Morals and Themes
The following are the main themes of "The Brady Bunch".
Boy vs. Girl or Male vs. Female: The battle of the sexes in the 1970's was also a battle in Brady-land.
Old vs. Young: Kids against parents, young kids against older kids, there are many versions of this theme and it is often very subtle.
Big Head Syndrome: When one character gets an inflated ego and thus drives the family crazy until a big ego crash brings them back to Earth.
Mistaken Idea: This is the theme made famous by the "Three's Company" television show. It involves one or more characters getting the wrong idea about something and their reactions cause hijinks to ensue until the real truth is discovered.
Neat-O Moments: An event that is unique to that episode or happens rarely.
Best Line: A line or lines of dialog that stick out among the others as memorable or just representative of that show. example
Funniest Line: The line or lines of dialog that were either the actual funniest lines or were meant to be but turned out corny. example
Worst Line: Any line that was so bad it just begged for mention.
Most Wholesome Moment: A moment in that episode that is so wholesome you either say "ahhh" or "no one in my family ever did anything that nice".
Unwholesome Moment: An event in the episode that is very unbrady-like.
Most Sexist Line: The line or lines of dialog that today most women would slap a guy for saying. example
Cindy Cuteness Factor: This is a number given only to episodes where the storyline has a main focus on Cindy. It signifies how cute she is in that episode. The scale is from +10 (the cutest) to -10 (annoying). Anything above 0 is cute, below 0 is annoying
Tearjerker Moments: Any moment that is so touching it could drive someone to tears or at least to 'mist-up'.
Heartwarming Moment: Watching one of these just makes you feel good all over.
Brady Commentary: Additional comments on the episode or the characters and their actions or mental state. Sometimes contains hypothetical trivia questions.
Kid's Meetings: Contain all or some Brady kids, but no parents.
Family Meetings: Must be officially called, not a lecture, or just a random gathering of Bradys.
Mike Lectures: Only considered a lecture if he goes to them and is usually just a supportive talk if they go to him.
Carol Lectures: Much harder to detect than a Mike lecture do to their briefness and subtlety. Her lectures and supportive talks are much harder to distinguish.
Mike and Carol Lectures: A gang lecture, deadly. example
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