The Brady Bunch

The Brady Bunch (1969)

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Correction: The only time we see Dr. Howard using "the same tongue depressor twice" is when he checks Carol's tonsils twice, and this is not unsanitary. After checking Carol's tonsils the second time, that tongue depressor is offscreen for four consecutive shots. In the interim we can hear Dr. Howard going through his medical bag, and by the time Cindy let's Dr. Howard look at her tonsils that's when we see a tongue depressor again, though it cannot be said that it's the same one used on Carol since it was offscreen for four shots (00:11:00).

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The Honeymoon - S1-E1

Corrected entry: Tiger escapes from Mike's car by pawing on a power-window lever that doesn't even exist. In fact, a manual window crank can be seen in the same shot.

Correction: Not a goof. That model of car [68 Dodge Polara] had both crank and power to operate the windows. And the power windows could be operated when the car was off.

Her Sister's Shadow - S3-E10

Corrected entry: After Jan and Marcia argue about Jan hiding Marcia's trophies in the closet, Carol and Mike take Jan to the den to talk with her. A few moments later, Marcia runs in to say she just got a call from the school...but we never hear the phone ring. In other episodes there are phones in the den, family room, living room, the parents room, and who knows where else.

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Correction: There was an obvious cut in time between when Carol takes Jan to the den and when Jan starts talking about hiding the awards. We can safely assume this cut in time was when the phone rang.

Brace Yourself - S1-E20

Corrected entry: Marcia gets braces, however in following episodes the braces have magically disappeared. Braces would never be put on someone unless they were going to remain for at least 6 months - the usual treatment at the time was 2 years.

Correction: True, but in many sitcoms the timetable is different from what it is in real life. For all we know, well over six months of time could have elapsed in the Brady's world between episodes, and Marcia had her braces removed. (Think about it: In the entire run of the series, for example, there was only one Christmas episode - but 5 real-life Christmases came and went!).

Jeff Swanson

54-40 and Fight - S1-E15

Corrected entry: Throughout the whole episode, the girls, the boys, and Mr. & Mrs. Brady searched through the catalog multiple times to try and find something to get with everyone's books of stamps, and couldn't decide on anything. Then the girls came home with a color TV instead of a sewing machine, and everybody was thrilled and delighted. If a color TV was such a wonderful item for the family to choose, then why didn't anybody decide on it or think of it earlier, when they were combing through the catalogues?

Matty Blast

Correction: It is true that a color tv was a great item to have, but was more expensive back then than they are now. They probably did think of it. But they already had a black and white tv. They probably wanted to get something they absolutely didn't have and something that was a bit more cheap.

Season 1 generally

Corrected entry: In about the middle of the series,Tiger just disappears. Where does he go? They never explain this at all. They even make reference to this in The Brady Bunch movie when Carol says "Tiger,what ever happened to that dog?"

Correction: In his autobiography; Barry Williams (Greg Brady) explained that during the filiming of the episode "Kachew" (where Jan finds out that she's allergic to Tiger) Tiger (while out for his evening walk with his owner/trainer) was hit and killed by a florist truck. The owner scoured every pet store and pound until he luckily found a look-a-like, but the dog couldn't act. In fact, in that episode's scene where the dog is eating a bone in the boy's room, he's actually being held down by the collar that was nailed to the floor. So after that, the producers used him for quick cameos and eventually wrote out Tiger all together. Now in case you're wondering about why they kept the doghouse as part of the backyard set; it happens that a spotlight had fallen and left a large burn mark in the astro-turf that was being used as grass. The doghouse was used to cover the burn.

Kitty Karry-All is Missing - S1-E7

Corrected entry: Bobby is accused of stealing Cindy's doll, but there's no way that Bobby could have done it. Bobby left the room after talking to Cindy (not knowing Cindy was about to leave the room too), then Cindy walks out of the room (leaving the doll behind) for only a few short seconds, then walks backs in and suddenly the doll is gone. Bobby walks back into the room and is immediately accused. Reviewing all this, Bobby wouldn't have enough time to walk into the room and take the doll without being seen by Cindy.

Correction: The audience might know that Bobby didn't do it, and we obviously find out it was Tiger. But that wasn't the point. In Cindy's mind, Bobby hated her doll and was the only one who could have taken it, and in her mind (she's only 7 or 8 years old remember), she was gone long enough for Bobby to take it.


Correction: This isn't really a mistake. When I was growing up in the 70's, if you called someone who had the same prefix as you (prefix meaning the first three numbers of a 7-digit phone number), you only had to dial the last four numbers of their phone number.

Cyrano de Brady - S4-E5

Corrected entry: Jan introduces her school friend to Carol, Cindy and Bobby. Carol greets her with "Hi, Kerry, welcome to the neighborhood". Carol was not told that Kerry was new to the neighborhood. (00:01:55)


Correction: Carol may not have been told on-screen, but it's likely that she had heard that a new family was moving in and that they had a daughter named Kerry.

Jeff Swanson

The Winner - S2-E21

Continuity mistake: When Mike and Carroll drive Bobby to the TV show for the ice cream eating contest they leave in the blue convertible. They return home in the brown station wagon.


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54-40 and Fight - S1-E15

Question: Would someone please explain to me why Marcia did not just simply remove her dangly bracelet that endangered the girls standing in the house of cards competition after Carol said "Oh Marcia, Marcia, your bracelet"? It would have made it less stressful on her not to mention her team, and she wouldn't have had to restrain it with her other hand.

Answer: There were several episodes throughout the run of the show where Marcia was infatuated with a guy she went to school with. This bracelet could have been a gift from her then-boyfriend; as such, she would not want to take it off, as a sign of loyalty. A stupid thing to do, of course, but it's not a mistake for a character simply to be dumb.

Matty Blast

Answer: The dangling bracelet was used for dramatic purposes - to keep the audience on edge.

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