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“I don’t think Robert Reed was overly comfortable at first working with her,” Williams said.
“And she really was able to make him feel comfortable and cared a great deal for and about him.” The same comfort extended to the rest of the cast.
In 1995, the series was adapted into a satirical comedy theatrical film titled The Brady Bunch Movie, followed by A Very Brady Sequel in 1996.
A second sequel, The Brady Bunch in the White House, aired on Fox in November 2002 as a made-for-television film.
Schwartz shopped the series to the "big three" television networks of the era.
ABC, CBS, and NBC all liked the script, but each network wanted changes before they would commit to filming, so Schwartz shelved the project.
“Brady Bunch” star Barry Williams turned a fair amount of heads with a chapter in his book, “Growing Up Brady: I Was a Teenage Greg,” titled, “Dating Your Mom.” Williams, who played oldest Brady son Greg, did not really date Florence Henderson, who played Brady matriarch Carol, but, Williams told on Friday, “anything that is semi-salacious and ‘Brady’ in the same sentence, and you’re off to the races.” What Williams and Henderson, who died Thursday at age 82, really had was a five-decade-long friendship.
Nonetheless, the outstanding success of the United Artists film (the 11th-highest-grossing film of 1968) was a factor in ABC's decision to order episodes for the series.
“Florence just appeared backstage,” Williams remembered. She sauntered out pretending to be an ingénue, ribbing the assembled notables. “But what she did was to really break the ice, and the whole place relaxed, so when I was called, I was much more focused and comfortable.
And that was how I became the next Pippin.” Williams credits the continued cultural relevance of “The Brady Bunch” to the magic of chemistry, of which Henderson was a key element.
Noticeably absent was any political commentary, especially regarding the Vietnam War, which was being waged at its largest extent during the height of the series.
The regular cast appeared in an opening title sequence in which video head shots were arranged in a three-by-three grid, with each cast member appearing to look at the other cast members.