The Brady Bunch cast, from Wikimedia Commons

50 Years Later, ‘The Brady Bunch’ is Still A Welcome Diversion from Real Life

There’s a moment in the first season of The Brady Bunch where Alice, the Brady’s housekeeper, says, “If there’s anything I can’t stand, it’s a perfect kid. And six of them…yuck!” It’s a statement dripping with irony. Those six perfect kids, along with their perfect parents, perfect house, and yes, perfect housekeeper, are precisely what made The Brady Bunch a pop culture phenomenon.

The Brady Bunch 1973, from Wikimedia Commons
Davy Jones and Maureen McCormick, from Wikimedia Commons
Florence Henderson and Maureen McCormick, from Wikimedia Commons

Writer, reader, mommy. Just trying to figure out this thing called life. Pub. in Boston Globe, Washington Post, Greatist / sandraebejer.com / Twitter: @sebejer

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