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A Glimpse into the 70's

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It all started when I received a chain mail asking, "'The Brady Bunch' or 'Happy Days'?" I answered, "Neither, never watched them." I forward it to my dad and he replied, "You've never seen 'The Brady Bunch'?"

A couple nights later, Dad brought home the first season from the library. We watched it in two days.

For those of you who have never seen or heard of "The Brady Bunch" here's the plot:

Mike Brady, who is an architect married Carol Martin. Mike Brady had three sons, Greg, Peter, and Bobby, and Carol Brady (was Martin) had three daughters, Marcia, Jan, and Cindy. Carol, Marcia, Jan and Cindy moved in with Mike and his three kids who had a house keeper, named Alice.

Seems like a boring show? Oh, you're wrong. It's a very entertaining, and funny show. From the day Dad first brought home the first season and today, we're on the last season.


Robert Reed (Mike Brady)
Florence Henderson (Carol Brady)
Barry Williams (Greg Brady)
Maureen McCormick (Marcia Brady)
Christopher Knight (Peter Brady)
Eve Plumb (Jan Brady)
Mike Lookinland (Bobby Brady)
Susan Olsen (Cindy Brady)
Ann B. Davis (Alice Nelson)

Opening cast grid of the first season.

Each season is a new year. It was fun watching the kids grow up, getting braces, going on dates, and getting their own driver's license. And if you don't like the first season, kept watching, it gets funnier as the kids get older.

The Brady Bunch in the final season.

Every episode at least one of the kids learn a lesson: either lying, fighting, or even more.

Here are the famous lyrics to the theme song:

Here's the story of a lovely lady,
Who was bringing up three very lovely girls,
All of them had hair of gold, like their mother,
The youngest one in curls.

Here's the story, of a man named Brady,
Who was busy with three boys of his own,
They were four men, living all together,
Yet they were all alone.

Till the one day when the lady met this fellow,
And they knew that it was much more than a hunch.
That this group would somehow form a family.
That's the way we all became the Brady Bunch.
The Brady Bunch, The Brady Bunch.

That's the way we became the Brady Bunch.

Author's Note: Sources: http://bussongs.com/songs/brady_bunch_tv_theme.php


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