A Very Brady Marathon
CW57
2006

Here is the schedule for the 2nd annual "Very Brady Marathon" on Philadelphia's CW 57.  I have enclosed the episodes and my thoughts on the episode. I will be providing analysis for the 2nd year in a row!

BRADY BUNCH MARATHON

NOVEMBER 2006- scheduled for November 23 (10am-3pm) and November 26 (12pm -3pm)

 

EPISODE SCHEDULE: 11/23 10am-3pm

MARATHON TIME

EPISODE #

Original Date

EPISODE TITLE

NOTES

10:00am

15

12/19/1969

The Voice of Christmas

Carol is to sing in church on Christmas, but days before the event, she loses her voice.

Notes – Cindy asks Santa for Carol’s voice to come back. Mike who was known to give lectures, even scolds Santa for promising Cindy that her mother will get her voice back. The only time religion was mentioned on the show.

 

10:30am

21

2/13/1970

Brace Yourself

Marcia convinces herself she's ugly after having to wear braces.

Marcia was crushed because she thought she wouldn’t get to go to the dance with Alan Anthony.  Luckily her braces only lasted one episode.

11:00am

25

2/27/1970

The Possible Dream

Marcia's sense of security is shattered when Cindy inadvertently gives away her diary.  

Marcia’s "dream of dreams" was Desi Arnaz Jr.  Gordon Jump who later went on to play Mr. Carlson on "WKRP in Cincinnati" guest-starred.

11:30am

39

11/20/1970

The Not So Ugly Duckling

 

Jan's first crush on a classmate Clark Tyson is unrequited. She "invents" a boyfriend named George Glass, and her family wants to meet him.

One of several episodes that featured Jan feeling inferior to Marcia. 

12:00p

57

12/31/1971

The Teeter-Totter Caper

 

When Bobby and Cindy are not invited to a wedding because they're too young, they set out to do something important. Their goal, break a teeter-totter record.

What is a teeter totter?  Isn’t it a see saw?  

12:30pm

58

10/15/1971

My Sister, Benedict Arnold

 

Greg comes home furious when he is replaced on the basketball team by Warren Mulaney. When he discovers Marcia is dating Warren, he hits the roof and demands that Marcia stop seeing him.

Mulaney was at the top of Greg’s "crumb list!"  Greg brings home Marcia’s rival, Cathy Lawrence, who cheers “F-F-F-I-L, L-L-L-M-O, O-O-O-R-E, Filmore Junior High!”  The children’s schools were Clinton Elementary, Filmore Jr. High, and Westdale High. Great back story, the Brady Dunk Tank!

1:00p

66

1/28/1972

The Big Bet

 

Bobby bets Greg that he can't do twice as many chin-ups as him. Greg, confident he'll win sits back while Bobby practices.

The Bradys were quite the gamblers.  Other betting episodes included Bobby betting Mike’s boss in pool, Greg vs. Marcia in driving, and Mike and Carol wagering over whose job was more difficult.

1:30pm

84

11/24/1972

Goodbye, Alice, Hello

The kids begin to give Alice the cold shoulder treatment after she reveals that Greg and Peter broke an antique lamp of Carol's.

 

The kids think Alice “squealed on them.” Alice is forced to work as a waitress in a greasy spoon after she quits her job. No nonsense Kay takes over for Alice.   Big quote - “That was Alice, I’m Kay.”

2:00pm

99

9/14/1973

Adios, Johnny Bravo

As the Bradys are auditioning for a TV amateur show, a musical agent spies Greg and offers him the chance of becoming a solo star.

 

Featuring one of the most famous lines from the series, “But You Fit the Suit.”  Sadly, the actress who played the agent died in an auto accident at age 29.

 

2:30pm

100

10/5/1973

Never Too Young

After Bobby defends Millicent at school she rewards him with a kiss and he immediately sees sky rockets.

 

Bobby’s girlfriend was played by Melissa Sue Anderson, who went on to play Mary in Little House on the Prairie.

 

EPISODE SCHEDULE: 11/26 12-3pm

MARATHON TIME

EPISODE #

Original Date

EPISODE TITLE

NOTES

 

12:00pm

50

9/17/1971

Ghost Town, U.S.A. –Part 1

The Bradys buy a camper and take a trip to the Grand Canyon.

Thurston Howell III, Jim Backus plays the old prospector who thinks the Bradys stole his claim.

 

12:30pm

51

9/24/1971

Grand Canyon or Bust –Part 2

Bobby and Cindy get lost in the canyon while chasing an Indian boy.

Cooking tip – Flashlights can hold baked beans if you take out the batteries.

1:00pm

52

10/1/1971

The Brady Braves-Part 3

While trying to find their way back to their camp, Bobby and Cindy encounter the Indian boy again who leads them back to their camp.

Jimmy the Indian boy wanted to be an astronaut. How 70’s!

 

1:30pm

104

11/9/1973

Quarterback Sneak

Marcia becomes involved with Jerry Rogers, the quarterback for a rival team.

Dreamy Jerry was using Marcia to get to Greg’s playbook. 

2:00pm

105

10/26/1973

Marcia Gets Creamed

Marcia's got a new job working after school at a ice cream parlor where she becomes Peter’s boss. 

 This is the only episode where Jan beats Marcia at something, as the owner of the ice cream store selects Jan over Marcia. Marcia’s boyfriend, Jeff was played by the guy who played Billy Batson in “Shazam!”

 

2:30pm

109

1/11/1974

The Driver's Seat

Greg bets Marcia that she can't beat his score on her driver's test.

 Another wagering episode.  Doesn’t everybody want to try the egg on the pylon trick?  A rare occasion when Alice is seen in civilian clothes.