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Bradys - Hooray For Hollywood From the short-lived Brady Bunch Variety Hour, the Bradys perform 'Hooray For Hollywood.'
Tags: Brady  Bunch  Variety  Hour 
Added: 17th June 2009
Views: 1453
Posted By: Lava1964
Posted by: Lava1964 on 2009-06-17 
Somebody thought this show was a good idea.
Posted by: Laura on 2009-06-17 
Love the outfits!

I had to laugh at the applause because she swam through hoops, heck even I could do that!
Posted by: Lava1964 on 2009-06-17 
I think the audiences for The Brady Bunch Variety Hour were easy to please.

In his book Growing Up Brady, Barry Williams (who played Greg) said that the cast worked incredibly hard on these shows but realized the variety show was simply not going to be successful. 'You can't polish a turd,' wrote Williams.
Posted by: Carl1957 on 2009-06-17 
The fake Jan sure didn't help matters. But Eve Plumb was smart not to get involved with this turkey.
Posted by: Lava1964 on 2009-06-17 
Fake Jan was kind of cute, but yes, kudos to Eve Plumb for having the brains to avoid this classic turkey.
Posted by: eric1957 on 2009-06-18 
Somebody also though Supertrain was a good idea too.
Posted by: Lava1964 on 2009-06-18 
Very good, Eric. (Eric was one of the few people who remembered NBC's megaflop Supertrain when I posted the opening credits to that show.)
Posted by: Shortyblackwell on 2009-06-19 
Non-Jan was kinda cute I seem to remember that this show lasted six weeks (?) it was even too hokey for the '70's!
Posted by: Lava1964 on 2009-06-20 
The Brady Bunch Variety Hour came about as a result of several factors. After The Brady Bunch was cancelled in 1974, the show immediately became hugely popular in syndicated reruns. (I know it was an after-school staple for many years in my area.)

At the same time, Donny and Marie Osmond had a successful variety show. When the cast of The Brady Bunch made a guest appearance on Donny and Marie, the ratings skyrocketed. Therefore somebody at ABC figured (wrongly) that if The Brady Bunch were given their own variety show, it would be a huge success.

Posted by: eric1957 on 2009-06-20 
Obiviously it doesn't take a lot of brains to be a network executive.
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