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Was Jan Brady Really a Mental Case?

I happened to see a few minutes of an episode of "The Facts of Life" with a woman who looked like an adult Jan Brady (Eve Plumb) talking to Jo about becoming a nun (I know lesbian becomes a nun, big surprise).

I googled it and found this little story:

"Eve Plumb, best known for her role as Jan Brady on “The Brady Bunch,” appeared on two episodes of “The Facts of Life” as the sister of Blair Warner. While rehearsing a scene in which their characters got into a physical fight, Plumb accidentally punched Whelchel in the face."

So Jan/Eve 'accidentally' slugged Lisa Welchhel during her guest appearance on TFOL? Is this more evidence of her life-long resentment of pretty blondes, as with her sister Marcia, Marcia, Marci? Did Jan/Eve ever grow out of this or did it progress into some kind of full-blown psychosis?

Does this have anything to do with why Jan/Eve didn't participate in some of the Brady Bunch reunion shows. On the latest reunion show, the HGTV remodel of the Brady Bunch house, Jan/Eve seemed to participate the least and definitely came off as dour and unexcited to be with the others. Or does this maybe have something to do with the "Portrait of a Teenage Runaway" phase she went through, where she played a teen who turned tricks for cash?

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by So Many Questions - Would Alice or Mrs Garrett Tell?reply 67Last Wednesday at 7:57 PM

I doubt Eve Plumb is a psycho but she does look like a bitch sometimes.

by So Many Questions - Would Alice or Mrs Garrett Tell?reply 1Last Sunday at 10:38 AM

Eve’s parents invested her BB money wisely, in real estate, and so she never has had to embarrass herself like Chris, Barry, Maureen, and most notably, Susan.

by So Many Questions - Would Alice or Mrs Garrett Tell?reply 2Last Sunday at 10:47 AM

It all comes down to Pamelyn Ferdin laughing at her. It scarred Jan. It could have very easily turned into a Carrie incident.

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by So Many Questions - Would Alice or Mrs Garrett Tell?reply 3Last Sunday at 10:50 AM

[quote]It all comes down to Pamelyn Ferdin laughing at her. It scarred Jan. It could have very easily turned into a Carrie incident.

Oh so was there precious Menstrual Blood?

If only we could've gotten our hands on Jan at Michfest - the Womyn of Michfest could've changed all of this!

by So Many Questions - Would Alice or Mrs Garrett Tell?reply 4Last Sunday at 11:01 AM

[quote]so she never has had to embarrass herself like Chris, Barry, Maureen, and most notably, Susan.

Susan looked and sounded like a drunk on the HGTV show - I think she's going to be embarrassing herself regardless of whether or not there are cameras around.

by So Many Questions - Would Alice or Mrs Garrett Tell?reply 5Last Sunday at 11:02 AM

I just watched that episode, too. Eve’s character doesn’t punch Blair; Jo does. Eve looked the best I’ve ever seen her look in that episode.

by So Many Questions - Would Alice or Mrs Garrett Tell?reply 6Last Sunday at 11:03 AM

Is this considered EST?

by So Many Questions - Would Alice or Mrs Garrett Tell?reply 7Last Sunday at 11:07 AM

She seemed fine to me.

by So Many Questions - Would Alice or Mrs Garrett Tell?reply 8Last Sunday at 11:31 AM

Eve is always such a humorless stick in the mud in interviews. Can't lighten up for even a moment about anything Brady related.

by So Many Questions - Would Alice or Mrs Garrett Tell?reply 9Last Sunday at 1:22 PM
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by So Many Questions - Would Alice or Mrs Garrett Tell?reply 10Last Sunday at 1:54 PM

Eve Plumb did an interview on a TV show called Good Morning Connecticut or something recently for a Ru Paul drag production of an old Brady Bunch TV script. I found it on youtube. She was understated and just let the circumstances speak for themselves. I was very amused at how she presented herself. She was absolutely not competing for attention.

by So Many Questions - Would Alice or Mrs Garrett Tell?reply 11Last Sunday at 2:08 PM

I wonder if her years on the street as a teenage runaway make it hard for her trust and open up in interviews?

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by So Many Questions - Would Alice or Mrs Garrett Tell?reply 12Last Sunday at 2:17 PM

I'm Jan.

I grew up in a house without a toilet.

by So Many Questions - Would Alice or Mrs Garrett Tell?reply 13Last Sunday at 2:19 PM

[quote]She seemed fine to me. George Glass

George, you seem fascinating. Tell us more about you.

by So Many Questions - Would Alice or Mrs Garrett Tell?reply 14Last Sunday at 2:20 PM

OP, you're confusing Eve Plumb with the character she played on "The Brady Bunch."

Eve and Maureen "Marcia" McCormack didn't have problems in real life until they got much older. They were pretty good friends on the set of "The Brady Bunch."

And as far as I remember, the characters of Marcia and Jan only have serious problems getting along in two episodes: (1) "Her Sister's Shadow, which is the "Marcia, Marcia, Marcia!" episode--but Jan resolves her envy problem by the end of the episode, when she is praised publicly for insisting Nora Coombs wins the prize mistakenly given to her), and (2) the episode "Marcia Gets Creamed" (what an unfortunate title!),where Marcia is fired from the job at the ice cream shop and Jan is promoted. But again, they resolve their problems at the end of that episode too.

For most of the show's multiple seasons, Marcia and Jan are portrayed as close friends who actually get along very well.

by So Many Questions - Would Alice or Mrs Garrett Tell?reply 15Last Sunday at 2:31 PM

R15 I appreciate the time and consideration you've given in writing your reply to the OP's obvious shit post.

by So Many Questions - Would Alice or Mrs Garrett Tell?reply 16Last Sunday at 2:45 PM

[quote] Eve and Maureen "Marcia" McCormack didn't have problems in real life until they got much older.

This is true by all accounts. Apparently, the problems started when Mo implied she and Eve had some lesbian encounters on TBB. Eve didn’t appreciate that.

by So Many Questions - Would Alice or Mrs Garrett Tell?reply 17Last Sunday at 2:46 PM

Eve has really mellowed with regard to The Brady Bunch in recent years if you’ve seen her participation on Andy Cohen’s show or A Very Brady Renovation. People need to be nicer towards her.

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by So Many Questions - Would Alice or Mrs Garrett Tell?reply 18Last Sunday at 3:22 PM

There’s too many options here. My brain hurts.

by So Many Questions - Would Alice or Mrs Garrett Tell?reply 19Last Sunday at 3:24 PM

[quote]While rehearsing a scene in which their characters got into a physical fight, Plumb accidentally punched Whelchel in the face.

No accident about it. Bitch tried to tell me about Jesus and pray the gay away.

by So Many Questions - Would Alice or Mrs Garrett Tell?reply 20Last Sunday at 3:38 PM

Peter at R3 was so fucking cute.

8 year old me had a HUGE crush on him.

by So Many Questions - Would Alice or Mrs Garrett Tell?reply 21Last Sunday at 5:01 PM

Eve isn't the problem, Susan is the real cunt.

by So Many Questions - Would Alice or Mrs Garrett Tell?reply 22Last Sunday at 5:11 PM

Yeah, Jan/Eve seems kind of subdued and goofy.

Cindy/Susan has become the crazy alcoholic lady from the trailer park who screams about Trump.

by So Many Questions - Would Alice or Mrs Garrett Tell?reply 23Last Sunday at 6:36 PM

I'm sure that cunt Lisa Welchel deserved a good punching!

by So Many Questions - Would Alice or Mrs Garrett Tell?reply 24Last Sunday at 6:40 PM

Girls! Girls!

by So Many Questions - Would Alice or Mrs Garrett Tell?reply 25Last Sunday at 6:44 PM

Eve's digs...

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by So Many Questions - Would Alice or Mrs Garrett Tell?reply 26Last Sunday at 6:47 PM

Blind as a bat

by So Many Questions - Would Alice or Mrs Garrett Tell?reply 27Last Sunday at 6:49 PM

It's funny how the 90s films portrayed Jan as being this borderline crazy bitch obsessed with Marcia and Marcia was a stuck-up bitch who belittled Jan. It's the image that is in people's head now that lives on. Granted those 90s parody films were works of art and funnier than the actual show. But in the actual TV show, Jan was just an average albeit frumpy girl who had typical insecurity because she paled in comparison to the pretty and confident Marcia. Marcia was never mean to her and they got along fine. In the last season, Jan became pretty, won a popularity contest and even kept a job that Marcia got fired from.

by So Many Questions - Would Alice or Mrs Garrett Tell?reply 28Last Sunday at 6:54 PM

Jan was the one who was the most like Crazy Aunt Jenny

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by So Many Questions - Would Alice or Mrs Garrett Tell?reply 29Last Sunday at 6:57 PM

Also, Marcia had her own constant problems that had nothing to do with Jan: letting the role of Juliet go to her head, trying to join the Boosters, wanting to become head of the cheerleader squad, wanting to go to the big dance with BMOC Doug Simpson...

by So Many Questions - Would Alice or Mrs Garrett Tell?reply 30Last Sunday at 7:01 PM

But Marcia got some prime Dick!

by So Many Questions - Would Alice or Mrs Garrett Tell?reply 31Last Sunday at 7:04 PM

It was all Rita, Rita, Rita, r30!

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by So Many Questions - Would Alice or Mrs Garrett Tell?reply 32Last Sunday at 7:06 PM

R3, it actually DID turn into a Carrie situation! And they ALL DIED!

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by So Many Questions - Would Alice or Mrs Garrett Tell?reply 33Last Sunday at 7:18 PM

I just want to slap that smug, self-satisfied grin off Rita's cunty face!

by So Many Questions - Would Alice or Mrs Garrett Tell?reply 34Last Sunday at 7:20 PM

[quote]the episode "Marcia Gets Creamed" (what an unfortunate title!)

Not as bad as "Bobby Gets Double-Teamed" when he joins 2 Little League teams, and gets away with it until the teams play against each other.

by So Many Questions - Would Alice or Mrs Garrett Tell?reply 35Last Sunday at 7:21 PM

Hi everybody!

Yeah, it's me...whatchall lookin' at?

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by So Many Questions - Would Alice or Mrs Garrett Tell?reply 36Last Sunday at 7:24 PM

I can attest, she's a psycho cunt.

by So Many Questions - Would Alice or Mrs Garrett Tell?reply 37Last Sunday at 7:26 PM

R33 Thank you. That was a gem!

by So Many Questions - Would Alice or Mrs Garrett Tell?reply 38Last Sunday at 7:27 PM

R28 Those movies were great except the third one. The less that can be said about that one the better.

by So Many Questions - Would Alice or Mrs Garrett Tell?reply 39Last Sunday at 7:28 PM

[quote]I can attest, she's a psycho cunt. George Glass

Such interesting opinions from you, George.

Please tell us more.

by So Many Questions - Would Alice or Mrs Garrett Tell?reply 40Last Sunday at 7:30 PM

OMG, r33, did I tell you or what? This can all be traced back to Marcia Marcia Marcia Wallace!

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by So Many Questions - Would Alice or Mrs Garrett Tell?reply 41Last Sunday at 7:37 PM

When the off-Broadway scene was alive and well!

The Real Live Brady Bunch with Jane Lynch as Carol.

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by So Many Questions - Would Alice or Mrs Garrett Tell?reply 42Last Sunday at 7:46 PM

Lisa Whelchel is a BITCH .Cannot blame Jan/Eve From wanting to slap the 💩 out of her. After All she's only human .

by So Many Questions - Would Alice or Mrs Garrett Tell?reply 43Last Sunday at 7:47 PM

R43 I agree.

by So Many Questions - Would Alice or Mrs Garrett Tell?reply 44Last Sunday at 7:49 PM

Olsen showed up drunk on a local morning radio show in the early 2000s. If memory serves she was subbing for a DJ. She lasted about 20 minutes before they pulled the plug.

by So Many Questions - Would Alice or Mrs Garrett Tell?reply 45Last Sunday at 8:16 PM

Susan looks like what my mom looked like when she didnt have her dentures in.

A lifetime of smoking and poor dental hygiene.

by So Many Questions - Would Alice or Mrs Garrett Tell?reply 46Last Monday at 8:40 AM

Susan has kept the long, straight hairstyle for forever. It’s no longer flattering her appearance.

She turns 60 August 14. All of the “kids” will be 60+ by then.

by So Many Questions - Would Alice or Mrs Garrett Tell?reply 47Last Monday at 11:12 AM

Oh, and Jan? Come back when you're pregnant.

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by So Many Questions - Would Alice or Mrs Garrett Tell?reply 48Last Monday at 2:04 PM

Show some respect. Her husband just died last month.

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by So Many Questions - Would Alice or Mrs Garrett Tell?reply 49Last Monday at 2:16 PM

Wow - Eve bought a tiny beach house in Malibu in 1969 when she was 11 for $55,000. She just sold it a few years ago for $3.9 million. That's just one of her properties.

Also - fun fact - Eve Plumb was in I'm Gonna Git You Sucka. Top that Maureen!

Eve doesn't have to sell herself for every little project that comes up like Barry and Maureen does.

by So Many Questions - Would Alice or Mrs Garrett Tell?reply 50Last Monday at 7:37 PM

R29 Aunt Jenny was more kooky than crazy and Jan winced when she saw Aunt Jenny for the first time in person. She did NOT want to look like Jenny when she grew up. Kind of a cunt about it.

by So Many Questions - Would Alice or Mrs Garrett Tell?reply 51Last Monday at 9:20 PM

R51, well shit, how would you feel if you knew you were going to grow up to look like Imogene Coca?

by So Many Questions - Would Alice or Mrs Garrett Tell?reply 52Last Monday at 9:36 PM

Imogene came across as drunk but not actually drunk. Eccentric oddball. Jan should be so lucky. Real life Jan would have gone on to graduate from State U with a degree in journalism that she'd only use for a couple of years before quitting to have kids with a guy named Bill.

by So Many Questions - Would Alice or Mrs Garrett Tell?reply 53Last Monday at 10:22 PM

I remember Eve on the Weakest Link show many years back. She didn’t know one of the answers & just threw out “smegma” as the response. Like, wtf?

by So Many Questions - Would Alice or Mrs Garrett Tell?reply 54Last Monday at 10:43 PM

[quote] Eve doesn't have to sell herself for every little project that comes up like Barry and Maureen does.

“…like Barry and Maureen DO,” dear.

by So Many Questions - Would Alice or Mrs Garrett Tell?reply 55Last Tuesday at 1:41 AM

Eve Plumb was the best actress, and that is why the writers gave her the best scripts. She is the only character who really had any major character development in the show.

by So Many Questions - Would Alice or Mrs Garrett Tell?reply 56Last Tuesday at 2:12 AM

[quote]She is the only character who really had any major character development in the show.

It’s a tv sitcom, dear, not Hamlet.

by So Many Questions - Would Alice or Mrs Garrett Tell?reply 57Last Tuesday at 3:17 AM

The question on Weakest Link that Eve couldn't answer was, "In what movie did Brad Pitt play Death?" and she said "smegma."

Sorry, I would have laughed at that.

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by So Many Questions - Would Alice or Mrs Garrett Tell?reply 58Last Tuesday at 3:23 AM

R57 So? Sitcoms can have character development. It isn’t some high literary concept. Not all shows do this: Cindy was still pretty much the cute baby. Alice was the wise cracking nurse. Compared to other characters, Jan did.

by So Many Questions - Would Alice or Mrs Garrett Tell?reply 59Last Tuesday at 3:50 AM

[quote]Alice was the wise cracking nurse.

Alice was the wise cracking lesbian maid.

by So Many Questions - Would Alice or Mrs Garrett Tell?reply 60Last Tuesday at 12:38 PM

[quote]The question on Weakest Link that Eve couldn't answer was, "In what movie did Brad Pitt play Death?" and she said "smegma."

Question - does Jan have Tourettes, in addition to her other disorders?

by So Many Questions - Would Alice or Mrs Garrett Tell?reply 61Last Tuesday at 12:40 PM

[quote] Eve Plumb was the best actress, and that is why the writers gave her the best scripts. She is the only character who really had any major character development in the show.

Jan and Peter were the only kids from that show I remember who actually seemed somewhat relatable. Jan was insecure, awkward and in the shadow of her big sister and she was a realistic moody teen. Peter was more in touch with his emotions and was clumsy and socially awkward. Marcia and Greg were just the typical confident, pretty and popular older kids with typical high school problems. Cindy and Bobby were just there to be cute and it was weird how the writers had them act way younger than their ages, they were in their early teens by the final season.

by So Many Questions - Would Alice or Mrs Garrett Tell?reply 62Last Tuesday at 12:50 PM

[quote]Jan and Peter were the only kids from that show I remember who actually seemed somewhat relatable.

Peter was the only kid on the show who seemed remotely fuckable.

by So Many Questions - Would Alice or Mrs Garrett Tell?reply 63Last Wednesday at 2:31 PM

The step-incestuous pass-around abuse with Greg and Peter, and the way Alice "punished" her when she found the evidence left Jan a shuddering, stammering mess. Mike just kept feeding her his lithium and Librium until her eyes stopped spinning, but drugs could only do so much.

Carol just thought she was a little cunt, or so I heard someone say.

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by So Many Questions - Would Alice or Mrs Garrett Tell?reply 64Last Wednesday at 4:20 PM

[quote] Peter was the only kid on the show who seemed remotely fuckable.

Greg was totally fuckable in the Hawaii season opener.

by So Many Questions - Would Alice or Mrs Garrett Tell?reply 65Last Wednesday at 4:23 PM

Christopher Knight was good-looking. He became hot and beefy. I think he was only the Brady boy with naturally curly hair and they made him hot-comb it straight.

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by So Many Questions - Would Alice or Mrs Garrett Tell?reply 66Last Wednesday at 6:09 PM

I actually think The Brady Bunch Movie is one of the reasons why Eve sometimes comes across as so cold towards the show. I don't believe her when she says she didn't see the movie (as she claims), and if she truly didn't, she must have heard about how Jan was portrayed in the film. In the movie, they really play up the Jan character as the "ugly duckling" and the "black sheep" of the family. Yes, it was a parody and all the characters were exaggerated, but it probably upset Eve that her character was turned into a punch line. Even though the movie did turn Jan into a character you root for, she was still heavily derided throughout and the portrayal was not flattering. Sherwood Schwartz, the creator of The Brady Bunch, was one of the producers of that film, so he obviously approved the way the characters were. I think Eve took it personal.

by So Many Questions - Would Alice or Mrs Garrett Tell?reply 67Last Wednesday at 7:57 PM
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