For some reason, "The Brady Bunch" never cut it for me, though I was a teen-ager when it first aired.
"The Partridge Family" was cornball, but it had Susan Dey as the oldest daughter, which made it appealing to the eye.
"The Brady Bunch" had Maureen McCormick and Eve Plumb, but I could never enjoy their hotness because I could never get over the absurdity of Casa Brady.
The father, Mike Brady, was an architect, but judging by the layout of his house, how he kept his job was a mystery to me.
The house had this huge staircase that ate into living space for no particular reason other than to display the eight family members and their maid.
The upstairs was so cramped that there was room for only three bedrooms and two baths.
"The Waltons" had more bedrooms, and they were dirt poor.
But the Bradys crammed three boys into one room and three girls into another. A tiny community bathroom separated the two.
Who in their right mind puts six adolescents who are not blood relatives in such tight quarters without parental supervision?
Fortunately, Greg Brady was dumber than rocks and never figured out how this could work to his advantage.
In one episode, his father convinced him to mow an Astroturf lawn.
Dad may have been a lousy architect, but he knew how to get a good laugh out of his goofy son.
As many others have wondered, I asked why they employed Alice. Why couldn't Carol handle all the housework by herself?
It's not as if she had to do laundry by pounding it with rocks down by the creek - although we can all agree that the polyester clothing of the 1970s deserved to be pounded by something.
She didn't need a maid. She had modern appliances, albeit in avocado with orange countertops.
Many other old shows had problems, too.
"The Honeymooners" should not be aired today. Ralph Kramden should have been put behind bars for his verbal abuse and threats to Alice.
To the moon, Alice? To jail, Ralph!