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The Big Sprain - S1-E19

Visible crew/equipment: In the episode where Alice sprains her ankle, Sam comes over and gives Alice some flowers. He leaves, and Mike walks in and the camera zooms into Alice and you can see the boom mike shadow on Mike's face. (00:14:00)


The Fender Benders - S3-E23

Character mistake: In the courtroom, Cindy and Bobby are repeating their fight over spilling ice cream and Cindy says "You spilled ice cream on my dress" but at the start of the episode when coming home from the store, Cindy is wearing pants, not a dress.

Confessions, Confessions - S2-E12

Continuity mistake: When the vase gets broken, it's easy to see that one large piece flies off the chest of drawers onto the floor. And when the boys look down at the broken vase from upstairs, three pieces are on top of the chest of drawers. But Greg - seen later trying to fix it - says something to the effect of "Good thing it only broke into three pieces." So what about the piece that flew off onto the floor? (00:02:00)

Jeff Swanson

Alice's September Song - S2-E23

Revealing mistake: One of the times that Sam comes over to visit Mr. Brady, he comes in through the back sliding "glass" door. There is no glass in the door. You can tell this because when Sam closes the door, to do so, he puts his hand through the areas where glass would be.

Is There a Doctor in the House? - S1-E13

Audio problem: When Mike walks into the kitchen and sees the chart with the list of kids on it and what ailments they've had, he comments on one of the ailments, saying "None of the kids have had distemper." However, if you watch his mouth, he appears to have originally said "rabies."

Jeff Swanson

Season 5 generally

Continuity mistake: In episode 5-8 the girls have their walls wallpapered from pink to a yellow pattern with a white background. In the next episode it is back to the pink walls. The following episode it is back to the new wallpaper.


The Un-Underground Movie - S2-E4

Continuity mistake: During the filming of Greg's movie, Mike is in the stockade when Peter dumps the box of "snow". When the family sits to watch the film, Mike is released from the stockade by Carol before the snow is dumped. (00:17:45 - 00:20:10)


The Private Ear - S3-E9

Continuity mistake: When Greg and Marcia are taping the fake message for Peter, Greg says, "Bang, he buckles down and brings home an A." But when Peter listens to the message a minute later (16:15), Greg's statement is now "Bang, he brings home an A." (00:14:50)

Jeff Swanson

Getting Davy Jones - S3-E12

Plot hole: At the end of the episode, the younger kids are singing the song "Girl" that Davy Jones did a little earlier in the show. The problem is that the song was just recorded and hasn't been released yet, they couldn't possibly know the song. Davy gives Marcia an LP, but it is on the same day the song was recorded, it couldn't be on there either.

Click - S3-E11

Continuity mistake: In the photo of the football reception, the enlarged photo is not from the original. The receiver's legs are in a different position. (00:22:35 - 00:23:20)


The Voice of Christmas - S1-E12

Character mistake: Alice is in Mike/Carol's bedroom trying to find a place to hide a present and can't find room in any closets and chooses under the bed (only to find Bobby there first with the same idea). Why couldn't Alice simply hide the present in her own room?

Brace Yourself - S1-E20

Audio problem: When Marcia comes downstairs before the dance Alan shows her his new braces, and as they both head toward the door we hear the clear sound of shoes walking on a wood floor, even though they're walking on carpet. (00:23:50)

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Brace Yourself - S1-E20

Visible crew/equipment: While Alice is hemming up Marcia's party dress, when Bobby and Jan walk into the family room the actor's black tape mark is visible on the floor in front of Bobby's feet. Note that it wasn't on the floor at the start of the scene. (00:10:35)

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Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore - S1-E4

Visible crew/equipment: While "operation Alice" is underway, after Carol tells Alice to stop organizing the canned goods, when Alice places the step stool chair against the wall the black tape mark is visible on the floor where Carol had been standing, and then it's gone as the scene continues. (00:19:00)

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Bobby Brady: Mom always says not to play ball in the house.

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Season 2 generally

Question: In season 2, there were 5 episodes made without one of the kids appearing in the episode. (Marcia, Jan, Cindy, Peter, and Bobby were each absent one episode). What was the reason behind this?

Answer: Much trivia has been written about "The Brady Bunch, " including the various interrelationships and dynamics among the members of the cast. For example, much has been written about why Robert Reed's Mike Brady did not appear in a couple of episodes, including the series finale, due to rancorous creative and artistic differences with series creator, Sherwood Schwartz. However, in contrast, I have never run across any reasons given why a particular child did not appear in specific episodes - only that the episodes were missed. This suggests the causes were likely unexceptional, such as illness, injuries, vacations, or real-life family obligations.

Michael Albert

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