I think Mike was just a piss poor architect.
Why Didn't The Bradys Have A Garage?
|by Anonymous||reply 232||May 25, 2023 5:51 PM|
You cunt, the detached was where they stored me it also stored Mike and Carole's grocery-getter.
|by Anonymous||reply 1||May 20, 2023 5:32 PM|
The garage was Alice’s bedroom.
|by Anonymous||reply 2||May 20, 2023 5:33 PM|
No garage because they spent all of their money on Jan's braces and glasses.
|by Anonymous||reply 3||May 20, 2023 5:33 PM|
They had a carport.
|by Anonymous||reply 4||May 20, 2023 5:33 PM|
What's "grocery-getter", precious? What's "grocery-getter"?
|by Anonymous||reply 5||May 20, 2023 5:34 PM|
R5 types old.
|by Anonymous||reply 6||May 20, 2023 5:37 PM|
I thought they had a garage. They rehearsed their dance moves in there, Greg swept it, Jan crashed her bicycle into a family portrait stored in the garage because she refused to wear her groovy new glasses...
|by Anonymous||reply 7||May 20, 2023 5:38 PM|
A "Grocery getter" is the family car, R5, the one Mom uses to go and buy groceries.
You're really out of touch. It's a phrase that's been around since the 1950's.
|by Anonymous||reply 8||May 20, 2023 5:39 PM|
What does 1950 possess?
|by Anonymous||reply 9||May 20, 2023 5:40 PM|
Must be a colloquialism. Ive never heard that term in my life amd I'm not young.
|by Anonymous||reply 10||May 20, 2023 5:42 PM|
Why did six kids have to share one bathroom?
|by Anonymous||reply 11||May 20, 2023 5:43 PM|
[quote] You're really out of touch. It's a phrase that's been around since the 1950's.
I didn't spend the first few years of my life in the United States, but like R10, I've never heard the term either, and I'm not young either.
|by Anonymous||reply 12||May 20, 2023 5:44 PM|
Didn't you see the episode where Cindy was drunk and knocked over Greg's bong in the garage, starting a chain reaction that burned it down? Marcia fucked all of the hot firemen as a thank you.
|by Anonymous||reply 13||May 20, 2023 5:52 PM|
I'm 58, and never heard the term, either. Lol, I forgot about Jan crashing her bike into the family portrait, wearing her groovy new glasses.
|by Anonymous||reply 14||May 20, 2023 5:58 PM|
I've never heard of that phrase either (is it a regional phrase?), but when I saw this image of one, I immediately understood why it's called that.
|by Anonymous||reply 15||May 20, 2023 5:58 PM|
Lol, OP! I've also wondered why there was only one BR. How do we know if Alice lived there? I don't think they ever showed her room! Where did Cousin Oliver stay? So many questions. Was Sam the Butcher a serial killer?
|by Anonymous||reply 16||May 20, 2023 6:03 PM|
I always thought Alice had an unseen side room next to the kitchen, something very small that could also be used as a pantry if she were to move out.
|by Anonymous||reply 17||May 20, 2023 6:07 PM|
Alice's room made several appearances. It was very homey.
|by Anonymous||reply 18||May 20, 2023 6:19 PM|
"The garage was Alice's bedroom"
But she spent most nights Miss Jane Hathaway's.
|by Anonymous||reply 19||May 20, 2023 6:19 PM|
R16 Alice was indeed a live in and they did show her bedroom a few times. They even recreated in on A Very Brady Renovation.
|by Anonymous||reply 20||May 20, 2023 6:19 PM|
Alice’s bedroom was next to the service porch.
|by Anonymous||reply 21||May 20, 2023 6:31 PM|
Op is dumb as fuck. They had a garage and it was shown in many episodes
|by Anonymous||reply 22||May 20, 2023 6:38 PM|
The best part of Mike’s design was six kids, one bathroom, no toilet. Brilliant.
|by Anonymous||reply 23||May 20, 2023 6:42 PM|
One bathroom in Mike and Carol’s bedroom, one bathroom the kids shared and one bathroom in Alice’s room.
Didn’t Mike live in the house with the three boys prior to his second marriage? It made sense with just the four of them and Alice.
|by Anonymous||reply 24||May 20, 2023 6:49 PM|
Now I remember R20. I haven't watched it so long. I think I'll try to find The BB, and binge watch later on.
|by Anonymous||reply 25||May 20, 2023 6:51 PM|
The toilet in the kids' bathroom was as invisible as Carol's first husband.
|by Anonymous||reply 26||May 20, 2023 6:53 PM|
Where did Greg, Peter and Bobby jerk off?
|by Anonymous||reply 27||May 20, 2023 6:55 PM|
Mike’s office was where he would have private meetings with - ahem - business associates
|by Anonymous||reply 28||May 20, 2023 6:57 PM|
Peter’s cum tasted like pork chops and apple sauce! 🤤
|by Anonymous||reply 29||May 20, 2023 7:02 PM|
I always thought it didn't make sense that 6 kids were crammed into 2 bedrooms & 1 bathroom. Meanwhile, Mike had that spacious "den," downstairs.
Then, when Greg moved into the attic ... Well, that space should have been utilized a long time ago. It's not like it was an unfinished space.
|by Anonymous||reply 30||May 20, 2023 7:05 PM|
Where wound a guest void?
|by Anonymous||reply 31||May 20, 2023 7:06 PM|
[quote] Didn’t Mike live in the house with the three boys prior to his second marriage?
|by Anonymous||reply 32||May 20, 2023 7:07 PM|
[quote] Peter’s cum tasted like pork chops and apple sauce!
But Greg's cum tasted like Alice's meatloaf.
|by Anonymous||reply 33||May 20, 2023 7:07 PM|
4:10 - Carol encourages Mike to take a tranquilizer — or two.
4:22+ - evidence that Mike and the boys did not live in the same house as after the wedding.
|by Anonymous||reply 34||May 20, 2023 7:13 PM|
Is it ever established that Mike designed their house?
|by Anonymous||reply 35||May 20, 2023 8:44 PM|
No, I don't think that Mike designed that house. I don't think that was ever established on any of the episodes.
|by Anonymous||reply 36||May 20, 2023 8:58 PM|
It came up in the Brady Bunch Movie that Mike designed the house--one of the gags was that he was offered several chances to design other buildings that all looked exactly like that house.
But I think in the series it was never discussed.
|by Anonymous||reply 37||May 20, 2023 9:09 PM|
We had a huge underground parking lot filled with sports cars and Rolls Royces! I gave George Glass the grand tour, and he told me it was truly spectacular and so was I !!
|by Anonymous||reply 38||May 20, 2023 9:15 PM|
And you never saw a toilet, R11!
|by Anonymous||reply 39||May 20, 2023 9:20 PM|
Did Alice ever drive? She seems the type that never learned. Maybe Carol always drove her to the market.
|by Anonymous||reply 40||May 20, 2023 9:23 PM|
Come to think of it, I don't think Alice drove. Carol drove.
|by Anonymous||reply 41||May 20, 2023 9:27 PM|
I drove Sam crazy in that little bedroom off the kitchen, bitches!
|by Anonymous||reply 42||May 20, 2023 9:29 PM|
If he didn’t build it why didn’t that cheap son of a bitch put an addition on the house. I mean 6 teenagers using 1 bathroom? That sounds like hell on earth.
Also, was the area where they parked the back of the house, since the sliding glass door was there? Is that their backyard? It’s puny by 1960s suburban LA standards.
|by Anonymous||reply 43||May 20, 2023 9:32 PM|
I cannot believe how invested I am in this thread.
But I am high, so....
|by Anonymous||reply 44||May 20, 2023 9:35 PM|
They had a carport not a garage.
|by Anonymous||reply 45||May 20, 2023 9:38 PM|
Where did Mike keep all his tools?
|by Anonymous||reply 46||May 20, 2023 9:55 PM|
I'm 81 and I've never heard of this show.
|by Anonymous||reply 47||May 20, 2023 10:04 PM|
So wine should do a pill - is “grocery getter” an unsolvable riddle when talking about things one puts in the garage?
|by Anonymous||reply 48||May 20, 2023 10:12 PM|
When Greg lost the architecture plans. He was the only young intern that wasn't fucked unmercifully, by Mike and Mr. Phillips as "punishment."
|by Anonymous||reply 49||May 20, 2023 10:13 PM|
We should do a poll* maybe I’m on the pills right now?
|by Anonymous||reply 50||May 20, 2023 10:13 PM|
Brady Bunch aired 1969-74.
So, R47, I'm assuming you were born in 1942. You would've been 27 to 32 years old during its original run. The show was targeted at kids. You were too old to be interested.
|by Anonymous||reply 51||May 20, 2023 10:17 PM|
R51 is naive
|by Anonymous||reply 52||May 20, 2023 10:26 PM|
[quote] The show was targeted at kids.
I don’t think the original series was. Wasn’t it broadcast on Friday night?
I think it was trying to leverage the audience for the movies “Yours, Mine and Ours” and “With Six You Get Eggroll.”
|by Anonymous||reply 53||May 20, 2023 10:35 PM|
There was some kind of driveway on the side of the backyard leading to an open-ended garage-carport where the cars went.
|by Anonymous||reply 54||May 20, 2023 10:37 PM|
I have a strong suspiscion that Alice frequently stunk up her bathroom to the point where the odor could be smelled in the kitchen.
|by Anonymous||reply 55||May 20, 2023 10:47 PM|
They did have a prop toilet set up in the Jack-and-Jill kids’ bathroom, but after the third time Susan Olsen shit in it, they had to uninstall it.
|by Anonymous||reply 56||May 20, 2023 10:55 PM|
Sherwood Schwartz said that Carol was supposed to be divorced. They never spoke of her first husband on the show whatsoever. Divorce was considered too controversial in those days. Can you imagine the three girls going for every other weekend visits with their father? Has any sitcom explored that to this day? Seems like the ex spouse is conveniently dead or living on another planet.
|by Anonymous||reply 57||May 20, 2023 11:02 PM|
R54 - I don't remember ever noticing the outdoor BBQ. Did they ever use it?
|by Anonymous||reply 58||May 20, 2023 11:23 PM|
THEY DID YOU BLIND AAS BAT BITCH LIKE JAN!
|by Anonymous||reply 59||May 20, 2023 11:25 PM|
R58, Alice used it to burn her bra.
|by Anonymous||reply 60||May 20, 2023 11:25 PM|
[quote] Sherwood Schwartz said that Carol was supposed to be divorced. They never spoke of her first husband on the show whatsoever. Divorce was considered too controversial in those days.
The Mary Tyler Moore Show debuted one year later. She was also supposed to be divorced but they axed that at the last minute saying she broke her engagement.
|by Anonymous||reply 61||May 20, 2023 11:33 PM|
The MTM divorce story line was axed b/c they didn't want people to think she divorced Dick Van Dyke. That's the official story, anyway.
|by Anonymous||reply 62||May 20, 2023 11:36 PM|
Was our Viv divorced on The Lucy Show?
|by Anonymous||reply 63||May 20, 2023 11:46 PM|
[quote] The MTM divorce story line was axed b/c they didn't want people to think she divorced Dick Van Dyke. That's the official story, anyway.
I bet MTM was pissed that Rhoda, a spin-off from her show, could be divorced. And of course they started Rhoda’s show with her marrying a divorced man.
|by Anonymous||reply 64||May 20, 2023 11:51 PM|
This is the most enclosed carport I’ve ever seen.
I’d call it a carport-garage hybrid.
|by Anonymous||reply 65||May 21, 2023 12:31 AM|
The studio picked them up and drove them home after the shoot
|by Anonymous||reply 66||May 21, 2023 12:33 AM|
Mike must have been a terrible architect by making the living room/dining area a two story area while having only two bedrooms for SIX kids, not to mention having boys and girls sharing one jack-and-jill bathroom without even separating the toilet and shower from the sink area. Was there even another toilet downstairs?
|by Anonymous||reply 67||May 21, 2023 1:02 AM|
Gweg molethted me in the gawage!
|by Anonymous||reply 68||May 21, 2023 1:07 AM|
"The Garage" is what Carole heard Mike tell Alice what "pulling into Carole's pussy" was like.
And then he added "The Four-Car Garage."
|by Anonymous||reply 69||May 21, 2023 1:08 AM|
[quote]Where did Greg, Peter and Bobby jerk off?
Into Mr. Brady's mouth.
|by Anonymous||reply 70||May 21, 2023 1:29 AM|
[quote]Was there even another toilet downstairs?
There's an entryway on the other side of the stairs. That probably where the bathroom or powder room would be.
|by Anonymous||reply 71||May 21, 2023 1:33 AM|
[quote] The garage was Alice’s bedroom.
WRONG, it was Alice's sex dungeon.
|by Anonymous||reply 72||May 21, 2023 1:34 AM|
That house reeked of jizz.
|by Anonymous||reply 73||May 21, 2023 1:36 AM|
Danny Thomas would let Mrs. Brady and the girls come to his house down the block and use the living room glass coffee table if the Brady men were hogging the bathroom.
|by Anonymous||reply 74||May 21, 2023 1:36 AM|
Alice knew every secret in that house and was blackmailing Mike and Carol blind. She embezzled all the college funds for the kids
|by Anonymous||reply 75||May 21, 2023 1:42 AM|
r5, you should hang your head in shame at not knowing the hip 70s hausfrau lingo r8 knows.
|by Anonymous||reply 76||May 21, 2023 1:45 AM|
The Bradys did have a garage (really more of a carport).
|by Anonymous||reply 77||May 21, 2023 1:46 AM|
R4 = R45 = R54 = R77
|by Anonymous||reply 78||May 21, 2023 1:48 AM|
4 carports >>> 1 garage
|by Anonymous||reply 79||May 21, 2023 1:49 AM|
Alice's true name was Ilsa, and she had been part of Operation Paperclip back in the late '40s.
|by Anonymous||reply 80||May 21, 2023 1:50 AM|
R10 I never heard it either, and ditto.
|by Anonymous||reply 81||May 21, 2023 1:58 AM|
Even as a kid (when it was on in prime time) I didn't like the show, when people talk about it I hardly even know what they're talking about. Sorry/not sorry.
|by Anonymous||reply 82||May 21, 2023 2:00 AM|
It was very popular up until about the 1970s-1980s to have a detached garage or carport. Closed garages attached to the house just were not a thing.
|by Anonymous||reply 83||May 21, 2023 2:01 AM|
I knew where all the closets were:
"Initially, Reed's death was solely attributed to cancer, but details which were written on his death certificate were later made public, revealing that Reed was also HIV-positive. The actor had been diagnosed with HIV in the spring of 1991. It remains unknown how and when Reed contracted HIV because he kept his medical condition and private life a secret from the public until his death, telling only a few close friends. While Reed did not have AIDS at the time of his death, his doctor listed his HIV-positive status as one of the "significant conditions that contributed to death" on the death certificate. He is buried in the Memorial Park Cemetery in Skokie, Illinois."
|by Anonymous||reply 84||May 21, 2023 2:05 AM|
R40 Alice didn’t drive. In the Cindy tattletale episode, she has to pick up a prize for winning a jingle contest, and Carol takes her. And jokes with Mike in one episode about transferring buses many times. Largely dependent on the Bradys, but she liked it that way.
|by Anonymous||reply 85||May 21, 2023 2:11 AM|
That was Greg’s jerkoff den, no?
|by Anonymous||reply 86||May 21, 2023 2:13 AM|
OP-Far more important
They are affluent enough to have a live in maid but the SIX kids have to share ONE bathroom.
|by Anonymous||reply 87||May 21, 2023 2:24 AM|
Nowadays the house would have a 3 car garage and 4 or 5 bathrooms. And Alice probably wouldn’t be living with them.
|by Anonymous||reply 88||May 21, 2023 2:29 AM|
TV shows- especially sitcoms- have to compress the cast into small spaces for dialog. Remember on W&G, Jack and/or Grace always lived alternately with or next door to Will- with Karen popping-in regularly.
|by Anonymous||reply 89||May 21, 2023 2:30 AM|
But of course diehard fans and viewers know they did have a garage! But its purpose was not to house the fashionable Brady stationwagon parked in front of it, but to stuff the garage with junk out front: including with that large framed anniversary portrait whose shattered glass shards they hoped would help them finally to successfully murder nearsighted, bicylcing Janice.
|by Anonymous||reply 90||May 21, 2023 2:33 AM|
Cousin Oliver was buried beneath the concrete in the carport according to The Brady Home Companion Compendium
|by Anonymous||reply 91||May 21, 2023 2:38 AM|
Skip the show and watch the movies. Funny as hell though you might not get the references.
|by Anonymous||reply 92||May 21, 2023 2:39 AM|
"Bobby deliberately burned down the fucking garage after we all went out for a joy ride on the freeway without saying goodbye to him!"
|by Anonymous||reply 93||May 21, 2023 2:48 AM|
[quote] [Alice was] Largely dependent on the Bradys, but she liked it that way.
Until those little fuckers made her lose her job and she started working as a waitress in a diner. Boy, Carol was pissed and stern.
|by Anonymous||reply 94||May 21, 2023 2:49 AM|
I always thought Mike's office looked like a garage that had been converted to a den. There were stairs going down. Into it.
|by Anonymous||reply 95||May 21, 2023 2:58 AM|
[quote] I don’t think the original series was. Wasn’t it broadcast on Friday night?
Yes, but it wasn't targeted to older teenagers, it was targeted to kids. Kids who were too young to go out on Friday nights. It was on at 8pm Friday night, and then in Season 2, it was followed by The Partridge Family, another show that was targeted to younger teen girls (and budding homos).
Neither show was a blockbuster, though. They did fine enough, but both owe their pop culture icon status to syndication.
|by Anonymous||reply 96||May 21, 2023 3:15 AM|
Never heard of "grocery getter."
|by Anonymous||reply 97||May 21, 2023 3:18 AM|
Fascinating, R97. Thanks for contributing.
|by Anonymous||reply 98||May 21, 2023 3:21 AM|
You’re a real “grocery getter”. So generous!
|by Anonymous||reply 99||May 21, 2023 3:28 AM|
Grocery getter was a common term, I thought. Although now that I think of it, I think the only time I have seen it used was in car magazines.
|by Anonymous||reply 100||May 21, 2023 3:29 AM|
R92- Even BETTER advice is to skip the movies and JUST watch the original tv show.
|by Anonymous||reply 101||May 21, 2023 3:42 AM|
yes, r97. We're doing important work here. Contribute something important to this project or GTFO.
|by Anonymous||reply 102||May 21, 2023 3:46 AM|
Too cheesy R101. The movies totally rifled on that. Much more funny.
|by Anonymous||reply 103||May 21, 2023 3:59 AM|
[quote] I always thought Mike's office looked like a garage that had been converted to a den. There were stairs going down. Into it.
What? That den was the nicest room in the house. With the rock wall accent.
The stairs going down? It was popular, at that time, to have a "sunken" _____. Come to think of it, there were steps going down from the foyer to the living room in the Brady house.
|by Anonymous||reply 104||May 21, 2023 3:59 AM|
They can park it in the rear.
|by Anonymous||reply 105||May 21, 2023 4:07 AM|
I learned to spend a lot of time in the restrooms at the Greyhound terminal in Glendale.
Made soooo many good friends there!
|by Anonymous||reply 106||May 21, 2023 4:22 AM|
I had a lot of friends growing up whose friends had sealed up their garage in the generic 3bed/2bath slab house r104. And you always had to step down into the newly created space because the rest of the house was slightly higher.
And thanks for the education. But I don't think that living room would qualify as sunken.
|by Anonymous||reply 107||May 21, 2023 6:10 AM|
You're presuming that Mike designed the house.
|by Anonymous||reply 108||May 21, 2023 6:29 AM|
Paste one of these on your forehead, R97, and you’ll never stop hearing the term.
|by Anonymous||reply 109||May 21, 2023 11:54 AM|
It was always sunny where the Bradys live. No need for a garage
|by Anonymous||reply 110||May 21, 2023 12:06 PM|
The Brady's did have a garage, since a carport is defined as having at least 2 open sides to the structure, which clearly the Brady garage didn't have.
|by Anonymous||reply 111||May 21, 2023 12:16 PM|
R20, so Alice's room was a closet with no windows?
|by Anonymous||reply 112||May 21, 2023 12:17 PM|
How come nobody mentions their astroturf lawn? No wonder the boys were playing ball in the house.
|by Anonymous||reply 113||May 21, 2023 12:17 PM|
it was set in LA, so I guess full garages were not common in the Valley? Makes sense to me. Now that artificial turf masquerading as grass...that's weird.
|by Anonymous||reply 114||May 21, 2023 12:23 PM|
The Bradys were unemotional people. The boys never miss their original mother. The girls never miss their original father. And when Alice kills the dog Tiger and serves him for dinner, nobody bats an eye.
If you want to believe that’s pork chops and applesauce, you go right ahead. But Sam introduced Alice to Mrs. Wong who gave Alice a great mock pork chops recipe.
|by Anonymous||reply 115||May 21, 2023 12:33 PM|
And speaking of Alice, where did she eat? She didn’t have dinner with the Bradys. Did she eat her dinner at that little table in the kitchen?
|by Anonymous||reply 116||May 21, 2023 12:36 PM|
[quote]Where did Greg, Peter and Bobby jerk off?
They would sneak off to the attic. When Greg moved up there, it became his jerk off room only.
|by Anonymous||reply 117||May 21, 2023 12:53 PM|
To be fair, when Mike designed the house it was just him, his first wife and his three boys. He wasn’t counting on remarrying and adding another three girls into the mix.
|by Anonymous||reply 118||May 21, 2023 12:54 PM|
The floor plan.
|by Anonymous||reply 119||May 21, 2023 12:55 PM|
One of the funniest (unintentional?) moments in that show's history did involve the garage... That was when Jan didn't wear her glasses and riding her bike crashed into the Kids portrait present photo!....
Greg: "Jan, jan, jan, jan" and then CRASH! LMAO!
Yeah, Greg, I think after the 2nd or 3rd Jan she ain't stopping! lol!...
|by Anonymous||reply 120||May 21, 2023 12:58 PM|
R118, I didn't realize that he lived there with his prior wife. I thought it was a new house.
|by Anonymous||reply 121||May 21, 2023 12:59 PM|
I’m not sure, but I’d always thought the Bradys always lived there, and Carol and her girls just moved in.
|by Anonymous||reply 122||May 21, 2023 1:00 PM|
[quote]Where did Greg, Peter, and Bobby jerk off?
Into their father's mouth.
|by Anonymous||reply 123||May 21, 2023 1:01 PM|
A different house appeared in the premiere episode. It was much better!
|by Anonymous||reply 124||May 21, 2023 1:09 PM|
R123... last season, the cheesy corny stupid "snow white" episode. Would love to have seen Mike Brady's green tights shown more (i.e. his vest cut higher up) so we could see his crotch and ass in those tights and it would have been perfect as well to see ole Greg wearing tights too!.. oh well...
|by Anonymous||reply 125||May 21, 2023 1:10 PM|
Here is a video of the Brady Bunch home floor plan (visit the home page of her channel, there are several more Brady home videos, plus floor plans for tons of other old sitcom homes, including Bewitched, I Love Lucy, Family Affair, Dick Van Dyke, etc.
|by Anonymous||reply 126||May 21, 2023 1:20 PM|
It was a split-level or multi-level house, duh.
|by Anonymous||reply 127||May 21, 2023 2:30 PM|
It had a lot of wasted space. How did Alice ever clean the cobwebs out of the corners with that huge living room ceiling?
|by Anonymous||reply 128||May 21, 2023 2:34 PM|
It was Mike Brady’s sex dungeon.
|by Anonymous||reply 129||May 21, 2023 2:51 PM|
R129.... where he regularly every night jacked off to the vision that was hank the tank carol's college boyfriend and now pro football superstar! (played by hunky handsome Denny Miller!!!!)...
|by Anonymous||reply 130||May 21, 2023 4:54 PM|
R112 basically. It was just off the laundry room.
|by Anonymous||reply 131||May 21, 2023 5:53 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 132||May 21, 2023 5:57 PM|
Looks like Alice had a full-sized (not twin) bed. Sam could have slept there.
|by Anonymous||reply 133||May 21, 2023 5:59 PM|
When all the Bradys were asleep upstairs, Alice could sneak friends in. This was how the original Michfest was planned.
|by Anonymous||reply 134||May 21, 2023 6:00 PM|
Fun fact- Sam liked to dutch oven Alice when he slept over.
|by Anonymous||reply 135||May 21, 2023 6:00 PM|
Alice's room makes me sad. She had to sleep with the cleaning supplies.
|by Anonymous||reply 136||May 21, 2023 6:00 PM|
If that first floor floorplan is to be believed, then Alice had no bathroom. How is that possible?
|by Anonymous||reply 137||May 21, 2023 6:01 PM|
[quote] She had to sleep with the cleaning supplies.
No wonder she was always giddy.
|by Anonymous||reply 138||May 21, 2023 6:02 PM|
[quote] If that first floor floorplan is to be believed, then Alice had no bathroom. How is that possible?
She had 24 hour access to the kitchen sink. Laura Ingalls would have given her buck teeth for that type of luxury.
|by Anonymous||reply 139||May 21, 2023 6:04 PM|
[quote] Alice's room makes me sad. She had to sleep with the cleaning supplies.
Yeah, weird that she's relaxing in bed, reading a romance novel, with all the laundry supplies in clear view. They could have at least closed the door to the laundry room.
|by Anonymous||reply 140||May 21, 2023 6:04 PM|
[quote] They could have at least closed the door to the laundry room.
Do you see a door? Because all I see is a doorway. They couldn't even give the old bitch a door.
|by Anonymous||reply 141||May 21, 2023 6:07 PM|
The service porch/laundry room in relation to Alice's bedroom makes no sense. The laundry room walls are at different angles and there's even a door leading to the outside (but where?). So where is the entryway to Alice's bedroom in this mess?
|by Anonymous||reply 142||May 21, 2023 6:20 PM|
Warm weather places usually just had carports.
In Florida we had a carport and the side away from the house had a long very narrow room used for storage and as a laundry room. It also had a refrigerator and when the milk man delivered, he put the milk, eggs whatever in the fridge.
People have no idea how spoiled they are today. Children SHARED bedrooms back in the day. Even very well-off families. It was considered perfectly normal. Maybe when the oldest was in their pre-teens, teens they got their own bedroom. There were 3 of us - 2 girls and a boy - and when my older sister was 12 or 13, my parents built a bedroom for her out of the old smaller family room and built a big Florida room on the back of the house. Then I had my own room at about 9 or 10. My mom then got us big girl bedroom suites. LOL. Very MCM. We still had to share a bath or use my parents' bathroom.
We also had to share a phone. It was on the wall next to the patio door in the kitchen and the handset had this long ass cord so we could go out on the patio and have privacy for our teenage conversations. Or at times we'd use the phone in my parents' bedroom.
|by Anonymous||reply 143||May 21, 2023 6:35 PM|
We were forced to remove Alice's bedroom door after she repeatedly violated the "no overnight guests" clause of her contract. The night when little Cindy asked us "Why are Alith and Uncle Tham and Auntie Kay making tho much noisth?" was the last straw!
|by Anonymous||reply 144||May 21, 2023 6:38 PM|
Hmmm where have I seen that pic before R132?
|by Anonymous||reply 145||May 21, 2023 7:47 PM|
Alright, so I had to look up a good trivia question: What was the first TV sitcom to show a toilet?
(No, not Little House on the Prairie.)
|by Anonymous||reply 146||May 21, 2023 8:08 PM|
[quote] What was the first TV sitcom to show a toilet?
Was it All in the Family?
|by Anonymous||reply 147||May 21, 2023 8:12 PM|
[quote] astroturf lawn
Euphemism for Marcia's pussy.
|by Anonymous||reply 148||May 21, 2023 8:17 PM|
No, but it was a show we all know and love. (Quibblers like Snopes say that because of censorship it only showed a toilet tank not a whole toilet so doesn't count. Quibblers be damned.)
|by Anonymous||reply 149||May 21, 2023 8:35 PM|
R54 that’s the ugliest car I ever saw.
|by Anonymous||reply 150||May 21, 2023 8:58 PM|
R143 Greg got his taste of privacy.
|by Anonymous||reply 151||May 21, 2023 8:59 PM|
You heard the toilet on All in the Family but you didn't see it.
I could believe Married with Children, but that seems way too late.
|by Anonymous||reply 152||May 21, 2023 9:01 PM|
[quote] You heard the toilet on All in the Family but you didn't see it.
It's pronounced TER-LET.
|by Anonymous||reply 153||May 21, 2023 9:17 PM|
I still love the movies they made, they were quite hilarious. Especially when they could not remove Carol's "flip" even with a chain saw.
|by Anonymous||reply 154||May 21, 2023 9:22 PM|
No garage. The divorce with my first husband was painful, and Mike and I didn’t want to give temperamental Jan any ideas.
|by Anonymous||reply 155||May 21, 2023 9:32 PM|
Isn’t Alice’s bedroom where Sam the Butcher dropped off the fresh cut salami?
|by Anonymous||reply 156||May 21, 2023 9:48 PM|
Marcia Marcia MARCIA.
|by Anonymous||reply 157||May 21, 2023 10:03 PM|
R35 R37 R108 It was mentioned in the episode where Greg tried to hide a goat in his bedroom. Carol told a group of visitors that Mike designed the house, then took them on a tour of the house. When they went upstairs, they saw the goat running around loose.
R89 Another example of cast compression was on Leave it to Beaver, where Wally and Beaver share a bedroom in what appears to be a reasonably large suburban home.
|by Anonymous||reply 158||May 21, 2023 10:04 PM|
Alice slept next to the slop sink and mop closet?
|by Anonymous||reply 159||May 21, 2023 11:15 PM|
[quote] R5] types old.
No surprise as he is 589 years old. Very elderly for hobbitses.
|by Anonymous||reply 160||May 21, 2023 11:55 PM|
[quote]Alice slept next to the slop sink and mop closet?
She bitched so much about sleeping in the carport with Tiger that we finally had to move her inside.
|by Anonymous||reply 161||May 22, 2023 1:27 AM|
Boys, time for the jerk off contest in the carport!
|by Anonymous||reply 162||May 22, 2023 3:55 PM|
The Cleaver's second house was very elegant and spacious, also well-designed. A very fine home.
Mr. Brady was previously employed with us. He left for unknown reasons.
|by Anonymous||reply 163||May 22, 2023 4:21 PM|
The cleavers? what a farce!
Dad was sensible but kind of uptight
Mom was sensible but overdressed to cook and clean house.
Wally seemed normal but was a bit hung up about his sexuality.
Beaver was stupid and ugly!
|by Anonymous||reply 164||May 22, 2023 5:38 PM|
Okay what's the answer to the trivia question? What show did show the first toilet?
|by Anonymous||reply 165||May 22, 2023 5:49 PM|
Is there something you'd like to share with the group, since you obviously are having a difficult time with something, R78?
We're not here to judge. Please try to remember that. Especially since you're old enough to go one about grocery getters, and short-term memory may be an issue with you as well as the posters you are shaming.
|by Anonymous||reply 166||May 22, 2023 5:50 PM|
Look how the Brady’s house compared to the Sanford & Son house or with the Good Times apartment.
|by Anonymous||reply 167||May 22, 2023 5:57 PM|
The Honeymooners apartment was very primitive
|by Anonymous||reply 168||May 22, 2023 5:57 PM|
[quote] If that first floor floorplan is to be believed, then Alice had no bathroom. How is that possible?
They kept Tiger’s dog house for a reason.
|by Anonymous||reply 169||May 22, 2023 7:05 PM|
[quote]Where did Greg, Peter and Bobby jerk off?
All over Jan's face.
|by Anonymous||reply 170||May 22, 2023 7:38 PM|
[quote] The Cleaver's second house was very elegant and spacious, also well-designed. A very fine home.
I couldn't agree more, R163. The Cleaver's second house was gracious and pretty large if you think about it. A lovely entry hall, large enough for the front door to be flanked by two chairs. And the living room was quite spacious. It's a very nice house.
|by Anonymous||reply 171||May 22, 2023 7:44 PM|
[quote]Did Alice ever drive? She seems the type that never learned. Maybe Carol always drove her to the market.
Incidentally, "driving to the market" was Carol and Alice's code for scissoring each other.
"Mrs. Brady, do you feel like driving to the market with me after Mike and the kids leave for the day?"
"I'd love to Alice, let me just go upstairs and freshen up."
|by Anonymous||reply 172||May 22, 2023 7:44 PM|
[quote]Danny Thomas would let Mrs. Brady and the girls come to his house down the block and use the living room glass coffee table if the Brady men were hogging the bathroom.
Make Boom For Daddy
|by Anonymous||reply 173||May 22, 2023 7:57 PM|
[quote] The Honeymooners apartment was very primitive
It was supposed to be since that was the major joke of the show - that Ralph was a miser. Norton and Trixie's apt was very nice. They both probably made about the same amount.
I just saw an episode where they were touring Europe. Did they win a prize or something? Otherwise how did they get Ralph to spend the money?
|by Anonymous||reply 174||May 22, 2023 8:39 PM|
Alice would shit in used Maxwell House cans and store them under her bed. She and Sam were into scat play.
|by Anonymous||reply 175||May 22, 2023 8:39 PM|
Free idea for a new thread: Which TV show had the most comfy livable house?
|by Anonymous||reply 176||May 22, 2023 8:51 PM|
R176 that would be a pissing match as most all tv shows feature comfortable homes.
|by Anonymous||reply 177||May 22, 2023 9:53 PM|
Leave it to Beaver was the first TV show to show a toilet (the tank, with a turtle in it).
|by Anonymous||reply 178||May 22, 2023 10:09 PM|
Little House On The Prairie had shit accommodations
|by Anonymous||reply 179||May 22, 2023 10:13 PM|
Flo’s trailer was also shit
|by Anonymous||reply 180||May 22, 2023 10:19 PM|
I liked Vera Louise Gorman-Novak’s tiny ass apartment. She slept in an elevated bed that had a ladder. As a kid I thought it was great.
|by Anonymous||reply 181||May 22, 2023 10:21 PM|
One time Mel had to go to Vera’s apartment and beg her to come back to work at the diner. He climbed the ladder on Vera’s bed and said “Dingy, please come back”.
|by Anonymous||reply 182||May 22, 2023 11:33 PM|
That Alice's cleaning supply closet doubled as her sex dungeon is my favorite Brady fun fact ever. I love this thread
|by Anonymous||reply 183||May 22, 2023 11:48 PM|
[quote]Free idea for a new thread: Which TV show had the most comfy livable house?
The grandparents' mansion from Gilmore Girls.
|by Anonymous||reply 184||May 23, 2023 12:58 AM|
The carport was much more airy than a garage. Alice hung her underthings up to dry in the carport. Carol insisted on it, she didn't want granny panties and bras hanging on the clothesline for the Dittmeyers to see.
|by Anonymous||reply 185||May 23, 2023 1:07 AM|
They kept a baby alligator in the toilet tank, on "Beaver", showed the tank but didn't show the bowl.
|by Anonymous||reply 186||May 23, 2023 1:15 AM|
[quote] Is it ever established that Mike designed their house?
In the episode where the kids complain about having a small house then haunt it to scare off buyers with the house making "settling" noises, one of they buyers maybe gives Mike shit for it settling after bragging about how great a house he designed.
|by Anonymous||reply 187||May 23, 2023 1:52 AM|
Mrs. Cleaver speaks jive.
|by Anonymous||reply 188||May 23, 2023 3:16 AM|
I just presumed that they used public transportation, so a car wasn't a necessity.
|by Anonymous||reply 189||May 23, 2023 3:20 AM|
They used the same exterior for both Beaver’s and Gidget’s houses. Gidget and Hazel also had the same kitchen.
|by Anonymous||reply 190||May 23, 2023 4:23 AM|
R1 What the fuck is a grocery-gogetter? Is that something like a supermarket bedwetter? You must be from fucking Pittsburgh. Go redd up a room or something.
|by Anonymous||reply 191||May 23, 2023 4:30 AM|
My favorite Brady Bunch episode is the one where Jessica Walters plays a chic but unbalanced client of Mike's who becomes dangerously obsessed with him and breaks into the Brady home, goes through Mike's underwear drawer and rips Carol's clothes to shreds.
It was the most unnerving Brady episode since the cursed tiki idol storyline.
|by Anonymous||reply 192||May 23, 2023 4:49 AM|
[quote] They used the same exterior for both Beaver’s and Gidget’s houses.
R190, [bold] FALSE [/bold]
The exterior of the second "Cleaver" home at 211 Pine Street appears in the Paramount film "The Desperate Hours" (for which the four-sided facade was actually constructed, and, thus, also known as "The Paramount House" on the Universal lot) starring Humphrey Bogart. It was also used as the house in "Marcus Welby, MD."
|by Anonymous||reply 193||May 23, 2023 1:19 PM|
For those of you interested in the Cleaver house, you will enjoy this. You'll see that the original house at 211 Pine Street has fallen into complete disrepair and is kept hidden on the Universal backlot.
A newer house was constructed for the LITB movies and the "Still the Beaver" television show. This newer house was also used on "Desperate Housewives." Note that the original house (from the LITB show) is much larger than the newer house.
|by Anonymous||reply 194||May 23, 2023 2:16 PM|
If you take the Universal tram tour today, your attention will be directed to the Leave it to Beaver House right in the middle of Colonial Street- this is however not the original house. It is the facade built for the 1996 production of the Leave it to Beaver Movie. While similar in style and bearing all the trademark features of the original house (3 dormer windows, garage, bay windows and brick walkway leading to the front door in the center of the house), make no mistake- this is NOT the original house from the TV series. For some reason, the tram tour guides do not make the distiction.
|by Anonymous||reply 195||May 23, 2023 2:47 PM|
This is a very interesting site.
|by Anonymous||reply 196||May 23, 2023 2:51 PM|
Just like Robert Reed the Brady house set made occasional appearances on Mannix - and other Paramount shows of the era. It was also in some anti-smoking (or drinking) educational film I saw in junior high, they filled in the trademark openings to Mike’s den with dark paneling.
|by Anonymous||reply 197||May 23, 2023 2:57 PM|
Peter's meth lab was in the carport.
|by Anonymous||reply 198||May 23, 2023 3:00 PM|
The only thing you could do in Rhoda’s room is throw her a mean drunken fuck and then slap her on the ass before stumbling out through the hippie beads
|by Anonymous||reply 199||May 23, 2023 9:36 PM|
The carport was a great place to hide an anniversary present until some blind as fuck bitch rode her bicycle into it.
|by Anonymous||reply 200||May 23, 2023 9:45 PM|
I would have had Alice sleep in the carport and then I’d turn her room into a pantry.
|by Anonymous||reply 201||May 23, 2023 9:53 PM|
Rhoda’s room was just an exaggerated glory hole
|by Anonymous||reply 202||May 23, 2023 9:55 PM|
Seriously the family should have sold Jan into white slavery. She is an annoying pain in the ass. Luckily she is blond ,they would have made top dollar selling her, and then they could have built an additional bathroom with the proceeds so Alice didn’t have to piss in the sink.
|by Anonymous||reply 203||May 23, 2023 9:55 PM|
6 holes and only 1 bathroom. God help the kid that had IBS.
|by Anonymous||reply 204||May 23, 2023 11:30 PM|
On certain evenings the carport was used by Mike when his "business associates" came over to "play poker." At those times the carport was strictly off limits to everybody else in the house.
|by Anonymous||reply 205||May 23, 2023 11:39 PM|
The girls wouldn’t have instantly taken the Brady surname whether their bio dad was dead or not.
|by Anonymous||reply 206||May 23, 2023 11:45 PM|
A lot of houses prior to the 60s/70s didn’t have full garages, or only had a single garage. Now, it seems unusual for a house to be built with no less than three garages. I live near one of those neighborhoods. And I still see people line their monster trucks and SUVs on the street or in their driveway. Why? Because their garages are full of other shit.
|by Anonymous||reply 207||May 23, 2023 11:50 PM|
Same here R207. The street looks like a parking lot with all the multi-vehicle households and garages used as storage or turned into party rooms. Difficult to navigate on what is supposed to be a two way street.
|by Anonymous||reply 208||May 24, 2023 12:10 AM|
They never had to mow
|by Anonymous||reply 209||May 24, 2023 12:33 AM|
I always thought it was very poignant when Carol said to Greg in the first episode, 'the only steps in this house are the ones going into my backdoor...'
|by Anonymous||reply 210||May 24, 2023 12:45 AM|
Did someone say backdoor??
|by Anonymous||reply 211||May 24, 2023 12:58 AM|
[quote]They never had to mow
They never had to mow but Mike sure did like to get plowed.
|by Anonymous||reply 212||May 24, 2023 1:02 AM|
The Brady interior was also used in the short movie Peege.
So I guess when the Bradys were in Hawaii, Mike rented it out on AirBnB.
|by Anonymous||reply 213||May 24, 2023 1:30 AM|
R210 carol never said that. You’re the one who says that.
|by Anonymous||reply 214||May 24, 2023 1:37 PM|
HGTV is selling the Brady house.
|by Anonymous||reply 215||May 24, 2023 5:56 PM|
can’t we get Carrie to set it on fire 🔥 with her eyes 👀
|by Anonymous||reply 216||May 24, 2023 6:05 PM|
[quote] The house has since been used in HGTV specials and other series, most recently Trixie Mattel’s Trixie Motel on Discovery+.
Eccch, it has the perma-stink of drag queen on it. That ought to lower the price considerably.
|by Anonymous||reply 217||May 24, 2023 6:41 PM|
STFU, R217, and take your conservatard homophobic talking points with you.
|by Anonymous||reply 218||May 24, 2023 7:33 PM|
They were fake bitches
|by Anonymous||reply 219||May 24, 2023 7:59 PM|
I've always heard the phrase "grocery getter."
where the fuck did some of you live?
|by Anonymous||reply 220||May 24, 2023 8:03 PM|
It would be fun to live in, but I can't imagine dealing with all the sightseers, especially if they rang the doorbell and wanted a tour inside.
|by Anonymous||reply 221||May 24, 2023 8:04 PM|
grocery getter must be the most 50's flyoverland term ever created.
|by Anonymous||reply 222||May 24, 2023 9:18 PM|
[quote] STFU, [R217], and take your conservatard homophobic talking points with you.
|by Anonymous||reply 223||May 24, 2023 9:31 PM|
I wonder how much more than $5.5M they’d get if they auctioned the house.
|by Anonymous||reply 224||May 24, 2023 10:29 PM|
Is the house actually inhabitable with all the changes HGTV did or was it just cosmetic for displays and tours and shit?
Like, are the Facts of Life girls gonna burst through the living room ceiling if they go upstairs to look at Marcia's room?
|by Anonymous||reply 225||May 24, 2023 10:31 PM|
It's like the house the Zodiac Killer lived in
|by Anonymous||reply 226||May 24, 2023 10:44 PM|
Why don't they just turn it into an AirBnB?
|by Anonymous||reply 227||May 24, 2023 10:48 PM|
Tragic that there are no photos of the Jack-and-Jill bathroom.
|by Anonymous||reply 228||May 24, 2023 11:35 PM|
Here's a picture of it with added toilet.
|by Anonymous||reply 229||May 25, 2023 2:55 AM|
Is Jessica Walters like Sally Fields?
|by Anonymous||reply 230||May 25, 2023 3:37 PM|
R229 Is there a bidet for Marcia to wash her face?
|by Anonymous||reply 231||May 25, 2023 5:37 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 232||May 25, 2023 5:51 PM|