30 Untold Behind-the-Scenes Stories of 'The Brady Bunch'

By Sarah Norman | February 15, 2024

In Real Life, Marcia Underwent Three Abortions Before She Was 21

Get ready to embark on a far-out journey filled with laughter, nostalgia, and a few surprises! These stories from behind the scenes of The Brady Bunch offer a sneak peek into the captivating world of America's favorite TV family. Discover untold tales, hidden moments, and cherished memories as we unveil the groovy secrets of this iconic show. So grab your bell-bottoms and put on your best polyester, because it's time to step behind the curtain and explore the colorful world of The Brady Bunch like never before!

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When Maureen McCormick, who played Marcia Brady, was deep in the clutches of her addiction, she lost touch with the real world. In her memoir, Here's the Story: Surviving Marcia Brady and Finding My True Voice, she has spoken openly about missing out on job opportunities, going without sleep for days, and ending up in dangerous situations due to drugs. She also has spoken candidly about getting pregnant multiple times while on drugs: 
 

I was 18, 19 and 20 when I had each abortion. It shows how careless I was. It shows what drugs did to me and how far I went. I was not aware of the things going on in my life. Playing Marcia, I always had to be perfect... but I had so much going on underneath. 


We're so happy McCormick came out the other side!

Writers Had To Incorporate Maureen McCormick's Nose Injury Into The Show

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"Oh, my nose!" Remember the episode, "The Subject of Noses"? Well, that episode was based around Maureen McCormick's - Marcia Brady's - real life nasal incident. In the episode, Marcia is all excited about a big date coming up, when the Brady boys accidentally knock her in the face with a football. Oof! In real life, the accident was a lot more harrowing. McCormick was in a car accident the week before shooting, and ended up with a broken shnozz. Luckily both Maureen and Marcia's noses ended up ok in the end!