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Growing Up Brady

by LuluBates May 31, 2000
Growing Up Brady

Greg talks to the smarmy agent, who has still not heard from the network.

Then back to Round 32 of the Robert Reed-Sherwood Schwartz grudge match. Bob won't shoot the final episode of the season (A Hair-Brained Scheme) because of creative differences ("it's stupid"), so Sherwood decides to film the episode without him. Bob decides to stage a sulky sit-in and not leave the set, and Sherwood won't let security kick him off because "those kids shouldn't see their dad, real or otherwise, be physically dragged off the set." Bob mopes in the corner for the entire scene. Sherwood doesn't care, and neither do I.

During the hiatus, Bob takes all the kids to New York. But in the book he takes them all on the Queen Elizabeth to London. Budget limitations much? The only mention of the real trip is a one-liner from Bob about tickets to some play and "then we head to the QE2." Greg takes the parentless trip as the prime opportunity to finally get his full freak on with Marcia. He and Jan switch room keys (so she and Peter can "talk"), and then he climbs in bed with a completely asleep Marcia and gropes her until she wakes up to lecture him about sex and waiting and true love and how sex changes things and hard-ons come and go but love doesn't and how someday he'll think back to the time they were in New York and she wouldn't let him make love to her and he'll thank her and how much money is NBC getting for this abstinence-only message anyway?

Here's the rest: After getting shot down, Greg is in the lobby of the hotel in his robe and Carol comes in (totally NITB) to listen to Greg pull a full-on blue-balls whining act. Like we're supposed to feel sorry for him after he manhandles some girl in her sleep? Like the line "I've been chasing her for five years" is supposed to make the audience rush out and buy sympathy cards when he gets his ass kicked to the curb? I know a word for guys who chase girls for five years and can't catch the snap: Desperate. I know another one, too: Loser. Another? Okay: Stalker. Anyway, he tries to get with Carol when she falls for his idiotic loser-boy act, but she shoots him down too. What an ass.

Back to contract negotiations, this time between Sherwood and the network. The network has figured out that kids are using the show as a vehicle to promote their singing career. They also don't think the kids are as adorable as they once were. So they cancel the show after five seasons and 116 episodes. The smarmy agent calls Greg to tell him he's drinking scotch and the show is canceled. The Voice tells us that he felt like the wind was knocked out of him. The various reactions of the Brady kids are shown. They vary from Peter's "all right! I can have a normal life again!" to Jan's "at least I don't have to play a loser anymore" to Marcia's "yeah, uh-huh, I see, goodbye."

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Growing Up Brady

by LuluBates May 31, 2000
Growing Up Brady Greg talks to the smarmy agent, who has still not heard from the network. Then back to Round 32 of the Robert Reed-Sherwood Schwartz grudge match. Bob won't shoot the final episode of the season (A Hair-Brained Scheme) because of creative differences ("it's stupid"), so Sherwood decides to film the episode without him. Bob decides to stage a sulky sit-in and not leave the set, and Sherwood won't let security kick him off because "those kids shouldn't see their dad, real or otherwise, be physically dragged off the set." Bob mopes in the corner for the entire scene. Sherwood doesn't care, and neither do I. During the hiatus, Bob takes all the kids to New York. But in the book he takes them all on the Queen Elizabeth to London. Budget limitations much? The only mention of the real trip is a one-liner from Bob about tickets to some play and "then we head to the QE2." Greg takes the parentless trip as the prime opportunity to finally get his full freak on with Marcia. He and Jan switch room keys (so she and Peter can "talk"), and then he climbs in bed with a completely asleep Marcia and gropes her until she wakes up to lecture him about sex and waiting and true love and how sex changes things and hard-ons come and go but love doesn't and how someday he'll think back to the time they were in New York and she wouldn't let him make love to her and he'll thank her and how much money is NBC getting for this abstinence-only message anyway? Here's the rest: After getting shot down, Greg is in the lobby of the hotel in his robe and Carol comes in (totally NITB) to listen to Greg pull a full-on blue-balls whining act. Like we're supposed to feel sorry for him after he manhandles some girl in her sleep? Like the line "I've been chasing her for five years" is supposed to make the audience rush out and buy sympathy cards when he gets his ass kicked to the curb? I know a word for guys who chase girls for five years and can't catch the snap: Desperate. I know another one, too: Loser. Another? Okay: Stalker. Anyway, he tries to get with Carol when she falls for his idiotic loser-boy act, but she shoots him down too. What an ass. Back to contract negotiations, this time between Sherwood and the network. The network has figured out that kids are using the show as a vehicle to promote their singing career. They also don't think the kids are as adorable as they once were. So they cancel the show after five seasons and 116 episodes. The smarmy agent calls Greg to tell him he's drinking scotch and the show is canceled. The Voice tells us that he felt like the wind was knocked out of him. The various reactions of the Brady kids are shown. They vary from Peter's "all right! I can have a normal life again!" to Jan's "at least I don't have to play a loser anymore" to Marcia's "yeah, uh-huh, I see, goodbye."

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