The Bradys

Season 1 Episode 1

Start Your Engines (a.k.a.) The Brady 500 (1)

Aired Friday 8:00 PM Feb 09, 1990 on CBS
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Start Your Engines (a.k.a.) The Brady 500 (1)
Two-hour series debut. In this opening show, Bobby (now a racecar driver) makes it to the Nashville 500 where he is in a serious car-wreck and is paralyzed from the waist down. The family rallys around him in his efforts to recover. Marcia and husband, Wally (who has lost another job) and their kids, are living with Mike & Carol. Jan and her husband, Phillip are attempting to get pregnant and in the end adopt an Asian girl, Patty. Peter breaks up with his fiancee, Valerie and becomes quite the playboy. Cindy is a radio DJ and starts to date her boss. Greg, following Bobby's car-wreck debates whether to change his specialty, but in the end stays with Obstetrics. Bobby in the final scenes marries college sweetheart Tracy Wagner.moreless

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    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


    • TRIVIA (1)

      • Bobby is the third Brady to have his wedding at the Brady house, Marcia and Jan being the first. But while the house is decorated for Bobby's wedding, Marcia and Jan's double wedding hardly had any, because their original outdoor ceremony got rained on, and they had to go inside, without having much time to decorate. It is still unknown where Greg & Nora had their wedding.

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    • NOTES (3)

      • Despite being mentioned and talked about, the character of Sam Franklin, the butcher and Alice's husband, does not appear at all throughout the series.

      • When originally shown on CBS this episode did not have Florence Henderson singing the updated theme song ("Here's the story / of the family Brady...."). When it was rerun on TVLand as "The Brady 500", the opening theme with lyrics was dubbed into the opening credits.

      • Note: Dabbs Greer was seen in the 1st epiosde of the original Brady Bunch as the Minister

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