The Brady Bunch

The Fender Benders - S3-E23

Continuity mistake: In the courtroom, as Carol is giving the judge her side of the story, she's looking in the direction of Mr. Duggan the whole time while saying "otherwise he wouldn't have hit me." Then the camera changes angles and instantly Carol is turning from facing the judge back towards Mr. Duggan.

Never Too Young - S5-E4

Visible crew/equipment: When they're all practicing the Charleston, while Bobby's watching from the stairs, everyone is shown dancing from different angles, and in the low angle shots facing the kitchen the top of the kitchen set is visible, particularly when Carol twirls her necklace.

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Snow White and the Seven Bradys - S5-E3

Audio problem: When the kids are painting a cardboard tree for the play, they ask their dad what he thinks of it. He then says "you better ask the two poodles next door." As he walks away he seems to almost trip/fall over something. Then the mom is heard laughing, even though she's not in the scene.

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

Continuity mistake: When Carol and Mike are bringing stacked lunch trays upstairs to the kids, the milk glasses on the middle and bottom trays that Carol's holding switch to the opposite sides twice, in the wideshots and closeup. Then when Carol picks up the girls' stacked trays, the glass of OJ is on the bottom tray (after Peter's reaction to broccoli, it looks as if the OJ glass is gone), then as Carol walks into their room the OJ is now on the middle tray.

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Jan, the Only Child - S4-E8

Continuity mistake: While the kids are practising the potato sack race as Jan watches from the sidelines, when Marcia steps into her sack and hops away there's a large color image on the front of the sack, but when she reaches Peter, then turns and heads back the image has vanished - it's not on either side, then it reappears when she's back with Bobby. Additionally, when Cindy hops in the sack that Greg was in, the sack is ripped at the bottom and Cindy's feet are on the grass, but when Cindy reaches Peter the bottom of her sack is perfectly intact.

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The Fender Benders - S3-E23

Continuity mistake: At the start of the episode there's a wide shot of the house exterior as the Brady's station wagon is pulling into their driveway, and the wagon has wooden side paneling, but in the next closeup the paneling is gone. Plus the fact that the rear-end damage doesn't exist in the first wide shot, which is the point of this episode.

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Greg's Triangle - S4-E11

Audio problem: In the scene where Mike comes home and Carol has ruined his golf club, you hear a door open and close, with a latch/doorknob. She hears it and knows he is home. But he comes in the back door, which was a sliding (glass) door. (00:20:00)

The Hustler - S5-E21

Revealing mistake: When Mike's boss, his wife and two other guests arrive at the house for a night of pool, the four guests are greeted at the front door, enter the brick entry foyer, and descend the steps into the living room. As the camera pans to capture the guests entering the living room, the obviously unfinished and unbricked end of the entry platform can be seen in the shot.

Lights Out - S2-E20

Plot hole: When Alice brings Cindy to the auditorium to help Peter in his magic act, her cape is already there backstage. She was not going to be the assistant until Jan got hurt. (00:22:10)

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Miss Popularity - S5-E13

Audio problem: Listen to the sounds as the family eats dinner; the same sound sequences keep playing. For example, one sequence of three quick taps of silverware on plates plays several times, followed by another sound that is difficult to identify. (00:21:15)

Jeff Swanson

My Brother's Keeper - S5-E8

Continuity mistake: Near the beginning, Greg is painting the shutter green, he gets a phone call and goes inside. The paint bucket falls on Bobby because the ladder falls. Greg sticks his head out the window and asks who took his ladder. The shutter now has no paint on it.

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Mail Order Hero - S5-E2

Continuity mistake: When Cindy gets out of bed to write a letter to Joe Namath, they show the wall next to Jan's bed and there is no window. In a previous episode Jan lost the locket out that window that Alice sent her.

Quarterback Sneak - S5-E9

Other mistake: When the boys are playing football in the backyard, watch Greg's right foot - at one point he slips on the Astroturf lawn, causing it to wrinkle and exposing a seam on the "grass" lawn. (00:03:20)

Jeff Swanson

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Suggested correction: At no time in the show did they affirm the grass in the backyard is real. Many houses, particularly out west where the show takes place, have artificial grass as it's often easier than caring for real grass which tends to dry up easily out west or not grow at all in some areas. Even in A Very Brady Renovation they made sure to use artificial grass for the backyard.

The grass is supposed to be real. There are several episodes where they are mowing the lawn.

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But the renovation show was in 2019. In the early 70s artificial grass was only starting to be adopted in sports stadiums. Not used in homes until many years later.

Jan Brady: Well, all day long at school I hear how great Marcia is at this or how wonderful Marcia did that! Marcia, Marcia, Marcia.

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Out of This World - S5-E16

Trivia: Barry Williams has a Band-Aid on his lip in this episode because he was in a car accident a few days before filming and needed stitches in his lip. (00:05:00)

Jeff Swanson

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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.

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