Christopher Knight recently pitched his ideal reboot of The Brady Bunch

The actor saw only one way The Brady Bunch could make a comeback.

As The Brady Bunch celebrates its 50th birthday, the show's stars have stepped back into the spotlight, recently partnering with HGTV to renovate their former sitcom home. As the former child stars continue dishing about the history of their iconic series, at least one Brady kid has already given the future of the show's legacy some thought. In an interview with Cinema Blend, Peter Brady actor Christopher Knight recently discussed his thoughts on a possible reboot of The Brady Bunch:

"A new Brady Bunch? It would have a hard time getting started. There's a lot more cynicism. But if you were trying to produce something again for five-to-nine-year-olds, yeah, there could be, where parents weren't the butt of the child's joke, but really a healthy participant in their world and life and supportive of them, where there was actually a validity shared in either direction. I think it could [work]."

His optimism continues, as Knight went on to explain how he thought it could work better as a cartoon — so long as it was handled with the complexity of a Pixar movie.

Knight said, "But I think where you'd find [healthy child-parent relationships] is in a cartoon; it seems to be where that kind of innocence and simplicity [is done well], maybe with a high note for adults' enjoyment woven in. Disney has always done it well, but Pixar does a wonderful job of supplying this format today, and that's sort of where it's being played out."

Going even further, Knight even submitted a possible backstory were he to pitch The Brady Bunch as an animated series made today. He suggested the present "...Brady kids as sort of simple superheroes – I don't think it's a stretch because they're every-people, right? Making every-people superheroes, and making the things in kids' life — like you're standing up against the bully — that could be kind of set up as a superhero action, but by regular people."

You can hardly blame the former Brady boy for having a hard time seeing anybody but his TV siblings as live action stars in the franchise (forgetting the parody movies made in the 1990s, of course).

Knight said, "I mean, I think it could be [remade], but I don't think it would be with live actors."

Based on the popularity of The Brady Kids in the early 1970s, we could see Knight's reboot giving the famous family a new chance at another sunshine day in TV history.

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Pacificsun 61 months ago
The problem with reboots (among many) is that they need a purpose. A reason for returning. Not just to cash in on the recognition factor. The fact that Christopher Knight couldn't think of one, is kind of scary. But we liked TBB because of the chemistry among the actors/characters! That's exactly what made it fun. In this day, there are too many kids who have to spend their time between two (separate) families. So could a real story even be told about a blended family. What are the issues. And more importantly, how could they find the right actor/characters??
I totally agree with your response. It was a different era back then...too bad the good ole days have sailed. I'm just very thankful to have lived in those days growing up; such great memories that will live on forever!
JeffTanner Pacificsun 61 months ago
Well, What do you think ''The Brady Bunch'' was about? They were a blended Family, back the Sixties/60's, and into the Seventies/70's. It could work now. But I don't think anything will come of it today.
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