Even though The Brady Bunch has been off the air for more than 40 years, its former stars appear to have a seemingly unending treasure trove of behind-the-scenes gossip to share about the beloved sitcom.
The latest to dish some Brady dirt is actress Susan Olsen (who played the blended brood’s youngest daughter, Cindy), who opens up about feuding co-stars and making out with her TV brother (go ahead and say it: “Eww”;).
In an interview with Australia’s news.com.au, Olsen reveals she had a relationship with Mike Lookinland (who played Bobby) that wasn’t exactly brotherly. “We used to make out in the doghouse when we were nine,”; she says.
She points out that they were far from the only ones to get up to shenanigans in a set full of raging teenage hormones.
“Eve [Plumb, who played Jan Brady] always had a crush on Chris [Knight, Peter Brady], they did kind of hook up later on.
“And of course there was Maureen [McCormick, Marcia Brady] and Barry [Williams, Greg Brady], but Barry really wanted to hook up with Florence [Henderson, who played mom Carol Brady], but Florence kept that very platonic.”;
While some of the Brady kids were hooking up, a couple of them couldn’t stand each other: McCormick and Plumb, says Olsen, revealing all these years later the two still don’t get along.
“They do not,”; she says. “I think it’s kind of petty. From day one with these two I have always been in the middle and now it’s at the point where there isn’t even a desire to communicate through me.
“It’s all really petty, but if your feelings get hurt when you’re really young, some people carry it with them. Or maybe to them, moving on means moving away.
“I understand both sides of the story but I’m a little more inclined to be sympathetic to Eve.”;
She also discusses her post-Brady Bunch career — as a pot farmer!
“I was really a marijuana grower. My husband at the time and I grew it hydroponically,”; she says, adding that she never really enjoyed partaking of her harvest. “I’ve always been into “gardening,’ and it’s such a complicated, wonderful, fascinating plant.”;