8 thoughts on “When Did The Brady Bunch Jump the Shark?

  1. I would say the three parter in Hawaii with the evil idol. It’s just so goofy.

    This is such a strange series. It was so nondescript and ordinary when originally broadcast but became such a huge deal in reruns. While I don’t hate the show I just can’t understand its transformation. Why it isn’t as forgotten as the Partridge Family I’ll never know!

  2. My pal, Bill, thinks that it is the sheer bizarreness of some of the episodes, like “Marcia Marcia Marcia” or the tiki idol or Marcia getting hit in the nose.

  3. I think it was when they tried to make the Singing Brady Kids into a standard plot. Aargh – Johnny Bravo was season five – so that would be later than Brian’s choice.

  4. I have a special hatred for “Kelly’s Kids,” but as deep into Season 5 as that was, the show had jumped long before that. I’d claim it was the three-part opener to Season 3 in the Grand Canyon, when the show essentially became a live-action Scooby-Doo episode. (And as fun as that sounds, it wasn’t.) There are some great episodes still yet to come for the show, but this was the point for me where they realized nothing had to make any sense whatsoever–and they’d do it all Hawaiian-style the very next season.

  5. Actually, I don’t think the show ever jumped the shark. The last episode in my opinion was one of the best, and every season was better than the previous one.

  6. Season 5 is clearly the Shark Jump, but I will say it’s when they put on a low rent version of Snow White and the 7 Dwarfs with Sam the Butcher as a dwarf. FFS, this has to be the low point and that included Johnny Bravo.

  7. when Tiger just disappeared, just like Chuck Cunningham. No mention ever again. Like, duh, we wouldn’t notice?

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