‘Brady Bunch’ Star Celebrates 50th Anniversary of This Iconic Monkees Moment: ‘Girl Look What You’ve Done to Me’
One of the stars of the 1970s classic television series The Brady Bunch recognized the 50th anniversary of an iconic television moment with a member of the music group The Monkees. Although the show ran from 1969-1974 and showcased a plethora of guest stars, one of the most memorable involved a scenario including Maureen McCormick and Monkees lead singer, Davy Jones.
This classic ‘Brady Bunch’ episode involved a promise and a surprise delivery by a Monkees member
The episode’s premise titled “Getting Davy Jones” was a problem that plagued Marcia Brady, played by McCormick, who made a promise to her school’s prom committee.
In the episode, Marcia claimed she could get Jones to sing at her school’s junior prom because of a letter Jones sent her as president of his local fan club.
The problem was that she could not get to him to ask if he would attend, and her school had already made the announcement.
After a series of mishaps in an attempt to meet the teen idol, Marcia snuck into a recording studio where Jones was working. He heard her pour her heart out to his manager.
Jones later showed up at the Brady doorstep, holding a signed album and agreeing to perform only if Marcia would be his date.
Maureen McCormick honored the 50th anniversary of this classic television episode
In the caption of the above Instagram post, McCormick penned a caption where she spoke of when The Monkees member met the Brady clan for the first time.
“I can’t believe it is 50 years ago today from when this episode ‘Getting Davy Jones’ first aired! Love you always, Davy Jones,” McCormick wrote.
At the time of the episode, the actor was just 15-years old. Her apparent starstruck demeanor didn’t appear to be an act.
Many a Monkees fan envied McCormick’s chance to receive a kiss from Jones at the end of the episode, which contained a song written expressly for the series, “Girl.”
Jones died of a heart attack in 2012 at the age of 66.
Fans reacted wistfully to the anniversary of the episode’s airdate
Fans reacted wistfully to the anniversary of the episode’s airdate. Many could not wrap their heads around how many years it had been since “Getting Davy Jones” was first broadcast.
“Wait, what?!?! No 50! I remember this so well, and I swooned. I had such a crush on him as did every girl,” wrote one fan.
“My number one favorite episode!! I was ten years old and in love with Davy Jones as most girls were!! I remember thinking how I wanted to be you so I could kiss him! Lol, how about the flipside!” recalled a second follower.
“Remember it like it was yesterday, ‘Girl, look what you’ve done to me!’ I know every word,” penned a third Instagram user.
“Wow! 50 years! I’m so happy to have The Brady Bunch weaved into my childhood memories!” recalled the fourth follower.
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