Is Thanksgiving Throwback a thing? If not, it should be. Especially for folks like The Brady Bunch star Christopher Knight who went way into the archives for this throwback photo.
Knight posted to Instagram, “Ready for the Thanksgiving holiday? #thebradybunch #peterbrady #thanksgiving.”
As you can see, the photo is a old one from The Brady Bunch with him and Bobby in one of the Thanksgiving-themed episodes.
One fan wrote, “Yes and indigenous people as well. You two look so cute! 🪶🍠🧡☺️🪶🍠🧡🥕🤗. Thankful for you all forever. 🙏💜”
Another wrote, “READY 👏🏻Happy almost turkey 🦃 day Christopher to you and your beautiful family 🥰.”
Knight Reflecting on ‘The Brady Bunch’
It’s interesting to think about the cast of the show and how the dynamic worked. Which cast members were close and which ones weren’t? Were there folks who did not get along? Why did some get along with some folks but others did not.
The same questions work for The Brady Bunch. Knight told the New York Post, “It was Mike [Lookinland]. I’m a little Huck Finn-ish and was looking to explore, and he was my little explorer buddy, although he always fashioned himself to be an adult. Only later in the show or even after did we the show we become closer and closer friends. He always cracked me up and was always great company. I would consider him my closest buddy. If I got into a little bit of trouble, it’s probably because I was trying to drag him into a little bit of trouble.”
Interesting how this worked. The relationship between the two became stronger after the show rather than during. The two seemed to have a lot in common and both liked to have fun and go on the search for things to get into.
He continued, “I teased Maureen [McCormick] mercilessly. She couldn’t be more different from me — she was so prissy and nice and clean, and I needed to dirty her up.”
This is kind of hilarious from Knight, as he is brutally honest about the differences between him and Maureen. The two were apparently completely different people and Knight acted on that.
How did Knight see the show looking back? Well, Knight told the Post, “I was a a young leading man and wanted to get beyond that, but at the same time I had the feeling I was being tethered to the show and it was going to create a burden in being considered a serious adult. But it became this thing that I owe everything to … what is really has provided is this wholeness with this community that’s huge. I’m a member of everyone’s family and that engenders this great outpouring of brotherhood and love.”
It’s a family. Not just on the set, but with the viewers. Folks feel like they know Bobby and the rest of the crew from The Brady Bunch. That’s part of what makes it so great so many years later.