The Brady Bunch

Fright Night - S4-E6

Plot hole: After the girls get their revenge on the boys in the attic, they explain the mysterious "I must have air" voice from the trunk as it's revealed to be from a tape recorder. Marcia mentions a set up the girls had where they played the tape recording (from their bedroom) when they were ready. This is impossible as the recorder was in the attic trunk and the play button would have had to be manually pushed down by an actual person to activate.

Is There a Doctor in the House? - S1-E13

Plot hole: Lots of factors here: The doctors end up with the opposite kids that they were supposed to have... Why didn't they simply switch in the first place rather than go through all the drama? Also, the male doctor admits Alice let him in and most likely Alice would have told him first door on the right (like she's given directions in other episodes) to locate Peter. And the biggest question of all is, what doctor would make a house call and not look for their patient rather than just ending up with someone else they were not called to see (remember, each parent called their own doctor to see their biological kid).

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Suggested correction: The lady doctor goes to see Peter as Mrs. Brady directs her to Peter's room first. Alice likely knows Peter already has a doctor looking after him, as it can be assumed Carol told her, so she sends the male doctor to Jan's room likely explaining to him that Mike's new daughter is also sick and needs to be checked. As to why they didn't solve this doctor problem to begin with; simply they are still a new family and didn't yet think about this as this is the first time the kids are sick.

Career Fever - S4-E9

Plot hole: Peter thinks he has a fatal disease. The parents realise two pages stuck together and he went from page 95 to 98 mistakenly. However, Mike first read about the actual fatal disease info on page 97, and then Carol read about what Peter actually had on page 96 (poison ivy). If Peter read only 95 and 98, there would be no way of Peter to know his disease was fatal since that was printed on page 97.

Getting Davy Jones - S3-E12

Plot hole: At the end of the episode, the younger kids are singing the song "Girl" that Davy Jones did a little earlier in the show. The problem is that the song was just recorded and hasn't been released yet, they couldn't possibly know the song. Davy gives Marcia an LP, but it is on the same day the song was recorded, it couldn't be on there either.

Lights Out - S2-E20

Plot hole: When Alice brings Cindy to the auditorium to help Peter in his magic act, her cape is already there backstage. She was not going to be the assistant until Jan got hurt. (00:22:10)

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The Cincinnati Kids - S5-E11

Plot hole: The Bradys and Alice run a relay through the amusement park to get the sketches to Mike at the manager's office. They locate another person to pass the cylinder off to when they get too tired to run. But they all arrive together seconds after Carol gives the sketches to Mike. (00:19:15)

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The Cincinnati Kids - S5-E11

Plot hole: When Mike was at the meeting and pulled out the Yogi Bear poster, he said he could find the other cylinder, and was told by one of the other men that they had to catch a plane in 30 minutes. After that, he had to find Jan, and then Jan and Marcia had time to go on about 4 rides and then find the sketches and then start their run across the park. There is no way all of that could have been done in less than 30 minutes.

Adios, Johnny Bravo - S5-E1

Plot hole: Greg Brady is suppose to be under 21 so he can't legally sign any type of contract, also at the end he rejects his new persona and tears up the contract. Tearing up a contract doesn't nullify it.

hifijohn

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Suggested correction: This is correct, however, it's not unlikely for this to happen at this time period. There were several cases in the 70s where they had individuals who were over 17 but under 21 sign contracts as it wasn't a widely known law to the public yet. One of the most notable being David Cassidy. As having Greg sign it would make the contract void to begin with, they wouldn't bother coming after him for not fulfilling his contract as it wasn't legal anyway.

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Season 2 generally

Question: In season 2, there were 5 episodes made without one of the kids appearing in the episode. (Marcia, Jan, Cindy, Peter, and Bobby were each absent one episode). What was the reason behind this?

Answer: Much trivia has been written about "The Brady Bunch, " including the various interrelationships and dynamics among the members of the cast. For example, much has been written about why Robert Reed's Mike Brady did not appear in a couple of episodes, including the series finale, due to rancorous creative and artistic differences with series creator, Sherwood Schwartz. However, in contrast, I have never run across any reasons given why a particular child did not appear in specific episodes - only that the episodes were missed. This suggests the causes were likely unexceptional, such as illness, injuries, vacations, or real-life family obligations.

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