The Brady Bunch TV sitcom ran from September 26, 1969, to March 8, 1974 and has been kept alive in syndicated reruns and on the internet. The TV network projected the Brady family as a squeaky-clean unit, but behind the scenes things got a little messier and darker as you can see from the six links below. After reading those very Brady links you can see what’s coming up on the blog next week here on MBIP!
The Real Cast of the Brady Bunch Led Extremely Tragic Lives Behind The Scenes - Cocaine, alcoholism, shoplifting, trading sex for drugs, bulimia, abortions, exploitation, HIV...that’s the way they all became the Brady Bunch!
The Brady Bunch's darkest secrets finally revealed - I dare you to read number three without thinking these three words: Marcia, Marcia, Marcia!
16 Things You Might Not Know About The Brady Bunch - It took three years for producer Sherwood Schwartz to sell the idea to a network and two rejected titles for the show were, “Yours and Mine,” and “The Bradley Brood.” The latter sounds like a reality show about a certain college in Peoria!
What 'The Brady Bunch' Cast Has Done Since the Show Aired - Marcia and Jan continue to compete as they both had roles in different productions of the show, “Grease.”
Confessions of a Brady Bunch girl: 'I took cocaine and dated my TV brother' - You just know that this link, which is all about Maureen McCormick who played Marcia on the series, is going to lead right into...
This link. It’s one of my favorite Brady moments!
We have another fun-filled week coming up here on MBIP starting with tomorrow’s post which will feature a Saturday night at West Town Tap, the newest neighborhood pub in West Peoria that’s becoming a popular spot for breakfast, lunch, dinner and nighttime fun! I missed breakfast and lunch, but I had my Saturday night dinner there, met my friends Michelle and Brian and enjoyed the musical stylings of Captain Quirk, featuring my friend Brett Johnson on bass and vocals! Michelle and I also celebrated our fifth year “Champsversary” there and you can read all about that tomorrow. Tuesday we continue our seven months of steak tour and this is our 26th week! Only two more to go after this! Time flies when you’re eating dead cow! Wednesday I’m going to go take a look and see what’s in the space that used to be the Pekin Mall. Thursday will be our second “Places in Peoria” post and Friday will be another chilly Frozen Food Friday. Saturday we’ll wrap the week up with another photo gallery of a local storefront. I still have to figure out those last three, so I better run. Have a grand old Sunday and we’ll see you all tomorrow!
Bonus Piece Of Ass Sculpture From Bergner’s In The MBIP World Headquarters!
As I reported yesterday, Bergner’s is closing their doors tomorrow and they’re selling everything in the store including the mannequins. Well, my friends and four of the best people in the world took advantage of that and bought one of the mannequins and turned it into a piece of art that’s on display here in the MBIP World Headquarters. Here’s how it happened!
My friends Amber and Joe bought this butt mannequin at Bergner’s for me as a souvenir from the legendary Peoria department store. Then Amber’s mom Diane added turned a nugget of wisdom into a framed piece of art complete with feathers from their pet bird, Peaches, which Amber’s dad Chuck (click here for an online photo of Amber, Diane and Chuck) assisted in gathering for the piece of art. I love it!
And here it is displayed in all its glory at the end of the coffee table in the MBIP World Headquarters! Thanks for the wonderful souvenir and gift, Amber, Joe, Diane and Chuck! Oh, Sgt. Squeak is enjoying it too! It’s something new for him to look at in here!
Weekly Obligatory Church of Rock Plugola!
I’ve been doing a weekly MBIP feature on the radio show The Church Of Rock which is broadcast live, worldwide out of Oregon on Sunday nights. Every week I pick a song and give a little talk about it before the song is played on the show. The hosts of the show are Rev. Derek Moody (some of you know him as Bloody Mess) and Sister Tracy. The show starts at 9PM CST and my segment will air around 9:15PM! The song I chose this week is a song by Fleetwood Mac and I’ve got we'll be talking about when Fleetwood Mac played the Glen Oak Pavillion in 1976. After my segment, Rev. Moody will be interviewing Cheetah Chrome from the Dead Boys! Be there or be L7! You can listen live by streaming from the KSKQ website right here! You should also check out the Church of Rock YouTube channel with archived interviews with everyone from GG Allin to Davy Jones!