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The Brady Bunch (TV)

"You've been listening in?"
"Heard anything incriminating yet?"
"Nope. It's like listening to The Brady Bunch with a reggae soundtrack."

On the one hand, Keith may be describing the Moon Calf Collective as wholesome. On the other hand, he might be suggesting that they are as bland as butter. Both fit the inexplicably popular-in-syndication '70s sitcom of a blended family. Mr. Brady wed Mrs. Brady and formed an instant family with his three sons and her three daughters. There was a housekeeper and a dog in the mix, too, and everything was just so...squee. Not.

1.09 "Drinking the Kool-Aid"

"When's the last time you had a lunch like this?"
"When I was a Brady."

Here's the story of a bunch named Brady, who are cheesy to the point of causing pain. There are eight of them on screen, and one other. Not one has half a brain. Single mother, with an all girl trio, weds a man who had three boys of sim'lar age. Add a maid and shake to stir — it's a sitcom, if wits you disengage. There is kitsch that can be nearly tasteful. Especially when time eases the punch. But some shows are so bad that zilch redeems them. Such is The Brady Bunch.

2.07 "Nobody Puts Baby in a Corner"

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