‘The Brady Bunch’ Star Christopher Knight Shares Classic Pic of the Brady Kids On Stage

by Joe Rutland
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Christopher Knight of The Brady Bunch went to the archives probably dated “back in the day” for a classic picture.

Knight, who played Peter Brady on the ABC sitcom, found this snap among the pictures from his variety show days.

In the photo, you will see from far left to right, Maureen McCormick, Geri Reischl (who filled Jan’s spot), Susan Olsen, and Florence Henderson. The guys are Knight, Barry Williams, and Mike Lookinland.

Now that you have the rundown, here’s that classic photo from Knight’s Instagram account.

Obviously, this was after the TV series had ended. Eve Plumb, who did play Jan Brady on the show, did have a chance to appear in these post-Brady shows. But she could not come to an arrangement with producers so she didn’t take part.

The Brady Bunch lasted five seasons on ABC. Missing from the picture is Robert Reed, who played Mike Brady, as well as Ann B. Davis, who played Alice Nelson.

‘The Brady Bunch’ Creator’s Daughter Wrote Musical About Sitcom

If you didn’t know, Sherwood Schwartz was the man behind creating The Brady Bunch. He also created Gilligan’s Island, too.

But this is about the Bradys and also about Schwartz’s daughter, Hope Juber.

In her A Very Brady Musical, it takes a more modern, realistic approach to the sitcom.

The Brady Bunch creator’s daughter wrote It with her husband, former Wings guitarist Laurence Juber. It picks up where the show and movies left off. She wanted to shake up the format. In the musical, the Bradys’ marital bliss is short-lived as they’re constantly fighting. Then, their kids decide to take on odd jobs to help raise the money to pay for a therapist and counselor. Well, things just go sideways quickly.

Lloyd Schwartz, Sherwood’s son, worked with his dad on The Brady Bunch and helped his sister produce A Very Brady Musical. He was all on board for taking a traditional trope from the show but spinning it to a weird, funny ending.

“Do you know how the Brady kids always have to raise money, for silver platters and things like that?” Schwartz said in a 2008 interview. “Well, in this particular case, they hear a terrible argument from their parents, which turns out not to be real. The kids decide that their parents need a therapist. So each of them goes into a different world to be able to raise money.”

And the hijinx begins for the Bradys as part of the musical. If anyone would do the sitcom justice as a state production, then it would have to be a family member of Sherwood Schwartz.