The Brady Bunch

Season 5 Episode 1

Adios, Johnny Bravo

Aired Unknown Sep 14, 1973 on ABC
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Adios, Johnny Bravo
As the Bradys are auditioning for a TV amateur show, a musical agent spies Greg and offers him the chance of becoming a solo star. This begins to worry Mike and Carol who hoped he would go onto college and angers his siblings for deserting them, since they were a group.moreless

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  • The best episode of the whole series.

    Episode #96, the premiere episode of the 5th and final season (unfortunately--the series should have lasted at least one more season even though the supposed story behind the cancellation of the Brady Bunch is that the kids were getting \"big heads\" because of their stardom) is the best episode of the whole series even though on a recent TVLand countdown it was rated #4. There are so many good things about this episode. This family was always there for each other which is the main premise of the show, and it shows the best in this episode: Greg gives up his fleeting fame and possible fortune for \"the right thing:\" knowledge (going to college) and of course, his siblings. This pop culture phenomenon known as \"The Brady Bunch\" is is not only funny just like any popular sit-com, but also teaches you how to live.moreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (3)

    • When Greg drives up to deliver the news to the others that it's only him who's signed up, the other kids gather around him in the driveway. In one shot, Greg's resting his arm on the car seat, but when the camera pans to shots of the others, his arm is nowhere to be found.

    • The character Johnny Bravo would return 24 years later courtesy of a cartoon series created by Van Partible, who used the name from this episode of The Brady Bunch. It centered on an egotistical young man, whom in most episodes, tries to pick up any attractive woman who catches his eye with limited success. The series ran over a course of 3 seasons on Cartoon Network between 1997-2004.

    • The two songs, that were sung in this episode, were never released on record, however "Good Time Music" was heard again on A Very Brady Sequel, which was released in the 1990s.

  • QUOTES (2)

  • NOTES (10)

    • This episode is parodied on The Brady Bunch Movie.

    • Apparently at one point it was planned to follow up the Grand Canyon and Hawaii season premires with a third three part special for the '73-'74 season. A note in the April 14-20th 1973 issue of TV Guide states (following a short paragraph about a tv movie being filmed in Mexico involving attacking bats) '...The Brady Bunch is leaving town too, but fortunatly they won't be attacked by bats. The Bunch is heading for Hong Kong and Kyoto, Japan, to shoot three episodes for next season.' Needless to say, for whatever reason, these episodes were never filmed.

    • Actor Paul Cavonis (Buddy) has been a bit character actor on TV for many years, usually playing "heavies". He is retired, but recently served as mayor of a small town in California wine country.

    • Claudi Jennings was killed in a car crash on October 3, 1979; she was 29 years old.

    • Claudia Jennings was also a Playboy Playmate. Miss November 1969 and Playmate Of The Year 1970.

    • Claudia Jennings (Tami) was known as "Queen of the B's" (B Movies) in the 1970's.

    • In this episode, Bobby mentions that he plays the organ. However, he is not seen playing it until "The Elopement" and he plays it almost as poorly as he plays the drums.

    • In the nine-square grid of this season, Carol's hairstyle changes from her "mullet-flip" to a silver-frosted shorter style and Mike has curly hair which he's been having in the plotting scenes of the previous season. Marcia and Jan go noticeably blonder and all the cast looks like they're wearing bronzer! Furthermore, in the grid and also in the plotting scenes, Jan's hairstyle resembles Marcia's and Peter has curly hair.

    • This episode was the personal favorite of Barry Williams, who played Greg. Wiliams also had a huge crush on the guest star Claudia Jennings.

    • Musical numbers; You Got To Be In Love To Love A Love Song (Greg lead sings) & Good Time Music (featuring Greg & Marcia)