In light of Maureen McCormick's latest attempt to stay relevant (in which she admitted to abusing drugs, dating Michael Jackson and having a fling with her on-screen brother), we got to thinking: Just how wholesome and pure was The Brady Bunch, after all? While most of the cast members went on to embrace the newfound fame thanks to the show, nobody truly lived up to the Brady name when all was said and done.
So perhaps growing up in a feel-good group like the Bradys isn't exactly the best idea for your physical and emotional health. After the jump: A real look into the lives of one of America's favorite families.
Marcia Brady: Thanks to Maureen McCormick's recent tell-all, we know more than we should about Marcia's post-Brady issues. After becoming addicted to cocaine and abusing prescription drugs, she began trading sex for drugs. She went on to experience depression, bulemia and an unwanted pregnancy. Oh, and then there's the fact that she had a brief fling with her TV brother, Barry Williams. Icky.
Jan Brady: Actress Eve Plumb carried her character's hostility toward Marcia over to the rest of the cast after the series' filming wrapped. In a desperate attempt to distance herself from Jan, Eve refused to appear in ??? or even watch ??? The Brady Bunch Movie. When asked by fans which episode was her favorite, she admitted, "The last one." Nope, no issues here.
Cindy Brady: Susan Olsen kept it together for the most part, except for a minor controversy involving the porn industry. After lending her friend audio equipment and instruments for a science-fiction-based porn, Susan faced rumors that she had become an adult film star. To add to the confusion, Susan bared a striking resemblance to 1970s pornographic actress Dorothy LeMay.
Carol Brady: The matriarch of the Brady family, played by Florence Henderson, went on to lead a full life without much controversy. Florence did, however, have a hard time adjusting after the TV series, and even admitted to battling depression in the 1980s.
But what about Alice?
I remember seeing somewhere (True Hollywood Story maybe) that Susan Olsen works at Footlocker.
Actually, the real lives of the Brady characters would make for a great Arrested Development type show.
"Tonight on a very special episode of Highway to Heaven, Michael Landon contracts gonorrhea"
I JUST MET CHRISTOPHER KNIGHT…HIS SHOW PAYS PEOPLE TO BE IN THE STUDIO AUDIENCE SO I WAS IN A GP TO RAISE $$ FOR AN ORG…EITHER WAY…HE IS SO MUCH LESS OF A DOUCHE THEN EXPECTED! HE WAS REALLY FUNNY WITH THE AUDIENCE BETWEEN TAKES, AND TOTALLY BASHED ON HIMSELF IN GOOD HUMOR THE WHOLE TIME.
I WAS HOPING TO HATE HIM FOR GOOD…BUT HE WAS PRETTY NORMAL GUY AND WAS EVEN NICE TO THE CREW/MAKEUP/FOOD PEOPLE…
I'll admit it. I had a major crush on Peter Brady. Then he got The Perm and totally blew it for me.
lol @ #6
Flo Hen was scary as hell on Surreal Life. She is still method acting the Brady role.
boomboom, did you lose your hearing at the taping?
I think boomboom also lost the ability to compose a complete sentence.
I think boomboom is Adrianne Curry. Also, Christopher Knight has a show, and it has a studio audience? Even if he does, why would anyone go?
Killorn…you give me the giggles.
thank you kindly, whoville. If the giggles become inflamed and itchy, please see your doctor.
ok killorn now that one just makes me look like a jackass.
Does it help if I explain that it's not a truck? (It's a series of tubes.)
Sorry back at you - I just couldn't be accepting awards on your behalf is all.
Didn't Florence Henderson get it on with Barry Williams? That's a good one too.
There are so many good Brady stories out there, and I'd love to hear them all. I can just imagine a pubescent Maureen with her nose buried in Eve Plumb's rosy little plum. And Eve saying.. oooo Marsha Marsha Marsha