‘The Brady Bunch’ Star Maureen McCormick Looks Back on ‘Getting Davy Jones’ Episode on 50th Anniversary

by Chase Thomas

We all have our favorite episode of the classic hit The Brady Bunch, but everyone has a different perspective and a different choice. However, that’s what makes reminiscing so much fun because you end up remembering other episodes you may have forgotten. Although, we doubt many folks forgot about the classic episode involving Davy Jones.

It’s the 50th anniversary of the episode if you can believe it. The star of “Getting Davy Jones,” Maureen McCormick, did not forget. She posted an iconic screen from the episode with the family and Jones to her personal Instagram.

Her caption read, “Happy #FBF I can’t believe it is 50 years ago today from when this episode “GettingDavyJones” first aired! Love you always #DavyJones”.

Fans loved the post with one fan writing, “Loved that one! I immediately started singing Dream Believer in my head.”

Another fan wrote, “it’s SO GOOD!! Maybe someday I’ll tire of seeing it… but it’s been 50 years and I still get so excited to see it… so probably not.”

‘The Brady Bunch’ Over The Years

It’s hard to pick just one episode as your favorite, as there have been so many great ones over the years.

McCormick spoke with the New York Post about this very subject where she said, “I loved doing the episode [“The Show Must Go On”] with Florence where we sang “Together Wherever We Go,” where we were two hobos. I also loved the “Father of the Year” episode — I always looked up to Bob [Reed] as a father figure, and my father was just such an important part of my life … so that meant a lot to me. I loved doing the episodes with Desi Arnaz Jr. [“The Possible Dream”] and Davy Jones [“Getting Davy Jones”]. They all have special memories.”

Clearly, she loved doing a multitude of episodes. Not just one episode was her personal favorite, as she points out. And we learn how much she looked up to Bob as a father figure on the program.

It’s undeniable that the show still resonates with so many folks. It was a big deal at the time, and it is still a big deal to so many families across the country now. A lot of that is because of the ethos and the messaging of the program.

McCormick concluded, “The bottom line is that it was about love, coming together, working out innocent problems people had, and a lot of them were basic problems that still exist. We all kind of celebrated working it out together, and I think we all really loved each other — there was a genuine love for all people on the show, and I think that resonates.”

That’s why the show worked so well for so many years—the coming-together aspect and just the warmth each episode of the program brought.