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Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Here's A Story

of a lovely lady.

Yes - the Brady Bunch.

I may have mentioned before that my kids don't watch a whole lot of TV. Partly that's because they're busy doing other things - and partly it is because we don't have cable and there isn't much worth watching (or that I feel comfortable having the children watch). But I remember coming home from school and watching The Flintstones, The Jetsons, Gilligan's Island and the Brady Bunch. Everyone you knew could pretty much quote any Brady Bunch episode from heart.

And my kids didn't know who Greg, Marcia, Peter, Jan, Bobby and Cindy were. Shown a picture of the iconic opening with all the faces in the squares, they asked - who's that in the middle? They didn't know Alice.

This was something that had to be remedied.

So for Christmas they got the First Complete Season of The Brady Bunch on DVD. They've watched about half of them so far. And they love it.

I've watched some of them with them - or listened while preparing a meal in the next room - and yes the shows were goofy and corny - but they are also funny and sweet, and most importantly - fine for children to watch.

1 comment:

Barb, sfo said...

LOVE the Brady Bunch! I can tell you what will happen in the show after hearing the first line of dialogue.

I've been renting The White Shadow on Netflix. With ONE exception the shows have all been family-appropriate. WAY better than what's on TV today. (And Middle Sister likes to laugh at the fashions!)