The Brady Bunch

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  • TV-PG
  • 1969
  • 5 Seasons
  • 6.8  (15,835)

The Brady Bunch was a sitcom that aired from 1969 to 1974 on ABC. The show followed the lives of a blended family, the Bradys, who consisted of widower Mike Brady (Robert Reed) and his three sons, Greg (Barry Williams), Peter (Christopher Knight), and Bobby (Mike Lookinland), as well as widow Carol Martin (Florence Henderson) and her three daughters, Marcia (Maureen McCormick), Jan (Eve Plumb), and Cindy (Susan Olsen). The family was often shown dealing with everyday situations, such as school and work, household chores, and interpersonal conflicts.

Mike and Carol's marriage created a new family dynamic for the Bradys, and much of the show's humor came from the interactions between the siblings as they adjusted to life with one another. Each episode typically focused on one of the children, highlighting their unique personality traits and interests. For example, a plotline might centre around Marcia entering a beauty pageant, or Bobby attempting to play football.

In addition to the immediate family members, the Bradys had a housekeeper named Alice (Ann B. Davis), who often served as a confidante and comedic relief for the family. The children also had friends and romantic interests who periodically appeared on the show.

The Brady Bunch was known for its wholesome and family-friendly content, which made it appealing to viewers of all ages. The show tackled issues that were relatable to many people, such as sibling rivalries, peer pressure, and dating. Despite these relatable storylines, the show was often criticized for its lack of diversity and unrealistic portrayal of family life.

Nevertheless, The Brady Bunch remains a beloved classic in television history, with its catchy theme song and iconic imagery. It has spawned numerous spin-offs and adaptations, including several movies, TV specials, and even a variety show. The show's enduring popularity is a testament to the enduring appeal of the family sitcom formula.

In conclusion, The Brady Bunch was a heartwarming and entertaining portrayal of a blended family navigating the ups and downs of everyday life. With memorable characters and relatable storylines, it continues to be a beloved classic in popular culture.

The Brady Bunch is a series that is currently running and has 5 seasons (117 episodes). The series first aired on September 26, 1969.

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The Hair-Brained Scheme
22. The Hair-Brained Scheme
March 8, 1974
Bobby is selling hair tonic, and Greg is graduating in a few days, so Greg asks if he can buy some. Greg decides to use it, but the problem is, it turns his into a shaggy strawberry-blonde mess.
The Hustler
21. The Hustler
March 1, 1974
When a mysterious pool table shows up at the house, nobody can figure out who it's from. Bobby starts getting good at it, becoming unbeatable.
The Snooperstar
20. The Snooperstar
February 22, 1974
Cindy thinks she is the next Shirley Temple, so she starts curling her hair, and acting like her. When a talent scout stops by, Cindy tries to impress her.
Top Secret
19. Top Secret
February 15, 1974
A FBI agent checks Mike's security clearance, so Oliver and Bobby believe that Mike has secret plans. When Sam asks help with a secret project, the boys are convinced that Sam is a Russian spy.
Two Petes in a Pod
18. Two Petes in a Pod
February 8, 1974
Peter finds a kid that looks exactly like him at school, and when his plans to date a girl clash with his father's plan for Peter to date another girl, Peter asks the look-a-like, Arthur, if he could pretend to be him.
Welcome Aboard
17. Welcome Aboard
January 25, 1974
Carol's nephew, Oliver comes to live with them after his parents went to South America to study things. Oliver believes he is bad-luck, and shuns himself from the rest of the group. The bad-luck ends when they land a spot in a pie-throwing movie.
Out of This World
16. Out of This World
January 18, 1974
The boys search for UFOs after meeting James McDivitt.
The Driver's Seat
15. The Driver's Seat
January 11, 1974
Greg says men are better drivers than women, but Marcia says that isn't true. They both take the test, and Marcia does better on the written, but Greg does better during the driver course.
Kelly's Kids
14. Kelly's Kids
January 4, 1974
The Brady's get new neighbors, a couple who recently adopted a boy from an orphanage. The boy misses his two best friends, so the couple decides to adopt them too.
Miss Popularity
13. Miss Popularity
December 21, 1973
Jan is nominated as the most popular girl in her grade, and Peter decides to be her campaign manager. Jan makes a lot of promises she can't keep, and ends up in a whole lot of trouble.
The Elopement
12. The Elopement
December 7, 1973
Marcia and Jan overhear Alice on the phone with Sam discussing an elopement, leading them to thinks that Sam and Alice are secretly getting married. Once word spreads to the whole family, everyone makes preparations for a surprise reception party, only to find out afterwards that it's Sam's cousin Clara that is getting married.
The Cincinnati Kids
11. The Cincinnati Kids
November 23, 1973
The kids go along with Mike to King's Island Amusement Park, and they enjoy themselves, but when Mike looses the plans, they must stop all the fun, and search for them.
Try, Try Again
10. Try, Try Again
November 16, 1973
Jan quits ballet, and joins tap dancing. Jan practices her tap dancing at home, and that starts to annoy the family. Jan still tried, until she was absolutely perfect.
Quarterback Sneak
9. Quarterback Sneak
November 9, 1973
Greg and Peter believe the rival quarterback Jerry Rogers didn't come over just to date Marcia, but to steal Greg's playbook. Peter and Greg create a fake playbook full of bad plays, and while spying on him, Peter confirms that Jerry steals it.
My Brother's Keeper
8. My Brother's Keeper
November 2, 1973
Bobby saves Peter's life, and Peter promises to be his slave for life. Peter does anything, so Bobby begins to take advantage of Peter, and use him for his own personal needs.
Marcia Gets Creamed
7. Marcia Gets Creamed
October 26, 1973
Marcia's boyfriend is complaining she never spends any time with him because she is always working, so she gets Peter to work for him, but finds out that her boyfriend really is a jerk.
Getting Greg's Goat
6. Getting Greg's Goat
October 19, 1973
Greg and his football teammates steal their rival's school mascot, and Greg is forced to keep it in his bedroom. The rest of the family hears him talking to the goat, and they believe he has a girl in his bedroom.
Peter and the Wolf
5. Peter and the Wolf
October 12, 1973
Greg has a date with a girl, and she is bringing along her cousin. Greg can't find anyone to double date with him, so he gets Peter to pose as a senior, and they both go on a date.
Never Too Young
4. Never Too Young
October 5, 1973
Bobby defends a girl named Millicent from a bunch of people laughing at her, and she kisses him. Bobby hates girls, and when he later finds out he has the mumps, he is worried he'll miss a party.
Snow White and the Seven Bradys
3. Snow White and the Seven Bradys
September 28, 1973
Cindy's teacher is retiring, and all the Brady girls, even Carol had her for a teacher, and they want to give her a gift. Cindy suggests a play, and they decide on Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Everyone wants to be Dopey, so they draw straws, problem is there is one dwarf left, and it's Dopey. Sam stops by, and agrees to play Dopey. Mike and Sam go to the store, only to find themselves stopped by the police. Will they ever get to perform the play?
Mail Order Hero
2. Mail Order Hero
September 21, 1973
Bobby lies to all his friends when he tells them a famous football player stopped by his house when he was in town, and the rest of the kids want to meet him.
Adios, Johnny Bravo
1. Adios, Johnny Bravo
September 14, 1973
A musical agent sees the Brady's audition for an amateur show, and she likes Greg's voice and wants to sign him, but not the rest of the kids. This allows Greg's ego to grow.
Where to Watch The Brady Bunch
The Brady Bunch is available for streaming on the ABC website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch The Brady Bunch on demand at Apple TV Channels, Paramount+, Amazon Prime and Pluto TV.
  • Premiere Date
    September 26, 1969
  • IMDB Rating
    6.8  (15,835)