The Greg Brady Project

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My friends call me Barry. From time to time I also hear the name Greg. Yeah, as in Greg Brady. The Brady Bunch represents a fun time in my life. But it’s only part of the story. There’s more to say and that’s what The Greg Brady Project is all about – a place to say it. So, I’ve invited some friends to join me and share their perspectives on the Brady’s, the 70′s and just about everything else. Now, I’m inviting you…

01 Feb
Eric Greenberg

Extreme Makeover: Sitcom Edition

written by Eric Greenberg in Blog | 12 comments

A while back, a friend told me about a store in New York that sells furniture used in TV shows. I started thinking how cool it would be to furnish my entire apartment with items seen on the small screen. OK, I wouldn’t actually do it. I probably wouldn’t do it. Alright, I might actually do it, but only if I could get my hands on top of the line goods.

So here’s the deal. You have a free pass to run wild through any sitcom set in TV history. At the end of the day, you can take home exactly five items, but no more than one per show. What would you take back to your place? Want to see how my killer pad is shaping up?
‘Bus Driver, Move that bus!…’
“Bus driver, move that bus!”…

Tecumseh Statue, “Cheers”
I’m thinking of throwing this right by the front door just like on the show. It’ll really set the tone for the whole place.

The Petrie’s Ottoman, “The Dick Van Dyke Show”
I went back and forth between this and the couch from “Three’s Company.” I went with historical significance but am incredibly nervous about the decision.

Peter and Bobby’s Bunk Bed, “The Brady Bunch”
People will be lined up to stay in my guest room like it’s the Lincoln Bedroom.

Arnold’s Jukebox, “Happy Days”
Can you imagine dropping a quarter in and playing “Rock Around the Clock” in your living room? I’ll have the best parties ever. That said, I’m wondering if I should have saved my “Cheers” credit for the actual bar. Realistically, there’s no way it could fit in my apartment though. As it is, I just lied about having a guest room.

Giant Toy Train, “Silver Spoons”
If I need to explain to you how cool this would be, you’re just not invited over to ride it.

Design team, over to you…



    on Feb. 1st, 2008

    1. The sofa and coffee table from the “I Love Lucy” show. Does that count as two?

    2. The recliner from “All In The Family”. Yeah I know… a recliner? But it’s comfy I’ll bet. :)

    3. The actual bar from “The Courtship of Eddie’s Father”. I like a drink now and then and it’d be centrally located, okay? Get off my back.

    4. The bedroom set from Christine’s bedroom off of “Night Court”. It’s extra girly and while I’m not normally into lacey pink things, the bedroom is an exception.

    5. I will take the Partridge Family bus if it’s still up for grabs. How my neighbors would be in so much love with me for parking *that* in the driveway.

    on Feb. 1st, 2008

    1. The living room set that Ricky and Lucy bought before they moved to the country. (does a “set” count as 1?)

    2. Blanche’s bed from THE GOLDEN GIRLS.

    3. The clawfoot bathtub from THREE’S COMPANY.

    4. The piano from TWO AND A HALF MEN.

    5. The bathroom that the Brady kids used. (that means that I would never have to clean a toilet!!!)

    Eric Greenberg
    on Feb. 1st, 2008

    You’re pushing the envelope but since you’re the first to respond, I’ll let you have it.

    Mona Carol
    on Feb. 1st, 2008


    1. Norm’s stool from Cheers. Just the stool. .that’s all I need. So that way when someone tries to sit on it, I can say: “No. You can’t. that’s Norm’s”. And just stop speaking, and see if anyone catch’s on ;)

    2. If you’re not taking that couch from Three is Company, then I am all over that like white on rice. Think of the bodies that have sat on it!

    3. Joey’s recording studio that was in their basement in Full House. Or was it Jessie’s? Whatever. mine mine mine.

    4. Ooh! I want “the booth” from Arnold’s Diner from Happy Days. That would make a great kitchen table.

    5. Oh – and this totally is cheating – but I want Monica’s apartment from Friends. I have a few friends who have apartments in Manhattan. None have one anywhere near that big.

    Bob Hunt
    on Feb. 2nd, 2008

    1) Floyd’s barber chair from THE ANDY GRIFFITH SHOW
    2) Elaine’s soup-recipe-filled armoire from SEINFELD
    3) The moose head that Basil thought added a touch of class at FAWLTY TOWERS
    4) Jennifer’s “Fly Me to the Moon” doorbell from WKRP IN CINCINNATI
    5) Some palm trees for landscaping from GILLIGAN’S ISLAND

    You’ll notice that I didn’t pick anything from the Brady house. That’s because I desire far more than any one item…but more on that later.

    Eric Greenberg
    on Feb. 2nd, 2008

    You’re such a tease Bob Hunt. What kind of post are you cooking up? I work here. I demand some inside info.

    Great picks. Way to dig deep. Now that you got me thinking about “Seinfeld,” I could have used Kramer’s screen door…or better yet, the Frogger machine (before of course).

    on Feb. 2nd, 2008

    1) Seinfeld’s front door (5A)
    2) The bunk bed hammocks from Gilliagan’s Island
    3) the M*A*S*H* sign post (with LA, San Fran, Botson, Seol, etc. on it)
    4) Happy Days kitchen table
    5) Dr. Robinson’s dentist chair from the Bob Newhart show

    on Feb. 3rd, 2008

    Okay Eric, WHO is pushing the envelope, because when I responded to this blog, no-one else had. Then, I see that someone has responded before me, or, at least it posted that way. Either way, I am keeping the furniture from the Ricardo’s apartment :)

    Eric Greenberg
    on Feb. 3rd, 2008

    Very true Renee. You were first and it’s YOU I gave the go ahead for the full set. Looks like we have our first Greg Brady Project scandal on our hands. I’ll launch a full investigation. In the meantime, feel free to take home an extra item from the Brady home for this inconvenience.

    on Feb. 3rd, 2008

    1. The kitchen table – with chairs – from The Brady Bunch. I’m guessing that “sets” count as one item – you really would have to have the whole thing.

    2. The “potato chip” chair from The Odd Couple – only used in one episode. Though the futuristic clock was cool too.

    3. Mary’s “M” from the Mary Tyler Moore Show

    4. Blue chair from Tony Nelson’s house on I Dream of Jeannie.

    5. The Douglas’ telephone from Green Acres (the one on top of the telephone pole) – This would really be a gift for my neighbor who needs to lose wieght. My wife and I will spend our days crank calling her to help her burn a few calories.

    on Feb. 4th, 2008

    :) Yay! I finally WON something, lol! And for my extra item from the Brady house (and surprised no one has thought of this before), I will take the Brady lawn! No mowing, always green. And the Brady kids NEVER had grass stains on their clothes! And in my house, I will hang on the wall the pic of Barry and I taken, oh, too many years ago that I care to mention, lol (Actually, if I had to hazard a guess, I would say around ’95)

    on Feb. 6th, 2008

    Bob Newhart’s couch for his clients;

    Major Nelson’s little magic bottle ;-)

    Lou Grant’s Desk

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