>The Brady Bunch producer Lloyd J. Schwartz, who’s written a book with his dad—show creator Sherwood Schwartz—shares a peek behind the scenes.
ROBERT REED WASN’T LIKE MIKE BRADY
We knew about his sexual orientation. It made no difference, but his personality did—working with him was hell. But he never had his explosions until the kids left.
THE BARRY-MAUREEN CHEMISTRY CAUSED PROBLEMS
In the first episode I directed, I saw they were hot for each other. You can’t have a brother hot for a sister! My job was to throw water on them.
THE BACKYARD GRASS WAS PLASTIC
One time a light fell and melted some. They just filled that crack in with dried leaves.
THEY KNEW HOW TO MAKE A DOG STAY
One day Tiger kept running out of the room. I said, “What’s the deal?” The trainer said, “Tiger got hit by a car, so I picked up this dog at the pound.” He was untrained, so I told them to nail him to the floor for the scene. Not through his paw! Just through the collar.