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

By Sarah Norman | July 27, 2023

Marcia Dated Her On-Screen Brother, Greg

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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Barry Williams and Maureen McCormick, known for their roles as Greg and Marcia Brady on The Brady Bunch, shared an on-screen sibling bond that millions of viewers adored. But what many fans didn't know was that behind the scenes, this TV brother and sister duo had a flirtatious fling that sizzled with so much chemistry it got in the way of filming! 

When we shot “A Room at the Top,” the final show of the fourth season, the tension between Barry and me was at an all-time high, I couldn’t read the word bedroom in the script without conjuring up fantasies of the two of us. It was as if "bedroom" had turned into a code word for something illicit and wonderful. Barry wasn’t much better. Shooting the scene where we sat next to each other on the bed was more than either of us could handle. We couldn’t keep our hands off each other.

The director of the episode, Lloyd Schwartz, even found it hard to film the scene, as the energy between the two definitely wasn't reading very brother-sister. Luckily they eventually got through the moment and wrapped the season!



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

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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!