Original Air Date: February 16th, 1990
Video Link: https://dai.ly/x4jvubm
Hello again fellow fans, readers and friends. Today we review the episode “A Moving Experience”. Urban expansion and interstates see that the Bradys must find a new home. Instead of that, they just decide they will relocate the home they have to a new lot! It is another slow paced and less than interesting Brady adventure. Please share your own thoughts!
The story begins with a documentary like clip about interstates and freeways. In case Ken Burns is reading this, I think a documentary about the Eisenhower Interstate System would make for interesting TV. Maybe this episode should have talked about freeways a bit longer as that might have been more engaging than the story we got.
The story begins with Wally leaving for work and a brief reminder that he and Marcia are shacked up at Mike and Carol’s house. However, bad news soon arrives via a certified letter. A weak attempt at humor is attempted as Mickey calls it a fertilized letter. The letter states the Bradys have 6 months to vacate their home as a freeway will soon be laid through it. Mickey attempts a joke about looking both ways before crossing the kitchen. Marcia admonishes him as the house being razed is a serious matter.
Mike pitches to the local councilman why the freeway plans are a bad idea. His well researched pitch falls on the ears of an inactive politician. He tells them he will voice their concerns, but their cause is hopeless. He leaves with the the admonishment that he is just telling them like it is. As the Bradys leave defeated and dejected, Mike is approached by a group that suggests he run for city council. While he was talking to these concerned citizens, some kid off camera yells loud enough to drown out the conversation and distract this viewer. Seriously, how did the sound man miss that?
Mike and Carol stroll about the house and reflect on all the happy memories that were created in a more entertaining series years before. We are treated to a run of clips from the old show that include Peter practicing magic, Carol’s favorite vase breaking, Bobby flooding the service porch, Mike cleaning up the kitchen, Bobby and Cindy’s teeter-totter record attempt and Greg’s desire for his own room.
Out of the mouths of babes comes a solution to the Bradys’ dilemma. Mickey and Jessica are playing with toys. Mickey says Jessica needs to move her toy house so he can build a bowling alley. This gives Mike and Carol the idea that they can just move their house to a new lot. I don’t know a thing about moving houses, so whether or not this is feasible I have no idea. Carol calls all the kids to let them know about the moving plans and we learn that Greg and Nora are moving back to “the city”.
The scenes that follow show more about Cindy’s romance with her boss, Mike being approached again about running for city council and the trauma center at Greg’s new employer being closed. Cindy and her boss almost break up, but end up making out. She will meet his kids later in the episode and it does not go well.
The house is moved with the family running alongside the truck watching. I can’t see any house moving company allowing this! I can’t see too many parents allowing this either! Both Marcia’s and Greg’s sons run all around the moving truck as it hauls the massive house down the road. I noticed Robert Reed is absent from this scene. I can see Robert Reed crying foul many times over at the idea that the safety of so many would be disregarded.
With the Brady home’s new location still requiring some setup, Mike, Carol and the Logans must call a new house home for a month. The place is small and under a direct flight path. The sound of planes flying over are heard continually. Whoever called this place home before must have been deaf with the amount of air traffic overhead.
The smaller place sees that the kids must sleep on the couch while Mike and Carol and Wally and Marcia sleep in the bedrooms. The roaring planes overhead give the youngsters such a fright that they can’t sleep alone. The solution is that the three fellows will share a bed as will the three ladies. This leads to a chatty Jessica keeping Marcia and Carol up. A jumping Mickey keeps the men awake. Why didn’t Mike just go sleep on the couch? Or maybe Wally and Mickey could have dozed on the couches while Mike and Carol took a bed and Marcia and Jessica did the same?
Alice tries to pay the Bradys a visit after an RV vacation and finds the Brady home no longer there. This had the potential for humor, but again the writing is just so drab and dry that the story just plods along.
Such a pain in the rump is living in the tiny house that Mike is motivated to run for city council. While they celebrate his birthday in the small abode, a lady shows up with a petition to lower the sounds allowed overhead. With her complaint, the family all voices their own troubles and decide Mike Brady is the man to run for council.
Thanks again for reviewing another episode of The Bradys with me. There’s not much for me to conclude with. This show offered beloved characters in a boring story. Please share your own thoughts! See you next week.