Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Great Earring Caper, The Brady Bunch, Tuesday Flashback Feature

This is part of my Tuesday Flashback Feature. We reminisce about classic TV shows usually from the 1950s-1970s where gemstones or pieces of jewelry featured prominently in the storylines.

The Brady Bunch
The Great Earring Caper
March 2, 1973

Marcia borrows a pair of fancy dangling earrings from her mom. Marcia warns Cindy not to touch them. Cindy can't help herself. While she's playing with them, there's an interruption! 

She quickly hides them under a towel in the bathroom. When she returns to the bathroom, the towel is gone and so are the earrings!

Cindy enlists Peter to help search for the earrings before Marcia and Mom find out they're missing.

His new detective kit comes in handy. He even gets fingerprint samples from family members to examine.

When Carol announces that she plans to where the earrings to a costume party, the investigation is heightened. Carol and Mike intend to attend the party as Antony and Cleopatra, and the earrings would be just perfect for Carol's costume.

This leads Peter and Cindy to heighten their search for the missing earrings. 

When the earrings are found, it turns out that they've passed unknowingly through many hands while they were missing. 

The earrings ultimately meet an unpleasant fate. Some other items of classic TV jewelry have come to similarly unfortunate endings through the years. Just ask Aunt Bee.

It's the story of a lovely lady who was bringing up three very lovely girls. All of them had hair of gold, like their mother. The youngest one in curls...

Carol Tyler and Michael Brady were both widowed. Carol and Mike were suddenly single parents to three children apiece. But they met, fell in love, married and became a very happy television step-family. They had a housekeeper, Alice who was like part of the family. The show aired 1969-1974.

While Tiger, the dog was a mainstay, other pets were there briefly and vanished. An early example was Fluffy the girls' cat in the first episode where Mike and Carol get married.

The Brady Bunch Celebrated its 40th Anniversary
on September 15th, 2009

Brady Sizzling Bit: In what episode did Peter Brady utter the words that have become an amazing catchphrase of an entire generation: "Pork chops and applesauce"??

Each Tuesday, we featured a different show, often a US sitcom.
Information, including spoiler plot outlines come from various sources. Particularly when the episode hasn't been recently viewed personally, information is as accurate as possible.
When available, a show photo was included.

I'm always interested to hear your memories. In the interest of supporting fellow artists,
I feature a few shops where the pieces tie into the general theme of the story.
Art, crafts, vintage items shown may be sold out.

DVD videos of the series can be yours to enjoy without commercials, without edits or station logos. What 1970s party is complete without at least one Brady episode? The Brady Bunch: The Complete Series This set has (Seasons 1-5 and the famous Shag Carpet Cover.)

This episode is available on Season Four. The Brady Bunch: The Complete Fourth Season is available on its own.

Susan Olsen, who played Cindy Brady, has co-written a book. Love to Love You Bradys: The Bizarre Story of The Brady Bunch Variety Hour

There's an article about Jan's attempts to stand apart by wearing a dark wig on Squidoo.

Another iconic television show, you'll have no problem getting your fix of Brady bounty.
Marcia Marcia Marcia 70s Brady Bunch Dolls are so cute!

Sudden yen for your own exotic Egyptian earrings? Consider some Cleopatra Earrings (above) that Carol could wear as a replacement.

A complete set of Classic TV The Brady Bunch: 8" Dolls: Mrs. Brady, Peter, Greg, Bobby, Jan, Marcia, Cindy and Alice.

Brady Bunch Dolls  can bring back your childhood and bring out the toy hunter in anyone!

Answer to Brady Sizzling Question: The Porkchops & Applesauce episode was The Personality Kid. Peter wanted a new personality and he decided to try for Humphrey Bogart's. Was this something like his Greg, Greg, Greg! middle child moment?

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