‘The Brady Bunch’: Barry Williams Makes a Guess on How Many Times ‘Marcia, Marcia, Marcia’ Was Recited on Show

by Joe Rutland

Fans of “The Brady Bunch” know and can recite the line “Marcia, Marcia, Marcia” on command. Yet how many times did the line appear on the show?

Barry Williams, who played Greg Brady on the ABC family sitcom, offers up a potential answer to this classic TV question.

“You mean about the show or on the show?” Williams asks during an MeTV interactive chat. “I can tell you if you asked Maureen McCormick, who played Marcia, she would probably say it’s been said two times too many.”

“It would be one of the classic phrases from the show,” Williams said. “I think that would be one.”

‘The Brady Bunch’ Famed Line Actually Started With Jan Getting Upset

Let’s take a trip back to “The Brady Bunch” and the genesis of this “Marcia, Marcia, Marcia” line. Jan Brady, played by Eve Plumb, gets into a tiff with Marcia as she’s putting yet another trophy up for an accomplishment.

Jan is ticked. So, she gets to chat about it with Carol and Mike Brady, played by Florence Henderson and Robert Reed, respectively.

Take a look at how the famed line got its start in this clip from “The Brady Bunch.”

It took the calm, reassuring voices of Carol and Mike to help their daughter. Still, “Marcia, Marcia, Marcia” has been one of those lines that people use in everyday life.

That line has taken on a life of its own after all these years. It is amazing how classic TV has provided pop culture with a lot of unique phrases.

Maureen McCormick Credits Husband In Helping Her Battle Drug Addiction

Life away from the TV family wasn’t always good for McCormick. She found herself deep into a drug addiction that affected every part of her life.

“The Brady Bunch” star, though, credits her husband with getting her on the road to recovery.

McCormick started dating Michael Cummings in the early 1980s. It was after another cocaine relapse that Cummings laid the law down to her, she said in an interview with Us Weekly.

“[I] met this guy [Cummings] … and I had my last relapse,” she said. “He came to me and said, ‘If you ever do this drug again, I’m gone, I’m leaving.'”

She got the message. McCormick said it was “like the coldest shower you could ever take, there’s just no way I’m gonna lose somebody that I love.”

What happened? McCormick and Cummings married in 1985 and have a daughter. Since that last relapse, McCormick has stayed clean and sober from her drug of choice.