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Who’s watching “A Very Brady Christmas” again this year?

I watch this cozy piece of crap yearly around the holidays. What do you love/hate about this cheese fest?

by Anonymousreply 57November 30, 2023 3:33 AM

Susan Olson giver her finest performance in this installment of the franchise.

by Anonymousreply 1November 18, 2023 3:47 AM

They get me every time with Mike in the caved-in building.

I know he’s in there getting rammed by the construction manager, but the crowd and viewers are distracted by the ungodly rendition of O Come All Ye Faithful.

by Anonymousreply 2November 18, 2023 3:55 AM

New Cindy was so much prettier than original Cindy.

by Anonymousreply 3November 18, 2023 4:12 AM

New Cindy I'm sure sucked Scott Baio's dick on the first season of "Charles in Charge,"

by Anonymousreply 4November 18, 2023 4:14 AM

Willie Aames too, and the guy from Animal House.

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by Anonymousreply 5November 18, 2023 4:17 AM

R3 New Cindy was gorgeous.

by Anonymousreply 6November 18, 2023 4:53 AM

I remember watching this as a kid and loving seeing the house redone in late 80s decor — particularly the addition of the garden window in the kitchen.

by Anonymousreply 7November 18, 2023 5:25 AM

The best dialogue in the history of media:

Marcia Brady: Don’t be sorry. Just be Wally.

by Anonymousreply 8November 18, 2023 5:39 AM

I always love Peter in his nightshirt where you can see his black bikini briefs underneath...

by Anonymousreply 9November 18, 2023 7:37 AM

That was a beautiful gift that year, r9

by Anonymousreply 10November 18, 2023 8:00 AM

This was such a smash hit that two years later, The Bradys premiered. But nobody wanted to see their favorite cheesy sitcom family in a one hour drama that critics dismissively referred to as "bradysomething." Bobby in a wheelchair? Marcia an alcoholic? No, thanks.

by Anonymousreply 11November 18, 2023 8:02 AM

Where's it streaming?

I'd love to start my Corny-Christmas-Copia™ earlier than the day after Thanksgiving.

by Anonymousreply 12November 18, 2023 8:17 AM

I love the sing off when the fellas bring in the tree and the women are making eggnog.

by Anonymousreply 13November 18, 2023 8:26 AM

This is a staple. I loved seeing everyone all grown up. And Chris Knight in his night shirt was HOT.

by Anonymousreply 14November 18, 2023 1:10 PM

A breakdown of Mike Brady’s flamey mannerisms.

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by Anonymousreply 15November 18, 2023 1:17 PM

I like when Sam walks-in on Alice and Nancy Kulp using a double dildo in the laundry room and says, "I got enough meat for both o' yiz".

by Anonymousreply 16November 18, 2023 1:22 PM

r12, it's on PlutoTV...just lots of commercials.

The very brief scene of Peter's briefs showing through his nightshirt is about 58 minutes into it.

by Anonymousreply 17November 18, 2023 2:31 PM

My favorite part is the cunty travel agent saying, "Mrs. Brady... If that's your REAL name."

by Anonymousreply 18November 18, 2023 2:36 PM

It's funny watching A Very Brady Christmas because on the regular series I always thought that Mike and Carol had good chemistry and could easily buy them having a healthy sex life. However, on A Very Brady Christmas they seemed like an older woman haning out with her old Queen friend and I could not buy that these two had ever had sex or any sort of physical contact with one another.

by Anonymousreply 19November 18, 2023 10:18 PM

I guess back during the original run of the series, Robert Reed was better at hiding it, but by 1988 he really didn’t care one way or the other.

by Anonymousreply 20November 18, 2023 11:12 PM

I need to see this show. That highlight reel of Mike at R15 is everything.

by Anonymousreply 21November 18, 2023 11:52 PM

[quote] on A Very Brady Christmas they seemed like an older woman haning out with her old Queen friend and I could not buy that these two had ever had sex or any sort of physical contact with one another.

I mean, in his first scene Mike is swishing around in a lavender track suit and continually walking away from Carol every time she tries to talk to or come near him. I think Robert Reed was tired of butching it up and just let out his inner queen.

by Anonymousreply 22November 19, 2023 1:14 AM

Was this the one where Wally was sleeping in the raw?

by Anonymousreply 23November 19, 2023 1:19 AM

That's The Brady Girls Get Married, R23.

by Anonymousreply 24November 19, 2023 1:22 AM

[quote]This was such a smash hit that two years later, The Bradys premiered. But nobody wanted to see their favorite cheesy sitcom family in a one hour drama that critics dismissively referred to as "bradysomething." Bobby in a wheelchair? Marcia an alcoholic? No, thanks.

The Brady's premiered in February 1990, just 14 months after A Very Brady Christmas had first aired.

The original plan was to do several 2-hour movies themed around various holidays each year. One was to be centered around Memorial Day and the Indy 500. Another to be themed around Election Day. Another would have been Valentine's Day, etc. These would have been a mix of comedy and drama, like A Very Brady Christmas.

CBS vetoed the periodic movies idea and the concept morphed into The Bradys. Since it was only an hour long, much of the humor got jettisoned and the drama played up. The ideas from the holiday movies still came through in the scripts. The Memorial Day and the Indy 500 movie became Bobby's racing accident. The Election Day episode became Mike running for office.

by Anonymousreply 25November 19, 2023 1:25 AM

My favorite Mike queening out moment:

“Where is my checkbook!?!” *with the teapot hand on his hip*

by Anonymousreply 26November 19, 2023 1:31 AM

I just remember that when the Brady Brides aired as repeats after school, we didn't get to watch it.. not sure why, but feel relieved now.

by Anonymousreply 27November 19, 2023 11:35 AM

Would Marcia really have married such a loser?

I like when Carol makes excuses on Xmas morning so Jan and her geeky husband can fuck.

by Anonymousreply 28November 19, 2023 12:05 PM

I just watched A Very Brady Sequel last night! Of course I thought of DL during the infamous "Sure, Jan!" part. It never gets old!

by Anonymousreply 29November 19, 2023 12:40 PM

Wally with the mustache and naked was HOT in 1981.

by Anonymousreply 30November 19, 2023 12:45 PM

[quote]I could not buy that these two had ever had sex or any sort of physical contact with one another.

Well, they never did have their own biological child together. Didn't the writers ever see "Yours, Mine, and Ours"?

by Anonymousreply 31November 19, 2023 3:07 PM

If this show was made today by Marc Cherry, Carol would have been pregnant...by Greg.

Mike would have been very into the gym and had many steam room encounters.

by Anonymousreply 32November 19, 2023 3:11 PM

Did anybody hear that Florence was an absolute cunt do Shelley Long when she cameoed in the movie? Like, what was that about? Did she always have that nasty side? In the show and this movie you don’t get any indication that she was privately a bitch.

by Anonymousreply 33November 23, 2023 6:18 PM

I'm going to guess that long before the early '90s, Florence accepted that for the most part, her legacy was tied to being "America's Mom," and wasn't feeling any obligation to be friendly to anyone imitating or jeopardizing that.

by Anonymousreply 34November 23, 2023 6:36 PM

R15 is hilarious!

Love how Reed keeps placing his hands on his hips.

by Anonymousreply 35November 23, 2023 6:39 PM

R34, so she was just letting out what she was repressing for decades?

by Anonymousreply 36November 23, 2023 6:59 PM

Now that I know that Shelley Long is the inspiration for Valerie Cherish I feel very protective of her. Flo should've backed off! Shelley is a thousand times the actress she was.

by Anonymousreply 37November 23, 2023 7:19 PM

I remember seeing this in 1989 it was on channel 2 and then that same night on the 10:00 news they announced that their long time weather man was leaving. I was very vested in channel 2's 10:00 news team at the time so it made me sad that he was leaving. That sadness later turned to betrayal when he showed up on channel 5 several months later after his non-compete Claus ran out.

I would repeatedly have my heart broken because every couple of years the male anchor on the 10:00 news would get fired it happens so often that they started to referring to the female anchor as a black widow.

One of my favorite things to do would be to transcribe the news and then reenact the music and interest in my bedroom and read the headlines to my stuffed animals from behind the s little felt covered table I had.

by Anonymousreply 38November 23, 2023 7:24 PM

Anyway I feel like this movie was maybe the first time I felt a crush for a male actor in this case it was Peter. In fact one of the images that always comes to my head when I think about this movie is where his girlfriend is straddling him in the chair telling him that while she's boss 9 to 5:00 he's the boss from 5:00 to 9:00. Just thinking of being in his lap still makes me hot.

by Anonymousreply 39November 23, 2023 7:26 PM

r33, I remember Florence talking about the movie before it came out. She mentioned that she was offered a very unfunny cameo as a truck driver and the money they offered was terrible. I'm sure this went to Ann B. Davis, without any rewrites as she talks about having three boys and three girls.

She also said Shelley Long was too old for the role. Florence was 35 during the first year of the show. Shelley was 46 when the Brady Bunch movie came out. I'm willing to call Florence a cunt for bitching about 11 years.

by Anonymousreply 40November 23, 2023 7:36 PM

I listened to a podcast of the movie cast and they all indicated Shelley was a bitch as well. Henriette Mantel, movie Alice, couldn’t stand her. However, Shelley was truly great in the role, so Florence was wrong on that front.

by Anonymousreply 41November 23, 2023 7:43 PM

Susan Olsen is a Trump-loving homophobe so I can deal with this reunion.

by Anonymousreply 42November 23, 2023 7:49 PM

R40 I thought the kids felt more like she was just odd and cold rather than mean and that the worst Harriet had to say about it was that she cheated her like she was her actual maid.

by Anonymousreply 43November 23, 2023 8:01 PM

This was the first stab at the seious side of The Bradys. They started the new dramatic series "The Bradys" shortly after hoping to attract the "Thirtysomething" crowd. All of it was so bad and the acting was terrible.

by Anonymousreply 44November 23, 2023 8:05 PM

r38 wins the coveted "MARY! of the Month" award.

by Anonymousreply 45November 23, 2023 8:11 PM

It's a miracle the Brady house didn't burn down with Mike's flaming mannerisms.

by Anonymousreply 46November 23, 2023 8:14 PM

[quote]Did anybody hear that Florence was an absolute cunt do Shelley Long when she cameoed in the movie? Like, what was that about?

That was Christine Taylor's podcast with some of the rest of the cast. Apparently they went to a lot of effort to get Flo for a cameo and she was incredibly rude to Shelley on the set.

by Anonymousreply 47November 23, 2023 8:30 PM

Christine wax well cast.

by Anonymousreply 48November 23, 2023 8:45 PM

Okay I just listened to that podcast episode and didn't hear them mention a single thing about Florence Henderson. What am I missing?

by Anonymousreply 49November 23, 2023 11:47 PM

I do not have an affinity for dog shit

by Anonymousreply 50November 23, 2023 11:54 PM

R49, the Shelly Long/Florence Henderson might actually come from this Vice article rather than the podcast. There’s a lot of overlap between the two.

[quote]Hack: They wrote a cameo [in the first film] for Florence [Henderson, who played Carol on TV], and she was the biggest bitch in the world to Shelley Long. She said something that was so cutting and dismissive in front of all of us to hear. She just showed up and was out for blood.

[quote] Sutera: We completely reshot the ending just so we could have Florence in it when she finally agreed to do a cameo. And Florence was just a nightmare. Sweet-ish to us kids, but just not a nice person. You know, that backhanded comment to Shelley. It was something derogatory along the lines of, “Well, I know how to be a real mother.” It was just uncalled for and jarring.

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by Anonymousreply 51November 24, 2023 12:13 AM

It’s dog shit

by Anonymousreply 52November 24, 2023 12:32 AM

It's streaming RIGHT THIS VERY MINUTE on the Class TV Families channel on PLUTO!!!!!!

by Anonymousreply 53November 25, 2023 10:57 PM

Where did that comment and general attitude towards the cameo and Shelley come from? I genuinely believe these actors (why would they lie?) so I can’t figure out what angered her about this. That it was a parody of her show? Then why even cameo in it? Nobody’s taking her place as Carol in TV history and forget her because there’s a movie.

by Anonymousreply 54November 30, 2023 1:53 AM

Because 99.44 percent of all actors are self-centered, entitled cunts.

by Anonymousreply 55November 30, 2023 2:02 AM

I always get a kick out of how horrendous Maureen is in this, she honestly reads her lines like she has brain damage while reading a teleprompter.

“It’s okay honey, you’ll find another job!”

Forget the “just be Wally” line, she actually pulls it off despite how hilarious it is. I can see why they gave Jerry Houser the Marcia storyline, they weren’t going to risk her fucking things up.

by Anonymousreply 56November 30, 2023 3:20 AM

[quote]They used to be on the same level as prostitutes

Now they're several steps below.

by Anonymousreply 57November 30, 2023 3:33 AM
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