Day by Day (1988–1989)

A Very Brady Episode 

When Brian and Kate confront him about his poor grades, The Brady Bunch (1969) addict Ross says that he wishes that he were living with the fictional Bradys. He gets his wish.


Asaad Kelada


Gary David Goldberg (creator), Andy Borowitz (created by) | 1 more credit »




Episode cast overview:
Doug Sheehan ... Brian Harper
Linda Kelsey ... Kate Harper
Christopher Daniel Barnes ... Ross Harper
Courtney Thorne-Smith ... Kristin Carlson / Judy
Julia Louis-Dreyfus ... Eileen Swift / Sally
Florence Henderson ... Carol Brady
Robert Reed ... Mike Brady
Ann B. Davis ... Alice Nelson
Maureen McCormick ... Marcia Brady
Christopher Knight ... Peter Brady
Mike Lookinland ... Bobby Brady


Six former members of "The Brady Bunch" cast reunited for this episode, which centered on Ross' dream about living with TV's "lovely lady" (who had "three very lovely girls," all with hair of gold) and "a man named Brady, who was busy with three boys of his own." Brian and Kate have had enough of Ross' poor grades and confront him about it. Ross doesn't see what's the matter, explaining that he was merely watching a "Brady Bunch" marathon (and that by missing one episode, he loses the flow). Brian and Kate are even more upset at Ross' nonchalant attitude, prompting Ross to bemoan aloud that Mike Brady "would never yell at me" because of bad grades. Ross falls asleep and finds himself in the middle of the opening credits of "The Brady Bunch." It isn't long before Ross learns that he is the Bradys' "long-lost son," Chuck. "Chuck" gets his hair permed (at Mike's suggestion), then begins visiting with various family members, who reprise the scenes of the Brady's most popular episodes (e.g... Written by Brian Rathjen <>

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Release Date:

5 February 1989 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Maureen McCormick (Marcia Brady) was pregnant in real-life. See more »


Ross Harper: I'm feelin' a little cooped up. Why don't we go to the mall?
Peter Brady: Mall? What's a mall?
Ross Harper: You know, it's a place with all these stores, great lookin' girls.
Bobby Brady: Girls! I'd rather kiss a basketball or a catcher's mitt than any dumb old girl!
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Crazy Credits

During the opening credits sequence, there's a new subtitle which reads: "in BradyVision." See more »


Spoofs The Brady Bunch (1969) See more »

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