According to Ann B. Davis, there were talks of a seventh Brady kid
What happens when a lovely lady raising three girls meets a man named Brady, who is busy with three boys of his own? They unite to become The Brady Bunch. We hear the simple story in the theme song every time we watch an episode of the series.
Mike and Carol Brady, played by Robert Reed and Florence Henderson, created one of the most iconic fictional unions in the '70s with the show, although it debuted in 1969. Raising six kids can be a lot, but with the help of the housekeeper, Alice (Ann B. Davis), the bunch worked together.
What if there was an additional Brady baby added to the group? Would that have been too much?
We'll never know, but according to Ann B. Davis, the idea was mentioned before. In an interview with Copley News Service in 1972, the actress revealed that there were talks of adding a new kid, but one group didn't like it.
"Interestingly, there was a line once in the script that indicated the Bradys would be having another baby," Davis began. "Some group sent in a protest, maybe it was the Zero Population Growth people, and so there was no new baby on the show."
Suppose you aren't familiar with the group, which now is under the name Population Connection. In that case, they are a non-profit organization in the United States that raises awareness about population challenges. The group also advocates for improved global access to family planning and reproductive health care.
It's uncertain why the organization opposed the idea since the characters are fictional, but as a result, there was no new Brady kid.
With or without the plus one, The Brady Bunch was still popular and made almost everyone want a huge, blended and loving family.
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