OK Robert Reed was a pretty nice looking but average joe. Then he leaves for his vacation in Hawaii with straight hair and Mike Brady gets out of the plane with curly hair. Robert Reed clearly decided his "straight" lifestyle was over and he was gonna camp it up from that point on. Then he grew his "fabulous" mustache and what was already obvious to 99% of us, what obvious to the rest of the world. Robert Reed = Gay.
Why Did Mike Brady Turn Gay In Hawaii?
|by Anonymous||reply 150||05/24/2020|
Why yes, op. It is. How astute of you to notice.
It's where I first fucked him in the ass, after he found the tiki.
That's why I got sent away.
|by Anonymous||reply 1||08/13/2015|
only on a sunday
|by Anonymous||reply 2||08/13/2015|
I always wondered why Robert Reed never looked in a mirror he was SO HANDSOME, then he ruined his look by "gaying out" after the Hawaii episode.
|by Anonymous||reply 3||08/13/2015|
He did a full makeover, including updating his wardrobe. He had just turned 40 and it was a mid-life crisis more than anything, I think.
Apparently both Barry Williams and Florence Henderson have claimed that Reed's hair was naturally curly, but I don't think that's true.
|by Anonymous||reply 4||08/13/2015|
Robert Reed did have naturally curly hair. It took him more effort to part it and comb it flat than it did to let it go. He got out of the plane in Hawaii with curly hair because when they flew to Hawaii to film that scene, the sea air made his combed-straight hair turn so frizzy, he just went with it. I do believe he had it permed and styled after that, but like the rest of him, it was always the natural inclination of his hair to be something other than straight,
|by Anonymous||reply 5||08/13/2015|
Well, and the curly hair was easier to get a convincing toupee with back then, too. Shatner and Burt Reynolds had the permed look well into the 1980s. I don't know exactly when Reed started wearing a toupee but he did eventually have to.
|by Anonymous||reply 6||08/13/2015|
Because he got lei-d when he stepped off of the plane,
|by Anonymous||reply 7||08/13/2015|
Robert Reed did a brief blackout skit for Love, American Style that involved him laying out nude, centerfold style, with some strategically placed flowers. Do any of you remember seeing this? Are there any photos or videos of it?
I was only a little boy at the time, but I have this distinct image in my memory -- "Mr. Brady naked!"
I would like to see it again, to make sure I didn't just imagine it...
|by Anonymous||reply 8||08/13/2015|
|by Anonymous||reply 9||08/13/2015|
Ohhhhh, Mike...I told you the perm made you look like a homosexual.
|by Anonymous||reply 10||08/13/2015|
A friend of mine helped run a gay bar in West Hollywood for most the 1970s and early 1980s and always said that he thought it was common knowledge that Reed was gay. He would often end the night with taking home some young thing, sometimes a hustler. Perhaps some of those guys thought it was a thrill to be doing it with Mike Brady.
|by Anonymous||reply 11||08/13/2015|
Mike was so hot in his tiny near speedo-like swim suit in Hawaii.
|by Anonymous||reply 12||08/13/2015|
He doesn't look like he had much between his legs. Did the produces of Brady Bunch make him pull everything back?
|by Anonymous||reply 13||08/13/2015|
In Hawaii? Honey, I knew he was gay long before that. Why do you think I asked him to design my factory?
|by Anonymous||reply 14||08/13/2015|
I just remember the big-ass spider on Peter's hot naked chest in Vincent Price's cave. Then, I knew I was gay.
|by Anonymous||reply 15||08/13/2015|
Alice's caftan in R12's picture is fan-fucking-tastic.
|by Anonymous||reply 16||08/14/2015|
I recently saw an episode of Father Knows Best where he is cast as a potential love interest for Betty. While he does not have the full 70's afro going, his hair is very wavy. His voice and mannerisms were also much more flamboyant.
|by Anonymous||reply 17||08/14/2015|
He did a post-Brady, TV movie of the week in the mid 70s called "Nightmare in Badham County" about two co-eds who are sent to a women's prison after false evidence is planted on them by the corrupt sheriff of the small town through which they are travelling - basically a precursor to the "Angels in Chains" episode of "Charlie's Angels". He played one of the corrupt prison administrators who promises to reduce their sentence if one of the co-eds sleeps with him. As a young gayling, I remember thinking she should totally take his deal!
(According to IMDB, it was this TV movie that gave Deborah Raffin (C-list actress in the US) her icon status in China.)
|by Anonymous||reply 18||08/14/2015|
Was he knock kneed or is he standing weird in R12's picture?
The first time I watched the Brady Bunch was at my grandmother's house in 1992 and it sucked me in. My mom took me to see The Real Life Brady Bunch at the Kennedy Center a few years later. I haven't watched it in years but now I want to find it somewhere online with a bowl and fish tacos.
|by Anonymous||reply 19||08/14/2015|
Cissy had a crush on him when he was her teacher
|by Anonymous||reply 20||08/14/2015|
Was Reed a bottom or a top?
|by Anonymous||reply 21||08/14/2015|
|by Anonymous||reply 22||08/14/2015|
He got the ass cancer so I'd say bottom.
|by Anonymous||reply 23||08/14/2015|
R20, I didn't know that was him. That was a weird "Family Affair", perhaps that's repetitive. Reed played Cissy's psych teacher who had progressive ideas about how children should be raised. Due to his philosophy, Cissy turns into a cold, analytical sibling. Uncle Bill is suspicious of him and invites him over. The twins cause him to explode, suggesting his theories are all book learned with no practical knowledge. Cissy is devastated but returns to being a loving, caring sister.
|by Anonymous||reply 24||08/14/2015|
I had to do it somewhere; Carol always said, "don't play with your balls in the house."
|by Anonymous||reply 25||08/14/2015|
There was no sitcom that was as morose as Family Affair. They never swept the death of the parents under the rug. That saddest sitcom episode ever was the one when Jody was so attached to his teacher because she looked so much like his mother. Only he was too young to realize it. When she quit he went into a severe depression over her departure. No one could figure out why until they invited the teacher over the house. The look on Cissy's face was nothing that should have entertained kids...but alas we got it.
|by Anonymous||reply 26||08/14/2015|
In the 60s, even in sit coms, kids were treated as real human beings.
Not a sit-com, but recently I saw a rerun of Emergency! where they explored the syndrome of suicide in very young children.
|by Anonymous||reply 27||08/14/2015|
"That saddest sitcom episode ever was the one when Jody was so attached to his teacher because she looked so much like his mother."
How about the episode where Buffy's ill friend (I think she was played by Eve Plumb) dies? And the one where a little black girl tells Buffy and Jody she lives in a big house and has a famous, successful father, but in reality lives in very modest circumstances and has no father. And the episode where the football player father of a friend of Jodie's gets in trouble; Jodie is disappointed and no longer wants to have anything to do with either one of them. Both father and son seem crushed by Jodie's rejection. "Family Affair" was ALWAYS pulling on the heartstrings.
|by Anonymous||reply 28||08/14/2015|
"Family Affair" was the "Six Feet Under" of its time.
|by Anonymous||reply 29||08/14/2015|
[R28] I loved that episode. Buffy goes to visit Albertine and says the window box is a pretty garden. Albertine replies "It's not a garden, it's a kitchen, a dirty ol' kitchen".
|by Anonymous||reply 30||08/14/2015|
Did anyone else read Maureen McCormack's memoir. For any Brady Bumch fan it's must reading. (She was addicted to coke for years, while she was playing a Brady bride!)
Anyway she had a crush on Robert Reed when she was a little girl but realized as she reached her mid/older teens that he was gay and she was embarrassed she hadn't figured it out sooner. She said it was very, very apparent to everyone else.
|by Anonymous||reply 31||08/14/2015|
Yeah Family Affair was a sad sack of a show but I loved it. Cissy was a great teen actress. Also the one when Cissy plans to go to a private school so the apartment won't be crowded and Uncle Bill can keep the kids together. And Jesus H. the way the kids were just dumped on him. OK back to Robert Reed I guess.
|by Anonymous||reply 32||08/14/2015|
Never could get into the "Brady Bunch" at all. Too old, I'm guessing, or not cool enough. But damn, a lot of folks certainly DO love it. Was it all just goofing on the characters, or a genuine fondness for them?
Reed was never better than when he played E.G. Marshall's son in the dramatic series "The Defenders."
|by Anonymous||reply 33||08/14/2015|
When I was in 1st and 2nd grade, I remember the afternoon block of syndicated reruns (4:00-8:00) was something like The Flintstones, I Love Lucy, The Brady Bunch, The Partridge Family, Bewitched, Gilligan, Jeannie, Petticoat Junction, Green Acres, Andy Griffith and ending with Family Affair at 7:30. (I don't know the exact order, and some were probably on other channels but I know Family Affair was the last in the lineup). I sat through everything diligently, even Gilligan and Andy Griffith, both of which I hated, but NOTHING could make me sit through Family Affair. I'd sooner go to bed early than watch it.
|by Anonymous||reply 34||08/14/2015|
R15. You are misremembering the scene. The spider scene was in the hotel room. He was wearing PJs. He was in just a bathing suit in a couple beach scenes.
But, yes, Chris Knight was HAWT.
|by Anonymous||reply 35||08/14/2015|
Sounds like our after school rotation....except take out Petticoat Junction and replace it with Gomer Pyle. Gomber holds up pretty well I just got some from netflix.
|by Anonymous||reply 36||08/14/2015|
[quote] Sounds like our after school rotation....except take out Petticoat Junction and replace it with Gomer Pyle. Gomber holds up pretty well I just got some from netflix.
I remember Gomer being in there somewhere, and I'm sure I'm mashing up several stations (Channel 5, Channel 9 and Channel 11 in NYC, then Channels 6/33 and Channel 69 UHF in Florida). I can remember becoming briefly obsessed with AM reruns of Love, American Style when I had to live with my aunt and uncle for a while and had been taken out of school for a few weeks. Oh, I lived the high life, relaxing on the couch with bowl after bowl of cereal while my cousins went off to school and I watched morning reruns, followed by the Mike Douglas Show and/or Dinah, briefly stopping to glare at my Aunt if she dared bring the noisy vacuum into the living room.
|by Anonymous||reply 37||08/14/2015|
Once Cissy had a high society friend, ala Paris Hilton. Cissy says "She's been everywhere" to which Jodie asks "has she been to the moon?"
I agree the Albertine episode was one of the more bizarrely moving episodes.
|by Anonymous||reply 38||08/16/2015|
It's funny. Family Affair had more diversity than Friends had a couple of decades later. Cissy's first boyfriend was the Latino bag boy who delivered their groceries. It was just and aside. No one made an episode out of it.
|by Anonymous||reply 39||08/16/2015|
I also remember the episode where Buffy and Jodie are being bullied. Uncle Bill goes to speak with the father who, of course, also turns out to be a bully. Unlike the Brady Bunch episode where Mike and Carol simply leave disgusted, on FA, the bully father attacks Uncle Bill who in turns kicks his ass. The kids report that the bully apologized to them the next day.
|by Anonymous||reply 40||08/16/2015|
[quote]I just remember the big-ass spider on Peter's hot naked chest
"Hot naked chest"?
[quote]in Vincent Price's cave.
In the cave, huh?
[quote]Then, I knew I was gay.
You may have known that then, but we know NOW that you're a fucking moron.
|by Anonymous||reply 41||08/16/2015|
R17 Yeah, pre-Brady Bunch, you can find early projects where Robert Reed's hair appears VERY wavy. He was probably one of those guys where if they don't towel dry and slop Vitalis on it right away, it might start to curl up on its own rather quickly. Take a rat comb to it, and that's all it might take to get an enhanced curly look.
Bloodlust! - 1961
|by Anonymous||reply 42||08/16/2015|
Did he and Richard Chamberlain ever hook-up when Reed did a six-episode arc on Dr. Kildare in 1965?
|by Anonymous||reply 43||08/16/2015|
This Family Affair episode is heavy duty for a kid. In doing a report on Mr French for school, Cissy discovers that his one true love died in the Blitz. Just like that...gone....All that he had to remind him, was an old doll from a fair.
|by Anonymous||reply 44||08/16/2015|
Cathy Garver was a little short and could at times be pudgy but from the neck up she was almost perfect. My older sister had that Chrissy doll where you could shorten or lengthen the hair. It looked a lot like Cissy. Right after Family Affair Cathy was cast in some major movie, I can't remember what it was, but she went a little crazy on the set the first week so they had to let her go. I wonder if she ever got sane.
|by Anonymous||reply 45||08/16/2015|
i thought he turned gay when he peered out of the kitchen window and say Cousin Oliver suggestively sucking on a Popsicle while wearing jean cut offs and heart-shaped sunglasses.
|by Anonymous||reply 46||08/16/2015|
You gays will love this, commercials and all!
|by Anonymous||reply 47||08/16/2015|
Speaking of Cousin Oliver, one of the stations was playing a Partridge Family marathon this weekend. I never realized the Partridge Family had their own Cousin Oliver the last season. Some really precocious with the requisite buster brown hair cut who whose cuteness was so forced he made Cousin Oliver seem like a genius cast addition. I can see why David Cassidy decided to end it. I think the Partridge Family was the more popular show when they were prime time shows, but the Brady Bunch was much more prevalent in the world of syndication.
|by Anonymous||reply 48||08/16/2015|
Everyone knows Mike was having a downlow affair with Sam the Butcher during the entire series. All those jokes about "meat" and such.
Example: The roast the two men were referring to in this scene was Mike's rump.
|by Anonymous||reply 49||08/16/2015|
You just know that Sam's underwear had yellow prostate dribble stains.
|by Anonymous||reply 50||08/16/2015|
I hated that actor who played Sam. It didn't help that he was FUCKING EVERYWHERE, EVERY SHOW, from about 1960 to 1989.
|by Anonymous||reply 51||08/16/2015|
His name was Allan Melvin. Here's his IMDB. He's like the hardest working actor ever. He's the actor that everybody knows but nobody knows.
|by Anonymous||reply 52||08/16/2015|
I love the opening to Family Affair with classy music and the beautiful, blurry jewels spinning around. I though that was what life would be like once I got older. But no.
|by Anonymous||reply 53||08/16/2015|
[quote]Was it all just goofing on the characters, or a genuine fondness for them?
I'd say both, R33. The movies showed that it was the goofing, but what makes me chuckle is that you can make a cousin Oliver joke and the show is so ingrained in American life that most people will get it.
On a vacation to Paris, hubby and I went to a bar and I chatted up this guy. When he asked me where I was from, I don't know why but I just blurted out Sherman Oaks. Where I live with my five brothers and sisters, our parents and our cook. Hubby couldn't stop laughing because I was speaking with such specificity and detail, and the guy finally just looked at me and said, so are you Bobby, Peter or Greg?
Did you know that Bobby Jindal took his name from the Brady Bunch? He said he watched the show to learn American dialect, and decided he should have a more American sounding name.
|by Anonymous||reply 54||08/16/2015|
R49) Even as a very young kid, I sensed that Alice wasn't all that interested in Sam. He was definitely her bowling buddy and that was it.
|by Anonymous||reply 55||08/16/2015|
He's beautiful in R20's pic.
|by Anonymous||reply 56||08/17/2015|
I popped in the cheesy movie "Bloodlust" Reed did early in his career and by god, that man had curly hair! I take back what I said: he did just let it go natural instead of perming it.
|by Anonymous||reply 57||08/18/2015|
[quote]Bloodlust! - 1961
Ha! When I was a little kid, we were dropped off at the movies for an afternoon. It was "The House That Dripped Blood" which was a big hit at the time so everyone knew what it was and was excited. The double feature, no one heard of, but how cool, it was called Bloodlust! Turned out to be an old black & white movie based on "The Most Dangerous Game" where a hunter hunts humans. But the second Robert Reed came on screen, he had a whole theater of kids yelling "It's Mr Brady!"
|by Anonymous||reply 58||08/18/2015|
Reed was nominated for three Emmys, For "Roots", "Rich Man, Poor Man". The third according to IMBD is for "Medical Center" for playing: "Pat Caddison" in a two part episode called "The Fourth Sex". Did he play a transgender in 1969? Anyone see it?
|by Anonymous||reply 59||08/18/2015|
He played a homosexual on a Hotel episode with Dee Hall.
|by Anonymous||reply 60||08/20/2015|
How can anybody forget Robert Reed's role on "Medical Center?" He played a man name Pat who was undergoing a sex change operation. He has a wife and a son who are understandably freaked out by this, but eventually it gets more or less resolved. I remember a scene where the wife tells him she wishes him happiness in his new life. At the end of the episode Pat/Reed is all done up to look like a woman, makeup, a dress, the whole works. He looked just the way Caitlyn Jenner does, like a man who is dressed up and made up to look like a woman but is obviously a man.
|by Anonymous||reply 61||08/24/2015|
Thanks, r61. I never knew about it but found it on You Tube.
|by Anonymous||reply 62||08/24/2015|
Curly hair was in style for men till the 60s. Almost all the men were curling it. There was joke after joke after joke about men going in and getting Tony Perms and so forth. It's highly likely Reed CURLED his hair back then rather than straightened it, which was not common among women but unheard of by men.
|by Anonymous||reply 63||08/24/2015|
From Burns and Allen:
Dinah Shore is guest with her announcer Harry Von Zell and B&A announcer Bill Goodwin
Harry: Go out with me Dinah you'll have a whale of a time
Bill: More like an evening with a whale
Harry: Shut up you walking finger wave
|by Anonymous||reply 64||01/21/2016|
Turn gay? I like this new datalounge. This "free to post" has been a l great idea, webmaster. Brilliant idea.
|by Anonymous||reply 65||01/21/2016|
For those Brady Bunch lovers and experts there is only ONE episode in the fourth season where Mike has straight hair and it's the Marcia "Today, I Am A Freshman" episode. Marcia hates high school. Mike looks damn good. And he doesn't have a perm so let's pay homage to Roberts only fourth season episode to feature his unnatural but completely beautiful straight hair. The whole cast looks great because they still have their Hawaii tans, especially Marcia. She was such a groovy chick! Lol Robert was my first crush. Will someone be a love and post the episode please? I cannot do it on my phone
|by Anonymous||reply 66||01/21/2016|
Robert has the hairy chest. no manscape for him.
|by Anonymous||reply 67||01/21/2016|
Why are the Family Affair freaks hijacking a Brady Bunch thread. Get your own thread creeps!
|by Anonymous||reply 68||01/21/2016|
Did you see that hot Filipino twink they hired to guide the Bradys around? Mike wasn't the only one to turn gay in Hawaii.
|by Anonymous||reply 69||01/21/2016|
They also seemed to have let Bobby's hair go natural in Hawaii - they dyed it dark to match everyone else, but he's naturally a red head.
|by Anonymous||reply 70||01/21/2016|
[quote] For those Brady Bunch lovers and experts there is only ONE episode in the fourth season where Mike has straight hair and it's the Marcia "Today, I Am A Freshman" episode. Marcia hates high school. Mike looks damn good. And he doesn't have a perm so let's pay homage to Roberts only fourth season episode to feature his unnatural but completely beautiful straight hair. The whole cast looks great because they still have their Hawaii tans, especially Marcia. She was such a groovy chick! Lol Robert was my first crush. Will someone be a love and post the episode please? I cannot do it on my phone
Robert Reed had naturally curly hair. He didn't perm it. The humidity in Hawaii caused it to revert to it's natural texture.
Remember the 1969 and 1970 episodes when Mike Brady had that really short, dark brown hair? In ‘71 his hair grew a little longer and in ‘72, those curls mysteriously appeared in his hair. It has long been rumored that Robert Reed and some of the other Brady men went out and got perms before the fourth season. The truth of the matter, according to Barry, is that Robert, himself, and Chris Knight had naturally curly hair that they had tried to tame for the first three seasons and eventually gave up all of the bizarre hair maintenance rituals they had to go through to keep it straight. Barry briefly mentioned Mike Lookinland’s encounter with Miss Clairol, which explained his dark hair at the beginning of the series, but the hair hassles Florence Henderson and Susan Olsen went through, though mentioned in the book, were not discussed in the presentation.
|by Anonymous||reply 71||01/21/2016|
I never knew Robert Reed's hair had anything to do with race baiting. Thanks, R71!
|by Anonymous||reply 72||01/21/2016|
[quote]He did a full makeover, including updating his wardrobe. He had just turned 40 and it was a mid-life crisis more than anything, I think.
So he only turned 40 then? He was in his 30s the first 4 years of the show's run?!? No way. So he was younger than Ashton Kutcher and Channing Tatum and Ryan Gosling when he was on the show? That doesn't seem right.
|by Anonymous||reply 73||01/21/2016|
No way did Reed not perm his hair. You don't get perfectly even curls like he, Greg, Peter and later Bobby (on BB Variety Hour) had.
|by Anonymous||reply 74||01/22/2016|
The best thing about Family Affair were the twin doors with the door knobs in the center. Those impressed me more than the fact that they had a NYC apartment or even an English butler.
|by Anonymous||reply 75||01/22/2016|
Just reposting this hot pic of him from the 60s.
|by Anonymous||reply 76||01/22/2016|
Wow looks like he could be Zachary Levi's brother.
|by Anonymous||reply 77||01/22/2016|
I never knew Robert Reed's hair had anything to do with race baiting. Thanks, [R71]!
I didn't either R72. Sorry wrong link.
|by Anonymous||reply 78||01/22/2016|
What has Gable got for me?
Or Mrs. Johnson's blonde boy Van?
Give me a hairy Rob
With no straightened bob
I'm a Mike Brady fan
|by Anonymous||reply 79||01/22/2016|
At R76, he looks just like a hipster douche today. He looks like he just stepped out of Williamsburg.
|by Anonymous||reply 80||01/22/2016|
Mike Brady was a pink powder puff? *GASP*
|by Anonymous||reply 81||01/22/2016|
Bob Reed joked about it on Day By Day when he as Mike said that "All the Brady have perms!"
|by Anonymous||reply 82||03/08/2016|
r53 I thought the same thing at the time, but the Vietnam War and the counterculture had changed our young lives forever. Enter the 1970s and Norman Lear's realism.
|by Anonymous||reply 83||03/08/2016|
[quote] "Family Affair" was ALWAYS pulling on the heartstrings.
Perhaps that's why the original time slot was at 9:30pm (8:30 Central) so that the kiddies would already be in bed.
R45 I agree about the music. I would already be in bed, reading The Hardy Boys under the covers, using a flashlight (NOT a fleshlight, but getting excited over Frank and Joe nevertheless) and could hear the Family affair music wafting from the living room television. I couldn't wait until summer vacation so I could stay up and watch it.
And yes, I LOVED those apartment doors too R75
|by Anonymous||reply 84||03/08/2016|
Robert Reed had no muscularity. He was thin, he should've hit the weights. He also had no buttocks what-so-ever.
|by Anonymous||reply 85||03/08/2016|
[quote] He also had no buttocks what-so-ever.
i saw his butt in a Broadway play he did called DOUBLES. (He replaced Tony Roberts)
It was just fine
|by Anonymous||reply 86||03/08/2016|
[quote]He also had no buttocks what-so-ever.
The Bradys didn't have a toilet, so it was kind of a moot point.
|by Anonymous||reply 87||03/08/2016|
[quote]Did you see that hot Filipino twink they hired to guide the Bradys around?
Like father, like son.
|by Anonymous||reply 88||03/08/2016|
[quote]Was it all just goofing on the characters, or a genuine fondness for them?
A little from column A, a little from column B, as well as the fact that Robert Reed proved gay men can be trusted with children, a contrast from the horrible stereotypes of the era still being perpetuated on fictional shows like [italic]Kojak[/italic]. I must confess, I've been on a little bit of a Brady kick lately, and it started under some sad circumstances. A friend of mine who was once my roommate was hospitalized and almost died, and his Latino twink boyfriend came to see me. So at one point we watched TV, and he looked in my DVD collection and then he mentioned this show. So we watched a few episodes and got high. Then a couple days after that, I actually rewatched both the movies back-to-back along with [italic]Yours, Mine and Ours[/italic]. They really hit the sweet spot with the right tone of affection and irreverence, whereas the majority of movies based on TV shows from the past are garbage.
|by Anonymous||reply 89||03/08/2016|
I actually know Cathy Garver. Yep. She told me that Brian Keith did not like Robert Reed much, that he thought Reed was stuck up and not very friendly when he was on Family Affair. She said that Keith was laid back and warm and nice, not unlike his Uncle Bill character. Reed, a method actor, was serious to the point of distraction. Since the show was a sitcom and not, you know, the Brothers Karamazov, Keith thought Reed was ridiculous. Cathy said something about how Keith bristled at the way Reed sharpened a pencil or asked about his "motivation" for sharpening a pencil or something. Can't exactly remember, but that Brian Keith thought Robert Reed had a big stick up his ass. And, of course, there are ten jokes right there. LOL
|by Anonymous||reply 90||03/08/2016|
R90 Great stories!
Please tell me Cathy Garver's home has front doors like they did in R75 s photo
|by Anonymous||reply 91||03/08/2016|
In all seriousness, what would Robert Reed have lost by coming out before he died?
|by Anonymous||reply 92||03/08/2016|
[quote]a method actor
What method, Stanislavsky? Meisner? Adler?
|by Anonymous||reply 93||03/08/2016|
I don't know what method but Reed was always at odds with Sherwood Schwartz about the schlocky dialogue and plots of The Brady Bunch. He hated the show pretty much the whole time he did it because he considered himself a "serious actor." And felt the show was beneath him and his talents. He refused to do the final show altogether because of the stupid plot (something about hair dye and Greg's hair being orange) and was not in the final broadcase episode at all (for Brady Bunch afficionados). Reed also knew how much $$$ and fame it made for him and it was a steady gig. It made him a pop culture icon and very famous. He did grow to love the cast, though, and they all remained quite close until he died. I am getting all of this from various things I have read about him over the years. All of it pretty much says this same stuff. Note that he came back to do the variety show (another pop culture hilarious misfire and so-bad-you-can't-look-away type show from the 70's) because he had always wanted to be able to sing and dance (being gay and all, of course) but he could do neither.
Cathy didn't know too much about his "method" or anything about his personal life as she only worked with him briefly on Family Affair.
|by Anonymous||reply 94||03/08/2016|
[quote]I actually know Cathy Garver.
Apparently you don't know her well enough to spell her name correctly.
|by Anonymous||reply 95||03/08/2016|
Oh, oops, Kathy. LOL. Sorry Kathy.
|by Anonymous||reply 96||03/08/2016|
I think Mike had a very nice body, especially for the time. Dads with six kids weren't out pumping iron then, but Mike has a nice, solid build, and nice chest hair.
|by Anonymous||reply 97||03/09/2016|
|by Anonymous||reply 98||05/02/2016|
Kathy Garver looks fantastic!
The Brady Bunch was an awful show, we didn't even watch it as kids it was so fucking baaaad. It really was a piece of shit and I don't blame Robert Reed for wanting to distance himself.
p.s. He was VERY handsome in person, really cool guy, not completely gay, like SOME women if they were a certain type.
|by Anonymous||reply 99||05/02/2016|
[quote]She said that Keith was laid back and warm and nice, not unlike his Uncle Bill character.
Johnny Whitaker, who played Jody also said the same thing, but added, "from day one, we were told, 'never touch his hair'."
|by Anonymous||reply 100||05/02/2016|
It was more shocking when Elizabeth Montgomery went from a poor man's Grace Kelly to a hippy chick.
|by Anonymous||reply 101||05/02/2016|
I like to give Marcia's name a little class. I don't call her Mar sha I call her Mar see ah
|by Anonymous||reply 102||05/02/2016|
I misspell her as Marsha half the time. The poor woman looks like an old troll these days.
|by Anonymous||reply 103||05/02/2016|
and what do YOU look like?
|by Anonymous||reply 104||05/04/2016|
Do we know if Robert Reed had any long-term partners?
|by Anonymous||reply 105||05/05/2016|
Didn't he die of AIDS or a weakened immune system?
|by Anonymous||reply 106||05/05/2016|
I heard that Mike decided to come out in Hawaii and was forbidden to, and that is why he hated Schwartz, who is a well known homophobic.
|by Anonymous||reply 107||08/17/2016|
Mr. Brady looked pretty hot in those trunks.
|by Anonymous||reply 108||08/17/2016|
Robert Reid's hair was naturally curly and the humidity in Hawaii. The showrunners liked it, so it stayed.
|by Anonymous||reply 109||08/17/2016|
Mike Brady was practically dreamy in many of the early episodes.
|by Anonymous||reply 110||08/18/2016|
Wow, Flo Henderson's got a banging body in r12's pic. Meanwhile Maureen tries and fails to cover up her muffin top.
|by Anonymous||reply 111||08/18/2016|
Laughing my ass off reading through this thread. Should definitely be on the "best of DL" list.
Greg and Peter also let their hair grow wild and curly in the later years. Perhaps they were exploring their sexuality?
|by Anonymous||reply 112||08/18/2016|
If you pay attention in the first Hawaii episode the family is all together at the mountain summit trying to pronounce the Hawaiian name, Mike Brady gives up and utters...."why dont we call it look out point" and laughs, letting out his inner gay self.
|by Anonymous||reply 113||08/18/2016|
[quote]Robert Reid's hair was naturally curly
Yeah and his hair coincidentally was perfectly curled with each curl being exactly the same size.
|by Anonymous||reply 114||08/18/2016|
He acted so gay when he did Search For Tomorrow in 1986. He totally pinged.
|by Anonymous||reply 115||08/18/2016|
I have naturally curly hair. If I carefully style it--use a wide tooth comb instead of brush, right product, scrunch the curls meticulously, wet and redo as needed--I can get the curls to look pretty uniform, even when it's really long. I presume Robert Reed was well-groomed on that set. And he sometimes sported the curly hairstyle later in life as well. Somehow I doubt he was getting perms in his 50s but letting his hair go grey.
|by Anonymous||reply 116||08/18/2016|
In the 70s everyone got perms, it was the in-thing.
|by Anonymous||reply 117||08/18/2016|
Robert Reed was definitely a hottie in his younger days.
Most of us got our little daddy crushes from seeing men like Mike Brady.
|by Anonymous||reply 118||08/18/2016|
Definately first man crush
|by Anonymous||reply 119||08/18/2016|
Brady Bunch and Family Affair were awful. They were throwbacks to the Father Knows Best era, except for the dead parent aspect.
|by Anonymous||reply 120||08/18/2016|
I never noticed how handsome Robert Reed was until I was well into adulthood. He was such a "dad" to me that I simply couldn't see it. I also can't believe he was only in his 30s when the Brady Bunch started--he seemed so much older. But he really was a damn fine looking man.
|by Anonymous||reply 121||08/18/2016|
Very kissable lips.
|by Anonymous||reply 122||08/18/2016|
You've obviously never seen Family Affair or don't remember it well. It was not only well written and acted but they dealt with things like death, fear, minorities, different cultures, and a host of other contemporary issues.
Remember how on the Brady Bunch, Mike wouldn't fight the father of the bully but Uncle Bill punched the bully's father's lights out.
|by Anonymous||reply 123||08/18/2016|
I had a crush on Robert Reed from when he was in "The Defenders," which ran from 1961-65 (well before he became Mr. Brady.)
|by Anonymous||reply 124||08/18/2016|
But did he have a big cock?
|by Anonymous||reply 125||08/19/2016|
Robert was my brother, and he really did have naturally curly hair, just like me.
|by Anonymous||reply 126||08/19/2016|
It's only in Season 5 that he's shown with curly hair in the opening....and OMG it makes him look 10-15 years older.
Then again, everyone aged a lot in a few years.
|by Anonymous||reply 127||08/19/2016|
So...have we concluded it was the cursed tiki idol that made Pops Brady gay?
|by Anonymous||reply 128||08/19/2016|
|by Anonymous||reply 129||08/19/2016|
Between the way he looked with the curly hair and his somewhat "suspect" real last name, I wonder whether he was a closet Jew as well as a closet gay.
|by Anonymous||reply 130||08/19/2016|
I bet Mike Brady gave good cum facials.
|by Anonymous||reply 131||08/21/2016|
R32 I think Mr. French and Uncle Bill fooled around while the kids were at at school.
Why else would Mr. French be carrying around that damp towel all the time?
|by Anonymous||reply 132||08/21/2016|
Reed's birth name was Robert Rietz. He changed it to Reed when he began acting.
|by Anonymous||reply 133||08/21/2016|
[quote]I wonder whether he was a closet Jew as well as a closet gay.
So did he prefer cut or uncut?
|by Anonymous||reply 134||08/21/2016|
Such blue eyes.
|by Anonymous||reply 135||08/22/2016|
I would have preferred for him to turn gay in New Jersey.
|by Anonymous||reply 136||08/22/2016|
I would have let him stick it ALL the way in.
|by Anonymous||reply 137||08/22/2016|
I thought this thread said Why Did Mike Brady Turn Gay In Heaven?
|by Anonymous||reply 138||08/22/2016|
No matter how hard you try you can't polish a turd.
|by Anonymous||reply 139||08/23/2016|
An ironic statement from him
|by Anonymous||reply 140||08/23/2016|
Robert Reed must've had a boyfriend in real life starting that season, because he was giving JM J Bullock a run for his money after that.
|by Anonymous||reply 141||01/03/2018|
They are running this episode right now on ME TV. I googled Brady men perms and this thread popped right up.
|by Anonymous||reply 142||06/24/2018|
He looked great either way.
|by Anonymous||reply 143||06/24/2018|
Robert Reed had one daughter, and though he was not involved in raising her, the daughter is very protective of his legacy,
She refuses to be interviewed for any publication or book and has refused to grant permission for his likeness to be used in any Brady merchandise or his image to be used anywhere. She will not even give permission to use clips of any of his past work.
|by Anonymous||reply 144||06/24/2018|
I can relate.
|by Anonymous||reply 145||06/24/2018|
Mike Brady obviously turned gay because the guy who did his perm (en route to Hawaii -- doesn't every man stop to get his hair done just before going on vacation with his family) was a super-stud.
Mike realized his true calling as the stud placed his hands on Mike's head. Mike walked into the hair salon a straight man but walked out gay.
|by Anonymous||reply 146||06/26/2018|
R12 Dang, he was pretty hot! Never noticed when I was a kid.
|by Anonymous||reply 147||05/24/2020|
I want Gary Cole’s Mike Brady to give it to me gently but sternly.
|by Anonymous||reply 148||05/24/2020|
[quote] She refuses to be interviewed for any publication or book and has refused to grant permission for his likeness to be used in any Brady merchandise or his image to be used anywhere. She will not even give permission to use clips of any of his past work.
She must have relented somewhat on that. Because I've seen merchandise in the last few years with his face. I doubt they were knockoffs since Viacom CBS is very protective of the Brady copyright. I think their three top licenses are Star Trek, Lucy, and the Bradys. His image is even on the Brady Bunch slot machine.
|by Anonymous||reply 149||05/24/2020|
[quote]Why Did Mike Brady Turn Gay In Hawaii?
Well, don’t look at me!
|by Anonymous||reply 150||05/24/2020|