The Brady Bunch is still a relevant topic of discussion, even though it aired in 1969. Here are the best episodes of the series ranked per IMDB.
The theme song of The Brady Bunch is probably engraved into the minds of anyone who has heard it. It’s a theme song made not only memorable by its catchiness, but by the quality of the show that it’s from. The Brady Bunch is still a relevant topic of discussion, even after its air date in 1969.
The Brady Bunch not only has its funny and clever moments, but it can also be a heartwarming story about a family from different backgrounds coming together. Here are 10 of the best episodes about how this family all became the Brady Bunch, according to IMDb.
The Slumber Caper – 7.7
To start off the list, the season 2 episode “The Slumber Caper”, follows Marcia as she tries to host a slumber party with her friends. Her plans are halted when the principal finds a rude drawing of her teacher. He believes Marcia drew it, but she denies it. However, her parents don’t believe her and cancel the slumber party.
After thinking about Marcia’s reputation and how profusely she denied it, her parents decide to give her back her slumber party. Marcia suspects it was her best friend Jenny who made the drawing, and she revokes her invitation. Later on, Marcia realizes that she accused Jenny of making the crude drawing without any evidence, which is exactly what the principal did to her. This teaches her a lesson that everyone is innocent until proven guilty.
Greg’s Triangle – 7.8
In the season 4 episode “Greg’s Triangle”, Greg starts to date one of his classmates named Jennifer. Later, it’s revealed that both Jennifer and Marcia are trying out for head cheerleader, and Greg is on the voting committee.
Greg is presented with a dilemma, as he doesn’t want to make his sister or his new girlfriend upset. When the tryouts come, Greg is left with the deciding vote. He has to choose whether to give the vote to someone he thinks truly deserves it, or give it to someone simply because they’re close to him.
Amateur Nite – 7.8
The Brady family has had quite a musical career in the show. Two of their most popular songs, “It’s a Sunshine Day” and “Keep On”, are featured in the season 4 episode “Amateur Nite”. In the episode, the kids have to raise enough money to get their parents an anniversary present.
After several of their attempts to gain money fail, Jan enters all of the kids into a talent contest. The prize for the winning team would be enough to cover the anniversary present, so they all practice their singing and dancing to win the money. Their hard work and collaboration in their routine show just how much they love their parents.
The Not-So-Rose-Colored Glasses – 7.8
Everyone reacts differently to finding out they have to wear glasses. Some are happy that they get to have a new look, while others are ashamed of it. In Jan’s case, she wasn’t too happy to discover that she did need to wear glasses. In the season 3 episode “The Not-So-Rose-Colored Glasses”, Jan has trouble seeing and has to get new glasses.
Afraid kids at school will make fun of her new look, she chooses not to wear them. This causes her to not see a portrait of the Brady kids that Mike got for Carol, leading her to run into it with a bike. As the kids rush to take another picture, Jan learns that looks shouldn’t come before safety.
Will The Real Jan Brady Please Stand Up? – 7.9
A well-known part of Jan’s character is always feeling inferior to Marcia. One of the earlier episodes to explore Jan’s issues with self-worth is “Will the Real Jan Brady Please Stand Up?” from season 2. In the episode, Jan gets an invitation to a birthday party, but the envelope is addressed to Marcia. Even though it was meant for Jan, she still has an issue with the fact that Marcia’s name was on the envelope.
Jan decides to wear a wig to the party to create a new identity for herself. But when she gets there, all her friends think she’s playing a joke and laugh at her. When they see that Jan’s upset, they apologize and reveal that they like her better as her real self. With Jan’s newfound self-esteem, she gets rid of the wig and enjoys the party as herself.
Fright Night – 8.0
Even though the episode doesn’t take place on Halloween, season 4’s “Fright Night” has more than a few themes to make up a Halloween episode. After the boys and girls take turns scaring each other, Alice claims that she isn’t afraid of anything. Marcia and Greg decide to try and scare her after promising they wouldn’t scare one another.
While Alice is out, the kids create a fake ghost to scare Alice. When she comes back home, it’s so dark that Alice believes she sees an intruder. She becomes and tries to hit the intruder, only to break a sculpture Carol made. The lesson in the episode is that pranks can always go too far, even unexpectedly.
Getting Davy Jones – 8.0
In the season 3 episode “Getting Davy Jones”, Marcia and her friends struggle to find a singer to perform at their prom. After Jan tells them that Davy Jones is coming to their town, Marcia promises that she could get him to perform. As interesting as it would be, she intends to find the singer of the Monkees, not Davy Jones from Pirates of the Caribbean.
The rest of the episode follows Marcia as she makes several attempts to contact Davy Jones. Every attempt after the other fails, and she starts to question whether or not she can really get him to perform at her prom. Whether or not she does get him, it’s clear that Marcia is one of Davy Jones’s biggest fans.
Hawaii Bound – 8.1
In many of The Brady Bunch episodes, the family takes a vacation. They’ve been to numerous places throughout the show, including Kings Island, The Grand Canyon, and Hawaii. The season 4 episode “Hawaii Bound” begins the Bradys’ three-part adventure in The Aloha State.
In this episode, Mike is sent to Hawaii for his construction company, and he takes his whole family along with him. After getting a tour of Hawaii, Bobby finds a small cursed statue. At first he doesn’t believe it’s cursed, but several bad things happen while the family wears it. Bobby breaks his ukulele, Alice throws out her back, and Greg gets washed over while surfing. Whether or not the tiki is actually cursed is revealed in the next two parts.
The Subject Was Noses – 8.2
One of the highest-rated episodes of The Brady Bunch, season 4’s episode “The Subject Was Noses”, follows Marcia wanting to go on a date with a dreamy classmate named Doug. But as she already has a date with another classmate named Charley, she has to call things off with him first.
Afterwards, Marcia’s nose is accidentally hit with a football, which causes it to bruise and swell. Once Doug sees her nose, he decides to break their date, leaving Marcia without him or Charley. Later, she apologizes to Charley and asks if he will still go out with her, and he agrees.
Her Sister’s Shadow – 8.2
It’s already been established that Jan often feels lost in Marcia’s shadow. In fact, a famous quote of hers is “Marcia, Marcia, Marcia” from the season 3 episode “Her Sister’s Shadow”. Jan’s feelings of inadequacy are the subject of multiple episodes, including this one.
In this episode, Jan is tired of being compared to Marcia and wants to make a name for herself. Jan learns that an essay she wrote won a contest, which gives her a chance to stand out. But when she learns there was a mistake with her essay, and she actually didn’t win, she has to decide whether to stay quiet or admit the truth.
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