Saturday 6

Saturday Six – Episode 285

Last Updated on November 28, 2010

Forty years ago today, a silly little sitcom premiered on ABC. It was about a widower with three young sons who married a widow with three young daughters. And the rest, as they say, is television history! I figured, why not celebrate the 40th anniversary of The Brady Bunch here at the Saturday Six

  • First to play last week: Otowi of Otowi. Congratulations!
  • (According to the rules, “First to Play” requires you to be the first to include the link to the specific entry in which you answered the questions, not just the general link to your blog.)

Here are this week’s “Saturday Six” questions. Either answer the questions in a comment here, or put the answers in an entry on your journal…but either way, leave a link to your journal so that everyone else can visit! Permission is not granted to copy the questions to message boards for the purpose of having members answer and play along there. Enjoy!

1. Were you alive when The Brady Bunch premiered?

2. When do you remember watching the show for the first time?

3. If you had been the seventh kid in the house, which sibling do you think you would have most likely gotten along with the best?

4. Same scenario: which sibling would you have least gotten along with?

5. Take the quiz: Which Brady Bunch character are you?

6. Robert Reed, who played patriarch Mike Brady, sent a now-infamous memo to the show’s creator and writing team, (read it here if you haven’t seen it before) in which he lectured them about the differences between comedy and slapstick because he felt a script about Greg’s hair turning orange from a bottle of hair tonic Bobby sold him was so outrageous, he felt he couldn’t play his part in that show. What’s your opinion on that: was it an actor taking his role in a goofy sitcom a little too seriously, or an actor who felt strongly about something taking a reasonable stand?

If you have a Reader’s Choice question you’d like to see asked (and answered), send me an email! I’d love to be able to include it in a future edition of the Saturday Six.

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4 Comments

  • 1. Were you alive when The Brady Bunch premiered?
    Nope.

    2. When do you remember watching the show for the first time?
    I have never seen a single episode.

    3. If you had been the seventh kid in the house, which sibling do you think you would have most likely gotten along with the best?
    The nerdy one, if there was one. And knowing American television, it’s a fair bet there was one with glasses who was, therefore, “nerdy.”

    4. Same scenario: which sibling would you have least gotten along with?
    The arrogant one.

    5. Take the quiz: Which Brady Bunch character are you?
    You are Sam the Butcher. Without you, Alice’s sexual tension would destroy the Brady household.

    6. Robert Reed, who played patriarch Mike Brady, sent a now-infamous memo to the show’s creator and writing team, (read it here if you haven’t seen it before) in which he lectured them about the differences between comedy and slapstick because he felt a script about Greg’s hair turning orange from a bottle of hair tonic Bobby sold him was so outrageous, he felt he couldn’t play his part in that show. What’s your opinion on that: was it an actor taking his role in a goofy sitcom a little too seriously, or an actor who felt strongly about something taking a reasonable stand?
    He was absolutely, definitely, without a question in the right. That letter reminds me of some of those letters Leonard Nimoy had to write to Gene Roddenberry, Gene Coon, and/or Paramount executives when they got a little carried away with how they perceived the character of Spock in the original Star Trek series.

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