The Brady Bunch

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  • Season 2 Episode 21: The Winner

  • At the ice cream eating contest, Kartoon King takes away every contestants spoon, including Bobby's. In the next shot of Bobby, you can clearly see his spoon has re-appeared next to his bowl. Then in the next shot, it is gone again.

  • The Bradys leave for the TV studio in the blue convertible, and return home (unexplained) in the brown station wagon. The goof is detailed in Barry Williams' book, "Growing Up Brady" thusly: When this show originally aired, a sharp-eyed "viewer" called producer Sherwood Schwartz to point out the error and ask for an explanation. He replied, "We blew it!" A few weeks later, those words are emblazoned in a headline in the National Enquirer. The "viewer," it turned out, was a reporter for the nationally-distributed tabloid.

  • Season 2 Episode 20: Lights Out

  • In this episode Marcia, Peter and Jan were all in junior high school, but they should not have been in junior high school together. Since Marcia started High School 2 years later, Marcia should have been in 7th grade. Since Peter would have started high school 2 years after Marcia according to the last episode of the series and Jan was 3 years younger than Marcia according to Season 3 episode "My Sister's Shadow" Peter and Jan should have been in 4th and 5th grade in this episode.

  • The people who played the judges at the school auditorium were actually Florence Henderson and Barry Williams' stand-ins.

  • When Cindy shows up at the school auditorium to help Peter with the show, Alice comments to Mike "I took the wings off the Fairy Princess costume". But this costume she wore only the season before had a long skirt on it, etc. and was different.

  • Season 2 Episode 19: The Liberation of Marcia ...

  • At school where the news is filmed, when the reporter asks Marcia if she has any brothers, she replies, "Yes, sir. Three." But when it's broadcasted on TV later, Marcia's reply is, "Yes, sir. I have three." Those weren't the exact words as we heard earlier.

  • Season 2 Episode 18: Our Son, the Man

  • The senior girl Greg hits on in this episode is actress Julie Cobb, daughter of famous actor Lee J. Cobb. Generally a "bit" actress, she went on to regular roles in "The D.A." and "Charles in Charge". She was also married to two famous actors: Victor French, of "Little House on the Prairie" and "Highway to Heaven" fame, and James Cromwell, who played Archie Bunker's friend Stretch Cunningham on "All in the Family", and was later an Academy Award nominee for "L.A. Confidential". Cole and Cromwell seperated in 2006.

  • In this episode Carol suggests that Greg could use the attic as a bedroom. Mike says "that would be great if Greg were two and a half feet tall." In the episode "A Room At The Top" Greg moves into the attic, which is much bigger.

  • Season 2 Episode 17: Coming-Out Party

  • Apparently Mike and Carol changed the kid's doctors.

  • While talking on the phone with Mike, Carol talks low but her voice sounds clear. She just had surgery on her tonsils, shouldn't her voice sound raspy?

  • In The Not So Ugly Duckling, the Brady's phone number is disclosed as 762-0799. But when Mike calls Carol on a dial phone, the next-to-last number is dialed from somewhere near the middle (4, 5 or 6) of the phone dial.

  • Just how much heavy-lifting did the Brady's expect Alice to do? In this episode while Carol & Cindy are recooping in bed, Alice mentions she's "going to the market" and would Carol like her to pick anything up? Carol writes her out a list. But in other episodes Carol always had to take Alice to the store since she didn't drive! Was Alice expected to lug groceries for 8 people home on the bus?!

  • Season 2 Episode 16: The Drummer Boy

  • In this episode we find out that Bobby had a awful singing voice but he was later included in the Brady Kids singing group the Brady Six

  • Season 2 Episode 15: Will the Real Jan Brady P...

  • When Jan first puts on the wig in the bathroom, you can see some of Jan's hair. Then when Marcia and Cindy come into the bathroom the wig is on perfect. You don't see any of Jan's hair.

  • Season 2 Episode 14: Where There's Smoke

  • The pack of cigarettes that falls out of Greg's jacket pocket was labeled "Valiant Tobacco," which is also the name of the fictitious tobacco company at the center of a 1971, Norman Lear-directed movie, Cold Turkey.

  • Barry Williams was a smoker in real life. He started when he was 12, smoked all the way to the show, but quit smoking in 1984.

  • Season 2 Episode 13: The Impractical Joker

  • Greg botches the scientific name of the house mouse a bit. He calls it a Muridae Mus musculus (he pronounces it Mur-i-day muss muss-cue-luss). Actually, its just a Mus musculus, Muridae is the entire family of rodents that includes rats and mice with naked tails.

  • When Jan is looking out of her window at the boys in the car-port carrying in the mouse, her bedroom window is on the other side of the house.

  • Season 2 Episode 12: Confessions, Confessions

  • In the opening scene, after breaking Carol's favorite vase, Bobby says, "She always says 'don't play ball in the house!'" Yet we, the viewers never actually see or hear Carol say this.

  • When Greg and Peter go in the kitchen to put the flowers in the vase, to be safe, why not just pretend to put water in the vase with the flowers? More than likely, Mike and Carol would not have looked inside the non-transparent vase to check!

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large family, for the nostalgic, pressures of high school, sassy housekeeper, 60s