Picks and Pans Review: Here's the Real Story

updated 09/06/2010 AT 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 09/06/2010 AT 01:00 AM EDT

The Brady Bunch producer Lloyd J. Schwartz, who's written a book with his dad-show creator Sherwood Schwartz-shares a peek behind the scenes.

ROBERT REED WASN'T LIKE MIKE BRADY

We knew about his sexual orientation. It made no difference, but his personality did-working with him was hell. But he never had his explosions until the kids left.

THE BARRY-MAUREEN CHEMISTRY CAUSED PROBLEMS

In the first episode I directed, I saw they were hot for each other. You can't have a brother hot for a sister! My job was to throw water on them.

THE BACKYARD GRASS WAS PLASTIC

One time a light fell and melted some. They just filled that crack in with dried leaves.

THEY KNEW HOW TO MAKE A DOG STAY

One day Tiger kept running out of the room. I said, "What's the deal?" The trainer said, "Tiger got hit by a car, so I picked up this dog at the pound." He was untrained, so I told them to nail him to the floor for the scene. Not through his paw! Just through the collar.

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