Lessons From the Brady Bunch

Over the weekend, Ann Davis aka “Alice” passed away.

It got me all reminiscent about watching The Brady Bunch with my mom when I was little. I loved it, still do! I realized that The Brady Bunch taught us many things. I wanted to share a few of those with you today.

1. Don’t play ball in the house. – Just ask the Brady boys, you might break a vase and take an entire episode trying to fix it, only to be caught anyways.

2. While on vacation, only buy souvenirs  from legit shops. – Ask Peter Brady about his misfortunes when he woke up with that nasty spider. No thanks tiki man, you are going back!

3. The oldest daughter is the best daughter. – I mean come on Jan, with Marcia’s hair…who wouldn’t pay her more attention? Stop being a little bitch!



4. Some people don’t need to have power. – Remember when Bobby was the hall safety monitor?!?! What a douche!!! Like, I am pretty sure that Hitler gave more slack.

5. Don’t hide your journal in the garage. – Marcia left her journal sitting out in the garage and when Cindy was packing up stuff to donate, her diary was mixed in. I mean, Cindy probably did that crap on purpose to air out all her dirty little secrets.

6. If you don’t have a boyfriend, make one up. – Hello, George Glass. Jan, if you didn’t spend so much time hating that Marcia gets all the attention, you probably could have scored one of the boys that your parents tried to set her up with for the dance.

7. Sometimes words will trip you up. Like sea shells by the sea shore. I mean, saying it a few times fast will trip anyone up.

8. Be yourself. – Also see, not everyone can pull of a black wig. But really Jan, you should be loved for who you are, not who you want to pretend to be!

9. Don’t visit ghost towns. – The whole family ended up locked up! If you can’t help yourself and must visit, maybe make arrangements to check in with someone by a certain time and if you are not reached, the search party must be called.

10. Sometimes things just work out. – Like how Marcia got to meet Davy Jones. He was so dreamy.

What did The Brady Bunch teach you? Or am I the only one who was lame enough to watch it over and over and over again….

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  • Reply SMD @ Life According to Steph June 3, 2014 at 12:49 pm

    I used to watch the Bunch when I was little. Idiot fools with that tiki.

    But I think The Brady Bunch Movie is HILARIOUS and I’ll watch it whenever it’s on.

  • Reply Kateri Von Steal June 3, 2014 at 1:03 pm

    Oh Alice!

    🙁 It made me sad to read of her passing.

    And, now when I see a rerun or a clip from a Brady Bunch Show.. I’ll be sad for a moment, and then instantly smile.. because, it’s the stinking BRADY BUNCH… and it was awesome.


  • Reply Brooks June 3, 2014 at 1:13 pm

    Oh man, such a classic show!

  • Reply Helene June 3, 2014 at 1:22 pm

    OMG I love this post!!! I had no idea she passed away. This brought back such great memories!

  • Reply brittney June 3, 2014 at 1:35 pm

    I loved the brady bunch….
    however the weirdest episode was when Marcia and Greg were having feelings for one another CREEPY!

  • Reply Rachelle June 3, 2014 at 1:58 pm

    I LOVE this post!! Talk about a trip down memory lane 🙂 It was so sad to read that Alice passed away. What a cool way to pay homage! I totally agree, the oldest siblings are the best. My sister acted like Jan so often, it drove me crazy! I think she may have even had a made up boyfriend, too…

  • Reply Jules June 3, 2014 at 2:12 pm

    I have seen EVERY episode of the Brady Bunch! I was so sad when I found out Alice died! Classic TV is amazing – Cosby Show is my fav

  • Reply Kelli June 3, 2014 at 2:23 pm

    I loved the Brady Bunch, I was so sad to hear about “Alice”. She really made the show if you ask me.

  • Reply kathy@vodka and soda June 3, 2014 at 3:05 pm

    i didn’t watch this show but i would rule all if i were hall monitor.

  • Reply Laura June 3, 2014 at 3:13 pm

    This is honestly the best post ever. If I had the power, I’d give you like the Purple Heart or something along those lines for blogging!

  • Reply Meegan June 3, 2014 at 3:23 pm

    I forgot most of this stuff from TBB! What a good show!

  • Reply Lindsay @ Broke and Bougie June 3, 2014 at 3:30 pm

    love love love this post! I was LOLing through the whole thing- I HATED Bobby as the hall monitor!!

  • Reply Lauren June 3, 2014 at 3:33 pm

    So I read the Growing Up Brady book when I was like 10 and watching the show was never the same. Way too much sexual tension! The show did make me wish I had siblings, though!

  • Reply Amanda Elizabeth June 3, 2014 at 5:32 pm

    I was the youngest of six and I never got to watch the shows I wanted boooooo

    This post was so fun and loved the takeaway 😉

  • Reply brooke lyn June 3, 2014 at 6:33 pm

    Fact: Oldest Siblings Are The BEST!!!!

  • Reply Lidija June 3, 2014 at 6:45 pm

    Never seen the Brady Bunch but this post makes me want to!

  • Reply Jana @ The Townhouse Pioneer June 3, 2014 at 6:57 pm

    As the oldest daughter in my family, the oldest daughter is in fact the best one.

    Apparently that show was only on for like 5 years. Watching it in reruns, it feels so much more than that.

  • Reply Amanda June 3, 2014 at 9:07 pm

    I played ball in the house and cracked my head up. I now have what I refer to as my “Harry Potter Scar.” 🙂 haha

  • Reply Jackie June 3, 2014 at 11:01 pm

    Such a good show. Makes me bummed they don’t air it very much anymore.

  • Reply Kerry June 4, 2014 at 12:23 am

    I still remember the Don’t Throw the Ball in the house episode. Classic. So many good times with the Brady Bunch. Marcia Marcia Marcia!

  • Reply Krystal June 4, 2014 at 2:53 am

    Ahhh when TV was good!

  • Reply chelsea June 4, 2014 at 11:13 am

    Classic life lessons!

  • Reply Jessica Shannon June 5, 2014 at 12:23 am

    ahhh the Davy Jones episode is my favorite ever, I love the Brady Bunch and the Monkees!

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