Tuesday, September 29, 2009

A Fake in Bradys Clothing

Finally got my copy of "Love to Love You Bradys," Ted Nichelson and Susan Olsen's tell-all book about the worst television show in history, "The Brady Bunch Variety Hour."

Needless to say, page 266 is my favorite (you can just imagine how flattered I was when Cindy Brady wanted to use my blog in her book -- if Mrs. Ditmeyer could see me now!), and the useless trivia I'm learning about Geri Reischl, better known as Fake Jan, is the best. Like did you know she was the original actress picked to play Blair Warner on "The Facts of Life" (or "Garrett's Girls," as the pilot was called) but then had the part ripped away from her due to a prior commitment to General Mills for a series of commercials for Crispy Wheats 'n Raisins in which she played Fake Dorothy from "The Wizard of Oz"?!!! I'm telling you, this book is a must-have for Brady enthusiasts and pop culture junkies alike! (Learn more HERE.)

1 comment:

  1. Heard Barry Williams, oldest son Greg Brady, on radio this morning pushing a dinner theatre production he's in here in KC (apparently Jim Nabors was busy). 58 minutes of it was about his Brady projects and Marsha gossip, 2 minutes about the new show, Church Basement Women 2. I think I'll miss this one.


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