The Brady Bunch taught us a lot about life, love and family. It also taught us we’ll never have a housekeeper as great as Alice.
The Brady Bunch was an iconic show.
This year marks 40 years since the series ended, so we’re celebrating by bringing you 21 facts about the family sitcom.
Sit back, relax, hum the theme song in your head and read through the facts below.
21. The creator, Sherwood Schwartz, interviewed 464 boys and girls for the Brady children.
20. His technique for auditioning child actors was to place toys on his desk and watch the children during the interview to see if they were paying attention to him or looking at the toys. If they kept their focus on him, Swartz knew they would be able to concentrate while working on a TV show.
19. A scene in the first episode clearly states Mike’s first wife had died, but Carol’s first marriage was a secret. Swartz says Carol was divorced but this was not mentioned during the series because divorce was still a very taboo subject for television.
18. The house that was used for exterior shots for the family home is located at 11222 Dilling Street, Studio City, California. The owners of the home have erected a fence and allowed heavy shrubbery to grow over the fence for privacy reasons since the series ended. The owners also refused to let the crew film the house for the Brady Bunch films.