Friday Funny: Feeling Groovy?

HGTV has restored the beloved Brady Bunch house to its groovy 1970s glory and is giving fans a chance to “live like a Brady.”

If you were a kid in the 1970s, you probably grew up watching The Brady Bunch. You may have been fascinated by the house architect Mike Brady designed for his brood. From the kids’ Jack-n-Jill bathroom to that iconic floating staircase, the house was as much a part of the family as any of its residents. You might have even wished you could join the kids for one of their crazy sleepovers in the living room. (Be careful of mom’s favorite vase!)

The Brady Bunch
(Photo: ABC)

That would have been an impossible dream. Until now.

The Brady Bunch
HGTV recreated the Brady Bunch House’s iconic floating staircase. (Photo: HGTV)

In November 2018, after outbidding former boy band singer Lance Bass, HGTV purchased the famous Studio City, CA house used for the sitcom’s exterior shots and announced plans to restore the interior to its peak 1970s glory. The network transformed the Brady Bunch House by adding 2,000 square feet to its original footprint without compromising its famous street view. It also renovated and replicated the home to include the iconic staircase, the orange and green kitchen, Greg’s groovy attic, and even that Jack-n-Jill bathroom. The Brady Bunch House renovation was officially complete in late May, and starting in September the project will be featured in HGTV’s new series “A Very Brady Renovation.”

Here’s where things get really groovy: HGTV is giving one lucky winner the chance to “live like a Brady.”

The Brady Bunch
HGTV even renovated the Brady backyard. (Photo: HGTV)

As part of HGTV’s “A Very Brady Contest,” fans of the show are invited to submit their grooviest, most creative :30- to :90-second video that shares why they deserve to win the ultimate Brady fan prize—a six-night stay at the Brady Bunch house in Los Angeles. The grand prize also includes coach roundtrip airfare for the winner and up to six guests, a curated LA tourist experience, and $25,000 cash. The contest began this week and will run through September 11, 2019.

The network will select the top nine finalists from the entries and America will vote to determine the ultimate grand prize winner. The lucky winner will be announced in November.