Geri Reischl inteview in 16 Magazine from 1977

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Geri Reischl is the newest member of The Brady Bunch. This pretty 17-year-old was one of the many hundreds of girls to try out for the part of “Jan Brady,” originally played by Eve Plumb. After many auditions, Geri came out a winner – and she couldn’t be more delighted! And in case you haven’t noticed, cos Geri’s so talented, she’s also an Eve Plumb look-a-like!

Geri was born on December 31, 1959. Two days later she was adopted by Herbert and Wanda Reischl – that must have been a fantastically happy new year for the Reischl family, which includes brother Jack, who is now 26. Jack has a home of his own and working and going to school, he’s trying to decide whether he wants to be an accountant or an air traffic controller. Mr. Reischl, an operations manager for an advertising firm, lives with the rest of his family in a small house in Lakewood, California. Geri has her own room which is decorated in yellow and gold.

When she’s not attending Mayfair High or working, Geri loves to relax in her room and play her guitar. She’s been playing the guitar for ten years and she especially loves to play country and rock music. Some of her fave singers are Wayne Newton, Loretta Lynn, and Peter Frampton. She also enjoys listening to Chicago and Queen. Geri is 5’2″ tall and weighs 97 pounds. She has green eyes and long blond hair- which she use to wear with bangs, but now parts down the center in order to look more like the “Jan” you’re used to seeing.

At age six, Geri was in the play The Sound of Music with Patrice Munsel. An agent saw her and she landed two commercials just like that! Geri first acted on TV in an old series, The Interns. Later, she appeared in Gunsmoke and The Bold Ones – she also starred in a science fiction movie called Poor Albert and Little Annie. She even managed to get her own country-rock band The Sand Dabs together. She was all of 14 at the time! She and the band went on to play U.S.O. clubs and then KNotts Berry Farm- just like Barry Williams! Geri was one of Sammy Davis Jr’s “Kids” in his Lake Tahoe night club act. And just this past summer, Geri toured the country, doing an act with adorable Rene Simard. Geri’s ambition for the future is to get a recording contract so that she can sing her country music for an even larger audience. With all of her energy, she can’t miss!

In her hectic young life, Geri has made time for lots of friends – one in particular. Geri’s friend, Barbara, keeps her up to date on everything that’s happening in the neighborhood and at school while Geri’s busy working. They love going places together, too! They’ve even made time to visit senior citizens homes and to small things for the residents. Says Geri, “We go to visit and talk and get water for them…and even when they don’t hear us or don’t understand us, I like to think they know we’re there because we care and that makes them feel good.” Geri also spends time playing dominoes with her own grandmother who is 84.

As for the guys in her life, Geri likes them nice, but not “mushy.” She appreciates good manners and if a guy happens to play tennis, that’s a plus too! Geri says, “I’m not a woman’s libber at all. I expect a guy to open my door and close it.” Wouldn’t it be nice is Geri and Barry Williams became an item- looks like they’ve already got lots in common!

Episode 5

This Episode Guide written by Tony Hill (used by permission)

Air Date:March 28, 1977
Taped:March 8-9, 1977 at KTLA Studios
Guests:Rich Little, Edgar Bergen, Melanie
Also appearing:Van Snowden, and characters from the world of Sid & Marty Krofft

Synopsis:
Musical number (without Marcia), “I’ve Got the Music in Me” (Boshell) Note: Maureen McCormick does not appear, but her voice is on the soundtrack. If you listen closely, you will hear Maureen’s solos coming out of Susan Olsen’s mouth.

Greg suggests the family make a movie. The others suggest possible titles. The Bradys then fight over who will play what part.

(commercial break)

The Bradys (once again without Marcia), dressed as scarecrows, sing “Consider Yourself” (Bart), assisted by a bird of the Krofft family known as “Cher Crow” which is a parody of Cher.

Jan, Bobby, and Cindy move in front as the curtain closes to do a sketch introducing Edgar Bergen. Jan and Cindy can’t pronounce “ventriloquist”. Bergen teaches the kids how to say things without moving their lips. Bergen then uses Bobby as a dummy. Finally, Bergen does a sketch with Mortimer Snerd.

(commercial break)

Merrill introduces this sketch: The Bunch rehearses Rich Little’s introduction. The kids are in the pool. Merrill introduces Rich Little. He dives into the pool and collides with Cindy. He now as amnesia.

Dissolve to:

Back home, Cindy is feeling guilty about Little’s amnesia. Little’s wife calls from Canada where she’s visiting Rich’s parents. Marcia suddenly appears in the episode, and Bobby makes jokes about Cindy’s head. Alice and Little return to the Brady house together, and Little cannot remember anything. Little then runs through various impersonations in an effort to find out who he is. Little grabs Cindy and shakes her violently at one point. Mike continually tries to persuade Little to lie down, Carol laments about the situation.

(commercial break)

Bergen and Charlie McCarthy introduce this sketch: Mike works on architecture while Carol watches. Alice reports that Little is keeping Greg awake. Cindy is still agonizing about the accident. Little comes in. He thinks Mike and Carol are his parents.

Dissolve to:

Little and the Brady children play a game. Merrill shows up pretending to be a shrink. He examines Little. Little gets the idea to swim in the ocean. Mike drags him back in. Little’s memory has returned. Having been bumped by Little’s dive, Merrill thinks he’s a Brady child.

Dissolve to:

Peter says he doesn’t want Melanie to see him get thrown in the pool. Instead, Greg and Peter throw Mike in the pool. They introduce Melanie. (Trivia: Melanie’s full name is Melanie Safka)

Musical number, “Cyclone” (Safka) (Melanie)

(commercial break)

Musical number, “Beautiful Noise.” (Diamond) (Carol)

Dissolve to:

(Note: The following sketch was cut from the version of this episode that aired on TV Land in June, 1998)

Carol narrates a parody sketch based on the story of Pinnochio. Alice appears as an old woman by the name of Apple Annie. Peter enters as Pinnochio, the wooden boy/son carved by Apple Annie. He makes a wish to be a real boy. His Fairy Godmother promises his wish will be granted once he proves himself worthy.

Merill appears as Stromboli, famous motion picture director, and persuades Pinnochio to make a movie. Apple Annie warns Pinnochio not to tell a lie or his nose will grow. Greg and Marcia appear as classic, self-absorbed Hollywood movie stars Lance Lust and Leena Malemauler. Pinnochio is cast as a guard to the Tomb of Sousa in the movie “Curse of the Mummy’s Camel”. Lance and Leena act out a melodramatic scene. Apple Annie interrupts the filming, and Pinnochio becomes a real boy when he risks his life to save his mother from a death dart being shot at Lance by Leena. Pinnochio’s metal armor deflects the dart and saves the day. Now that Pinnochio is a real boy, he asks Apple Annie for the keys to her car so he can Ease On Down the Road.

Musical number, “Ease on Down the Road” (Smalls) (Alice, Peter, Greg, Marcia, Merrill)

Peter, Marcia and Greg introduce the finale of movie songs:

“That’s Entertainment” (Dietz/Schwartz) (Mike & Carol)
“Pinball Wizard” (Townshend) (Greg and Brady Kids)
“Pink Panther Theme” (Mancini) (Instrumental) (Note: This was cut from the version that aired on TV Land in June, 1998)
“For All We Know” (Wilson/Karlin/James) (Carol)
“Live and Let Die” (McCartney/McCartney) (Brady Kids)
“Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious” (Sherman/Sherman) (Merrill, Alice & Rich Little)
“Over the Rainbow” (Harburg/Arlen) (Melanie)
“That’s Entertainment” (Schwartz/Dietz) (all)

(Commercial break)

The Bradys are glad Rich Little got his memory back, and joke about Mike’s greying hair. The guests are thanked for appearing. Bobby thanks Jack’s Pool Service, because without him there would be green gunk all over the pool. Carol is grossed out. The Bradys say goodnight.

The Bradys sing “United We Stand.” (Hiller/Simmons)

Maureen McCormick inteview in 16 Magazine from 1977

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Maureen (big sister “Marcia Brady”) has probably been the most active Brady since the end of the old series three years ago. She’s made several films -Pony Express Rider with Stewart Peterson, Shine, and Casey’s Shadow with Steve Burns. Maureen’s also done lots of guest appearances on shows such as Harry O, Streets of San Francisco, Gibbsville, Joe Forrester, and Delvecchio.

It was while guesting on The Donny & Marie Show that Maureen first heard the vaguest hints about a Brady Variety special. When the plans for the special were formalized, she agreed to go ahead and be a Brady once more. Of her reunion with fellow cast members, Maureen says “I hadn’t seen anybody since we stopped filming and when I went to the first meeting, it was Susan and Mike that had changed the most.” But Maureen’s been changing lots, too!

Blue-eyed Maureen is 20 20 years old, 5’3″ tall, and her blonde hair has turned to a beautiful sandy color. She lives in a super, modern apartment in Los Angeles and plans to stay there for some time. Maureen says that one of her biggest extravagances is perfume- she buys tons all the time! She also treats herself to lots and lots of plants! Maureen’s into nature and health foods too, and she takes lots of vitamins each day. She says she’s never felt better or more energetic in her life!

When Maureen’s not working, she attends classes in a U.C.L.A. extension program. The rest of her spare time is divided among lots of interesting sports, hobbies, and people. Maureen loves water-skiing, snow-skiing, and horseback riding (she grew up on a horse ranch that belonged to her dad). She loves the relaxing feeling of being up in the cool mountains or riding along the beach at Malibu! At home Maureen loves to sit around, play the guitar, and write music. She simply loves the Bee Gees, but her truly fave group is the Brothers of the World – that’s cause her boyfriend Chris Mancini (son of conductor/musician Henry Mancini) is a member! Don’t fret tho, cos Muareen doesn’t have any wedding plans yet, so if you’ve got big, adorable, honest eyes (she loves men’s eyes) you’re still in the running!

Right now Maureen wants to devote herself to her acting career and to her music. Lots of her friends are actors and musicians, so she’s always surrounded by the people and the things she loves the most. One of Maureen’s greatest ambitions, in terms of her career, is to work with Dustin Hoffman – “Him more than anyone else because of the unexpectedness he brings to his performance. That would make it more fun and more challenging.” And Maureen’s great at taking on challenging work- that’s why you’ll be hearing more from this terrific young star!

Barry Williams inteview in 16 Magazine from 1977

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At 22, Barry plays the oldest of the Brady boys, “Greg.” Barry has been working very hard since The Brady Bunch series went off the air (there are still reruns, of course). He wanted to find out what it was like being on his own-so he wrote and produced his own act which he performed at California’s famous Knotts Berry Farm. He didn’t like it very much at all! So when he was asked to join a road company doing an 80-city tour of the show Pippin, he was absolutely overjoyed!

And, as luck would have it, Barry was able to join the Broadway production of Pippin-a very prestigious move indeed! It was while doing the Broadway show that Barry received the phone call asking him if he wants to do a Bradys special. After doing Pippin and some commercials, Barry was skeptical about this new prospect- “I was in New York doing other things and besides, I couldn’t see how they’d do it. A variety show is a very difficult medium and very different from what we used to do as Bradys and I was afraid they’d just try to redo what we’d already done and I didn’t want any part of that.” Luckily, the producers were able to convince Barry that the new variety series would be fresh and crisp and a fantastic showcase for the individual talents of the group-so he flew right back to Los Angeles!

Now that he’s home, Barry has returned to work on the series and to the life in the sun which he loves-lots of swimming, jogging, surfing, volleyball, and softball. All of these outdoor activities are keeping green-eyed Barry a trim 155 pounds (at 5’11”, he’s also the tallest Brady). Barry has a lovely place on the beach in California and he’s not working or taking in the sun, he loves to spend a quiet evening with a friend and friends listening to Elton John records or watching Johnny Carson’s Tonight Show. When he goes out, his fave movie is any movie that stars Dustin Hoffman or Mae West. And just in case you’re interested, he likes his girls intelligent, confident, creative, and very feminine- “I guess some might consider me a male chauvinist,” says Barry, “but I love to open doors and take girls out and be the provider.” So who’s complaining-right, girls?!

Chris Knight inteview in 16 Magazine from 1977

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Chris (“Peter Brady”) has been spending his time as a student at UCLA (one of the largest universities in the nation). Now that he’s gone back to work, he’s taking a hiatus from his studies and expects to return to school at some time in the future. Chris feels that the opportunity of being a part of The Brady Bunch again is too good to pass up. And it may all be for the best anyway, because now Chris can go back to eating again!

You see, Chris had this problem – “I starved at school. The food in the dorm was so bad…it was whatever they could make with ground meat.” But now, Chris, who’s temporarily staying at his mother’s place along with his brother and sister (another brother moved away some time ago), is looking for an apartment to share with a buddy of his, who just happens to be a very good cook! Chris loves to eat, but he says he’s too lazy to fix anything himself – he’s perfectly willing to eat whatever his buddy will prepare! That may be a very good idea, since, as Chris tells it, the last time he prepared a batch of beans (one of his fave foods) they were so hot and spicy that no one could eat them until his mother worked a little of her own magic over them!

Chris is a conscientious guy and he works hard at whatever he’s doing. He knows that too many bean dishes, shishkabobs, and ribs can catch up with him when it’s time to get on the scale each morning – so he tries to be careful, especially now that he’s working again. Chris is 5’9″ tall and weighs 150 lbs. He has brown hair and hazel eyes – they change with the color of the clothes he wears. Her and all the Bradys are taking dance lessons now and that should certainly help keep his weight at a reasonable level.

In the romance department, Chris has no problems- he’s delightfully single and has lots of friends – “I look for a little bit of innocence and intelligence in a girl…I still don’t like gigglers…I like tactful girls who behave discreetly.” Chris is quick to point out, tho, that being tactful and discreet does not mean making up lies or excuses- it means being gentle with the truth! Chris also likes his girls in appropriate attire, but especially likes them when they’re wearing turtleneck sweaters and pants in rich, earthy colors.

Chris loves music and all kinds of sports. His all time fave musicians are the Beatles-he says nobody can match what they’ve got! He also enjoys the Eagles and the Beach Boys. As for sports, Chris loves soccer, football, water-skiing, and scuba diving (he was just certified). He does have to be careful about water sports, however, because of a chronic sinus condition.

During his time away from the Bradys, Chris kept in touch with Maureen, Barry and Florence Henderson (“Carol Brady”). When he got to work on the first day of production for the variety special, he was expecting to see lots of changes in the Bradys he’d lost touch with- and boy was he ever surprised! As Chris stood shaking hands with Robert Reed (“Mike Brady”), a young woman kept trying to talk to him and he started to wonder who this pushy person was. You can probably guess the rest already – it was none other than baby sister “Cindy,” Ms. Susan Olsen!

Episode 4

This Episode Guide written by Tony Hill (used by permission)
Air Date:March 21, 1977
Taped:February 24-25, 1977 at KTLA Studios
Guests:Charo, the Hudson Brothers, Rip Taylor

Synopsis:
Opening number, “Toot Toot Tootsie” (Kahn/Erdman/Russo/Fiorito) (all)

The Bradys discuss whether they’re any better than average and whether Mike can even sing.

(Commercial break)

Merrill introduces a mystery guest. It’s Charo. Merrill tells her he had Spanish ancestors, but they were travel agents. Charo is soon infuriated.

Dissolve to:

Charo plays “Malaguena” (Banks/Lecuona) on the guitar.

Dissolve to:

Marcia protests the treatment of Mike in the opening. She introduces this sketch:

Carol rehearses singing while the kids rehearse a dance number. Mike comes home. They discuss their various talents. Merrill shows up singing. Carol tells him to butt out. Mike says he hired Merrill to help him with his singing. No one in the family will help Mike.

(Commercial break)

Mike is on the soundstage practicing guitar. Charo enters and complains about being misunderstood by English speakers. Mike shows her his guitar work. She thinks it’s a joke. She offers to help. They try “I’ve Grown Accustomed to Her Face.” Carol and Mr. Merrill peek around a piece of scenery and spy Charo with her arms around Mike, Carol is very upset and jealous.

Dissolve to:

Musical number, “Sorry Seems to be the Hardest Word” (Taupin/John) (Carol)

(Commercial break)

Marcia does the bumper.

(Commercial break)

Bobby and Cindy introduce the following sketch: Carol and Alice are resentful of Charo’s involvement. The kids are surprised to learn Mike’s fraternizing with Charo. Charo and Mike show up. Dinner is particularly uncomfortable. Carol tells Charo she’s not a jealous wife, but threatens mayhem anyhow. Mike says they’d better cancel their duet. Mike and Carol discuss the situation.

Dissolve to:

Musical number, “I’ve Grown Accustomed to Her Face” (Lerner/Loewe) (Mike)

(Commercial break)

Musical number, “Strike Up the Band” (Gershwin/Gershwin), “Seventy-Six Trombones” (Wilson) (Mike, Carol, Greg, Marcia, Peter)

Dissolve to:

Carol narrates “Cindy Ella,” a sketch starring Charo with Merrill as one of her ugly stepsisters. Other Bradys also play in this parody of “Cinderella.” Merill is dressed in drag as the Ugly Stepsister.

Dissolve to:

Fearing Greg’s moves, Peter whines at Greg but is pushed into the pool anyway. Greg then introduces the Hudson Brothers.

Musical number, “Disco Queen” (Hudson Brothers)

(Commercial break)

The Bradys discuss their finale about “Places.” Carol slaps Peter across his face for mimicking her.

“Chicago” (Fisher) (Mike & Carol)
“California Dreamin'” (Phillips/Gillian/Phillips) (Marcia & Brady Kids)
“Back Home Again in Indiana” (Hanley/MacDonald) (Carol)
NOTE: Florence Henderson is a native of Indiana
“Do You Know the Way to San Jose” (David/Bacharach) (Brady Girls)
“San Francisco” (Kahn/Jurmann/Kaper) (Mike & Carol)
“Philadelphia Freedom” (Taupin/John) (Greg, Hudson Brothers)
“America” (Sondheim/Bernstein) (Charo)
“Big D” (Loesser) (Alice and Merrill)
“America” (Sondheim/Bernstein) (all)

(Commercial break)

The Bradys say goodnight.

The Bradys sing “United We Stand” (Hiller/Simmons)

Even Plumb inteview in 16 Magazine from 1977

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Contrary to any rumor you might have heard, Eve Plumb has not become “an eccentric recluse in a Hollywood mansion!” She’s alive and well and living in Los Angeles. The former “Jan Brady” has blossomed into a beautiful young woman and is raring to go in terms of her acting career. So why wasn’t she back on TV doing The Brady Bunch Variety Hour? – the answer’s really a simple one. Eve was required to sign a contract agreeing to do a series of Brady shows – she decided that this was something that she did not want to do. She would have done the special – just for old times’ sake, but Eve did not want to go back to doing a series as a Brady kid because most of all she didn’t want to wind up a 32-year-old “Jan”! Getting other kinds of acting jobs is more difficult if people are use to seeing a person as one particular character year after year. So Eve decided to break away from the Brady mold and strike out on her own! And it seems to be paying off – she says that’s she’s received more fan mail about not being on the special that she would have had she actually gone ahead and done the show!

Since the end of production on the old Brady series, Eve has been busy going to school. She’s presently studying Theater Arts at California State University at Northridge. She loves learning about all the aspects of acting, producing, directing, set designing, etc., she she wants to be prepared to diversify her career in show business – if she ever gets the notion! A year ago she got the lead role in Dawn: Portrait of a Teenage Runaway opposite gorgeous Leigh McCloskey. Eve was thrilled to win the part in auditions – she was equally delighted to have met another fine young actor, Michael Mullins. He was trying out for the lead lead male role, but wasn’t exactly the type the producers had in mind. He and Eve hit it off right away, tho, and they’ve been dating on and off since then! “Dawn,” by the way, just may have a sequel coming up in the near future – let’s hope so!

But getting back to Eve, she still has long blonde hair, parted at the center as before, but now she keeps it pulled back at the sides with two combs. Often, as she is talking, she will take out a comb, replace it, take it out again, and so on – in very much the same way Cher is always fixing her hair with her fingers! Eve still indulges her passions for all different kinds of nail polish. She has lovely, well-manicured nails and loves to experiment with new colors- it’s really her only weakness! She loves wearing casual clothes on her trim 5’2″, 97 pound figure. She is back to studying ballet (she started when she was seven) for the exercise and the enjoyment. Eve loves to dance! She has also just started taking glass-blowing lessons- glass-blowing is a very old, and difficult art that results in a myriad of delicate glass figures. Eve has just managed to blow a perfect round bubble – believe it or not, that’s quite an accomplishment! You may also be interested in knowing that Eve’s sister, Flora, is currently in the new soap opera Lover’s and Friends which is taped in New York, so Eve comes East as often as she can. Eve also has a married brother (who’s in real estate) in Miami, Florida.

As you’ve noticed, blue-eyed Eve, who’ll be 19 on April 29th, counts a couple of today’s most eligible young actors among her friends. She knows Mark Hamill, too! But Eve has a secret wish – to meet and get to know John Travolta! Wonder why she wants to do that – ha ha!!

Episode 3

This Episode Guide written by Tony Hill (used by permission)

Air Date:March 4, 1977
Taped:February 8-9, 1977 at KTLA Studios
Guests:Vincent Price, Rip Taylor, H.R. Pufnstuf, Kiki Bird
Also appearing:Van Snowden, Sharon Baird, The Krofftettes and Water Follies

Synopsis:
Opening number, “Sunny Side Up” (DeSylva/Brown/Henderson) (all) (Note: The traditional high dive during the water follies segment was cut from the version of this episode airing on TV Land)

Greeting sketch in which Greg tries to take the lead but is rebuffed; Greg announces he shaves more than anyone in the whole family.

(Commerical break)

Musical number, “It’s Not Where You Start” (Fields/Coleman) (all)

Dissolve to:

Carol and some of the kids introduce a sketch which contains a crisis which confronted the family: Marcia, Bobby, Cindy & Peter annoy Greg while the latter tries to compose a song. Carol & Alice return home with take-out food, “corn and cluck for twenty-two bucks.” Greg announces he’s moving out. Carol is less than happy. Merrill, acting as Greg’s broker, shows up to tell Greg about an apartment. Mike is furious with Merrill. Greg agrees to rent the apartment sight unseen.

(Commerical break)

Marcia introduces the next sketch:

Merrill shows Greg the broken-down apartment. It has a sofa with a leg missing. “For your posture,” says Merrill. Someone knocks. “He who holds the key to this chamber, prepare to receive me within,” comes the voice from the hall. The guest is surprised to find that Merrill and Greg are still warm. He claims to be investigating a ghost. They realize he’s Vincent Price. Price insists Greg is a ghost named Binky Beaumont. Merrill leaves in a hurry. Price relates the story of Zelda Myzkowski, who was pecked silly by an oversized cuckoo in her clock. He warns Greg not to kill any flies.

Dissolve to:

Carol anxiously awaits a call from Greg. He calls with his new number: 321-1321. Peter lobbies to get Greg’s room. Cindy says he’s being gross. Mike agrees, “Yes, Peter. Very gross.”
(Note: This was cut from the version that aired on TV Land in June, 1998.)

Dissolve to:

Musical Number, Carol sings “Traces” (Buie/Cobb/Gordy) to a photograph of the Bradys. In another part of the screen, Greg sings “All by Myself” (Carmen).

(Commercial break)

Alice narrates the bumper: “Stay tuned for the second half of ‘The Brady Bunch Hour.” If you’re watching backwards, stay tuned for the first half.”

(Commerical break)

Mike introduces the next sketch:

Carol laments that all the children will soon be gone. She calls to check on Greg. Mike suggests calling the discos. Greg shows up. Carol is nervous. Greg regrets moving out in such a hurry. He suggests he might move back home. Peter is unhappy about not getting Greg’s room. (Note: The dialouge about Peter not getting Greg’s room was edited out in the version shown on TV Land in June 1998, perhaps because its bookend earlier in the show was also edited out.)

Dissolve to:

Peter trips over Greg and falls into the pool. Peter introduces H. R. Pufnstuf, proving you can speak underwater.

Musical Number, “Celebration.” (Pufnstuf)

(Commercial break)

Alice introduces Marcia as a singer having graduated from the shower:

Marcia sings “Time in a Bottle” (Croce)
(Note: This was cut from the version that aired on TV Land in June, 1998)

Dissolve to:

Merrill introduces the next sketch:

The Bradys are having a party to welcome Greg back. Merrill shows up. Carol returns with a lock for Greg’s room. Bobby skateboards through. Merrill drops Greg’s key into the cake. Greg returns and is surprised by the party. Bobby crashes into Alice and is covered with cake. He finds the key.

(Commerical break)

The Bradys discuss their musical finale about happiness. Greg suggests music as the cause of happiness, while Bobby opts for money, Peter for girls, and Marcia for love.

“I Want to Be Happy” (Caesar/Youmans) (Mike & Carol)
“You’ve Made Me So Very Happy” (Gordy/Holloway/Holloway/Wilson) (Greg)
“Make Someone Happy” (Comden/Green/Styne) (Carol)
“Happy Together” (Bonner/Gordon) (Jan et al)
“Put on a Happy Face” (Adams/Strouse) (Mike & Carol, Alice & Merrill)
“Happy Days” (Gimbel/Fox) (all)

(Commerical break)

The Bradys discuss their separation and reconciliation and say goodnight.

The Bradys sing “United We Stand” (Hiller/Simmons)

Episode 2

This Episode Guide written by Tony Hill (used by permission)

Air Date:February 27, 1977
Taped:February 17-18, 1977 at KTLA Studios
Guests:Milton Berle, Rip Taylor, Tina Turner
Also appearing:Van Snowden, Larry Larson, Pat Reimer, The Krofftettes and Water Follies

Synopsis:
Opening number, “Hooray for Hollywood” (Mercer/Whiting) (all)

Greeting sketch in which Bobby complains that the show’s comedy stinks.

(Commercial break)

Musical Number, “Make ‘Em Laugh” (Brown/Freed) (Mike, Carol, Greg, Marcia, Peter)

Alice & Merrill tell some very bad jokes.

Musical number, Reprise of “Make ‘Em Laugh” (Brown/Freed) (Alice, Merrill)

(Commerical break)

Musical number, “Sing” (Raposo) (Colette the Puppet, Peter)

Dissolve to:

Bobby laments Peter’s singing and the family’s lack of comedy. He then mashes a cream pie into his own face and introduces the following sketch:

Alice and Merrill play with the CB radio. Bobby complains that the show isn’t funny. Alice has reservations about the show’s humor. Mike and Carol and Alice step out to the beach. Bobby hears Milton Berle hamming it up on the CB radio. Merrill talks to Berle using the handle “Blond Bombshell” and warns Bobby he’ll smack him if he tells anyone. Bobby asks Berle to be on the show. Berle is excited and says he’ll be right over.

(Commercial break)

Berle does the bumper.

(Commerical break)

Merrill introduces the next sketch:

The kids wait for Berle to arrive. Berle shows up. The kids explain they have a show on ABC. Mike and Carol come in and are surprised to find “Uncle Miltie” in their living room. Berle agrees to write for the show. The family agrees to take Berle on. Berle gets to work on the script. He coaches the family on their vocal performances.

Dissolve to:

Berle introduces the opening to the “All-New Milton Berle Brady Bunch Hour.” The family reprises “Hooray for Hollywood.” They next perform a lame comedy sketch. The family protests. Anyone who says “makeup” gets hit in the face with a powder puff. Berle decides the act isn’t working.

(Commerical break)

Greg decides not to push Peter into the pool. Peter sees Greg coming and jumps in anyway. Greg introduces Tina Turner.

Musical number, “Rubber Band Man.” (Creed/Bell) (Tina Turner)

Dissolve to:

Mike tells the audience how bad the show was under Berle. He introduces this sketch:

Mike tells Bobby to fire Berle. Berle shows up. Everyone but Bobby and Berle leaves. Bobby tells Berle his humor doesn’t fit the Bradys. Berle says they’re giving him the pink slip. Bobby deadpans that they’re giving him all the costumes back. Berle praises Bobby and the Bradys. Berle leaves. He laments his dismissal and returns the door with cigarettes stuck up his nose.

Dissolve to:

Musical number, “Evergreen” (Williams/Streisand) (Carol)

(Commerical break)

Peter introduces the finale:

“Catch a Falling Star” (Vance/Pockriss) (Carol & Mike)
“You Don’t Have to Be a Star” (Dean/Glover) (Jan & Greg)
“You Are My Lucky Star” (Brown/Freed) (Carol)
“Everybody Is a Star” (Stewart) (all)
“Don’t Let the Stars Get in Your Eyes” (Willet) (Berle, Carol, and Tina Turner)
“Good Morning Starshine” (Rado/Ragni/MacDermott) (all)
“Shining Star” (White/Bailey/Dunn) (Greg et al)

(Commercial break) a promo for “The Brady Bunch Hour” #3 ran during this break

The Bradys say goodnight. Carol thanks the audience for demanding the special episode coming up the following Friday.

The Bradys sing “United We Stand” (Hiller/Simmons)