, the boys sing the first verse, girls sing the second verse, and all sing together for the third and last verse.

The end credits features an instrumental version of the theme song's third verse. In season one, it was recorded by Peppermint Trolley Company. From Season 2 on, the theme was recorded in house by Paramount musicians.

The Brady house[edit]

The house used in exterior shots, which bears little relation to the interior layout of the Bradys' home, is located in Studio City, within the city limits of Los Angeles, California. According to a 1994 article in the Los Angeles Times, the San Fernando Valley house was built in 1959 and selected as the Brady residence because series creator Schwartz felt it looked like a home where an architect would live.[10]

The real house is a Mid-Century modern ranch house located in Studio City, Los Angeles. A false window was attached to the front's A-frame section to give the illusion it had two full stories.[11] Contemporary establishing shots of the house were filmed with the owner's permission for the 1990 TV series The Bradys. The owner refused to allow Paramount to restore the property to its 1969 look for The Brady Bunch Movie in 1995, so a facade resembling the original home was built around an existing house.

In the series, the address of the house was given as 4222 Clinton Way (as read aloud by Carol from an arriving package in the first season episode entitled "Lost Locket, Found Locket").[12] Although no city was ever specified, it was presumed from references to the Los Angeles Dodgers, the Los Angeles Rams, and a Hollywood movie studio, among many others, that the Bradys lived in Southern California, most likely Los Angeles or one of its suburbs.[13][14]

During season three, the living room of the Brady home was used as a villain's Hawaiian home in a season six episode of Mission: Impossible, "Double Dead" (both shows were produced by Paramount Pictures Television). The set was redressed with tropical plants and the staircase removed. All of the Brady furniture, including the television, remained in its usual place in the Mission: Impossible episode.

Episodes[edit]

SeasonEp #First broadcastLast broadcast
Season 125September 26, 1969March 20, 1970
Season 224September 27, 1970March 20, 1971
Season 323September 17, 1971March 10, 1972
Season 423September 22, 1972March 23, 1973
Season 522September 14, 1973March 8, 1974

Reception[edit]

U.S. television ratings[edit]

The Brady Bunch never achieved high ratings during its primetime run (never placing in the top 30 during the five years it aired) and was canceled in 1974 after five seasons and 117 episodes; it was canceled shortly after the series crossed the minimum threshold for syndication. At that point in the story Greg graduated from high school and was about to enroll in college.[15]

Critical reception[edit]

When the episodes were repeated in syndication, they usually appeared every weekday in late-afternoon or early-evening slots on local stations. This enabled children to watch the episodes when they came home from school, making the program widely popular and giving it iconic status among those who were too young to have seen the series during its prime time run.

According to Schwartz, the reason the show has become a part of Americana, despite the fact that there have been other shows that ran longer, rated higher and were critically acclaimed, is that the episodes were written from the standpoint of the children and addressed situations that children could understand (such as girl trouble, sibling rivalry and meeting famous people such as a rock star or baseball players). The Bradys are also portrayed as a harmonious family, though they do have times when one of the children does not cooperate with his or her parents or the other children.

In a 2010 issue of TV Guide, the show’s opening title sequence was ranked 8 on a list of TV's top 10 credits sequences, as selected by readers.[5]

Awards and honors[edit]

AwardYearCategoryResultRecipient
Young Artist Award1989Former Child Star Lifetime Achievement AwardHonoredBarry Williams
TV Land Awards2003Hippest Fashion Plate - MaleNominated
Favorite Dual-Role CharacterNominatedChristopher Knight
as Peter Brady and Arthur.
Funniest Food Fight
The Brady Pie Fight on the Paramount Lot.
Nominated
Favorite Guest Performance by a Musician on a TV ShowWonDavy Jones
Most Memorable Male Guest Star in a Comedy as HimselfWonJoe Namath
2004Favorite Fashion Plate - MaleNominatedBarry Williams
Most Memorable ManeNominatedSusan Olsen
Favorite Made for TV MaidWonAnn B. Davis
2005Theme Song You Just Cannot Get out of Your HeadNominated
Best Dream Sequence
For episode "Love and the Older Man," in which Marcia has a crush on her dentist.
Nominated
Favorite Two-Parter/Cliffhanger
For the Greg Brady surfboard accident.
Nominated
Favorite Singing SiblingsNominatedWilliams, McCormick, Knight, Plumb, Lookinland, Olsen
2006Best Dream Sequence
For episode "Love and the Older Man"
Nominated
Favorite Made for TV MaidWonAnn B. Davis
Favorite TV Food
Pork chops and applesauce.
Won
2007Most Beautiful BracesNominatedMaureen McCormick
Pop Culture AwardWonWilliams, McCormick, Knight, Plumb, Lookinland, Olsen, Davis, Henderson, Lloyd J. Schwartz (producer)

Syndication and distribution[edit]

Since its first airing in syndication in September 1975, an episode of the show has been broadcast somewhere in the United States and abroad every day of year.[16] Reruns were also shown on ABC daytime from July 9, 1973 to August 29, 1975, at 11:30 a.m. EST/10:30 CST. The run was interrupted only once, between April 21 and June 27, 1975, when ABC ran a short-lived game show, Blankety Blanks, in that time slot.

The show was aired on TBS starting in the 1980s until 1997, on Nick at Nite from 1998 to 2003, TeenNick (under the channel's former name The N) from March to April 2004 and on TV Land from 2002 to 2010. The show briefly returned to Nick at Nite in Spring 2012.

Episodes in the syndicated version have been edited for time to allow for commercial breaks, down from the original version of 25–26 minutes.

As of 2013, the series is being shown on some local stations around the country, while airing nationally on Me-TV Sundays 11.a.m. – 1 p.m. (in its own programming block called "The Brady Brunch").[17] On cable and satellite, the show airs weekdays on INSP[18] and on Hallmark Channel.[19]

Spin-offs, sequels, and other treatments[edit]

Several spin-offs and sequels to the original series have been made, featuring all or most of the original cast. These include another sitcom, an animated series, a variety show, television movies, a dramatic series, a stage play, and theatrical movies:

Kelly's Kids[edit]

A final-season Brady Bunch episode, "Kelly's Kids", was intended as a pilot for a prospective spinoff series of the same name. Ken Berry starred as Ken Kelly, a friend and neighbor of the Bradys', who with his wife Kathy (Brooke Bundy) adopted three orphaned boys of different racial backgrounds. One of the adopted sons was played by Todd Lookinland, the younger brother of Mike Lookinland. While Kelly's Kids was not subsequently picked up as a full series, producer Sherwood Schwartz would rework the basic premise for the short-lived 1980s sitcom Together We Stand starring Elliott Gould and Dee Wallace.[20]

The Brady Kids[edit]

A 22-episode animated Saturday morning cartoon series, produced by Filmation and airing on ABC from September 1972 to August 1974, about the Brady kids having various adventures.[21] The family's adults were never seen or mentioned, and the "home" scenes were in a very large well-appointed tree house. Several animals were regular characters, including two non-English speaking pandas (Ping and Pong), a talking bird (Marlon) who could do magic, and an ordinary pet dog (Mop Top, not Tiger). The first 17 episodes featured the voices of all six of the original child actors from the show, but Barry Williams, Maureen McCormick and Christopher Knight were replaced for the last five episodes due to a contract dispute.

The Brady Bunch Variety Hour[edit]

On November 28, 1976, a two hour television special entitled The Brady Bunch Variety Hour aired on ABC. Eve Plumb was the only regular cast member from the original show who declined to be in the series and the role of Jan was recast with Geri Reischl.[22] Produced by Sid and Marty Krofft, the sibling team behind H.R. Pufnstuf, Donny and Marie and other variety shows and children's series of the era, the show was intended to air every fifth week in the same slot as The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries, but ended up being scheduled sporadically throughout the season, leading to inconsistent ratings and its inevitable cancellation.

In 2009, Brady Bunch cast member Susan Olsen, Ted Nichelson and Lisa Sutton published a book, Love to Love You Bradys, which dissects and celebrates the Variety Hour as a cult classic.[23]

The Brady Girls Get Married / The Brady Brides[edit]

The Brady Brides
GenreSitcom
Directed byPeter Baldwin
StarringMaureen McCormick
Eve Plumb
Jerry Houser
Ron Kuhlman
Ann B. Davis
Florence Henderson
Keland Love
Theme music composerFrank De Vol
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes10
Production
Executive producer(s)Lloyd J. Schwartz
Sherwood Schwartz
Producer(s)John Thomas Lenox
Location(s)Paramount Studios (5555 Melrose Avenue, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California)
CinematographyLester Shorr
Running time25 minutes
Production company(s)Paramount Television
DistributorCBS Television Distribution
Broadcast
Original channelNBC
Original runFebruary 6, 1981 (1981-02-06) – April 17, 1981 (1981-04-17)
Chronology
Preceded byThe Brady Bunch Hour
Followed byThe Bradys
Related showsThe Brady Bunch

A TV reunion movie called The Brady Girls Get Married was produced in 1981. TV Guide indicated the movie would be shown in one evening, but at the last minute NBC divided it into half hour segments and showed one part a week for three weeks, and the fourth week debuted a spin-off sitcom, titled The Brady Brides. The reunion movie featured the entire original cast; this would prove to be the only time the entire cast worked together on a single project following the cancellation of the original series. The movie's opening credits featured the season one "Grid" and theme song, with the addition of the "Brady Girls Get Married" title.[24] The movie shows what the characters had been doing since the original series ended: Mike is still an architect, Carol is a real estate agent, Marcia is a fashion designer, Jan is also an architect, Greg is a doctor, Peter is in the Air Force, Bobby and Cindy are in college, and Alice has married Sam. Eventually they all reunite to see Jan and Marcia both marry in a double wedding.

The Brady Brides series features Maureen McCormick (Marcia) and Eve Plumb (Jan) in regular roles. The series begins with Marcia, Jan and their new husbands buying a house and living together. The clashes between Jan's uptight husband, Phillip Covington III (a college professor in science who is several years older than Jan, played by Ron Kuhlman), and Marcia's slovenly husband, Wally Logan (a fun-loving salesman for a large toy company, played by Jerry Houser), were the pivot on which many of the stories were based, not unlike The Odd Couple. Ten episodes were aired before the sitcom was cancelled. This was the only Brady show in sitcom form to be filmed in front of a live studio audience. Bob Eubanks guest-starred as himself in an episode where the two couples appear on The Newlywed Game.

In the 1990s, The Brady Girls Get Married, including the pilot of The Brady Brides, was rerun as a single two-hour movie on Nick at Nite, to celebrate the release of The Brady Bunch Movie in 1995.

Episode titles[edit]

TitleOriginal Airdate
1"The Brady Girls Get Married (Part 1)"February 6, 1981
2"The Brady Girls Get Married (Part 2)"February 13, 1981
3"The Brady Girls Get Married (Part 3)"February 20, 1981
4"Living Together"March 6, 1981
5"Gorilla of My Dreams"March 13, 1981
6"The Newlywed Game"March 20, 1981
7"The Mom Who Came to Dinner"March 27, 1981
8"The Siege"April 3, 1981
9"Cool Hand Phil"April 10, 1981
10"A Pretty Boy Is Like a Melody"April 17, 1981

A Very Brady Christmas[edit]

A second TV reunion movie, A Very Brady Christmas, aired in December 1988 on CBS and featured all the regular cast (except Susan Olsen; the role of Cindy was played by Jennifer Runyon), as well as three grandchildren, Peter's girlfriend, Valerie, and the spouses of Greg, Marcia and Jan (Nora, Wally and Phillip, respectively).[25]

Ratings for the A Very Brady Christmas were the highest of any television movie that season for CBS.[26]

The Bradys[edit]

Due to the success of A Very Brady Christmas, CBS asked Brady Bunch creator Sherwood Schwartz and his son Lloyd to create a new series for the network. According to Lloyd Schwartz, he and his father initially balked at the idea because they felt a new series would harm the Brady franchise. They finally relented because CBS was "desperate for programming". A new series featuring the Brady clan was created entitled The Bradys. All the original Brady Bunch cast members returned for the series, except for Maureen McCormack (Marcia), who was replaced with Leah Ayres.

As with A Very Brady Christmas, The Bradys also featured elements of comedy and drama and featured storylines that were of a more serious nature than that of the original series and its subsequent spin-offs. Lloyd Schwartz later said he compared The Bradys to another dramedy of the time, thirtysomething. The two hour series premiere episode aired on February 9, 1990 at 9 p.m. on CBS and initially drew respectable ratings. Subsequent episodes were moved to 8 p.m. where ratings quickly declined. Due to the decline, CBS canceled the series after six episodes.[27]

Reboot[edit]

On July 31, 2012, it was announced that CBS would be producing a reboot to The Brady Bunch, produced by Vince Vaughn.[28] The series will act as a sequel, in which the plot revolves around an adult Bobby Brady who has been divorced, but remarries to start a new family.[29]

Specials, documentaries, and other revivals[edit]

Barry Williams, Christopher Knight and Mike Lookinland ("Greg", "Peter", and "Bobby" respectively) at the Big Apple Convention in Manhattan, October 1, 2010

The Brady Bunch has met with a remarkable amount of television coverage, most of which has capitalized on the show's continuing iconic cult status.

DVD releases[edit]

Paramount Home Entertainment released all five seasons on DVD in Region 1 from 2005 to 2006, before CBS DVD took over DVD rights to the Paramount Television library (though CBS DVD releases are still distributed by Paramount). Paramount/CBS has released the series on DVD in other countries as well.

A Complete Series box set was released in 2007 by CBS and Paramount, which includes the TV movies A Very Brady Christmas and The Brady 500, as well as two episodes of The Brady Kids animated series. The box art for the set features green shag carpeting and 70's style wood paneling.

The first two seasons are also available on Region 2 DVD for the Nordic countries, with audio in English and subtitle choices in Norwegian, Swedish, Danish or Finnish.[33][34] The series has also been released on VHS, but the VHS tapes have gone out of print.

Seasons one and two have also been released in the UK.

DVD nameEpisodesRelease dates
Region 1Region 2Region 4
The Complete First Season25March 1, 2005August 27, 2007September 19, 2007
The Complete Second Season24July 26, 2005March 24, 2008March 6, 2008
The Complete Third Season23September 13, 2005N/ASeptember 4, 2008
The Complete Fourth Season23November 1, 2005N/AApril 2, 2009
The Complete Fifth Season22March 7, 2006N/AJune 18, 2009
The Complete Series117 (with extras)April 3, 2007N/AN/A

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  7. ^ Schwartz 2010 p.201
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