THE BRADY BUNCH ? THE COMPLETE SECOND SEASON tells the story of Carol, a single mother of three girls and architect Mike Brady, a single father of three boys, who get married and blend the two families into one. Added to ... more »the mix are housekeeper Alice and dog Tiger. The Bradys? experience the same obstacles as any family, from adjusting to their new extended family, to sibling rivalry. The comedy series famous for its catchy theme song truly has become a pop culture icon and is still enjoyed by viewers of all ages.« less
"A year (at least) older, the Bradys return to continue learning about life--and each other. Twenty three episodes in this season (1970-1971) actually do a good job of showing that even the 'bunch' is not perfect.
Greg searches for himself this season. First he gets an office boy job at Mike's office in "Call me Irresponsible", but quickly looses the plans for a very important project. In "Where there is smoke" Greg is caught smoking nicotine cigarettes with his friends; this episode probably has more punch with today's numerous anti-youth smoking initiatives than it did in an era when advertising restrictions were much less lax.
Finally, in "Our son, the man" Greg decides that he needs his own 'crash pad' and moves into Mike's den. He also decides that he will start calling his parents by their first names, but this is not permanent change in the Brady universe. Greg ultimately moves back in with his brothers (at least for this season) and once again uses `mom and dad'.
Cindy and Jan also come into their own as characters during this season. Cindy deals with the bully Buddy Hinton, who makes fun of her speech ("A fistful of reasons") with Peter's assistance, and Bobby feels compelled to win his own merit ("The winner") to catch up with everybody else in this family. Nothing is as ever smooth as it had initially seemed in the Brady household.
"Will the real Jan Brady please stand up" has Jan buy an admittedly cheap wig in her own latest attempt to stand out from the more 'popular' members of the Bunch. She had previously invented George Glass for similar purposes in another episode ("The not-so-ugly-duckling").
This season continues telling the way they became the Brady Bunch with just the right amounts of sugar and spice mixed together. Keep the seasons coming. "
Back To Innocence
Saved Singer | CA USA | 05/06/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Anytime you watch the Brady Bunch you go back to a simpler and more innocent time. When any challenge/problem such as Peter breaking Mom's lamp, Greg needing his own room, Bobby falling out of the treehouse or Jan wanting to be a brunette can be solved in 20 minutes you know you have come to the right place. This is great and recommended for children of any age. Sit back and get lost in Bradyland."
Why No Extras?
Robert Lett | Richmond, Va United States | 07/27/2005
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Well it's nice to have the complete episodes, and the prints look good. But considering the fact that "Bradys" are one of the most popular sitcoms ever, it's surprising that there are NO extras. (at least season one had some commentary) With eleven of the twelve cast members still with us, it seems they could get SOMEONE to do it.Disappointing."
A 1970'S CLASSIC!
Tim Janson | Michigan | 07/13/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is a show that just keeps going and going. I cannot even beleive that it's been over 30 years since this show went off the air. I loved spending my Friday evenings as a kid with the Brady's! The Brady Bunch is truly a pop culture icon in the history of TV. A fanstastic show about family values. No matter what problems came up, they were always resolved by the end of the show. And then there's the Brady house. I always loved that house with the big stairway up to the second floor, the family room with the walkout patio, the cool attic....Just a wonderful show that doesn't get old.
My favorite episodes from season two are:
"the Dropout" Greg thinks he's going to be a big league pitcher and considers dropping out of high school. Dodger pitching great Don Drysdale guest stars
"The Slumber Caper" Marcia has a slumber party and the boys are happy as it gives them the chance to scare the girls.
"A Fistful of Reasons" A bully is making fun of Cindy due to her lisp. Peter is at first afraid of the bully but then cleans his clock.
"The not so ugly Duckling" A classic as Jan is feeling envious of Marcia so she invents an imaginary boyfriend from another town named George Glass.
"Where there's smoke" Greg gets caught smoking and Marcia rats him out!
"Will the Real jan Brady Please Stand up" Another classic as jan again is feeling the middle child blues and buys a horrible looking black wig.
"The Liberation of Marcia Brady" Marcia is all for women's lib and decides to join Gregs boy scout troop to prove she can do anything a boy can do.
"Double parked" The Bradys lead a crusade to save a park but it's Mike's company that is planning to build there.
It's so hard to pick favorites as this is such a great show. Even though these are still in re-run it's great to have them on DVD!
MARCIA'S SLUMBER PARTY, CINDY'S BABY TALK, & JAN'S NEW WIG-
Forrest C. Hopson | Burnsville, NC USA | 05/01/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"THEY'RE BAAACK!! It's "The Brady Bunch: Season 2" and this season has some of the best episodes of that groovy, happening, way far-out gang we all know as "the Brady's!" Out of these 24 super cool episodes, my personal faves are: "The Slumber Caper," with Marcia, Jan, and Cindy hosting a sleepover and the boys, Greg, Peter, and Bobby serving up some pranks. "A Fistful of Reasons" has Peter confronting a schoolyard bully who teases Cindy with `baby talk, baby talk, it's a wonder she can walk." "Will The Real Jan Brady Please Stand Up?" featuring Jan and her notorious black wig. "Our Son, The Man" brings Greg into the hip and happening age of being a man, and "The Liberation of Marcia Brady" has Marcia struggling to join Greg's "boy scout" club and Peter's laughable attempt to become a "sunflower" (a "girl scout" type club). This season is definitely a winner and has some of the best if not "the" best of the "Bunch." Followed by three more great seasons of school day hi-jinx, family vacations, and lots of childhood and teenage fun! "The Brady Bunch: Season 2" contains the most memorable episodes of the series, and is an essential part of this TV collection, with all five complete seasons available on DVD!! They're far-out, groovy, and out-of-sight!"