The Brady Bunch
Posted Mar 15, 2012 @ 11:48 AM
Speaking of that episode, just how old was Zaccariah supposed to be? He's talking about hanging out with gunslingers in saloons and makes reference to Jesse James. And was he really going to leave the Bradys in the jail cell, forcing them to resort to cannibalism? Ick.
Posted Mar 15, 2012 @ 12:37 PM
I love how the vacation episodes have guest stars-Jim Baccus for Grand Canyon and Vincent Price for Hawaii.
Posted Mar 15, 2012 @ 1:28 PM
Posted Mar 15, 2012 @ 9:52 PM
LOL! And just as I was posting the link, that commercial came on! Freaky!
Posted Mar 16, 2012 @ 5:47 PM
just how old was Zaccariah supposed to be? He's talking about hanging out with gunslingers in saloons and makes reference to Jesse James. And was he really going to leave the Bradys in the jail cell, forcing them to resort to cannibalism? Ick.
Even though it would have been possible for a few folks born in the 19th century to have still been around circa 1973, they would have likely had been children during that period as opposed to adults. There was also an ep (the one in which Bobby idolizes Billy the Kid) in which the child of one of Billy's victims stops by to talk about what he remembered. He was played by character actor Burt Mustin who IRL was about 89 when he filmed the ep, though born three years after the real Billy The Kid reportedly died (1881). I think Zaccariah was exaggerating a little.
Zaccariah's and Professor Whitehead's (Vincent Price) behaviors really creep me out more now than at the time I'd seen those eps. I mean both of them kidnapped and held family members hostage! Zaccariah went as far as stealing the family car while Whitehead held spears to the Brady sons' throats!
They both got off rather lightly IMO!
Posted Mar 16, 2012 @ 5:48 PM
Edited by magicdog, Mar 16, 2012 @ 5:56 PM.
Posted Mar 21, 2012 @ 8:25 AM
There was also an ep (the one in which Bobby idolizes Billy the Kid) in which the child of one of Billy's victims stops by to talk about what he remembered.
I think it was Jesse James. I remember Bobby shooting off his cap gun while MIke was saying Grace. Then, after Mustin's character told Bobby that Jesse James had killed his father, Bobby had a dream about Jesse killing off his family.
Though it was supposed to be serious, I laughed, because the actor playing Jesse, was saying "bam!" as he pointed his gun and "killed" Bobby's family.
Posted Mar 21, 2012 @ 12:00 PM
Edited by Limbonaut, Mar 21, 2012 @ 12:00 PM.
Posted Mar 21, 2012 @ 1:08 PM
Not that I'd probably do the legwork to track down direct victims and have them over. But the Bradys always went that extra yard.
Posted Mar 21, 2012 @ 3:53 PM
I then read somewhere that in the original script Bobby was supposed to idolize skyjackers(which is what they called terrorists who took over planes back then) but the network made them change it.
That would actually make some sense back then because it was right around the time of D.B. Cooper. I could see him being fascinated and daydreaming (of course) about what happened to Cooper.
Edited by vb68, Mar 28, 2012 @ 5:05 PM.
Posted Mar 28, 2012 @ 12:40 PM
Posted Mar 29, 2012 @ 4:47 PM
Posted Mar 29, 2012 @ 8:03 PM
1973 was the start of the fifth and final season of the show. Also the same year they appeared on Celebrity Bowling! Here's GIFs of Maureen McCormick and Eve Plumb.
Edited by Limbonaut, Mar 29, 2012 @ 8:34 PM.
Posted Mar 29, 2012 @ 10:05 PM
....don't answer that.
Posted Mar 29, 2012 @ 11:48 PM
Posted Mar 30, 2012 @ 12:28 AM
I loved those Battle of the Network Stars shows. I kind of wished they still did them. Were any of the Brady kids ever on them?
I also remember all the kids as adults competing on this show called Star Games in the mid-80s. It was sort of like a weekly Battle of the Network Stars.
Posted Mar 30, 2012 @ 10:00 AM
Posted Mar 30, 2012 @ 12:00 PM
(Anybody know what thread to move the discussion to on those shows? It would be fun to talk about them more in-depth.)
Posted Mar 30, 2012 @ 12:25 PM
The episodes seem to heavily edited (down to 90 minutes) but are fun to watch. The last one to air two weeks ago was from Dec. 1982.
I have not seen any Brady Bunch members, though.
Edited by Space Boy Zoom, Mar 30, 2012 @ 12:26 PM.
Posted Mar 30, 2012 @ 12:29 PM
Here's a GIF of Maureen McCormick almost making a spare on Celebrity Bowling.
Edited by Limbonaut, Mar 30, 2012 @ 12:29 PM.
Posted Apr 1, 2012 @ 10:36 PM
There was definitely a time when TV - for good or bad - was just TV and not a way for a bunch of showrunners to make a billion dollars in syndication.
Those days unfortunately, seem to be gone.
Posted Apr 3, 2012 @ 8:48 AM
And what a nice boss that Mr. Phillips was. Paying for the whole family to go to Hawaii, housekeeper included.
Posted May 15, 2012 @ 12:12 PM
Heh, I ran to tell my friends that I had just seen Greg Brady and this guy standing there said to me "It was him!", and then this other group asked me who I just saw and when I told them it was Greg Brady they got really excited. So...people still love Greg Brady.
If I had been thinking, I should have pointed to him and said "Its Johnny Bravo!!"
Edited by M. Darcy, May 15, 2012 @ 12:13 PM.
Posted May 15, 2012 @ 5:13 PM
And M. Darcy, I think I'd be the same way if I saw a celebrity. I'd be scared to desth of tripping over my words or saying something stupid, and I probably would want to give them their privacy.
Posted May 15, 2012 @ 6:17 PM
M.Darcy, congrats on your brush with Brady Greatness. I've actually spoken to him twice, once in 1978 at a Kenley Players production, and once in the mid 90's, during the book tour for Growing Up Brady. Each time I managed to act like a dork. Got a kiss from him in 1978, I was almost 18, heh.
I'm sort of thankful I only saw Paul McCartney from the stage in Cincinnati last summer. If I had been lucky enough to meet him backstage,I would have cried and then passed out.
Posted May 16, 2012 @ 8:30 AM
I looked up his age - he's 57. He was looking a little tried - but a new baby explains that. He's only 2 years younger than Robert Reed was when he died :-(