The Brady Bunch

Season 1 Episode 23

To Move or Not to Move

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Aired Unknown Mar 06, 1970 on ABC
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With constant complaints about the size of the house bombarding Mike and Carol, Mike puts the house up for sale and looks into buying a new one. Immediately after this, the Brady house seems to be haunted.

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  • The problem with the house

    8.0
    It's true that the house isn't easy to live in with 9 people. Mike designed the house but that was before he was married to Carol. During that time the house was designed for 6 or maybe 7 people. Mike and his late wife had one bedroom and their own bathroom, Alice had her own room and her own bathroom, Greg had his own room and Peter and Bobby shared a room but the boys all shared the same bathroom. Back then it was fine because it was all boys. Mike probably designed the house and had it built before Bobby was born if there are only 3 upstairs bedrooms. Peter and Greg probably both had their own room and when Bobby was born, Peter ended up sharing his room with him. Remember in the pilot, Peter and Bobby had bunk beds and Greg had his own room.



    But when Mike married Carol, Greg's room became the girls' room and Greg, Peter and Bobby all had to share the same room and the boys and girls all had to share the same bathroom which is not easy when it's boys AND girls. They really should have a house where the boys have their own bathroom and the girls have their own bathroom.



    I do like the beginning though, where Greg knocks on the door but Marcia doesn't hear him because she's playing her record too loud so she doesn't answer, Greg knocks louder and Marcia doesn't answer, Greg pounds on the door and Marcia still doesn't answer! Greg, now fed up, goes "Aw, screw it!" and just walks in on Marcia in her underwear! Very funny!moreless
  • The problem with the house

    8.0
    It's true that the house isn't easy to live in with 9 people. Mike designed the house but that was before he was married to Carol. During that time the house was designed for 6 or maybe 7 people. Mike and his late wife had one bedroom and their own bathroom, Alice had her own room and her own bathroom, Greg had his own room and Peter and Bobby shared a room but the boys all shared the same bathroom. Back then it was fine because it was all boys. Mike probably designed the house and had it built before Bobby was born if there are only 3 upstairs bedrooms. Peter and Greg probably both had their own room and when Bobby was born, Peter ended up sharing his room with him. Remember in the pilot, Peter and Bobby had bunk beds and Greg had his own room.



    But when Mike married Carol, Greg's room became the girls' room and Greg, Peter and Bobby all had to share the same room and the boys and girls all had to share the same bathroom which is not easy when it's boys AND girls. They really should have a house where the boys have their own bathroom and the girls have their own bathroom.



    I do like the beginning though, where Greg knocks on the door but Marcia doesn't hear him because she's playing her record too loud so she doesn't answer, Greg knocks louder and Marcia doesn't answer, Greg pounds on the door and Marcia still doesn't answer! Greg, now fed up, goes "Aw, screw it!" and just walks in on Marcia in her underwear! Very funny!moreless
  • This is a good situation for adults to learn from today as well.

    9.0
    If you have a contract to buy or sell a home, it is a contract. Also, when selling a home, there are disclosure laws. "Changing your mind" is not a valid reason to get out of a contract.



    I haven't watched this episode in at least 20 years. If I recall correctly, the buyers amicably agreed to let Mike and Carol out of the contract when it was discovered that the kids didn't want to move. The unanswered question was if the real estate agent made Mike and Carol pay the real estate commission that was owed for finding the buyers.



    If the buyers didn't buy the house because they thought it was haunted (assuming a haunted house is a material defect) and then bought another home that they didn't like as well, if they later discovered that the kids were pulling a prank, could that be considered fraud?



    Lastly, someone posted a trivia question about the Jack-and-Jill bathroom and I couldn't figure out how to respond directly to that. So I will respond here. Mike built the house for a family with 3 boys, not 3 boys and 3 girls. That is why they were moving. Very few homes since 1929 are built with the intention of 6 children living there. I take my Brady Bunch episodes very seriously.

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  • This shows how much the kids care about their house, and who wouldn't?

    10
    The kids are geniuses. They must of worked really hard to get all those noises right. Bobby and Cindy, and everybody were good too. They really seemed like they were real when they were pretending to be scared of the creepy noises. The plan was going perfect, and all the adults were falling for it, but then, they blew it. The ghost thing where Bobby and Cindy hid under the sheets and roamed around the house was such a bad idea. Nobody believes that anymore . . except for Alice, the housekeeper. But, overall the episode was great, the plan to spook the house was, like, just, FABULOUS! And there were a ton of funny parts.moreless

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