The idea behind this feature (Genre Guesstimation) is for me to watch a bunch of new movies (or ones that I haven’t seen many times) from the chosen monthly GG genre in order to expand my knowledge of movies within that particular genre.
This month’s genre has been chosen by me and we will be reviewing our favorite Family Vacation Movies.
Please get me your submissions by the 25th of Aug by sending them to FamilyVacation@movierob.net
Try to think out of the box!
Let’s see if I felt that this movie would be worthy of being in the company of my others favorite movies in the genre of Family Vacation Movies.
“Stop the park. I wanna get off.” – Alice
Number of Times Seen – No clue (Numerous times on TV and 3 Aug 2022)
Brief Synopsis – The Brady’s travel to Cincinnati when Mike is sent to a newly opened amusement park to do some architectural work.
My Take on it – This is one of my all time favorite Brady Bunch episodes.
The way that the story unfolds in a very fresh environment is amazing to watch.
The characters seem to be having so much fun at the amusement park and watching it made me yearn to go to one also.
The episode has some great plot points built into it and this allows for the story to run so well throughout.
The episode also allowed the producers to showcase this very new amusement park and it constantly looks so much fun in all that they do.
The ‘missing plans’ aspect of the storyline also helps showcase the park along with allowing the story to focus on various characters along the way.
It’s too bad that this was the final vacation story in the Brady Bunch episode run.
MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – The Kings Island park was not a closed set when this episode was filmed. To give it a realistic feel the episode was filmed on a normal park business day without extras. Patrons who had been standing in lines for the rides, for up to an hour in the hot sun, gave angry stares at the Brady actors were ferreted to the front of the long lines in order to shoot the ride scenes. Several of the Brady cast members have spoken about their memories of the heat on that day and of their surprise to find the park open for business as usual. They didn’t want to be taken to the front of the long lines but relented when they realized it was the only way to complete the scenes. (From IMDB)
Genre Grandeur Worthy? – Absolutely! This is one of the very best TV family vacation stories and perhaps one of the best episodes in the entire run of the show.
Rating – Oscar Worthy (9/10) (no change from original review)
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