Last week, some of you saw me tweeting from lunch with Bryan and James, which basically amounts to drunk tweeting since the two of them make me laugh so much I nearly always have Diet Coke slurping out my nose. But anyway, we were having a heated debate over whether or not Joe DiMaggio ever made an appearance on The Brady Bunch. James swore he did. Bryan and I swore he didn’t. I finally took the matter to Twitter and Neilochka and many others settled the argument with two words: Don Drysdale.
Not to fear, James often gets things *close* – but not quite right. Lou Rawls. Lou Reed. Same difference. Don Juan and Don Ho? Distant cousins. The ultimate Jamesism ever? Johan Sebastian Bach (Composer) = Sebastian Bach (Skid Row) = Richard Bach (Jonathan Livingston Seagull). Wow. A TRIPLE! So in regard to the Joe DiMaggio thing, odds were in our favor that he was wrong.
But here is what I learned that day. James is a huge Brady Bunch fan. (Pssst. So am I. How could I not being born in 1970???) We sat there and traded favorites like a ping pong match in China for at least 15 minutes. Basically until Bryan got sick of it and told us to shut up.
The one we agreed upon utterly and completely? The episode where the kids go on the TV show to raise money for the anniversary gift and perform as the “Silver Platters.” I still remember those bitchin’ moves like it was yesterday.
Other memorable episodes for me:
– The one where the kids pool their trading stamps for a big prize and duke it out with a house of cards, only to buy a TV, something *everyone* can enjoy.
– The one where Carol gets into a parking lot accident and they take down the con-man in court. Total pre-Law & Order at it’s finest!
– The one where they go to Hawaii, where the spider climbs up on Jan’s bed and gave me nightmares every single time I saw the episode.
– “Baby talk, baby talk, it’s a wonder you can walk!”
– The one where the guys pull a prank with the fake alien ship on a string in the backyard but all you can really look at is the huge canker sore on Greg’s lip.
– And OF COURSE OF COURSE OF COURSE, the one where Davy Jones takes Marcia to the prom.
OK, your turn. Which where YOUR favorite Brady Bunch episodes?