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Growing Up Brady

by LuluBates May 31, 2000
Growing Up Brady

They then continue filming the Brady Bunch pilot. You know: Mike and Carol get hitched; the dog, Tiger, and the cat, who, as Brady aficionados know, is only in this one episode, run all over the guests; Mike gets a faceful of cake; and then the new Mr. and Mrs. Brady forego the honeymoon nookie and invite all the kids to the hotel.

Bob Reed gets his panties in a twist some more about the script, and Sherwood promises that "this is just the pilot, if the show gets picked up for syndication we'll all sit down and talk about it." Bob Reed snots, "It'll only be seen by ten people anyway." Hey, Bob! That's called ironic foreshadowing, right?

Back to the other plot point: Greg is called out by the younger Bradys about his crush on Marcia. "Why do you keep staring at Maureen?" asks Peter, and then Cindy starts atonally sing-songing, "Barry's got a crush on Maureen," and Jan offers to go tell Maureen that Barry likes her. They then talk him into going up to her, which he does. "Hey, seems like it's going pretty well in there." "Yep." "Bob wasn't very happy with the cake scene." "No, he wasn't." Then Jan waves Marcia over for some reason and Peter harshes on Greg, "Oh, that went well." Greg and I answer in unison, "Shut up."

Back at Greg's house, we find out the network picked up the show for a full season of 24 episodes. And the Voice comes on to fill us in that "it means I'd get another chance with Maureen McCormick."

Back on the set, the Voice tells us that "we had a delighted producer and nine happy cast members." And then as the camera zooms in on Bob Reed, "Make that eight happy cast members." The filming of the Bradys-go-camping episode begins and the Voice starts up, "Though on TV it may have looked like we were having a good time, let me tell you, it was hot, grueling work." Unlike, say, laying railroad track or coal-mining. To relax after a hard two hours on the set, the Brady boys start wreaking havoc up in the catwalks and accidentally knock a light off. Unfortunately the light doesn't land on Bob Reed and put him out of his misery. The boys then steal a golf cart and run all over the Paramount lot. And let me just say, Pee Wee Herman did the whole running-through-movie-sets thing and he did it better. Much better. The strangest thing about this scene is that in the book (Yes, I read the book. What of it?), the whole golf cart stealing sequence/set crashing episode happened during a debauched and drunken after-hours party in Robert Reed's dressing room.

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Growing Up Brady

by LuluBates May 31, 2000
Growing Up Brady They then continue filming the Brady Bunch pilot. You know: Mike and Carol get hitched; the dog, Tiger, and the cat, who, as Brady aficionados know, is only in this one episode, run all over the guests; Mike gets a faceful of cake; and then the new Mr. and Mrs. Brady forego the honeymoon nookie and invite all the kids to the hotel. Bob Reed gets his panties in a twist some more about the script, and Sherwood promises that "this is just the pilot, if the show gets picked up for syndication we'll all sit down and talk about it." Bob Reed snots, "It'll only be seen by ten people anyway." Hey, Bob! That's called ironic foreshadowing, right? Back to the other plot point: Greg is called out by the younger Bradys about his crush on Marcia. "Why do you keep staring at Maureen?" asks Peter, and then Cindy starts atonally sing-songing, "Barry's got a crush on Maureen," and Jan offers to go tell Maureen that Barry likes her. They then talk him into going up to her, which he does. "Hey, seems like it's going pretty well in there." "Yep." "Bob wasn't very happy with the cake scene." "No, he wasn't." Then Jan waves Marcia over for some reason and Peter harshes on Greg, "Oh, that went well." Greg and I answer in unison, "Shut up." Back at Greg's house, we find out the network picked up the show for a full season of 24 episodes. And the Voice comes on to fill us in that "it means I'd get another chance with Maureen McCormick." Back on the set, the Voice tells us that "we had a delighted producer and nine happy cast members." And then as the camera zooms in on Bob Reed, "Make that eight happy cast members." The filming of the Bradys-go-camping episode begins and the Voice starts up, "Though on TV it may have looked like we were having a good time, let me tell you, it was hot, grueling work." Unlike, say, laying railroad track or coal-mining. To relax after a hard two hours on the set, the Brady boys start wreaking havoc up in the catwalks and accidentally knock a light off. Unfortunately the light doesn't land on Bob Reed and put him out of his misery. The boys then steal a golf cart and run all over the Paramount lot. And let me just say, Pee Wee Herman did the whole running-through-movie-sets thing and he did it better. Much better. The strangest thing about this scene is that in the book (Yes, I read the book. What of it?), the whole golf cart stealing sequence/set crashing episode happened during a debauched and drunken after-hours party in Robert Reed's dressing room.

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