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Follow-Up: Please Note That The Brady Bunch Variety Show Was A Real Thing

After writing about the 40th anniversary of The Brady Bunch the other day, it occurred to me that I had mentioned their variety show followed by the notation "HA HA HA!", and I now realize that those of you who were mercifully not alive at the time may have thus assumed I was kidding.

In case there was any confusion, I have included a clip above from The Brady Bunch Hour in which the Brady clan performs a disco medley, with appearances by Rip Taylor, the cast of What's Happening!, and Fake Jan, who took the place of the prescient Eve Plumb, who apparently fled this project leaving an Eve-Plumb-shaped hole in the wall — and good for her.

If you've ever had a dream where Alice danced and sang with Rip Taylor while both were dressed like ducks, be advised: that was no dream. That was a distant memory.