The Brady Bunch

The Brady Bunch (1969)

24 mistakes in season 4

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Fright Night - S4-E6

Continuity mistake: When Jan, Marcia, and Cindy search the boys' room Cindy finds the slide projector under Greg's bed, and when Marcia holds up the transparency slide with the "ghost" image, the close-up of the slide presents two problems. First, the "ghost" is horizontal in the wide shots, but is vertical in the close-ups, and second, the fingers holding the slide in the close-up do not belong to Marcia.

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A Room at the Top - S4-E23

Continuity mistake: In "Our Son, the Man", Greg wants his own room. One night, while in bed, Mike and Carol discuss their options. Carol says, "How about the attic?" Mike responds with, "That would be fine if Greg were only two and a half feet tall." Later, they give Greg the den for a while. However, in "A Room at the Top", after cleaning out the attic, which was now full size, both Greg and Marcia want it for their own private room.

Amateur Nite - S4-E16

Character mistake: When the Brady kids are practicing for the talent show, instead of saying, "Come on, Pete," Marcia says, "Come on Chris," which is the actor playing Peter's real name (Christopher Knight). (00:14:30)

Career Fever - S4-E9

Plot hole: Peter thinks he has a fatal disease. The parents realise two pages stuck together and he went from page 95 to 98 mistakenly. However, Mike first read about the actual fatal disease info on page 97, and then Carol read about what Peter actually had on page 96 (poison ivy). If Peter read only 95 and 98, there would be no way of Peter to know his disease was fatal since that was printed on page 97.

Fright Night - S4-E6

Continuity mistake: Mr. Brady places the bust on the half-wall behind the couch. When Alice swings her purse at it, it shatters immediately, but when the lights are turned on, it looks like all of the pieces are in the middle of the floor between the couch and chair.

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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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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)

You Can't Win 'Em All - S4-E22

Continuity mistake: At the start, when Cindy walks into the kitchen she sets her books down on the counter with the book's binding facing the sink, but in the closeup the book's binding now faces the opposite way, toward the stove. Additionally, the grocery bag which was on the counter right beside Carol, has been moved for the closeup so Carol is in full view, but the bag is now at the very edge of the counter near the stove, which is pretty odd since there's not enough counter there to actually hold the full grocery bag (presumably something else supported the bag off camera). (00:01:30)

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Greg's Triangle - S4-E11

Continuity mistake: When Greg comes home after Jennifer gives him her number, Greg is seen entering the house in the living room. Then a few seconds later he is seen entering the other side of the kitchen.

You Can't Win 'Em All - S4-E22

Revealing mistake: When Cindy and her parents get home after the television show, just as Carol and Mike walk down the steps the set's unfinished wood can be seen at the edge of the steps, at the bottom right corner of the screen. (00:22:40)

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Today, I Am a Freshman - S4-E4

Other mistake: In one of the final scenes, Peter ignites his volcano on the patio in front of Marcia and the members of the Boosters Club. As the volcano goes haywire, Marcia and the Boosters are shrieking as the lava/mud covers them head to toe. Somehow Peter, who is much closer to the volcano, is unscathed by the eruption and remains free of any dirt.


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)

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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.

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

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