Maureen McCormick once said that the cast considered ''The Brady Bunch'' to be a drama

"We all really kind of considered it drama."

Watching old reruns of The Brady Bunch is a recipe for hilarity. The show was humorous when it aired, but watching it decades later means that you get an opportunity to laugh at the absurdity of something being played with the utmost seriousness.

In an interview with the Niagara Falls Review, Maureen McCormick, who played Marcia Brady, reminisced about her time on the series and revealed some interesting information about the production process. She said, "When we were doing the show years ago, we all really kind of considered it drama."

Today as an adult, McCormick was able to see the show in a new light. "You look at it now, and you know [it was comedy]."

While her interpretation of the show has shifted, what has never really changed is McCormick's love for the series she grew up on. She spoke to the Indianapolis Star and said that she considered The Brady Bunch to be a blessing for her. "I'm just flattered that The Brady Bunch will obviously never be off the air - that we're still in people's hearts."

However, whether it's drama or comedy, McCormick is sure that there's no television series that could replace the greatness of her reality. In fact, she actually took a few years away from life as an actor to experience a normal life for a bit of time and enjoy time with her family.

"After basically growing up on TV, it was important for me to take time off and just live life and be normal for a while," McCormick said. "I wanted to keep what was important - my husband and my little girl - in the forefront, and still do." Still, McCormick knew that she could have the best of both worlds, as she said, "But I always knew I'd come back to work."

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Bradybunch2020 1 month ago
Just some idle speculation here, but I wonder if Maureen or Eve or any of the other BB kids ever watched the show on ME TV with their kids/ families as adults ? Also, did they watch it on ABC on Friday nights during the time they were on the show and what does that feel like to see yourself on TV on a network show as a kid ?I mean if they did watch was it like an athlete that sees what can be done better or just simply take it as it was for entertainment and just enjoy reliving the moments that led to the finished product ? I know Maureen met Peter Cetera the bass player from the band Chicago at one time, I wonder if she got super dreamy over him ? Lots of questions that I could ask both Maureen and Eve about their time on the show and after, hopefully they read these posts and provide some insight. As Jan would say wow Marcia too much !
AltBill 2 months ago
Makes sense to me, while we were laughing at the overall comedy, most of the stories were a dramatic incident for the character. Almost every episode was some predicament or tragedy.
Seeing someone hit in the nose with a football is funny to watch, but not to the girl with the big nose.....
harlow1313 2 months ago
"We all really kind of considered it drama."

Surley, Ms. McCormick jests.
Runeshaper 2 months ago
The Brady Bunch was a great show and definitely had drama LOL
Snickers 2 months ago
How in the world could anyone consider BB to be a drama?
cperrynaples Snickers 2 months ago
Technically, it was in 1990! Ironically, McCormick chose not to be in it!
daDoctah cperrynaples 2 months ago
And they responded to her absence by having her replacement become an alcoholic....
cperrynaples daDoctah 2 months ago
Yes, and she was played by Leah Ayres! I first saw her on The Edge Of Night a decade earlier!
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