We’re gonna be honest: Things around the Broadway.com offices have gotten really boring the last few weeks. It’s sweltering, it’s humid, and worst of all, no new Broadway shows open until after Labor Day. But never fear, dear readers, we’ve got a great way to spice up the month of August: Broadway.com Summer Camp! Each day for 31 days, we’re highlighting the campiest, craziest, wildest—and did we mention campiest?—videos we can find. Put on your gaudy bathing suit and dive in!
WHY WE LOVE IT
Isn’t it RICH, indeed! The Brady Bunch Variety Hour, the post-Brady Bunch television extravaganza, has become legendary in the videosphere of campy folklore. The series brought us such gems as this Strike Up the Band/Music Man mashup, a tribute to Purlie (without Melba Moore, but with synchronized swimmers) and whatever the hell is going on here. But in this clip, Florence Henderson, who started out on Broadway before becoming the classic small screen mom, takes it down a notch with a sort of upbeat, subtly swingy version of “Send in the Clowns.” All appears to be fine, and then…bam. Enter the poor, helpless Brady kids dressed as sad circus clowns. We can’t believe we didn’t realize until now that this is what was missing from A Little Night Music.
LOOK OUT FOR...
3:30. Why do they keep turning around to wave as they’re leaving? Are they ever going to get off that stage?! Well, maybe next year?
MOST GIF-ABLE MOMENT
OVERALL CAMP FACTOR
Three out of three Clown Marcias. Clown Marcia, Clown Marcia, Clown Marcia!