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Florence Henderson perfectly explained why The Brady Bunch lasted as long as it did

You either love or hate The Brady Bunch, there's no in-between. However, like it or not, you've got to acknowledge that the show possesses a longevity that is impressive, even today.

Viewers were able to watch the Brady kids grow from kids to young adults and watch the family grow and change. By the time the show wrapped up after about five seasons, viewers felt like they were honorary members of The Brady family.

According to a 1990 interview with The Charlotte Observer, Florence Henderson, best known as Brady matriarch Carol Brady, was able to provide an inside perspective as to why the family worked so well together.

Henderson said that the love visible on the screen was cemented by the love the cast mates had for each other off-screen. She said, "We all grew to love each other and we cared about each other." 

In addition to that, Henderson believed that their success was thanks to, like all great things, a little bit of luck.

The actor said, "We came across in 1969—a time of drugs and war and split families—and then comes along this little family that works." It's an endearing quality that lasted long after The Brady Bunch went off the air.

According to an interview with The Associated Press, Henderson spoke of the series, and said, "There's nothing like a television series, a successful one, to keep you before the public and make you a household name." 

She continued, "I think one thing that pleases me the most about The Brady Bunch is that it has given me a whole new audience of young people and they just keep coming."

In another interview with the Asbury Park Press, Henderson said, "It's like the show that won't go away. There was such a sweetness about it, such an innocence about it."

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