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who here prefers brady bunch over the partidge family

I do.

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I like The Partridge Family, but there are two main issues with it: the music dated it pretty quickly. Even in the 1980s, less than 10 years after it ended, The Partridge Family wasn't running in syndication as nearly as often as the Bradys, which was still going strong. Also, the youngest two kids were poorly cast and developed, so the show didn't as many well-developed characters to carry stories. The Keith Is A Boob/Danny Is A Schemer/Laurie Is Offended About Something stories had played themselves out after just a few years.

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Me too. The Patridge family seems not only dated but the music was terrible except for I think I love you.

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Oh my gosh, yes I do! My daughter and I watched all the Brady seasons and now we are working our way thru the Partridge Family season one DVD. The writing and jokes are just bad. BAD! Maybe it gets better after season one, I don't know.

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Yes, the PF had bad dialogue, bad acting and is just so dated.

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Since my parents ruled the television during that time, we rarely watched either. But my mom seemed to like 'The Partridge Family' more, mainly because of the singing. However, it wasn't long after that shows first run that it quickly ran through syndication and was gone forever. Like others have said, it was very dated and the stories just didn't hold up. I really didn't seriously watch 'The Brady Bunch' until syndication when it aired at times when my parents weren't controlling the TV. That said, then and now, I prefer 'The Brady Bunch'.

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However compared to the Japanese bashing and black references of Bugs Bunny cartoons from the 30s-40s as I mentioned, the Partridge Family is forgivable as they did make some effort to do what is done now, and also it was set in the city, unlike the suburban, rural shows already cancelled at the time. I saw it in reruns thru the 1970s-80s and I liked some stories, but I prefer the Bradys.. Chris and Tracy could have used more time..I've tried making up fan fiction, though, to correct that....but ya gotta admit the stars were good looking in the PF

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I would hardly compare the dated themes and musical stylings of The Partridge family to Japanese bashing and black references of Bugs Bunny cartoons from the 30s-40s.

Where did that comparison even come from?

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The Partridge Family was not set in the city - it was set in the San Francisco suburb of San Pueblo.

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To put it in a nutshell, The Partridge Family themes were "timely" whereas the Brady Bunch was going for a "timeless" theme. That's probably why "The Bunch" is more successful today. I myself enjoy both shows, but I think the Partridge Family songs are better.

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The Partridge Family also had many more songs. I think every episode had at least one. The Bradys sang only six songs in three episodes.

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But The Brady's songs were much much much better.

quality over quantity.



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Something else I just thought of... The Partridge Family's shows I've seen seem really dated because they touched on so many social issues of the time. Women's Lib and the like. The Brady Bunch kept it more focused on family issues and drama. I prefer to skip the dated social issues and just enjoy myself.

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Agreed, both shows had a different dynamic than the other.
I still enjoy the music from both shows.

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Unlike Father Knows Best and other black and white fifties shows, the Partridger Family themes are still hot topics (certainly in the Hillary Clinton-Bernie Sanders versus Donald Trump issue! I can just see Laurie choosing CLinton or Sanders over Trump.....) THe music generally is much less dated than it seems, and not just because I was there....didn't Justin Beiber start out as bland before he started rapping...given so many shows nowadays./.either works better though Brady from that same time beats them all---either way, the Bradys got to sing on record yet they didn't have any hits..The Warner cartoons and Three Stooges films are just as passe in some respect, the Depressiuon, WWII, much more so (and the 3 Stooges, despite my respect, were typical black and white, the Partridges were color, so by comparision they seem more fresh...an d compared to eighties "Teen" stuff like "Breakfast Club" or TV's "Family Ties", and once again with all due respect---could a decade's fashions get any MORE moored to a decade - the Partridges OR Bradys I'll take. But no one's made any Family Affair comments here...LOL or Nanny and the Professor..

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Story-wise I definitely enjoy the Brady Bunch more. It's timeless IMO. I still get excited when certain episodes come on.

Musically, I definitely enjoyed the Partridge Family more. I'm not ashamed to admit that I still own three or four of their cds and get them out to play at least once or twice a year.

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A lot of talented people worked on the music for PF - they had some top writers, producers, and studio musicians. Was never meant to be edgy - just some family-friendly, well-produced music.

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And David Cassidy's voice was made higher to sound more youthful.

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I do.

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I have only seen both shows in syndication, not when they first aired. I know I have seen every episode of The Brady Bunch, and only a couple of the Partridge Family, which I just never could get into.

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Well, check out the Partridge Family board for other people's comments.

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Agree with much that was said here. The Partridge Family was intended to appeal to teenagers and their parents, but not really children. Shirley Jones was actually quite a big star, having won an Oscar in 1960. And she was a great singer, so that would draw the adults. And the music group angle would draw the teens.

But the show fell into a formula relatively quickly. Danny Bonaduce was the real star of the show and that was really a lot of responsibility to put on a little kid. The older two "kids" really were acting like teens when they were, in fact, in their 20's. Tracey and Christopher were non-existent. (It's kind of a pity because I get the impression that Brian Foster, if given half a chance, would have been a fairly decent child actor. )

As the series was based on the life of the Cowsills, it would have made more sense if there were equal character development for all the family members. I have seen a documentary on the Cowsills and it was fascinating-- very dark and not the stuff of a comedy.

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I liked both shows before I was a teen but I prefer the Brady Bunch because you got to know all six kids in the partridge family you only got to know three of the kids.

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Didn't one of the younger kids get replaced by another kid?

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Yeah. I think the kid who played the drummer was recast at one point.

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I do. I Like the Partridge Family, but I love the Brady Bunch.On the Partridge Family, I can never remember the names of the two youngest kids.

Although, I had always wanted to two families to meet. I can see Greg trying to impress Laurie and Keith flirting with Marcia.

Danny luring Peter and Jan into whatever scheme he was working on at the moment.

And the two youngest kids playing with Bobby and Cindy.

Carol and Shirley discuss raising large families and swap recipes over coffee.

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Peter, Bobby and Cindy could've teamed up with Dannie Partridge to figure out ways to get rid of Oliver and the PF's next door neighbor, little Ricky (think that was his name).

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Bobby could've sold his hair tonic to Keith Patridge.

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Knowing how it turned out, Greg would warn him.

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The Brady Bunch was much warmer and had happy endings.

The Partridges were more snide, sarcastic and into controversy.

So it depends on which side you like more - kind of the difference between the '80s and '90s, lol.

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Did Brian Forster who played Chris Patridge make a guest appearance on the Brady Bunch?

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Yes, he was in the episode where Cindy had to choose which parent to invite to the school play. He was one of the other children in the production.

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Re: who here prefers brady bunch over the partidge family

definitely.

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When I was a kid I preferred The Family. Now I prefer The Bunch.

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I prefer the Brady Bunch.

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I don't like either show, its too cheesy

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The Bunch has the home field advantage on this board.
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