The Brady Bunch

The Brady Bunch (1969)

22 mistakes in season 5

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Season 5 generally

Continuity mistake: In episode 5-8 the girls have their walls wallpapered from pink to a yellow pattern with a white background. In the next episode it is back to the pink walls. The following episode it is back to the new wallpaper.

jairodrigue

Never Too Young - S5-E4

Visible crew/equipment: When they're all practicing the Charleston, while Bobby's watching from the stairs, everyone is shown dancing from different angles, and in the low angle shots facing the kitchen the top of the kitchen set is visible, particularly when Carol twirls her necklace.

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Snow White and the Seven Bradys - S5-E3

Audio problem: When the kids are painting a cardboard tree for the play, they ask their dad what he thinks of it. He then says "you better ask the two poodles next door." As he walks away he seems to almost trip/fall over something. Then the mom is heard laughing, even though she's not in the scene.

metalmark

The Hustler - S5-E21

Revealing mistake: When Mike's boss, his wife and two other guests arrive at the house for a night of pool, the four guests are greeted at the front door, enter the brick entry foyer, and descend the steps into the living room. As the camera pans to capture the guests entering the living room, the obviously unfinished and unbricked end of the entry platform can be seen in the shot.

Miss Popularity - S5-E13

Audio problem: Listen to the sounds as the family eats dinner; the same sound sequences keep playing. For example, one sequence of three quick taps of silverware on plates plays several times, followed by another sound that is difficult to identify. (00:21:15)

Jeff Swanson

My Brother's Keeper - S5-E8

Continuity mistake: Near the beginning, Greg is painting the shutter green, he gets a phone call and goes inside. The paint bucket falls on Bobby because the ladder falls. Greg sticks his head out the window and asks who took his ladder. The shutter now has no paint on it.

terry s

Mail Order Hero - S5-E2

Continuity mistake: When Cindy gets out of bed to write a letter to Joe Namath, they show the wall next to Jan's bed and there is no window. In a previous episode Jan lost the locket out that window that Alice sent her.

Quarterback Sneak - S5-E9

Other mistake: When the boys are playing football in the backyard, watch Greg's right foot - at one point he slips on the Astroturf lawn, causing it to wrinkle and exposing a seam on the "grass" lawn. (00:03:20)

Jeff Swanson

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Suggested correction: At no time in the show did they affirm the grass in the backyard is real. Many houses, particularly out west where the show takes place, have artificial grass as it's often easier than caring for real grass which tends to dry up easily out west or not grow at all in some areas. Even in A Very Brady Renovation they made sure to use artificial grass for the backyard.

The grass is supposed to be real. There are several episodes where they are mowing the lawn.

cindyparker827

But the renovation show was in 2019. In the early 70s artificial grass was only starting to be adopted in sports stadiums. Not used in homes until many years later.

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)

jairodrigue

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.

Top Secret - S5-E19

Revealing mistake: Bobby and Oliver are building a house of cards on a small platform sitting on the table when all of a sudden the house of cards collapses. The reason: the platform moves by itself. Clearly it was manipulated off-screen somehow. (00:01:20)

Jeff Swanson

The Hustler - S5-E21

Audio problem: Bobby is lining up a pool shot. There's a cut to Cindy, and as she says her line, the sound of pool balls being hit is heard. But when the pool table is shown again in the next shot, none of the balls have moved. Also the pool table moves from outside to inside. Lots of mistakes with the balls on the table throughout the game. (00:08:25)

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.

Getting Greg's Goat - S5-E6

Continuity mistake: During the goat in the master bedroom scene, the flowers on Carol's side of the bed change during the scene. At first there is a pink flower to the right of a white flower, and then it changes to white flower on right of the pink one. In addition, the whole bouquet looks slightly different in different shots.

Bobby Brady: Mom always says not to play ball in the house.

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Out of This World - S5-E16

Trivia: Barry Williams has a Band-Aid on his lip in this episode because he was in a car accident a few days before filming and needed stitches in his lip. (00:05:00)

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Question: When you look at the front of the house, the 2nd story is to the left of the front door. The stairs and the bedrooms are on the right. Also, there has to be a very high cathedral ceiling to account for the stairs which isn't shown in the front of the house photo. Does anyone know what the house looks like where the show was filmed?

Answer: There are a number of photos online of the Brady house's exterior of what it looked like when the show was being filmed and what it looks like today. Only the exterior shots were of a real house. The interior was a studio set and it did not exactly match the real home's floor plan. There are also some YouTube virtual tours of the house that explore the interior. If you Google "Brady Bunch House" you will find much information about this.

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