The Brady Bunch

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)

Jeff Swanson

Eenie, Meenie, Mommy, Daddy - S1-E3

Trivia: This episode was based on something that happened to a classmate of Sherwood's daughter, Hope. At Hope's school there was a play, but only one relative was allowed to come. Hope's classmate's mum had just gotten remarried and he was confused and wondered whether he should take his new dad to show he was OK, or risk taking his mother.

Trivia: The house that is used for the shots from outside (the introduction) has only one storey. The window is fake, and was added simply to give the illusion that it's a two-story house.

Matty Blast

Trivia: Whenever they talked on the phone there wasn't even a stagehand on the other end. Mike was voted the best at talking to silence.

The Hero - S1-E21

Trivia: Look at the wall behind the girl Peter is on the phone with. As pointed out in the commentary, that is the same wall seen at the head of Mike and Carol's bed. (00:19:55)

Jeff Swanson

Grand Canyon or Bust - S3-E2

Trivia: Alice, upon hearing an Indian phrase, says "That'll come in handy if I ever bump into Tonto." Jay Silverheels - who portrayed Tonto in 220 episodes of "The Lone Ranger", would make a guest appearance in the following episode. (00:18:35)

Jeff Swanson

Cindy Brady, Lady - S3-E21

Trivia: Susan Olsen, thinking she was still in rehearsal, sticks her tongue out as she leaves the kitchen with Tommy.

Bobby's Hero - S4-E17

Trivia: During Bobby's dream where the family is killed by Jesse James, Mike Lookinland looks genuinely horrified despite the "cartoon style carnage" that is going on around him. The reason is because just before the scene was filmed, the producer pulled him aside and told him to think of things like his real-life family getting killed, his dog getting run over, etc. He was then "debriefed" afterward. (00:22:15)

Jeff Swanson

Trivia: Susan Olson, who played Cindy, loved the TV show 'Family Affair' and begged her mother to give her a 'Buffy' hairdo. The producers loved her hair that way and so for several seasons, she wore it that way (and grew to hate it).

Jeff Swanson

Trivia: The reason that there is no glass in the sliding back door, and the reason for a similar mistake in the popular sixties show Bewitched is that real glass is generally not used in windows in movies and TV shows, because the glare drives the camera crew nuts.

Dough Re Mi - S3-E16

Trivia: This was Christopher Knight's least favorite episode to do. He hated doing it so much that a crew member had to say all the lines where Peter's voice cracked.

Hawaii Bound - S4-E1

Trivia: Greg's surfing accident - which to this day still scares Barry Williams every time he sees it - was nearly left out of the episode because it was deemed "too frightening for the nature of the show". In reality, he was able to turn around at the last minute and while avoiding hitting his head on the exposed coral, his feet became, in his words, "hamburger meat".

Jeff Swanson

The Not-So-Ugly Duckling - S2-E9

Continuity mistake: When Jan comes home and tells her parents that Clark didn't notice her at school, she's wearing a white blouse with a floral design and a red ribbon in her hair, but when she gets to her bedroom and accuses Marcia, she's wearing a striped blouse and a light green hair ribbon. Then when Jan talks to Greg she's wearing a green tee shirt and a dark green ribbon, but when she asks permission to go to the store she's back in the striped blouse and light green ribbon.

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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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