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Growing Up Brady

by LuluBates May 31, 2000
Growing Up Brady

Back from commercial, Peter and Jan get it on with some bad acting to boot. They whine about the tough life of a sitcom star. "I'm not Jan Brady, I'm just a girl." "And I'm not Peter Brady, I'm just a guy." "A girl and a guy. What a combination," drools Jan. Like, how NOT profound. They suck some face and then get busted by a "cop." The camera pulls back to reveal that they are just on another Paramount set and the cop is just a studio cop who, of course, recognizes them and shoos them off. The weirdest thing about this scene is that this was in the book, only it took place in the outside world, in a real parked car, when The Brady Bunch was on permanent hiatus, and the cop was a real cop. So -- what? They didn't have the budget to go on-location to Make-Out Mountain? Whatever.

Greg and Marcia bike around the set and Greg gives Marcia a necklace. "Does this mean we're going steady?" Greg replied that it could mean "anything she wants," which is a weird thing to say. She then prattles that she "knows he has other girlfriends because he's a teen idol now and girls are lining up to go out with him." And stroke his white afro and rub his nifty polyester shirts? He interrupts to point out that "every boy in America is in love with [her]." She points out that it's Marcia Brady they're in love with. Greg says that he knows, and that's why he's "talking about Barry and Maureen." For some reason this really turns her on, and she grabs him and tongues him before breaking up with him "because they have something really special and shouldn't ruin it."

The smarmy agent is at Greg's house trying to talk up the contract. Greg doesn't want Sherwood to feel ganged up on, because he's like a father to them. The agent says that if that's true, Sherwood will see their side. So back to the contract negotiations, which have somehow become plot negotiations, where the kids meet en masse with the man Sherwood and ask for really stupid plot developments. And why haven't any of the kids aged? Because it's creepy. The writers have put in all these references to "I'm sixteen now" and "now that season six is coming up" to let the audience know that time has passed, but it's weird. Like The Village of the Damned or something. Anyway, Greg wants "more meat" to the storylines, because Greg's getting older and needs more serious themes. He also wants more musical episodes, because they "have a music career [they're] trying to promote." Cindy wants a horse. Bobby wants a sixteen-year-old girl friend. Peter wants to run away, steal, do drugs and get in trouble with the cops. Jan wants to drop out of school and start a clothing line. Marcia wants to meet a European prince who will propose to her. Sherwood dryly wants to know if these are their demands. I want to know if this thing is ever going to end. Greg mentions that they "are all united on this and with season six coming up . . ." Sherwood realizes he is standing near a large pile of bullshit and shoos the kids out.

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Growing Up Brady

by LuluBates May 31, 2000
Growing Up Brady Back from commercial, Peter and Jan get it on with some bad acting to boot. They whine about the tough life of a sitcom star. "I'm not Jan Brady, I'm just a girl." "And I'm not Peter Brady, I'm just a guy." "A girl and a guy. What a combination," drools Jan. Like, how NOT profound. They suck some face and then get busted by a "cop." The camera pulls back to reveal that they are just on another Paramount set and the cop is just a studio cop who, of course, recognizes them and shoos them off. The weirdest thing about this scene is that this was in the book, only it took place in the outside world, in a real parked car, when The Brady Bunch was on permanent hiatus, and the cop was a real cop. So -- what? They didn't have the budget to go on-location to Make-Out Mountain? Whatever. Greg and Marcia bike around the set and Greg gives Marcia a necklace. "Does this mean we're going steady?" Greg replied that it could mean "anything she wants," which is a weird thing to say. She then prattles that she "knows he has other girlfriends because he's a teen idol now and girls are lining up to go out with him." And stroke his white afro and rub his nifty polyester shirts? He interrupts to point out that "every boy in America is in love with [her]." She points out that it's Marcia Brady they're in love with. Greg says that he knows, and that's why he's "talking about Barry and Maureen." For some reason this really turns her on, and she grabs him and tongues him before breaking up with him "because they have something really special and shouldn't ruin it." The smarmy agent is at Greg's house trying to talk up the contract. Greg doesn't want Sherwood to feel ganged up on, because he's like a father to them. The agent says that if that's true, Sherwood will see their side. So back to the contract negotiations, which have somehow become plot negotiations, where the kids meet en masse with the man Sherwood and ask for really stupid plot developments. And why haven't any of the kids aged? Because it's creepy. The writers have put in all these references to "I'm sixteen now" and "now that season six is coming up" to let the audience know that time has passed, but it's weird. Like The Village of the Damned or something. Anyway, Greg wants "more meat" to the storylines, because Greg's getting older and needs more serious themes. He also wants more musical episodes, because they "have a music career [they're] trying to promote." Cindy wants a horse. Bobby wants a sixteen-year-old girl friend. Peter wants to run away, steal, do drugs and get in trouble with the cops. Jan wants to drop out of school and start a clothing line. Marcia wants to meet a European prince who will propose to her. Sherwood dryly wants to know if these are their demands. I want to know if this thing is ever going to end. Greg mentions that they "are all united on this and with season six coming up . . ." Sherwood realizes he is standing near a large pile of bullshit and shoos the kids out.

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