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Florence Henderson on Being a 'Second Mother' to the Brady Bunch Kids

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Florence Henderson on Being a 'Second Mother' to the Brady Bunch Kids

Originally posted 06/30/2015 05:05PM

The Brady Bunch's Carol Brady may be one of the most iconic mothers of all time, but it turns out star Florence Henderson was just as much a loving mom off screen as the famously blended family's matriarch was on.

"We spent so many hours together with the kids, and I sort of became like a second mother to them," Henderson told PEOPLE Friday on the set of Breaking Bread with Brooke Burke. "I treated them with respect. They were treated as pros and they came prepared."

She added, "I was the only person on the show that was a mother in real life. I already had four children – my youngest was just a little tiny thing."

But, as most moms must do from time to time, Henderson occasionally had to give the actor playing the Brady kids a little tough love.

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Cindy Brady Spills! Susan Olsen Reveals The Brady Bunch's Darkest Secrets | Brady Bunch, The Brady Bunch, Susan Olsen

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Cindy Brady Spills! Susan Olsen Reveals The Brady Bunch's Darkest Secrets

Originally posted 06/11/2015 03:25PM

Just like Brady Bunch superfans, Susan Olsen can appreciate a good bit of gossip about the '70s sitcom.

In a recent interview with news.com.au, the actress who played Cindy Brady did not hesitate to dish about Brady feuds and hookups, the cast's shockingly low salaries and even her past as a marijuana farmer.

Since the actors playing the Brady kids worked in close quarters during the show's 1969–74 run, fans most often want to know who really hooked up with whom: "I think all of us did," Olsen, 53, admitted."We led a sheltered life for part of the year, so if there was anybody to get a crush on or try to date, it would be our counterparts."

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Danny Trejo Channels The Brady Bunch's Marcia in Super Bowl Ad

Originally posted 01/29/2015 06:05PM



Snickers' 2015 Super Bowl has gone back to the '70s with a character-actor twist on The Brady Bunch.

The latest riff on the candy bar's ongoing "You're Not You When You're Hungry" campaign enlists tough guy Danny Trejo in the role of Maureen McCormick's Marcia, whose face was famously pummeled by a football in a 1973 episode.

Trejo stars in the clip, showing off his trademark tattoos while he throws an ax-wielding tantrum while pretending to be the famous small-screen daughter.

Once Florence Henderson's mom Carol hands "Marcia" a Snickers and gets her oldest daughter back to her smiling self, Steve Buscemi shows up as Jan (originally played by Eve Plumb).

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Full House Goes to Hawaii: Take a Vacation with Your Favorite Classic Sitcoms

UpdatePosted 07/28/2014 04:30PM

Need a Vacation? Take It Online with Your Favorite Classic Sitcoms!

Originally posted 07/28/2014 02:55PM

Summer means two things for most Americans: A family trip and a lack of decent TV. However, if you're currently stuck at home, wishing you could find something better to watch, we've got an easy, free solution. You can just ride along with your favorite sitcom of choice!

Remember when sitcoms regularly had group vacations, played out over a series of episodes or even over two-hour movie events?

Sure, Modern Family still does an "away" adventure about once per season, but there was a time when a vacation episode was a full-fledged TV event. Shows you loved would ditch the multi-camera set-up and studio lighting for foreign locales and – gasp! – outside scenes that were actually filmed outside.

Some of these TV adventures happen to be viewable online, and we've collected all the ones we could find.

Bon voyage!

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15 TV Kitchens We'd Love to Cook In | Friends

15 TV Kitchens We'd Love to Cook In

Originally posted 06/18/2014 03:00PM

But only if we get to hang out with the Huxtables, the Keatons, the Simpsons and more!

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Life After Brady: Why Ann B. Davis Left the Spotlight

Life After Brady: Why Ann B. Davis Left the Spotlight

Originally posted 06/05/2014 02:50PM

In her later years, the Brady Bunch star – who died on Sunday – found a higher calling in a small church community

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How The Brady Bunch's Ann B. Davis Spent Her Final Years | Ann B. Davis, Florence Henderson

Ann B. Davis: How The Brady Bunch Star Spent Her Final Years

Originally posted 06/03/2014 08:50AM

After starring as eternally chipper housekeeper Alice on The Brady Bunch from 1969 to 1974, actress Ann B. Davis – who died Sunday in San Antonio at 88 – left Hollywood behind to enjoy a quiet life with close friends.

"Her life centered around her local church," says Bishop Bill Frey, who, with his wife, Barbara, lived with Davis in an extended family household community starting in 1976.

"She was at St. Helena’s twice a week going to church and Bible study another day of the week."

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Costars and Famous Fans Remember the Comic Genius of Ann B. Davis | Ann B. Davis, Florence Henderson

Brady Bunch Costars and Famous Fans Remember the Comic Genius of Ann B. Davis

Originally posted 06/02/2014 12:35PM

Play testcaption testcredit Share on Facebook Tweet Pin on Pinterest Share on Tumblr The Brady Bunch's beloved center square, Ann B. Davis, died Sunday at the age of 88.

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5 Great Alice Moments from The Brady Bunch

5 Great Alice Moments from The Brady Bunch

Originally posted 06/02/2014 07:40AM

Television and pop culture fans were saddened to learn Sunday that Ann B. Davis, best known as The Brady Bunch's indefatigable housekeeper Alice, died at the age of 88 after a fall in her Pennsylvania home.

Fortunately, bereft fans can take solace in the fact that The Brady Bunch will likely be in syndication until the end of time. To that end, here are five clips that show Davis at her best in the role of Alice, the housekeeper everyone wanted in their lives, whether they knew it or not.

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Brady Bunch's Alice, Ann B. Davis, Is Dead at 88

Originally posted 06/01/2014 07:00PM



Early baby boomers knew her as Charmaine "Schultzy" Schultz, the man-hungry receptionist on TV's 1955-59 The Bob Cummings Show. Late baby boomers knew her as Alice Nelson, the eternally optimistic housekeeper on a 1969-74 slice of fantasy Americana called The Brady Bunch.

But no matter the character she played, actress Ann B. Davis, who died Sunday at 88, was unquestionably one thing to all audiences: lovable.

"All of us wish we had an Alice," Davis told PEOPLE in 1992. "I wish I had an Alice."

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