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poetinahat
10-09-2006, 03:32 AM
How come Marcia, Jan and Cindy had the last name Brady?

Barring the amazing coincidence of Carol's maiden name being Brady, surely they would've had some other last name.

alleycat
10-09-2006, 03:35 AM
poet, buddy . . . you need some time off.

I suppose the other kids were adopted. Not that I've given it any thought.

A. Hamilton
10-09-2006, 03:36 AM
Mr. Brady adopted them?

Rob, do you often ponder the Brady Bunch? Just curious :tongue

Cath
10-09-2006, 03:38 AM
Perhaps she was a handsome cousin.


Then again, since I've never actually seen the show, perhaps I should shut up. :)

aadams73
10-09-2006, 03:38 AM
Seems like the girls' original last name was Martin.

And Carol's maiden name was Tyler

poetinahat
10-09-2006, 03:39 AM
Um, no, I don't ponder them much. Except maybe Jan, when I was about nine.

"All of them had hair of gold, like their mother"

We can assume they're not adopted, especially not by Mike. Please pay attention, class.

writerterri
10-09-2006, 03:41 AM
Because the fiction writers were deprived of coffee for 30 years and they did it as a protest to see if poets would pick up on it. :D


That's the ticket!

A. Hamilton
10-09-2006, 03:41 AM
Well, what happened to their dad anyway? Was (the mother..whatshername?) she a widow? Never, ever, was there an episode that highlighted the kids' missing parents.

MidnightMuse
10-09-2006, 03:59 AM
Marcia, Marcia, Marcia !

alleycat
10-09-2006, 04:11 AM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Brady_Bunch

poetinahat
10-09-2006, 04:40 AM
Wikipedia makes me sad. Pretty soon, we'll all just be speaking in URL's.

tiny
10-09-2006, 04:43 AM
You realize Poetman, the Bradys were Russian spies. None of them were related and all the hair was dyed.

Maryn
10-09-2006, 04:53 AM
And didn't Greg date his mom, in real life?

Creepy.

Maryn, shivering

tiny
10-09-2006, 05:05 AM
Come on Poet, you know I'm right. That little Cindy was obiously a man in drag. Russian spies, the lot of them.

(my fingers are fine :D)

robeiae
10-09-2006, 05:09 AM
Clearly, Carol was a prostitute who kept getting knocked up. Mike met her on a business trip and took pity on her--notice how she's always calling him Mr. Brady in the sack? Old habits die hard. Sheesz, you people...

poetinahat
10-09-2006, 05:12 AM
Rob, if you haven't seen the film Shakes, the Clown, please do so immediately... at least for the opening scene.

You're welcome.

September skies
10-09-2006, 06:07 AM
I was a faithful Brady fan and watched every episode. In the first season, there is a scene where they all go to the courthouse and get adopted by Mike Brady.

Come on folks - put on your thinking caps.

It's the story of a lovely lady
who was bringing up three very lovely girls
they all had hair of gold like their mother
the youngest one in curls.....

it's the story of a man named Brady
who was busy with three boys of his own
they were four men living all together
yet they were all alone ...... (that should make Alice feel good, ignoring her like that.)

till the one day when the lady met this fellow
and they knew it was much more than a hunch
that this group must somehow form a family
that's the way they all became the Brady Bunch.....

************
by the way, there was that Brady Bunch movie with Shelly Long - it is hilarious. In that movie, Mrs. Brady's ex comes back -- her second ex, I think. since her first husband, the professor, was presumed dead after never returning from a voyage with some skinny guy called Gilligan. (Mr. Brady's wife shows up too in the movie - in her Genie attire.) If you have never seen it, rent it. It is so stupid and funny.

billythrilly7th
10-09-2006, 06:13 AM
Bill Clinton.

'Nuff said.

Serenity
10-09-2006, 07:09 AM
And didn't Greg date his mom, in real life?

Creepy.

Maryn, shivering

Mom and a sister. Even creepier.

Bartholomew
10-09-2006, 07:13 AM
How come Marcia, Jan and Cindy had the last name Brady?

Barring the amazing coincidence of Carol's maiden name being Brady, surely they would've had some other last name.

*Blink*

That's a good question.

BottomlessCup
10-09-2006, 08:40 AM
Sometimes, when people remarry, the kids take the new name too.

And "The Brady & Martin Bunch" sounds too variety show.

jst5150
10-09-2006, 08:45 AM
And there's always the theory that Mike Brady was a polygamist. Run with that.

expatbrat
10-09-2006, 05:14 PM
There is just far too much info on that wikipedia site...

The Brady Movie set in 2000(ish guessing) was a classic. All the Brady's are getting about in their 1970's garb and just not getting life. Too funny. I LOVED it.

whistlelock
10-09-2006, 07:20 PM
you need to subtract 5 years on your guess.

PeeDee
10-09-2006, 07:29 PM
Sometimes, when people remarry, the kids take the new name too.

And "The Brady & Martin Bunch" sounds too variety show.

Let us not speak of the Brady Bunch variety show, okay? Just, let's not.

TsukiRyoko
10-09-2006, 07:34 PM
The reality of it was that they weren't married at all. They were just a handful of people who moved into the same house after the parents killed off their former marital partners. That's why Greg and Marcia were boinking, because they weren't related, not even through marriage. Tada!

PattiTheWicked
10-09-2006, 07:34 PM
Well, what happened to their dad anyway? Was (the mother..whatshername?) she a widow? Never, ever, was there an episode that highlighted the kids' missing parents.

Actually, one of the very first episodes, right after Mike and Carol married, focused on Bobby Brady feeling sad because he thought Carol was trying to replace his mom. She told him it was okay to miss his mom, and that he was allowed to love his real mom but love her too. And everyone was better 26 minutes later.

It was a Very Special Episode.

Jaycinth
10-09-2006, 07:35 PM
I had a friend who met and married a man with the same unusual last name. No relation that they could find.

My keys are sparkly...see!

WerenCole
10-09-2006, 10:28 PM
Marcia, Marcia, Marcia!



(translated roughly to. . . oohhh marcia, yes marcia, pull my hair marcia. . . your a bad girl marcia. . .)

jst5150
10-09-2006, 10:30 PM
So appropriately ...

Who's your daddy, Marcia? Who's your daddy?

PeeDee
10-09-2006, 10:37 PM
Am I the ONLY person who doesn't have weird fantasies about the Brady Bunch!?

Kate Thornton
10-09-2006, 10:47 PM
I never liked the Brady Bunch - but there was always something fascinating about Thurston Howell....

jst5150
10-09-2006, 10:49 PM
Ok, Kate, umm ......... go with that

robeiae
10-10-2006, 01:49 AM
Am I the ONLY person who doesn't have weird fantasies about the Brady Bunch!?Would a fantasy involving pork chops, applesauce, and Marcia's nose be classified as 'weird'?

aadams73
10-10-2006, 02:38 AM
So appropriately ...

Who's your daddy, Marcia? Who's your daddy?

"Don't just say my name, Marcia, SPELL IT!!"

mdin
10-10-2006, 02:42 AM
Didn't the dad die at sea? And that horse in the livingroom an artifact worth millions of dollars?

zarch
10-10-2006, 03:22 AM
Die at sea? Like, you think their original dad may have been Gilligan? What was his last name anyway? And did they ever get off the island?

mdin
10-10-2006, 03:29 AM
Didn't you guys see A Very Brady Sequel (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0118073/)?



Plot Summary for
A Very Brady Sequel

A man claiming to be Carol Brady's long-lost first husband, Roy Martin, shows up at the suburban Brady residence one evening. An impostor, the man is actually determined to steal the Bradys' familiar horse statue, a $20-million ancient Asian artifact.



And the Asian artifact is that horse from the living room.

http://tigger.ednixon.com/fun/sims/brady/stairs.jpg

poetinahat
10-10-2006, 03:33 AM
No. I don't do revisionist history.

billythrilly7th
10-10-2006, 05:04 AM
Let us not speak of the Brady Bunch variety show, okay? Just, let's not.

Why?

Entertainment hasn't reached these heights.....

http://youtube.com/watch?v=vIkSWOon-ks

.....in decades.

It doesn't get any better than that, people.

'Nuff said.