Plot hole: Even though the Brady Bunch kids won $20,000 (check, not cash) in the "Search for the Stars" contest, they would not have immediate access to it, so would not be able to merely take the oversized representative check - which would be nonlegal tender - to pay for the taxes; they would have to wait until they received an authentic hard copy (real check) and wait until the check "cleared" the bank (was legitimate and payable). Clearing the check could take weeks because the Brady's didn't have at least $20,000 in their checking account to cover what could be a bogus check. (01:19:03)
The Brady Bunch Movie (1995)
1 plot hole
Directed by: Betty Thomas
Starring: Gary Cole, Shelley Long, Christine Taylor, Christopher Daniel Barnes
Factual error: Sam prepares twenty lbs. of meat for Carol but when he gives her the package, it is way too small to be twenty lbs of meat. Ten lbs at most.
Bobby Brady: Excuse me Mr Dittmeyer, but the height of your hedge is blocking your view of oncoming traffic and as a junior safety inspector I felt it was my duty to point out this hazard to you.
Larry Dittmeyer: Well you see, Billy...
Bobby Brady: Bobby.
Larry Dittmeyer: Like it matters. I grew my hedge tall for a reason... So I wouldn't have to see your family. Thank you for your concern.
Trivia: The grandmother played in the movie is Florence Henderson. She was the original Carol Brady. The truck driver was the original Alice, the teacher in the lunchroom was the original Peter, and the guy at the record company was the original Greg.
Question: Most of the songs the Brady kids sing in this movie (and the sequel) were played at normal speed but were redone with new musicians and singers. However in this movie, during the Sears scene, "Sunshine Day" plays and you can tell it's the original recording from the original show but has been slowed down. Just curious about the reason for slowing this one down - was it a legal issue since the original cast/recording was used or another reason?
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Answer: I have listened several times to both versions of "Sunshine Day" on YouTube. To my ear, they are both the same speed. However, the movie version does have some significant cuts, and some added incidental bridge music, such as when the crowd of women rushes to the Tori Spelling book signing, or when the kids are talking to Alice in the massage chair. If the movie version is slower, it is not significantly so. And perhaps it was changed to fit the blocked movement they wanted, and to accommodate the timing of the scene that they were going for. I doubt legality had anything to do with it, as the soundtrack notes states the song was used by permission. But, again, I don't think the tempo has been significantly altered.
The original series was faster. I just listened to the start of both versions a few times in a row and although they are both in the same exact key (key of A), the show is definitely faster tempo and the movie slower. Even the singer in the first line of the song (one of the girls) sounds higher pitched in the show, and slower and lower pitched in the movie.