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|The Brady Bunch - The Complete First Season|
Actors: Robert Reed, Florence Henderson, Ann B. Davis, Maureen McCormick, Eve Plumb
Directors: David Alexander, George Cahan, Herb Wallerstein, John Rich, Norman Abbott
Genres: Comedy, Television
THE BRADY BUNCH ? THE COMPLETE FIRST SEASON tells the story of Carol, a single mother of three girls ? Marcia, Jan and Cindy and architect Mike Brady, a single father of three boys ? Greg, Peter and Bobby who get married a... more »
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A classic sitcom
JGC | 02/16/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I grew up watching the Brady Bunch in repeats (every day @ 4:35 on TBS), now I watch it on TV Land. This is the best example of classic TV. Below is a description of every episode from season one that are on this DVD:
The Honeymoon (original air date: Sept. 26, 1969)
Description: In the series pilot, Mike Brady, a widower with three boys, marries Carol Martin, a single mother (it was never fully stated if Carol was a widow or a divorcee) with three girls. Mike and Carol decide to bring their 6 kids, Alice their maid with the can-do attitude, tiger the dog, fluffy the cat (who is never seen after the pilot), and Cindy's rag doll along on their honeymoon.
Dear Libby (original air date: Oct. 3, 1969)
Description: Advice columnist Dear Libby, draws Marcia's attention with a letter from someone of similar circumstances as her parents. This leads Marcia to draw the conclusion that Mike or Carol wrote the letter. Hurt feelings and misunderstanding encompass the entire family -- including Alice - that is until Dear Libby drops everything and makes a personal appearance to the entire bunch; just to clear everything up!
Eenie, Meenie, Mommy, Daddy (original air date: Oct. 10, 1969)
Description: Cindy has been cast as the fairy princess in the school play. She's excited that her mom and new dad will be able to see her in the production until she learns she can only invite one parent. If it were my kid, I would have pulled them from the play Mike decides to put Cindy's mind at ease. A private play is done just for the Brady family and Alice.
Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore (original air date: Oct. 17, 1969)
Description: No longer feeling needed around the Brady household, Alice makes up a cockamamie story about an ailing aunt in Seattle in order to leave. Later the family finds out the truth and put "Operation Alice" in effect in an attempt to make her stay; which works!
Katchoo (original air date: Oct. 24, 1969)
Description: Jan comes down with a mysterious allergy and Carol and Alice try to determine just what is causing it. They deduce that the cause is Tiger, the family dog. This leads to the boys having to deal with getting a rid of their pet. Come to find out that Jan is really allergic to Tiger's new flea powder!
A Clubhouse Is Not a Home (original air date: Oct. 31, 1969)
Description: This episode should have been the first after the pilot because it shows everyone moving in together and often in syndication it is either dropped or it is put after the pilot. The family moves in together and the boys don't want to share their club house with their new sisters.
Kitty Karry-All is Missing (original air date: Nov. 7, 1969)
Description: When Cindy's doll, Kitty Karry-All turns up missing, she accuses Bobby. This leads to a mock trial with Alice as the judge to determine Bobby's guilt or innocence. Then later Bobby's kazoo turns up missing and he blames Cindy. At long last the real culprit is revealed to be Tiger.
A-Camping We Will Go (original air date: Nov. 14, 1969)
Description: This is one of my favorite episodes from the entire series. The entire family goes on a camping trip together. The boys don't want the girls there and the girls don't want to go but in the end they all wind up enjoying themselves.
Sorry, Right Number (original air date: Nov. 21, 1969)
Description: Fed up with the high telephone bill, Mike installs a pay phone in the family room. Has anyone ever heard of someone having a pay phone in their home? I didn't think so. This is a classic Brady Bunch episode.
Every Boy Does It Once (original air date: Dec. 5, 1969)
Description: After watching "Cinderella" on TV, Bobby becomes concerned about stepmother's especially since Carol asks him to sweep out the fireplace. Soon after, feeling worthless, Bobby decides to runaway. Mike a Carol foolishly decide to "buy" Bobby's love but then feel that they make a mistake and Carol comes up with a great way to show her true affection for her new son.
Vote for Brady (original air date: Dec. 12, 1969)
Description: Marcia & Greg are both running for student body president. It's a cutthroat campaign until Marcia decides to drop out after hearing Greg scold Rusty for making up malicious rumor's about her.
The Voice of Christmas (original air date: Dec. 19, 1969)
Description: Yes, Florence Henderson can sing and this episode proves it. Carol loses her voice and rather than pray (that's not done on TV), Cindy asks Santa to lend a helping hand. Sure enough on Christmas morning Carol has her voice back in time to sing "Oh Come All Ye Faithful" for the entire congregation. By the way, this is anther episode that is rarely seen unless it's during Nick at Nite's or TV Land's Christmas specials.
Is There a Doctor in the House? (original air date: Dec. 26, 1969)
Description: All six kids come down with the measles and a fight ensues when Carol calls her doctor (a woman, played by Marion from Happy Days), and Mike calls his doctor (a man, played by Mr. Mitchell from Dennis The Menace).
Father of the Year (original air date: Jan. 2, 1970)
Description: Marcia enters Mike in a "Father of the Year" contest through the newspaper. However, in order to do this she's had to sneak around and break some rules. When Mike catches her and she's unable to explain, he grounds her from the family ski trip. All is forgiven when Mike is surprised with his award during a televised awards presentation at the family home.
54-40 and Fight (original air date: Jan. 9, 1970)
Description: The Brady family learns that a trading stamp company is going out of business. A fight breaks out over who should get all of the saved stamps, the boys or the girls. If the girls get them, they'll buy a sewing machine and if the boys get them, they'll by a rowboat. How do they solve the problem? By having a card house contest. The girls win but buy a TV instead. Side Note: Look VERY closely and you will see a card standing up after the house falls down, and Mike even uses his fingers to try to press them down.
Mike's Horror-Scope (original air date: Jan. 16, 1970)
Description: The day after Carol reads Mike's horoscope, which states "a strange woman will enter your life tomorrow," Beebe Gillini enters Mike's office and proves to be a most difficult client. Why any man would choose Beebe over Carol is beyond me. Beebe is a pretentious, stuck-up, overindulgent, shrew of a women.
The Undergraduate (original air date: Jan. 23, 1970)
Description: When Greg's grades start to drop the Bradys quickly deduce he has puppy love for a certain girl named Linda. After a run-around, the Bradys quickly learn just who this Linda is; it's Greg's teacher who is also dating a baseball player. Greg agrees to hit the books in exchange for tickets to a game.
Tiger, Tiger! (original air date: Jan. 30, 1970)
Description: A city wide search is on, when Tiger, the family dog turns up missing. Come to find out, Tiger was just spending time with his new puppies and their mom.
The Big Sprain (original air date: Feb. 6, 1970)
Description: When Carol is out of town, Alice sprains her ankle (tripping over a Chinese checkers board), putting Mike and the kids in charge of the household duties and her boyfriend Sam dateless for an upcoming ball. They all pull together though and work together as a team.
Brace Yourself (original air date: Feb. 13, 1970)
Description: Marcia is distraught after getting braces and becomes convinced she's ugly. This compounds when her boyfriend Alan Anthony breaks their upcoming date, thinking it's due to her braces.
The Hero (original air date: Feb. 20, 1970)
Description: Peter gets his 15 minutes of fame and lets all the attention he gets go to his head after saving a little girl from a falling shelf at Driscoll's Toy Store.
The Possible Dream (original air date: Feb. 27, 1970)
Description: Marcia's sense of security is shattered when Cindy inadvertently gives away her diary to a book collection. Marcia is especially concerned since in it, she confessed a secret desire for Desi Arnaz, Jr. Of course, DesiJr., nothing better to do so he shows up (Alice knows his mother's cook) and tries to console poor Marcie.
To Move or Not to Move (original air date: March 6, 1970)
Description: 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.
The Grass is Always Greener (original air date: March 13, 1970)
Description: Mike and Carol switch roles for a day in order to prove a day with the opposite sex involves much less work. Their duties: Carol must help the boys with baseball practice and Mike must help Marcia with a cooking badge. Both find out that the grass is NOT greener on the other side.
Lost Locket, Found Locket (original air date: March 20, 1970)
Description: Jan receives a mysterious locket in the mail with no indication of who sent it. While the Bradys are trying to figure out who sent it, the locket mysteriously vanishes.
Bradys finally on dvd
ecurb | CA | 03/26/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I cant beleive I have been watching The Brady Bunch since 1969.
This dvd is the best that Paramount has put out. The color is crystal sharp that you can see the folds in the fake lawn, the sound is awsome to. Plus they are all uncut, which you will never find on cable at all. The commentarys with the Brady kids are great! I only wish they did more commentarys,but thats ok.
I cant wait for season 2!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"
Here's a story.......
Greg M. Davis | New Jersey, USA | 04/10/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Who has never heard of the BRADY BUNCH?! The Brady Bunch ran from 1969 to 1974. From the beginning the show was a hit to audiences and became a classic altogether. When I got my copy of the first season I was amazed of the effort they put into it. Usually, Paramount has plain, ordinary DVD sets. Not this time though, they added a lendicular cover and a few extras. This set is also a space saver too. Instead of making 4 cases for the 4 discs, they put two discs in each case cutting the size of the set in half. The picture to me was very clear and crisp, with the occasional flicker of dust and debris. The sound was pretty good too, considering that all shows back then were in mono. All in all, this set is a great selection for all you Brady fans out there!"
The Bradys never looked so good
W. Barrett | Saginaw, MI United States | 03/19/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I've been watching The Brady Bunch for as long as I can remember (30 something years), I've seen all the reunions, spin-offs and specials...But I have NEVER seen the Bunch look and sound this good. The transfers are crystal clear. The commentaries are fantastic. I'm so glad that these are the original, UNCUT episodes. I was not disappointed by this collection in any way. It really feels like I'm watching them for the very first time, they look that good...thank you Paramount...bring on the rest of the series!"