There isn't a person in this country who hasn't heard of The Brady Bunch. Whether it's the show they watched growing up, or the one their parents didwhether adored, or great to poke fun atThe Brady Bunch is unarguably one of the most enduring and inspiring TV shows of our time. It's lived a dozen lives, from its original comedy debut and big-screen movies, to the Emmy-winning TV auteurs it has inspiredeveryone from Vince Gilligan to Jill Solowayand promises to live many more.
In The Way We All Became the Brady Bunch, TV and pop culture writer Kimberly Potts will draw upon her deep knowledge of and appreciation for The Brady Bunch and television and pop culture history, as well as her contacts, connections, and experience, to provide an industry insider narrative of The Brady Bunch. With fresh interviews, The Way We All Became the Brady Bunch will examine the show's lasting effects on its audience and take readers behind-the-scenes and into the lives of our most beloved characters, all to document why The Brady Bunch was one of the most groundbreaking shows of its timeand why it remains to this day, unforgettable.
|Publisher:||Grand Central Publishing|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.20(d)|
About the Author
She currently covers the number one sitcom on TV, The Big Bang Theory, for Vulture.com, and recently spent several seasons covering the number one cable drama on TV, The Walking Dead, for Yahoo TV. She's written oral histories of Deadwood and Breaking Bad, think pieces defending the polarizing series finales of Seinfeld and The Sopranos, and created weekly beat coverage, features, interviews, and recaps of TV comedies, dramas, and reality series, including Orange Is the New Black, Bates Motel, Gilmore Girls, Better Call Saul, The Americans, Gossip Girl, and Dancing with the Stars.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 A Hunch About The Bunch 1
Chapter 2 The Way They Became The Brady Bunch 17
Chapter 3 Here's How to Tell the Story 37
Chapter 4 Here's the Story 47
Chapter 5 This Group Must Somehow Form a Family 55
Chapter 6 What About Bob? 83
Chapter 7 Keep on Groovin' 109
Chapter 8 Bradys vs. Partridges 145
Chapter 9 Something Suddenly Came Up 159
Chapter 10 When It's Time to Change, You've Got to Rearrange 185
Chapter 11 Sunshine Days 203
Chapter 12 Still Groovy After All These Years 223
Appendix Fifty Years of The Brady Bunch in Pop Culture 241
Source Notes 255
About the Author 269