I set my TiVo to record “The Brady Bunch” on TV Land this past week. I figured it would be amusing to watch a few episodes when I have nothing else recorded. I am kind of frightened that I remember all of the episodes I have seen so far. I know exactly what is going to happen within the first 3 minutes. One thing I enjoy about the show the most is how dated it is in regards to family dynamics and gender roles. In one episode, Mike pointed out that Mrs. Brady put on her high heel shoes before getting up off the couch to take the phone from Mr. Brady. Is walking in your bare feet that bad? How taboo! In the same episode, a second phone was installed in the Den that only Mr. Brady was allowed to use. He needed it for business purposes (setting up tee times with the boys). If you haven’t seen an episode in a while, I suggest you find it on TV Land and record it. What’s your favorite episode of “The Brady Bunch”?
Oh! Anyone else notice that the theme song is sung by some generic guy/group in the first few seasons and then is sung by the “Brady Kids” in later seasons? Examples follow: