The Brady Bunch fans, you know most of the famous quotes and scenes by heart. So you’re probably familiar with the line most associated with Peter Brady.
The Brady Bunch produced the “Marcia, Marcia, Marcia” quote. Eve Plumb will forever be known for the line that eventually launched a thousand memes. Maureen McCormick always will be seen as Marcia saying “ooh, my nose.”
Housekeeper Alice proclaimed “If there’s anything I can’t stand, it’s a perfect kid.” Or how did you feel when Greg Brady became Johnny Bravo, only because he “fits the suit.
Plus, everybody probably can sing along to Time to Change. These Brady Bunch memories are timeless.
Christopher Knight, who played middle son Peter, recently recalled the line everybody wants him to say. The actors who played the six kids got together for HGTV’s a Very Brady Renovation in 2019. The show was tagged to go along with the 50-year anniversary of The Brady Bunch.
Knight did a Q&A with Forbes to talk about the HGTV series and the iconic Brady Bunch.
Search Your Memories, Which Line Did Peter Make Famous on the Brady Bunch?
And, you probably guessed the line. ‘Pork chops and apple sauce.” But you also have to curl your lips and roll your shoulders back for the perfect impersonation.
“I’m asked to say it once a month or twice a month,” Knight said. “As I’ve gotten older, I think it’s become a little less comfortable for individuals to ask a sixty-year-old man to say, ‘Pork chops and apple sauce.’ But when I was younger, it would be requested of me quite frequently.”
Knight added: “You’ve got people in Australia who are tickled in the same way that it’s tickled somebody in Omaha, Nebraska,” he adds.
The Brady Bunch episode was called “The Personality Kid.” Peter went to a party where only one kid talked to him. And that person told him he’s too boring. Poor Peter. So Peter searched for a new personality. He decided to steal the personalities of people he saw in old movies. That’s how he landed on Humphrey Bogart.
The pork chops and apple sauce line also ends with “that’s swell.” And that’s the line he said to Alice and his mother, Carol. It’s what the two were prepping for dinner time. It got to be a running joke.
But there was a growing up theme to the episode. Peter’s dad, Mike, tells him he needs to find his own personality, something that’s unique to Peter, not borrowed from another person. And Peter tells his dad:
“All the great personalities belong to someone else.”
Here’s a clip. Enjoy a trip down The Brady Bunch memory lane.