The Brady Bunch

The Brady Bunch (1969)

5 corrected entries in season 1

Kitty Karry-All is Missing - S1-E7

Corrected entry: Bobby is accused of stealing Cindy's doll, but there's no way that Bobby could have done it. Bobby left the room after talking to Cindy (not knowing Cindy was about to leave the room too), then Cindy walks out of the room (leaving the doll behind) for only a few short seconds, then walks backs in and suddenly the doll is gone. Bobby walks back into the room and is immediately accused. Reviewing all this, Bobby wouldn't have enough time to walk into the room and take the doll without being seen by Cindy.

Correction: The audience might know that Bobby didn't do it, and we obviously find out it was Tiger. But that wasn't the point. In Cindy's mind, Bobby hated her doll and was the only one who could have taken it, and in her mind (she's only 7 or 8 years old remember), she was gone long enough for Bobby to take it.

Bishop73

The Honeymoon - S1-E1

Corrected entry: Tiger escapes from Mike's car by pawing on a power-window lever that doesn't even exist. In fact, a manual window crank can be seen in the same shot.

Correction: Not a goof. That model of car [68 Dodge Polara] had both crank and power to operate the windows. And the power windows could be operated when the car was off.

Brace Yourself - S1-E20

Corrected entry: Marcia gets braces, however in following episodes the braces have magically disappeared. Braces would never be put on someone unless they were going to remain for at least 6 months - the usual treatment at the time was 2 years.

Correction: True, but in many sitcoms the timetable is different from what it is in real life. For all we know, well over six months of time could have elapsed in the Brady's world between episodes, and Marcia had her braces removed. (Think about it: In the entire run of the series, for example, there was only one Christmas episode - but 5 real-life Christmases came and went!).

Jeff Swanson

54-40 and Fight - S1-E15

Corrected entry: Throughout the whole episode, the girls, the boys, and Mr. & Mrs. Brady searched through the catalog multiple times to try and find something to get with everyone's books of stamps, and couldn't decide on anything. Then the girls came home with a color TV instead of a sewing machine, and everybody was thrilled and delighted. If a color TV was such a wonderful item for the family to choose, then why didn't anybody decide on it or think of it earlier, when they were combing through the catalogues?

Matty Blast

Correction: It is true that a color tv was a great item to have, but was more expensive back then than they are now. They probably did think of it. But they already had a black and white tv. They probably wanted to get something they absolutely didn't have and something that was a bit more cheap.

Season 1 generally

Corrected entry: In about the middle of the series,Tiger just disappears. Where does he go? They never explain this at all. They even make reference to this in The Brady Bunch movie when Carol says "Tiger,what ever happened to that dog?"

Correction: In his autobiography; Barry Williams (Greg Brady) explained that during the filiming of the episode "Kachew" (where Jan finds out that she's allergic to Tiger) Tiger (while out for his evening walk with his owner/trainer) was hit and killed by a florist truck. The owner scoured every pet store and pound until he luckily found a look-a-like, but the dog couldn't act. In fact, in that episode's scene where the dog is eating a bone in the boy's room, he's actually being held down by the collar that was nailed to the floor. So after that, the producers used him for quick cameos and eventually wrote out Tiger all together. Now in case you're wondering about why they kept the doghouse as part of the backyard set; it happens that a spotlight had fallen and left a large burn mark in the astro-turf that was being used as grass. The doghouse was used to cover the burn.

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