“Here’s the story of a lovely lady…” On this day 40 years ago, America heard the famous “Brady Bunch” theme song for the last time. Well, not really. After five seasons, the last episode aired in 1974…for the first time. The show has lived on forever since its syndication in 1975 and hasn't been off the air since.
TODAY’S TRIVIA QUESTION
Producer Sherwood Schwartz wanted someone other than Robert Reed for the role of Mike Brady, but the actor wasn't well-known enough at the time. Who was it?
a) Dabney Coleman
b) Gene Hackman
c) Burt Reynolds
d) Jack Lord
CLIP OF THE DAY
Every Brady moment is gold, but we've chosen a two-for-one musical extravaganza starring the Silver Platters!
QUOTES OF THE DAY
“Caveat emptor. It’s Latin for ‘let the buyer beware.’”
“Well, Jan, sometimes when we lose, we win.”
“Adios, Johnny Bravo.”
“Jan, if boys don’t find you attractive, don’t blame me.”
“Pork chops and applesauce.”
“All day long at school I hear how great Marcia is at this or how wonderful Marcia did that. Marcia, Marcia, Marcia!”
“Mom always says ‘Don’t play ball in the house.’”
“I am a lady. If you say I’m not, I’ll bop you!”
“Well, the part where Romeo dies is sad. But where Juliet died is sad too. But I think the saddest part of all is when Jan said ‘Who goes there’ before Peter said ‘Hark.’”
DID YOU KNOW…
There was some serious nepotism on the set of “The Brady Bunch.” Among family members who appeared on the show are: Hope Sherwood, daughter of producer Sherwood Schwartz; Barbara Henderson, Florence Henderson’s daughter; Carolyn Reed, Robert Reed’s daughter; Todd Lookinland, Mike Lookinland’s brother; and Edward Knight, Christopher Knight’s father.
b) Gene Hackman