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Old 10-31-2009, 12:07 AM   #46
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Yes, I did. I also enjoyed him as the voice of Templeton the rat in Charlotte's Web, which ironically reunited him with Agnes Moorehead (the voice of the Goose).

Ehh, I almost forgot he was Templeton! That was inspired casting, for sure. I saw that movie in the local theater when I was about nine years old.
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Ehh, I almost forgot he was Templeton! That was inspired casting, for sure. I saw that movie in the local theater when I was about nine years old.
That was Aggie's final role, if I'm not mistaken.
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That was Aggie's final role, if I'm not mistaken.
Couldn't find a picture of the goose, but I did find good old Templeton.

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Cool pics. For some reason I remember the goose wearing a hat, but then again, that might just be age (on my part, lol).
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They just don't make shows/movies like this anymore!!
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Sadly they don't. And today's generation of children is the poorer for it.
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Sadly they don't. And today's generation of children is the poorer for it.
I agree. Thankfully, I am making sure my nephews watch the classics. My older nephew loves The Muppet Show!!!
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...Fred Silverman who came up with the idea of a "hybrid"- reviving "THE BRADY BUNCH" by way of trying to generate another successful variety show along the lines of "DONNY & MARIE" (from the same producers, the brothers Krofft). Sherwood Schwartz, however, wanted nothing to do with the show, claiming that "Mike Brady" becoming a variety show performer simply wasn't believable. And yes, during the original series, Robert Reed literally used to send dozens of production notes to Schwartz about what "Mike" should and shouldn't do, causing plenty of friction between them. It got so that, by the end of "THE BRADYS" in 1990, Schwartz claimed that had CBS renewed that series, "Mike Brady" would have perished in a helicopter crash in the first episode of the second season, that's how fed up he was with Reed.

And, of course, with Sherwood Schwartz not being around during the variety show, Reed had the time of his life being a "song and dance man". He was the most enthusiastic of the entire cast about the show....but not enough viewers were, to justify another season.



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Reed was the only thing keeping The Brady Bunch from being totally moronic. As insipid as the show was, it would have been far worse had he not been around to battle Sherwood Schwartz and his dopey son. Just to show how stupid the show could have been, take a look at the virtually unwatchable Brady Brides series. That was the result of no Reed and the Schwartz's going unchecked.
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Reed was the only thing keeping The Brady Bunch from being totally moronic. As insipid as the show was, it would have been far worse had he not been around to battle Sherwood Schwartz and his dopey son. Just to show how stupid the show could have been, take a look at the virtually unwatchable Brady Brides series. That was the result of no Reed and the Schwartz's going unchecked.
It's to Robert Reed's credit that he was able to inject as much reality as he could into the show. While he was primarily a dramatic actor, I think he had that deadpan quality that worked very well for him in the sitcom.
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^It's ironic that Robert Reed had several problems with scripts from the sitcom and yet enjoyed doing this show.

I remember when this first aired back in '77. I enjoyed the variety shows of the day (Sonny and Cher, Donny and Marie, The Carol Burnett Show, ect.) and this combined the best of both worlds for me at the time, having also watched the Brady Bunch in reruns.
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Does anyone have any examples of issues that Reed clashed with Schwartz about? Did Schwartz want Mike Brady to be more "funny", for instance? I've always read that the two didn't get along generally but never heard many specifics.
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I think its interesting that this short-lived series was "spoofed" on episodes of both The Simpsons and That 70's Show! It definately has a cult following. They should release the entire series on dvd, especially since Susan Olsen put out a book about it!
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Does anyone have any examples of issues that Reed clashed with Schwartz about? Did Schwartz want Mike Brady to be more "funny", for instance? I've always read that the two didn't get along generally but never heard many specifics.
You can read a lot of the specifics behind the Reed/Schwartz feud in Barry Williams' book, Growing Up Brady.
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