It’s Thanksgiving Week, Outsiders. This week for a lot of folks is a time to step back and reflect and think about what you’re thankful for. Brady Bunch star Maureen McCormick is no different. McCormick took to Instagram to reveal what she was thankful for this Thanksgiving.
McCormick wrote in the post, “HappyThanksgivingWeek!!! The countdown is on and we will all be baking, and cooking and enjoying our loved ones. One of my family’s favorite traditions is writing out notes telling what we are most thankful for. It’s my favorite holiday but also a hard one because so many of my loved ones won’t be here. But I am so very thankful for my family and friends and all the precious people I have in my life. And I want to wish you all a beautiful week! And I hope it’s filled with lots of love for you all❤️❤️❤️.”
How cool is that? There is something to be said for writing out what we’re most thankful for. It just hits different as the kids say.
Maureen McCormick on the ‘The Brady Bunch’
What is your favorite episode of The Brady Bunch, Outsiders? There are so many memorable episodes to choose from. When the cast spoke with the New York Post, they opened up about this very question.
McCormick 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.”
Good to know the episodes with Davy Jones were a hit.
McCormick said about how the show continues to resonate with young folks decades after the show debuted, “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 show, and I think that resonates.”
McCormick isn’t wrong here. Those messages never go out of style. The problems that those kids faced on the show are the same sort of problems kids grow up facing in today’s world. Just a bit different. It’s also great to know the cast felt as close with one another as Maureen McCormick describes here.