Davy Jones' Brady Bunch episode turned into a play in 1992, and he was in it

A 46-year-old Davy Jones got to be Marcia's prom date again.

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One of the most popular Brady Bunch episodes featured a guest star appearance from none other than Davy Jones. "Getting Davy Jones" for Marcia's school junior prom was not easy, but she made a promise and didn't want to disappoint her peers.

After going through a series of disappointments, Marcia did get The Monkees superstar to perform at the school.

The episode aired on December 10, 1971, and 20 years later, Jones found himself reprising his guest star appearance in a Brady Bunch play.

According to an article in The Los Angeles Times in 1992, "The Real Live Brady Bunch" was a play at the Westwood Playhouse, and Jones, even at 46, was still seen as a heart throb. When he appeared on stage, the audience would scream with excitement.

Apparently, the episode was something he couldn't get away from as people would often ask him, "How's Marcia?" and "Did you and Marcia ever get together."

They didn't, but being linked to an actor after a role is played is common in television, so Jones knew that would happen.

Some people might say, "Why did he do the play? He wasn't a main character and only appeared in one episode." Jones said he decided to do it because it was a "doodle."

"For me to act, it's like I'm getting money for nothing," he told the newspaper. He performed his Brady Bunch lines to sold-out audiences in New York too, which gave him more exposure, and he still had the jacket he wore in the episode.

"I still have the jacket I wore on the show, and it still fits," he added. Jones was still in good shape because he didn't want to be "a little fat guy. You know what I mean?"

Being a member of The Monkees made him a superstar, but playing himself on that episode of the Brady Bunch will live forever in American TV fans' hearts.

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Dina 14 months ago
Cynthia Nixon would have been eight years old when this aired.
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wendyes 15 months ago
Something very similar even went on tour a few years later. It’s how I got to meet Davy when the show came to the theater at my college. It was so much fun.
SexyMate 15 months ago
Why Yes Of Course , I'm A Big Fan Of The "Brady Bunch" And I Love All The "Episode's However When I Hear "Girl" By "Davy Jones" I Melt All Over!!! , I Guess I'm Excited.!!! And Also Can You Bring Back The "Monkeys" On METV On Sundays.??? Thanks METV.
bradyguy SexyMate 12 months ago
Or even "The Monkees"??
monkees4 15 months ago
Hey! I’m not a fan of that episode but still melt when I hear “Girl”!
Bricat2001 15 months ago
I just want the monkees back on MeTV on sundays
Mblack 15 months ago
Davy Jones was like Greg Brady, a one trick pony.
Bapa1 15 months ago
He also appeared at the dance in The Brady movie.
harlow1313 15 months ago
Well, I'm one of those jerks who must speak what he thinks. I considered this Bunch episode to be a great embarrassment to Jones' cool image.

That's right. I think The Monkees are cool, but The Bunch I find cringe worthy. I'm fickle that way.
nd1irish harlow1313 15 months ago
Lighten up Francis 😂
Performers have to keep their image up, and this was as The Monkees was finishing its run.
Ove the years, he felt he could have raced horses (as he used to be a jockey) more.
bradyguy nd1irish 12 months ago
Nice. harlow1313 just made the list.
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