Weekend Viewing: The Brady Brides on The Newlywed Game

This falls into the category of “yes, this show really existed.” After ABC did a successful made-for-TV movie where Jan and Marcia Brady both got married (not to each other), the network greenlit a spinoff where Marcia, Jan and their wussy husbands all have to share one house to save money. Shot before a live audience and full of cutesy innuendo, it was like a bad late ’60s sitcom had a bastard child with a bad early ’80s sitcom. Eve Plumb and Maureen McCormick looked good, though. In this episode, creator/showrunner Sherwood Schwartz goes back to that old sitcom standby, “characters appear on a popular gameshow,” with disastrous results! Oh, and with special guest star Bob Eubanks, host of The Newlywed Game.

If you want to just skip to the part where they appear on the actual Newlywed Game, that section is in parts 2 and 3 (below the “more”), but at least watch the opening, where Schwartz rewrites the Brady theme song to get in even more exposition than you’d have believed possible.

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