The Bradys awful theme song lyrics

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  1. PaulKTF

    PaulKTF Senior Member Thread Starter

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    Okay, so The Bradys was a (very) short-lived dramatic revival of The Brady Bunch that aired in 1990. You can read about it here if you want to learn the details:

    The Bradys - Wikipedia

    Anyway, the show managed to have three theme songs produced for it in total (!). Two of them were used during the original run and are instrumental.

    The third one was apparently made for syndication and tries to mimic the original Brady Bunch theme song by having Florence Henderson sing about the premise of the show.

    Okay, so that doesn't sound so bad, right? I mean she was a nightclub singer at one point...

    The problem is that unlike the original Brady Bunch theme song, These lyrics are awful! Listen to this- it's about 2 minutes into this compilation:



    I think the problem is that somebody tried to shoehorn these terrible new lyrics into the existing melody and it just doesn't work. Also, Florence's singing voice isn't all that pleasant to listen to at this point, I'm sorry to say...
     
  2. S. P. Honeybunch

    S. P. Honeybunch Presidente de Kokomo

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    1 and 3 are good. Don't like the guitar tone on 2.
     
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  3. mj_patrick

    mj_patrick Forum Resident

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    I think the guitar tone on the second version is just too hot for The Bradys. :unhunh:

    I kind of like the awfulness of the third version. :laugh:

    This is pretty much a crash course in how first impressions from opening titles can make or break a series.
     
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  4. PaulKTF

    PaulKTF Senior Member Thread Starter

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    The show itself is pretty awful (it's a drama instead of a straightforward sitcom, for one thing). You can kind of tell why it only lasted six episodes.
     
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  5. RayS

    RayS A Little Bit Older and a Little Bit Slower

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    Two words: Fake Marcia.

    Oh yeah, and the third theme is horrendous. :) Sounds like a parody you'd hear on "The Simpsons".
     
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  6. AKA

    AKA Cromulent Member

    A drama with a laugh track!
     
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  7. PaulKTF

    PaulKTF Senior Member Thread Starter

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    Yeah, I guess they got pretty desperate and thought adding one would make people think it was like the old show (?). Such a weird idea... and it made the show really awkward to watch.
     
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  8. jason88cubs

    jason88cubs Forum Resident

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    The 2nd one reminds me of a "Growing Pains", "Full House", "Step By Step", "Family Matters" vibe


    Also had no idea there was a 1990 Brady show
     
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  9. joelee

    joelee Senior Member

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    The moustache years.
     
  10. stereoguy

    stereoguy Its Gotta Be True Stereo!

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    I will tell you this, they definitely milked the Brady Brand for all it was worth.

    I've said for years, ALL the Brady kids should get together, and form a corporation. They could then hire themselves out as a team for corporate events, cruises,
    Cancun promotions, etc. They would make a ton of money.
     
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  11. PaulKTF

    PaulKTF Senior Member Thread Starter

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    The problem with that is that they all have families and projects of their own and frankly I imagine a few of them want little or nothing to do with it at this point. I think the time to do something like that would have been in the late 80's.

    I know Barry does convention and stuff like that from time to time because I've seen him advertised as appearing but I think getting six adults with families and careers to commit to something like that on a regular basis is a bit of a stretch.

    Also, as a group they'd probably have to charge a higher appearance fee and I doubt most convention organizers would want to pay it.
     
  12. cwitt1980

    cwitt1980 Forum Resident

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    In that case, what about hologram Bradys?
     
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  13. evillouie

    evillouie Forum Resident

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    I remember that show. The year before that they did the reunion special "A Very Brady Christmas", which served as the pilot for this series. In my book they should have stopped right then and there.
     
  14. RayS

    RayS A Little Bit Older and a Little Bit Slower

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    I can just see myself spending thousands of dollars and thinking to myself "I'm going on a cruise with Marcia!!!" And when it's time to sail "something would suddenly come up" and I'd be stuck with the other 5.
     
  15. Ron Stone

    Ron Stone Offending Member

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    Worse -- Cousin Oliver.

    I recall watching on one of the cable channels a hilarious Brady Bunch documentary that was done in the style of a Ken Burns PBS show, complete with B&W still photo crawls and a portentous voiceover. Anyone else see that?
     
  16. the pope ondine

    the pope ondine Forum Resident

    why cant you come? 'oh, my nose'
     
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  17. RayS

    RayS A Little Bit Older and a Little Bit Slower

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    Not only is he boring and annoying, he's also a JINX! :)

    Yes, I've seen it (must have been on YouTube).
     
  18. RayS

    RayS A Little Bit Older and a Little Bit Slower

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    Yeah and meanwhile there she is on Doug Simpson's racing yacht zipping past the cruise ship. And the captain says "No refunds" and all they have for dinner every single night is pork chops and apple sauce.
     
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  19. videoman

    videoman Forum Resident

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    I’m just reminded how desperately everyone involved tried to milk this series. This might have been the worst attempt? Or was that the variety show?
     
  20. PaulKTF

    PaulKTF Senior Member Thread Starter

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    How about "The Brady Kids" cartoon?

     
  21. MikaelaArsenault

    MikaelaArsenault Forum Resident

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    So the first two themes didn't have vocals at all?
     
  22. pablo fanques

    pablo fanques "Mr. F!"

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    Bizarre reboot to an American institution. Having Bobby married to MTV's Martha Quinn and becoming paralyzed in an auto race is honestly the only thing I remember about it. Oh...and Fake Marcia!
     
  23. RayS

    RayS A Little Bit Older and a Little Bit Slower

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    Like paralyzed at 9:15 but okay again by 9:57 type paralyzed?
     
  24. Janet

    Janet Forum Resident

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    The Brady themes are awful but the Brady Bunch Kids' music is groovy! Sha na na na na na na, sha na na na na.
     
  25. pablo fanques

    pablo fanques "Mr. F!"

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    Pretty sure they kept him in that state through the reboot’s untimely end. Not a Wile E. Coyote situation this time
     
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