25 bright and sunny behind-the-scenes photos from The Brady Bunch
There were smiles all around the set.
Image: The Everett Collection
Sha na na na na na na na na, Sha na na na na! "When it's time to change, you've got to rearrange," the Brady kids sang in "Time to Change." Well, thankfully, some things do not have to change. The Brady Bunch will forever be a happy family playing on the green astroturf of their backyard. Whenever you want to go back to your happy place, the Bradys are there.
The sunny vibes to the TV show carried over behind the scenes. The actors always have a smile in these fascinating pictures. Let's take a peek at the set of the beloved sitcom.
Susan Olsen, Eve Plumb and Maureen McCormick receive direction while sitting in the back of the station wagon for a season one scene.
Knocking on the Door to Stardom
Here's a look at the kids before filming began. As the Associated Press wrote: "Six youngsters who only recently met line up outside a Los Angeles, Ca. courtroom June 18, 1969, to await approval of contracts calling for them to play brothers and sisters on a new television series. The series, called The Brady Bunch, is about a widower with three boys who marries a widow with three girls and will premiere on ABC-TV in September. Left to right: Susan Olsen, 8; Michael Lookinland, 8 1/2; Eve Plumb, 11; Christopher Knight, 11; Maureen McCormick, 12; Barry Williams, 14."
Jackson High Five
The Brady 6 meets the Jackson 5, including Michael Jackson (far right), on the ABC studio lot.
Boys and the Hood
Robert Reed and Barry Williams film a driving scene in Mike's blue convertible.
The kids practice their singing in the studio.
Doing the Wave
The six say "Hi!" on the ABC lot.
Mike Lookinland hoists a massive trophy for "The Winner."
The whole gang poses for a season three promotional shot.
Maureen McCormick and guest star Mike Robertson ("Craig") show their metal in season one.
A Ray of Sunshine
The late, great Florence Henderson was as brights as a daisy.
Pretty in Pink
Henderson shows off an early hairstyle from season one.
Eve in the Garden
Plumb relaxes in the grass.
Lie in Den
The kids chill out amongst the wood paneling.
Williams gets to know his animal costar in "Getting Greg's Goat."
It's B-B-B-Bobby and the Jet… hall of famer! Joe Namath goofs with Lookinland duing "Mail Order Hero."
The Suite Life
Henderson and Reed kill time before shooting a scene for the Hawaii episodes.
Astronaut James A. McDivitt and alien portrayers Frank and Sadie Delfino pose with the cast while filming "Out of the World."
The cast rehearses in the girl's room.
Knight shows off his facial hair to Kathie Gibboney and Cindi Crosby during "Peter and the Wolf."
O Say, Canyon See
The cast rides through the canyon for "Grand Canyon or Bust."
Moving Up to the Majors
Farrah Fawcett joins her then-husband Lee Majors in a rare television appearance together in the Brady Bunch variety show, January 20, 1977.
You Know Them By Their Namath
The girls pose with NFL legend and guest star Joe Namath.
Having fun for an Easter photo.
Now We Know Our ABC
The kids film a 1971 Saturday morning special called "The Brady Bunch Visits ABC."