A widower with three sons marries a widow with three daughters. It's a sitcom family for the ages, with plenty of warmth and fuzziness (and constant fighting for the bathroom). The series debuted Sept. 26, 1969, but in many ways was a throwback to the '50s. It originally ran for five seasons on ABC, has remained popular in syndication and inspired two theatrical movies.
Here's where the story of the lovely lady, a man named Brady and their six kids comes to an end. Aired from 1973-'74, The Brady Bunch - The Complete Final (Fifth) Season
closes the chapter on one of the most fascinating and entertaining TV sitcoms of the 1970s. The highlights are pretty high, showcasing many classic Brady moments. "Adios, Johnny Bravo" guest stars playmate Claudia Jennings as the super foxy agent Tami Cutler who tries to sign Greg as the next American idol. There is a bit of sibling rivalry on display in both "The Driver's Seat," where Marcia and Greg get competitive over their road tests, and in "Marcia Gets Creamed" where Marcia, Jan and Pete duke it out for the top employee spot at Haskell's Ice Cream Parlor. In "Out Of This World," Greg and Marcia trick Bobby and Peter in thinking a UFO has picked their house for their new home. And who can forget the gang's trip to King's Island amusement park in "The Cincinnati Kids." Though this season includes many landmark episodes, looking at it as a whole one can't help feel that the time was right to end it. There are quite a few "Jump The Shark" moments that can't be ignored, particularly the introduction of Carol's nephew Oliver. Though not a perfect season, it is extremely nostalgic and still very enjoyable. It's easy to understand why this family became icons of seventies culture. --Rob Bracco