It's been a while since my last Brady Bunch post. Unfortunately, I've been a little too busy to finish watching season 3 but thought I'd share something I found interesting from one of the episodes I've seen so far.
'And Now, a Word From Our Sponsor' was one of the few episodes filmed partly on location. The Bradys were spotted leaving the supermarket by some strange post-beatnik television director. He stalks them across the carpark and offers them the opportunity to star in a laundry detergent commercial because they really are "the whole ball of wax".
A comment on YouTube pointed out that this market, then known as Mayfair, is still around now as Gelson's.
If you google 5877 Franklin Avenue (and move the camera around a bit) you will get this view:
And if you check across the street, the mini mall you can see in the background is still there too (only now obscured a bit by trees):
Apparently 'updating' markets means making them look as boring as possible:
I much prefer the 1971-72 version of the building AND carpark. Get a load of the cars!
If in the vicinity, how could any Brady fan resist shopping where the Bradys got their groceries?