- By Sherwood Schwartz Lloyd J. Schwartz

Brady, Brady, Brady: The Complete Story of The Brady Bunch as Told by the Father/Son Team who Really Know

  • Title: Brady, Brady, Brady: The Complete Story of The Brady Bunch as Told by the Father/Son Team who Really Know
  • Author: Sherwood Schwartz Lloyd J. Schwartz
  • ISBN: 9780762439621
  • Page: 111
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Brady Brady Brady The Complete Story of The Brady Bunch as Told by the Father Son Team who Really Know The Brady Bunch is one of the most beloved series to ever grace American television screens Whether you ve been a devoted fan since its inception in the late s or are a recent Brady buff thanks t

    The Brady Bunch is one of the most beloved series to ever grace American television screens Whether you ve been a devoted fan since its inception in the late 1960s, or are a recent Brady buff thanks to its steady airing in syndication, there is an undeniable shared delight that comes from the simple natured, humor filled world of that picture perfect family.Now, forThe Brady Bunch is one of the most beloved series to ever grace American television screens Whether you ve been a devoted fan since its inception in the late 1960s, or are a recent Brady buff thanks to its steady airing in syndication, there is an undeniable shared delight that comes from the simple natured, humor filled world of that picture perfect family.Now, for the first time, the show s famous creator, writer, and producer Sherwood Schwartz and his son, writer and producer Lloyd Schwartz, share with their loyal audience the complete first hand behind the scenes story of The Brady Bunch From how the show was developed, pitched, greenlighted, cast, produced, and embraced, to ultimately how it changed the TV and cultural landscape of America this book really has it all.Sherwood and Lloyd Schwartz carefully and nostalgically recall all the details great, small, funny, frustrating, and everything in between that came with the show Taking an exclusive tour of everything Brady, you ll marvel at the stories, take pleasure in than 50 rare photographs, and transport yourself into the show you love with the insider details you never knew.

    1 thought on “Brady, Brady, Brady: The Complete Story of The Brady Bunch as Told by the Father/Son Team who Really Know

    1. If you're gonna be a real hardass about it, this book probably deserves two stars (if you round up), but I feel very strongly that Brady, Brady, Brady needs to be made an example of. It should be stripped to the waist, lashed with barbed strips of stiff leather, and forced to drag heavy, rusty chains through the streets; it should be pelted with peach pits, walnut shells, and dense wads of viscous spittle by an angry, bloodthirsty mob; and it should be left for a day or two in the stocks to redd [...]

    2. If you're a Brady Bunch junkie, you're not going to be able to resist this one, regardless of whatever you might read here. And a book written by the man who created the series probably seems like it should be filled with lots of juicy gossip and inside information not available anywhere else, right?Wrong.There actually isn't much that's new here, unless you're a Brady novice. You probably know the stories of the Bradys being rejected by every major network, of Robert Reed's annoying work habits [...]

    3. For some odd reason, I love watching/reading about The Brady Bunch. This book was a bit of a disappointment to me, though. It didn't really have any new insights into the show, although I didn't mind reading some of the same stories I had heard before. Four things about this, especially Lloyd Schwartz's sections, that really annoyed me:1) There are a ridiculous amount of typos in the book. For example, who is the editor who missed that the "brilliant" Lloyd misspelled our current President's fir [...]

    4. It's not edgy, it's not full of gossip's simply a loving & nostalgic look back at an iconic, well-loved TV series that brought great delight to millions of people in the early 1970s. It's a breezy, happy read that lacks any hint of cynicismd that makes it incredibly refreshing.

    5. I’ve read a few different books about the Brady family — most recently having read Love to Love You Bradys: The Bizarre Story of The Brady Bunch Variety Hour, which was released by ECW Press and co-written by Cindy Brady herself, Susan Olsen — but I found this book difficult to put down. Without further adieu, and at the risk of overusing an already overused expression, here’s the storyAs I mentioned, I really enjoyed the content of this book. I have an affinity for finding out the story [...]

    6. Fans of "The Brady Bunch" (and I am one) will probably want to read this book, but I advise not getting hopes up too much. Yes, it is written by key players in the Brady Bunch saga. And yes, it contains some gossip and behind-the-scenes anecdotes. However, it's very uneven and a little more mean-spirited than I would have liked. The authors are Sherwood Schwartz (Creator and Executive Producer) and his son Lloyd (Producer). They each wrote their own section, but Lloyd's is considerably longer an [...]

    7. I was inspired to get this book because my 10 year old son had to do a presentation on "someone from an older era." He chose me to interview! Good grief. He had to watch an "old show" so we picked the Brady Bunch. He thought it was goofy - his observations? Everyone's pants were too short and they dressed up all the time and played outdoors too much. Sigh. Then I saw this book at the library. This book has a bad rap on here and I don't know why. I loved it. True, it is very upbeat and happy - bu [...]

    8. I was really excited about this book because I love Brady behind the scenes trivia for some reason. Always have. There were some good stories and extra information in the book that I appreciated, BUT--It was poorly written. Looked in several places like it hadn't been edited at all. Things were phrased awkwardly throughout the entire book. Paragraphs were thrown together but completely unconnected to each other, leading to chapters that basically seem like a mishmash of random tidbits.Also, a lo [...]

    9. i spotted this book at the library and thought i'd read it getting some behind the scenes, which there were some, but there was a lot of unnecessary stuff.There were a lot of random quotes, and a lot of info people already knew. I also didn't like that they gave major plots throughout the book. Yes i've seen probably all the episodes a few times, mind you the show was on before i was born, so i've been stuff with reruns, but i would still rather see the episodes, than keep reading the plots rand [...]

    10. This book needed to do very little to please me. All my life I've been a huge Brady Bunch fan, and I've seen every episode many, many times. All I expected was the simple, humbly told perspective of Sherwood and Lloyd Schwartz. But I was very disappointed. The book is poorly written and contains little information that we didn't already know. And Lloyd just uses the book to toot his own horn. The lowest point, however, is Lloyd's account of a trip on which he was serving as chaperon for the MINO [...]

    11. This entire book (all 256 pages of it) is straight up self glorification. Lloyd, who wrote the majority of the book, takes credit for everything. He spends his 200+ pages dicking around telling the readers how much of an amazingly awesome job he did on not only the series, but on the spin-offs and even the movie (which he did not write, produce or have anything to do with except for reading some of the final drafts and making his comments known to Paramount). He frequently reminds of of his age [...]

    12. This was a quick and enjoyable read. I liked how the first section of the book was told by Sherwood Schwartz and the second part by his son Lloyd. Sherwood told of how he came up with the idea, created the show, hired the actors and got the show started. Lloyd continued the book with all the details of the show during the 5 year run. He also discussed all the reincarnations of the Brady Family in the years after the series ended. Even though the book had many of the well known facts about the sh [...]

    13. I like this book because of its authors. These two men, the Schwartz's, created the Brady Brunch. The book begins with the very beginning of the tiniest idea for the sitcom, continues with the Brady movies and musical endeavors, and concludes with the frenzy that is The Brady Bunch, decades later.The first half of the book is written by Sherwood Schwartz, the second half written by his son Lloyd. It gives the book reality as to what transpired with casting, various episodes, and contract disagre [...]

    14. I was excited when I first picked up this book because I've long been a fan of The Brady Bunch but had never managed to come across a book about the series.Unfortunately, it was ultimately disappointing. Written in snippets of stories, this book reads more like a movie trailer, with mere snapshots of the best bits scattered about, than it does a cohesive book.Worst of all was Lloyd Schwartz. Good lord, do I now hate Lloyd Schwartz. His entire section of the book was eye-roll inducing. He could n [...]

    15. Breezy, entertaining behind-the-scenes stories of the Citizen Kane of sitcoms. If you're a Brady fan, it's a must read. The first third is written by the ancient TV genius Sherwood Schwartz, the rest by his son Lloyd Schwartz. I had heard Robert Reed was a pain in the ass, but this book really shows how difficult he was. My only quibble came with the last chapter. After complaining in an earlier chapter about the vulgar tone of the (ultimately rejected) script for the first "Brady Bunch" movie, [...]

    16. I pick stupid books when I allow myself to wander the library. However. If I had judged this book by the GoodReads reviews, I wouldn't have even given it a chance. I expected it to be boring, and redundant. In fact, it was fluffy, and very fun to read.I enjoyed watching reruns of the Brady Bunch growing up, but I was nowhere near a fanatic. I enjoyed the hell out of the movies, but that was satire, and not nearly on the same level.But this book makes me want to rewatch all of it. Sherwood Schwar [...]

    17. I LOVED watching reruns of "The Brady Brunch" as a kid. I even remember watching the spin-off "The Brady Brides" and the movie 'A Very Brady Christmas". Needless to say, I was a huge fan! So, when a friend recommended this book, I knew I had to read it. The book is written by the show's creator, Sherwood Schwartz, and his son, Lloyd, who also worked on the show. They explain how the show came to be, how the casting process works, and how TV shows were made in the late 60's and early 70's. They a [...]

    18. What makes the disappointment of this book loom so large after reading it (even during) is that Sherwood Schwartz also wrote a book about the making ofGilligan's Islandwhich was far more interesting, informing and well written than this one. You get a small glimpse of that and then he turns it over to his son who basically turns it into a giant "how I saved the day" book. So much potential wasted. If you loved the series, you'll enjoy the book. If you wanted a good book about the making of a tel [...]

    19. The book had some interesting tidbits about the origins and production of the show, but I was bothered mostly by the excessive Robert Reed bashing. I don't believe the Schwartzes should have candy-coated their difficult relationship with the actor, but they kept bringing up it up to the point that it became uncomfortable. Robert Reed is dead; let him rest in peace.Also, I wish Sherwood's part had been longer and that Lloyd's editor would have told him that being self-aware about your self-aggran [...]

    20. Ego and control issues seep into the narrative of this book and take away the fun factor. Split into two parts, the first part of the book is written by Sherwood Schwartz, the second and longer part is written by his son Lloyd Schwartz. There is some fun information, however the writing is surprisingly weak. Sherwood captures the nostalgia, but this tone quickly unravels as Lloyd's part is heavy-handed with major ego. If you are a Brady Bunch fan I would suggest Growing Up Brady by Barry William [...]

    21. First off you have to LOVE The Brady Bunch (which I did/do) and secondly you have to HATE Robert Reed (which I guess I didn't get) because this book is primarily about the headaches he caused on the set and how it was horrible to work with him. IN any case, if you are interested in some funny not so well known tidbits, enjoy hating Robert Reed and want to relive some of the glory days of the bunch then pick this one up, if not give it a pass.

    22. Although I learned quite a few things I didn't know before and am astounded at the overwhelmingly annoying and combative Robert Reed, this book was more or less a self-serving, self-congratulatory pat on the back for the Schwartz team. The writing was horrible (didn't they have anybody help them?) and the way father and son loved to compliment themselves on their decisions and accomplishments was nauseating. Not impressed.

    23. I was never a huge fan of The Brady Bunch, but it was a fun, harmless show. The book is a quick, fun read, an interesting look behind the scenes from the creators and producers. They have mostly good memories of the show and the cast and crew, although there is some interesting dirt (I knew Robert Reed didn't want to be on the show, but who knew he was such a jerk about it?!).

    24. This was a pretty good book from the two people closest to the show. There were definitely some juicy pieces of information. The chapters were a little bit choppy, but it kept the stories separate. Since this was an advanced reading copy, I did not get to see any of the "75 never-before-published photographs" the jacket promises, but I may have to stop by the bookstore to have a look.

    25. I don't know why I love reading about the Brady Bunch so much, but I do. I've read Maureen McCormick and Barry Williams' autobiographies, and when I saw this book at the library I knew I had to get it.Nothing really new here, but I enjoyed reading it anyway. It makes me want to go watch the movie or the sequel for about the hundredth time

    26. Love the Brady Bunch TV show, in fact, I still watch it when it's on. Did I love this book? No. I learned a couple new things about the show but there wasn't anything really interesting not sure what I wanted out of the book but I guess I hoped for a little more since it was written by The producer and co- producer of the show. It was a nice change from my other books moving forward

    27. I just finished reading this book last night. Woke up to find out that Florence Henderson has passed away. This was a great book especially the parts written by Lloyd Schwartz. Really gives good insight into the story of a lovely lady and the other guy and the kids. Definitely recommend it for anyone who grew up in the 70s. And RIP Florence.

    28. It's an enjoyable read for fans of the series. I expected more from the creators of the show, but I don't know what sort of "more" I expected. It's enjoyable and most likely more trustworthy than other books about the series, but if you're looking for grittier, juicier details this isn't the book for you with the exception of Robert Reed and that legacy.

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