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.

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Jeff Swanson

Snow White and the Seven Bradys - S5-E3

Trivia: The teacher being honored, "Mrs. Whitfield", was played by Frances Whitfield who was the on-set "teacher/legal supervisor/referee" for the kids during the show's run.

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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.

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Trivia: Two of the "Sound of Music" kids had guest roles: Nicholas Hammond, who played the oldest son Friedrich, was in "The Subject Was Noses", and Kym Karath, who played the youngest child Gretl, was in "Cyrano de Brady".

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Jeff Swanson

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.

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Matty Blast

The Hair-Brained Scheme - S5-E22

Trivia: "Jan: Call Eve" is written on the small chalkboard. Jan was played by Eve Plumb.

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Jeff Swanson

My Fair Opponent - S3-E22

Trivia: "Colonel Dick Whitfield" got his character name from the real-life husband of Frances Whitfield, the on-set teacher for the Brady kids.

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Jeff Swanson

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.

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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.

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Jeff Swanson

Law and Disorder - S4-E14

Trivia: Barry Williams admits to having been stoned when the opening scenes were filmed. Watch as he stumbles over the bicycle pump.)

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Jeff Swanson

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.

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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.

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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.

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The Subject Was Noses - S4-E18

Trivia: The day this episode aired, Maureen McCormick, who played Marcia, was in a car accident and injured her nose.

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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).

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Jeff Swanson

You Can't Win 'Em All - S4-E22

Trivia: Edward Knight, who plays the game show host, is the real-life father of Christopher Knight, who plays Peter.

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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.

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A-Camping We Will Go - S1-E8

Trivia: The daytime camping scenes were shot at the Franklin Canyon reservoir, which is also where the opening credits of The Andy Griffith Show (1960) were shot.

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Jeff Swanson

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.

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The Hair-Brained Scheme - S5-E22

Trivia: Notice in this episode that Mike Brady is nowhere to be seen. That's because he quit the show due to artistic differences with the producer. His absence is explained as being away on a business trip. It also wound up being the unexpected series finale.

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Maria Santos

Trivia: Florance Henderson's hair style on the show was done on purpose. Few knew that since the 1950's she lost all hearing in both ears. The left hearing came back, but she had a hearing aid over her right ear.

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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".

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Jeff Swanson

The Slumber Caper - S2-E3

Trivia: Among the girls at the slumber party are Florence Henderson's daughter Barbara ("Ruthie") and Robert Reed's daughter Carolyn ("Karen"). They interact briefly; during the game of Truth Or Dare, Ruthie is dared to go check on the boys and asks Karen to go with her. In addition, Hope Sherwood ("Jenny") is the daughter of executive producer Sherwood Schwartz.

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Jeff Swanson

The Hair-Brained Scheme - S5-E22

Trivia: When Bobby considers giving up trying to sell the hair tonic, Carol starts listing names of famous people who didn't quit. The last name she mentions is Carl Mahakian. Bobby says he never heard of him, and Carol says "Because he quit." Carl Mahakian was the show's post-production coordinator.

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Jeff Swanson

Out of This World - S5-E16

Trivia: Frank Delfino - who plays one of the Kaplutians in Bobby's dream - utters the line "One small step for spacemen, one giant step for Kaplutians." The line was an ad-lib.

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Jeff Swanson

Greg's Triangle - S4-E11

Trivia: Rita Wilson - who is now married to Tom Hanks - makes her acting debut, playing "Pat" in the cheerleading scenes.

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Jeff Swanson

Miss Popularity - S5-E13

Trivia: "Billy Garst" is frequently mentioned as being the most popular boy in Jan's class. Bill E. Garst was one of the editors on the show.

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Jeff Swanson

The Show Must Go On?? - S4-E7

Trivia: The man on stage with the young girl is Frank De Vol, who composed the music for the Brady Bunch and many other shows.

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Jeff Swanson

Season 1 generally

Trivia: Although portraying the oldest children in the Brady family, Maureen McCormick and Barry Williams were both the youngest children in their families in real life.

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Trivia: Peter was the only Brady kid who never cried onscreen, though he did come close to crying in the episode "Confessions, Confessions."

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Trivia: Mike Brady and Bobby Brady swapped character names with their real life first names. Mike's real name was Robert and Bobby's real first name is Mike.

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