Hello, I am personal fan of The Brady Bunch, I have watched every episode more at least 30 times , though some episodes I feel were not this show best at all. Instead of a normal lookback , I review 4 sidesteps of the Brady Bunch I think fits the category. So yes , this is subjective and this not to attack any episodes you like , plus as I said I am a fan of the show and still watch it alot.
4. "You're Never Too Old" Season 4 episode 21
This episode , I don't hate as much as I wonder if it only exists to see Robert Reed and Florence Henderson wearing make up to look like grandparents. (Marcia ! )
Premise : Carol's Grandmother (played by Florence Henderson ) and Mike's Grandfather (played by Robert Reed) come for a visit and the kids try to get them together because they both are single and they are there. After some work they get eloped in Vegas.
Why I don't like it: What is this episode? Why did the kids want to get their great-grandparents married and married to each other? It really seems as an episode to get Robert Reed and Florence Henderson to dress up like older people and the plot was thrown in for some odd fun.
"Next time , we marry Bobby and Cindy muahhaha" / Copyright Paramount
3."Top Secret" Season 5 Episode 19
Premise ; Oliver (and no it's not because of Oliver) and Bobby think that Sam the butcher is passing information to the Russians So then they capture him in a meat locker. Though it was all an understanding.
We have nothing against Oliver,/ Copyright Paramount
Why I don't like it : Ok , I could see this episode working better if it was Just Oliver, he's 7-years-old so maybe he could get confused like that , but why nearly 12 year-old Bobby ? How come he also gets in this scheme it seems less realistic. (as much as Brady Bunch episode could be)
2. "The Snooperstar" Season 5 Episode 20
Premise : Cindy is snooping in Marcia's Diary , so Marcia creates fake entries about a Hollywood agent wants to make Cindy the next Shirley Temple . (not the drink) Cindy then thinks that Mike's new client is a talent agent. Marica tries to tell her that it was all a fake but Cindy does an act and actually charms Mike's client into the contract.
Mike has odd clients / Copyright Paramount
Why I don't like it : First , Cindy snooping in a Diary seems like an episode you would have in season 1 or 2 when Cindy was 6 or 7 ,not when she's near 12. Even being the next Shirley Temple who started younger than say Cindy would be. It really doesn't fit with her being older. Also if Cindy was meant to learn a lesson , I think she learned in a past episode then why does it end up with a good ending ,where her act helps Mike get a contract. It's like the episode knows the plot was too old for Cindy so much they ran something else with it.
1. "Hair brained Scheme" The Final Episode
Premise : Series Finale , Greg is graduating in a few days , meanwhile Bobby and Cindy decide to get into business. Bobby gets hair tonic to sell ,and Greg buys some and it turns his hair orange.
Why I don't like it: Mike is not this episode because Robert Reed got in fight with derangement because he didn't like the plot line of the episode. The episode kind of makes no sense as to why Bobby and to an extent , Cindy were doing get-rich quick schemes , as if the plot was only put together to do something goofy (gosh ) to Greg's hair before graduation. It's also sad as a graduation episode because Mike is not there at the time of his first born's biggest moment in life so far.
That's our review of these 4 episodes ,next time when we look at the worst episodes of "My Mother the Car"hmm (nevermind)