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What happened to the other parents in the Brady Bunch?

To my knowledge, the girls' birth father and the boys' birth mother are never mentioned. What happened to them?

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Asked by Anonymous at 4:42 PM on Dec. 30, 2009 in Just for Fun

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  • They died, though there is a revisionist women's lib movement that tries to suggest Carol was actually divorced.

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:44 PM on Dec. 30, 2009

  • they did say mike was a widower in the first episode. and as for carol they never said. I always thought her dh passed away as well.

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:44 PM on Dec. 30, 2009

  • LOL

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:50 PM on Dec. 30, 2009

  • Well the dad was a widower and they never did explain what happened to the mom's husband but it was intended that she was suppose to be divorced but they never touched on that.

    This is where I found that out at.

    Answer by Juggalette0327 at 4:50 PM on Dec. 30, 2009

  • Well, after Mike's wife sadly passed away (you saw how upset the boys were over that!), he began to see Carol in a whole different light - another Stepford wife in the making! Since her husband worked for the construction company that his architectural firm always hired, he rigged it so that Carol's husband had a little "accident." Of course, you could see how the girls were extremely upset over that, as well! Once Carol was free and clear, Mike moved in and swooped her up. Hey, she didn't have many other options available to her as a single mom of 3 daughters in expensive California with no job. Her late husband's life insurance fund wasn't going to go too far, so marrying Mike was the logical thing to do. Of course, Mike, being the 'man' of the household, took over handling all financial matters, including the life insurance check Carol received.
    I got the whole story when I did some snooping back in the 70's. :)

    Answer by PrydferthMenyw at 8:08 PM on Dec. 30, 2009

  • According to the Brady Bunch Movie, Carol's husband was lost at sea. Mike's wife was dead.

    Answer by Pnukey at 8:23 PM on Dec. 30, 2009

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