Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Oldie but Goodie

This one's been around for a while but only recently came to my attention. In addition to secretly being gay, the late Robert Reed (better know as Mike Brady) was a serious actor who chafed at his gig on The Brady Bunch. On the eve of the last episode he sent a long memo on "theatre" to Sherwood Schwartz...

The most generic problem to date in “The Brady Bunch” has been this almost constant scripted inner transposition of styles. 
1. A pie-throwing sequence tacked unceremoniously onto the end of a weak script.
2. The youngest daughter in a matter of a few unexplained hours managing to look and dance like Shirley Temple. 
3. The middle boy happening to run into a look-alike in the halls of his school, with so exact a resemblance he fools his parents

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