Monday, June 25, 2007

The Brady Bunch "The Series without a Toilet"

"Here's the story of a lovely lady...who was bringing up three very lovely girls...."

The Brady BunchAlmost everyone knows the lyrics to this classic family sitcom. I could sing them to you word for word, and the first episode aired sixteen years before I was even born! 

I have two very clear Brady episode memories

  1.  "Ooh! My Nose! (when Marsha's face makes contact with a football, days before the big dance)
  2. "Well, all day long at school I hear how great Marsha is at this or how wonderful Marsha did that; Marsha, Marsha, Marsha!" (I know where you're coming from Jan..I have an older semi-perfect sister myself..hahaha)

However, I bet you didn't know that it was also known for "The Series Without a Toilet" That's right. You might have seen their bathroom many times, but you've never seen their toilet.

Hypothetical Explanation: The Brady's are so wholesome, good, and clean that they didn't use the bathroom.
Truth: They wanted to put a toilet in but the network censors said no.

Although there was no toilet we do hear a toilet flushing. This happens only once during all of the Brady episodes ever aired. 

Fun Fact - The first flush on TV was Archie Bunkers flush on All in the Family.

Here are five more things I bet you didn't know about the Brady Bunch.

  1. The character 'Mike Brady' was ranked #14 in TV Guide's list of the "50 Greatest TV Dads of All Time"
  2. Barry Williams (Greg Brady) is the only Brady kid to appear in every episode.
  3. Originally, both Mike and Carol were going to be divorcees. But then it was decided to make Mike a widower and leave Carol the divorcee.
  4. During the 1st season the theme song wasnt sung by the Brady clan, but by a group called the Peppermint Trolley Company.
  5. The screen door in the Brady's house was neither glass or screen.

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