View Poll Results: Do you see Adam West as Mike Brady instead of Robert Reed?

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    Default The Brady Bunch: What if Adam West was cast as Mike Brady?

    I read that Sherwood Schwartz(show's creator) wanted Gene Hackman to play Mike Brady. However, do you feel that if Adam West[coming off of his run on Batman(1966)] was made available to Sherwood Schwartz to play the role of Mike Brady, would the Brady Bunch lasted longer than its initial 5 year run? Would be interesting to see how well Adam West interacting with Florence Henderson and the rest of the cast.

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    Something that would have been great is if they did a Halloween episode and Adam dressed as Batman and Florence as Robin with the kids as various villains.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darthfury78 View Post
    I read that Sherwood Schwartz(show's creator) wanted Gene Hackman to play Mike Brady. However, do you feel that if Adam West[coming off of his run on Batman(1966)] was made available to Sherwood Schwartz to play the role of Mike Brady, would the Brady Bunch lasted longer than its initial 5 year run? Would be interesting to see how well Adam West interacting with Florence Henderson and the rest of the cast.

    Adam West envisioned as Mike Brady



    ...and Robert Reed as Batman?

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    Tough call. Didn't Robert Reed leave the show over the fact that he was told when he signed on that it would be a drama with undertones of comedy but it was basically Gilligan's Island in the suburbs? Then he came back towards the end and agreed to do the subsequent television movies as well? I don't think Adam West would have had a problem with it being comedy. So, if Reed leaving is what hurt the show badly, then West taking the role would have helped.

    To reverse the scenario, had Reed been cast as Batman, I think he would have ended up having the same issues over the lack of serious drama.
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    I don't know about all that--I saw both shows years later as re-runs!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Powerboy View Post
    I don't think Adam West would have had a problem with it being comedy.
    The Batman TV show was comedy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Powerboy View Post
    Tough call. Didn't Robert Reed leave the show over the fact that he was told when he signed on that it would be a drama with undertones of comedy but it was basically Gilligan's Island in the suburbs? Then he came back towards the end and agreed to do the subsequent television movies as well? I don't think Adam West would have had a problem with it being comedy. So, if Reed leaving is what hurt the show badly, then West taking the role would have helped.
    They butted heads over ths issue, but he never left (but he was absent from the final episode). To keep him quiet, Sherwood even let him direct some episodes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Osiris-Rex View Post
    The Batman TV show was comedy.
    Even was Emmy-nominated as such.
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