Monday, June 25, 2007

The Brady Bunch "The Series without a Toilet"

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

Almost everyone knows the lyrics to this classical family sitcom. I could sing them to you word for word; and the first episode aired sixteen years before I was even born! ( and yes I have even seen the Brady movies)
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 your coming from Jan..I have an older semi-perfect sister myself..hahaha)

However, I bet you didnt know that it was also known for "The Series Without a Toilet"

That's right. You may have seen the Brady's bathroom many times, but you have 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. ( The 1st flush on TV was Archie Bunkers flush on All in the Family.)

Here are five more things I bet you didnt know about the Brady's:

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 A.B.C. didnt like it so they then 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 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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