How the cast of 'The Brady Bunch' changed from their first to last episodes
Actors' appearances change immensely over the course of long-running series, and that especially goes for child actors. With a cast full of characters going through puberty and adolescence, The Brady Bunch almost looked unrecognizable after it aired for five seasons.
We've compared the show's first episode, "The Honeymoon," and its final episode, "The Hair Brained Scheme," to see just how much the actors really changed throughout the series.
Spoiler alert: They changed a lot.
Let's start with the adults:
Robert Reed didn't appear in the last episode of the series because he didn't like the plot. Instead, his last appearance is in the penultimate episode, "The Hustler."
Carol didn't have the trademark mullet during the show's last season. Florence Henderson also wore a wig during the first season.
It looks like producers let Alice's hair go gray by the time the series wrapped.
Now, on to the kids:
Greg's orange hair was temporary in the last episode, but we'd be fools to leave it off this list.
Marcia didn't have a big part in either the first or last episode.
Peter's voiced changed as much as his appearance over the course of the show's five seasons.
Jan looks almost unrecognizable!
The same goes for Bobby, who sported noticeably lighter hair by the time the show wrapped.
During the show's first season, producers made Susan Olsen bleach her hair so she could better match her onscreen mother.
Oh, and don't think we forgot about Cousin Oliver:
The extra addition to the Brady clan only appeared in six episodes, starting with season five's "Welcome Aboard" and ending with the series finale.