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Why Didn't The Bradys Have A Garage?

I think Mike was just a piss poor architect.

by Anonymousreply 232May 25, 2023 5:51 PM

You cunt, the detached was where they stored me it also stored Mike and Carole's grocery-getter.

by Anonymousreply 1May 20, 2023 5:32 PM

The garage was Alice’s bedroom.

by Anonymousreply 2May 20, 2023 5:33 PM

No garage because they spent all of their money on Jan's braces and glasses.

by Anonymousreply 3May 20, 2023 5:33 PM

They had a carport.

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by Anonymousreply 4May 20, 2023 5:33 PM

What's "grocery-getter", precious? What's "grocery-getter"?

by Anonymousreply 5May 20, 2023 5:34 PM

R5 types old.

by Anonymousreply 6May 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 Anonymousreply 7May 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 Anonymousreply 8May 20, 2023 5:39 PM

What does 1950 possess?

by Anonymousreply 9May 20, 2023 5:40 PM

Must be a colloquialism. Ive never heard that term in my life amd I'm not young.

by Anonymousreply 10May 20, 2023 5:42 PM

Why did six kids have to share one bathroom?

by Anonymousreply 11May 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 Anonymousreply 12May 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 Anonymousreply 13May 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 Anonymousreply 14May 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.

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by Anonymousreply 15May 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 Anonymousreply 16May 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 Anonymousreply 17May 20, 2023 6:07 PM

Alice's room made several appearances. It was very homey.

by Anonymousreply 18May 20, 2023 6:19 PM

"The garage was Alice's bedroom"

But she spent most nights Miss Jane Hathaway's.

by Anonymousreply 19May 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.

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by Anonymousreply 20May 20, 2023 6:19 PM

Alice’s bedroom was next to the service porch.

by Anonymousreply 21May 20, 2023 6:31 PM

Op is dumb as fuck. They had a garage and it was shown in many episodes

by Anonymousreply 22May 20, 2023 6:38 PM

The best part of Mike’s design was six kids, one bathroom, no toilet. Brilliant.

by Anonymousreply 23May 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 Anonymousreply 24May 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 Anonymousreply 25May 20, 2023 6:51 PM

The toilet in the kids' bathroom was as invisible as Carol's first husband.

by Anonymousreply 26May 20, 2023 6:53 PM

Where did Greg, Peter and Bobby jerk off?

by Anonymousreply 27May 20, 2023 6:55 PM

Mike’s office was where he would have private meetings with - ahem - business associates

by Anonymousreply 28May 20, 2023 6:57 PM

Peter’s cum tasted like pork chops and apple sauce! 🤤

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by Anonymousreply 29May 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 Anonymousreply 30May 20, 2023 7:05 PM

Where wound a guest void?

by Anonymousreply 31May 20, 2023 7:06 PM

[quote] Didn’t Mike live in the house with the three boys prior to his second marriage?


by Anonymousreply 32May 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 Anonymousreply 33May 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.

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by Anonymousreply 34May 20, 2023 7:13 PM

Is it ever established that Mike designed their house?

by Anonymousreply 35May 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 Anonymousreply 36May 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 Anonymousreply 37May 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 Anonymousreply 38May 20, 2023 9:15 PM

And you never saw a toilet, R11!

by Anonymousreply 39May 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 Anonymousreply 40May 20, 2023 9:23 PM

Come to think of it, I don't think Alice drove. Carol drove.

by Anonymousreply 41May 20, 2023 9:27 PM

I drove Sam crazy in that little bedroom off the kitchen, bitches!

by Anonymousreply 42May 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 Anonymousreply 43May 20, 2023 9:32 PM

I cannot believe how invested I am in this thread.

But I am high, so....

by Anonymousreply 44May 20, 2023 9:35 PM

They had a carport not a garage.

by Anonymousreply 45May 20, 2023 9:38 PM

Where did Mike keep all his tools?

by Anonymousreply 46May 20, 2023 9:55 PM

I'm 81 and I've never heard of this show.

by Anonymousreply 47May 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 Anonymousreply 48May 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 Anonymousreply 49May 20, 2023 10:13 PM

We should do a poll* maybe I’m on the pills right now?

by Anonymousreply 50May 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 Anonymousreply 51May 20, 2023 10:17 PM

R51 is naive

by Anonymousreply 52May 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 Anonymousreply 53May 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.

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by Anonymousreply 54May 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 Anonymousreply 55May 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 Anonymousreply 56May 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 Anonymousreply 57May 20, 2023 11:02 PM

R54 - I don't remember ever noticing the outdoor BBQ. Did they ever use it?

by Anonymousreply 58May 20, 2023 11:23 PM


by Anonymousreply 59May 20, 2023 11:25 PM

R58, Alice used it to burn her bra.

by Anonymousreply 60May 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 Anonymousreply 61May 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 Anonymousreply 62May 20, 2023 11:36 PM

Was our Viv divorced on The Lucy Show?

by Anonymousreply 63May 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 Anonymousreply 64May 20, 2023 11:51 PM

This is the most enclosed carport I’ve ever seen.

I’d call it a carport-garage hybrid.

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by Anonymousreply 65May 21, 2023 12:31 AM

The studio picked them up and drove them home after the shoot

by Anonymousreply 66May 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 Anonymousreply 67May 21, 2023 1:02 AM

Gweg molethted me in the gawage!

by Anonymousreply 68May 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 Anonymousreply 69May 21, 2023 1:08 AM

[quote]Where did Greg, Peter and Bobby jerk off?

Into Mr. Brady's mouth.

by Anonymousreply 70May 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.

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by Anonymousreply 71May 21, 2023 1:33 AM

[quote] The garage was Alice’s bedroom.

WRONG, it was Alice's sex dungeon.

by Anonymousreply 72May 21, 2023 1:34 AM

That house reeked of jizz.

by Anonymousreply 73May 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 Anonymousreply 74May 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 Anonymousreply 75May 21, 2023 1:42 AM

r5, you should hang your head in shame at not knowing the hip 70s hausfrau lingo r8 knows.

by Anonymousreply 76May 21, 2023 1:45 AM

The Bradys did have a garage (really more of a carport).

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by Anonymousreply 77May 21, 2023 1:46 AM

R4 = R45 = R54 = R77

by Anonymousreply 78May 21, 2023 1:48 AM

4 carports >>> 1 garage

by Anonymousreply 79May 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 Anonymousreply 80May 21, 2023 1:50 AM

R10 I never heard it either, and ditto.

by Anonymousreply 81May 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 Anonymousreply 82May 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 Anonymousreply 83May 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 Anonymousreply 84May 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 Anonymousreply 85May 21, 2023 2:11 AM

That was Greg’s jerkoff den, no?

by Anonymousreply 86May 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 Anonymousreply 87May 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 Anonymousreply 88May 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 Anonymousreply 89May 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 Anonymousreply 90May 21, 2023 2:33 AM

Cousin Oliver was buried beneath the concrete in the carport according to The Brady Home Companion Compendium

by Anonymousreply 91May 21, 2023 2:38 AM

Skip the show and watch the movies. Funny as hell though you might not get the references.

by Anonymousreply 92May 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 Anonymousreply 93May 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 Anonymousreply 94May 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 Anonymousreply 95May 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 Anonymousreply 96May 21, 2023 3:15 AM

Never heard of "grocery getter."

by Anonymousreply 97May 21, 2023 3:18 AM

Fascinating, R97. Thanks for contributing.

by Anonymousreply 98May 21, 2023 3:21 AM

You’re a real “grocery getter”. So generous!

by Anonymousreply 99May 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 Anonymousreply 100May 21, 2023 3:29 AM

R92- Even BETTER advice is to skip the movies and JUST watch the original tv show.

by Anonymousreply 101May 21, 2023 3:42 AM

yes, r97. We're doing important work here. Contribute something important to this project or GTFO.

by Anonymousreply 102May 21, 2023 3:46 AM

Too cheesy R101. The movies totally rifled on that. Much more funny.

by Anonymousreply 103May 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 Anonymousreply 104May 21, 2023 3:59 AM

They can park it in the rear.

by Anonymousreply 105May 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 Anonymousreply 106May 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 Anonymousreply 107May 21, 2023 6:10 AM

You're presuming that Mike designed the house.

by Anonymousreply 108May 21, 2023 6:29 AM

Paste one of these on your forehead, R97, and you’ll never stop hearing the term.

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by Anonymousreply 109May 21, 2023 11:54 AM

It was always sunny where the Bradys live. No need for a garage

by Anonymousreply 110May 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 Anonymousreply 111May 21, 2023 12:16 PM

R20, so Alice's room was a closet with no windows?

by Anonymousreply 112May 21, 2023 12:17 PM

How come nobody mentions their astroturf lawn? No wonder the boys were playing ball in the house.

by Anonymousreply 113May 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 Anonymousreply 114May 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 Anonymousreply 115May 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 Anonymousreply 116May 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 Anonymousreply 117May 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 Anonymousreply 118May 21, 2023 12:54 PM

The floor plan.

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by Anonymousreply 119May 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 Anonymousreply 120May 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 Anonymousreply 121May 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 Anonymousreply 122May 21, 2023 1:00 PM

[quote]Where did Greg, Peter, and Bobby jerk off?

Into their father's mouth.

by Anonymousreply 123May 21, 2023 1:01 PM

A different house appeared in the premiere episode. It was much better!

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by Anonymousreply 124May 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 Anonymousreply 125May 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.

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by Anonymousreply 126May 21, 2023 1:20 PM

It was a split-level or multi-level house, duh.

by Anonymousreply 127May 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 Anonymousreply 128May 21, 2023 2:34 PM

It was Mike Brady’s sex dungeon.

by Anonymousreply 129May 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 Anonymousreply 130May 21, 2023 4:54 PM

R112 basically. It was just off the laundry room.

by Anonymousreply 131May 21, 2023 5:53 PM

alice's bedroom

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by Anonymousreply 132May 21, 2023 5:57 PM

Looks like Alice had a full-sized (not twin) bed. Sam could have slept there.

by Anonymousreply 133May 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 Anonymousreply 134May 21, 2023 6:00 PM

Fun fact- Sam liked to dutch oven Alice when he slept over.

by Anonymousreply 135May 21, 2023 6:00 PM

Alice's room makes me sad. She had to sleep with the cleaning supplies.

by Anonymousreply 136May 21, 2023 6:00 PM

If that first floor floorplan is to be believed, then Alice had no bathroom. How is that possible?

by Anonymousreply 137May 21, 2023 6:01 PM

[quote] She had to sleep with the cleaning supplies.

No wonder she was always giddy.

by Anonymousreply 138May 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 Anonymousreply 139May 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 Anonymousreply 140May 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 Anonymousreply 141May 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?

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by Anonymousreply 142May 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.

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by Anonymousreply 143May 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 Anonymousreply 144May 21, 2023 6:38 PM

Hmmm where have I seen that pic before R132?

by Anonymousreply 145May 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 Anonymousreply 146May 21, 2023 8:08 PM

[quote] What was the first TV sitcom to show a toilet?

Was it All in the Family?

by Anonymousreply 147May 21, 2023 8:12 PM

[quote] astroturf lawn

Euphemism for Marcia's pussy.

by Anonymousreply 148May 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 Anonymousreply 149May 21, 2023 8:35 PM

R54 that’s the ugliest car I ever saw.

by Anonymousreply 150May 21, 2023 8:58 PM

R143 Greg got his taste of privacy.

by Anonymousreply 151May 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 Anonymousreply 152May 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 Anonymousreply 153May 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 Anonymousreply 154May 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.

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by Anonymousreply 155May 21, 2023 9:32 PM

Isn’t Alice’s bedroom where Sam the Butcher dropped off the fresh cut salami?

by Anonymousreply 156May 21, 2023 9:48 PM

Marcia Marcia MARCIA.

by Anonymousreply 157May 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 Anonymousreply 158May 21, 2023 10:04 PM

Alice slept next to the slop sink and mop closet?

by Anonymousreply 159May 21, 2023 11:15 PM

[quote] R5] types old.

No surprise as he is 589 years old. Very elderly for hobbitses.

by Anonymousreply 160May 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 Anonymousreply 161May 22, 2023 1:27 AM

Boys, time for the jerk off contest in the carport!

by Anonymousreply 162May 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 Anonymousreply 163May 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 Anonymousreply 164May 22, 2023 5:38 PM

Okay what's the answer to the trivia question? What show did show the first toilet?

by Anonymousreply 165May 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 Anonymousreply 166May 22, 2023 5:50 PM

Look how the Brady’s house compared to the Sanford & Son house or with the Good Times apartment.

by Anonymousreply 167May 22, 2023 5:57 PM

The Honeymooners apartment was very primitive

by Anonymousreply 168May 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 Anonymousreply 169May 22, 2023 7:05 PM

[quote]Where did Greg, Peter and Bobby jerk off?

All over Jan's face.

by Anonymousreply 170May 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 Anonymousreply 171May 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 Anonymousreply 172May 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 Anonymousreply 173May 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 Anonymousreply 174May 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 Anonymousreply 175May 22, 2023 8:39 PM

Free idea for a new thread: Which TV show had the most comfy livable house?

by Anonymousreply 176May 22, 2023 8:51 PM

R176 that would be a pissing match as most all tv shows feature comfortable homes.

by Anonymousreply 177May 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 Anonymousreply 178May 22, 2023 10:09 PM

Little House On The Prairie had shit accommodations

by Anonymousreply 179May 22, 2023 10:13 PM

Flo’s trailer was also shit

by Anonymousreply 180May 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 Anonymousreply 181May 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 Anonymousreply 182May 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 Anonymousreply 183May 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 Anonymousreply 184May 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 Anonymousreply 185May 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 Anonymousreply 186May 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 Anonymousreply 187May 23, 2023 1:52 AM

Mrs. Cleaver speaks jive.

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by Anonymousreply 188May 23, 2023 3:16 AM

I just presumed that they used public transportation, so a car wasn't a necessity.

by Anonymousreply 189May 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 Anonymousreply 190May 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 Anonymousreply 191May 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.

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by Anonymousreply 192May 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."

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by Anonymousreply 193May 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.

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by Anonymousreply 194May 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 Anonymousreply 195May 23, 2023 2:47 PM

This is a very interesting site.

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by Anonymousreply 196May 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 Anonymousreply 197May 23, 2023 2:57 PM

Peter's meth lab was in the carport.

by Anonymousreply 198May 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 Anonymousreply 199May 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 Anonymousreply 200May 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 Anonymousreply 201May 23, 2023 9:53 PM

Rhoda’s room was just an exaggerated glory hole

by Anonymousreply 202May 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 Anonymousreply 203May 23, 2023 9:55 PM

6 holes and only 1 bathroom. God help the kid that had IBS.

by Anonymousreply 204May 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 Anonymousreply 205May 23, 2023 11:39 PM

The girls wouldn’t have instantly taken the Brady surname whether their bio dad was dead or not.

by Anonymousreply 206May 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 Anonymousreply 207May 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 Anonymousreply 208May 24, 2023 12:10 AM

They never had to mow

by Anonymousreply 209May 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 Anonymousreply 210May 24, 2023 12:45 AM

Did someone say backdoor??

by Anonymousreply 211May 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 Anonymousreply 212May 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 Anonymousreply 213May 24, 2023 1:30 AM

R210 carol never said that. You’re the one who says that.

by Anonymousreply 214May 24, 2023 1:37 PM

HGTV is selling the Brady house.

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by Anonymousreply 215May 24, 2023 5:56 PM

can’t we get Carrie to set it on fire 🔥 with her eyes 👀

by Anonymousreply 216May 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 Anonymousreply 217May 24, 2023 6:41 PM

STFU, R217, and take your conservatard homophobic talking points with you.

by Anonymousreply 218May 24, 2023 7:33 PM

They were fake bitches

by Anonymousreply 219May 24, 2023 7:59 PM

I've always heard the phrase "grocery getter."

where the fuck did some of you live?

by Anonymousreply 220May 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 Anonymousreply 221May 24, 2023 8:04 PM

grocery getter must be the most 50's flyoverland term ever created.

by Anonymousreply 222May 24, 2023 9:18 PM

[quote] STFU, [R217], and take your conservatard homophobic talking points with you.

You're dumb.

by Anonymousreply 223May 24, 2023 9:31 PM

I wonder how much more than $5.5M they’d get if they auctioned the house.

by Anonymousreply 224May 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 Anonymousreply 225May 24, 2023 10:31 PM

It's like the house the Zodiac Killer lived in

by Anonymousreply 226May 24, 2023 10:44 PM

Why don't they just turn it into an AirBnB?

by Anonymousreply 227May 24, 2023 10:48 PM

Tragic that there are no photos of the Jack-and-Jill bathroom.

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by Anonymousreply 228May 24, 2023 11:35 PM

Here's a picture of it with added toilet.

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by Anonymousreply 229May 25, 2023 2:55 AM

Is Jessica Walters like Sally Fields?

by Anonymousreply 230May 25, 2023 3:37 PM

R229 Is there a bidet for Marcia to wash her face?

by Anonymousreply 231May 25, 2023 5:37 PM

R230, Yes.

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