DFS MB SDN Stuff Pix $$$ Shop Books TV Music



You are at the section Welcome to the Unofficial The Eight is Enough Section

General Show Questions

Eight is Enough Messageboard

General Show Questions

Was family Jewish?
Monday, 07-Aug-00 15:37:29

Re: Was family Jewish?
Monday, 07-Aug-00 21:12:30

Tuesday, 08-Aug-00 00:14:18

Re: Was family Jewish?
Monday, 07-Aug-00 22:51:56


Subject: Friends
Name: Missy
Date: Wednesday, 23-Jun-1999 07:27:31
Message:
I happened to think the other day as I was watching the show, that although you always see Nicholas and Tommy having a friend over once in a while, you never see any friends of the girls (with the exception of Mary's friend in one of the earliest episodes who had a baby). Of course, Elizabeth is always on the phone with some girlfriend or other talking about boys!
Subject: Nicholas looked like Tom..
Name: Mary
Date: Monday, 22-Mar-99 07:37:10
Message:
In the one episode where Tom makes Nicholas water monitor I thought he looked a lot like a true life son of Dick Van Patton. Same eye color & hair color
Subject: Nicholas in the show
Name: Nichole
Date: Monday, 15-Mar-99 19:20:23
Message:
does anyone else notice that EVERY show in the beginning it starts with Nicholas?! My sister Dad and I have been doing this "survey" for about 3 or 4 months and EVERY day it starts with him. It is kind of weird. And also just incase anyine didn't know pax is moving the time from 6-7 to 5-6 eastern time. Nichole WILLIE AAMES IS HOT!!
Subject: No TV?
Name: Mary
Date: Sunday, 14-Mar-99 09:54:13
Message:
I really do enjoy the show but I 've noticed one interesting thing...no one really watches t.v. in the house. I know they all sat down as a family and watched " Casablanca " last week..but I find it strange that no one really vegs out in front of the tube. NO ONE! They are always reading a magazine, the paper, or a book ( which I must say is very good but not realistic ) Just an observation. Also--does anyone feel they treat Nicholas like a baby ? he is supposed to be in the 3rd grade & 9 years old...they treat him like a 4 or 5 year old in my opinion.
Subject: Theme
Name: Nathan
Date: Tuesday, 16-Feb-99 21:09:02
Message:
I don't know if this subject has been addressed, but why are they showing the second season opening credits during first season episodes? I know that the pyramid theme was filmed at the start of 77/78 b/c Joannie's hair was bleach blond and Mary's is longer than in season #1. I remember watching the reruns of the early shows as a kid and they ran the original theme (w/ Diana Hyland) all the way thru the first season's episodes. Seems weird that they'd invest the time in changing the theme to completely eliminate "Mom" the minute she stopped appearing.
Subject: Bloopers
Name: Rabbity
Date: Friday, 12-Feb-99 19:12:59
Message:
Did anyone notice the blooper on today's episode? When Tommy was in his room and the dad went to talk to him about " girls " ( Wendy Springer )..The dad was walking out and behind him on the closet door was a little cutout of a figure driving a go-kart. Written on the cut-out was the name " Adam " LOL
Subject: Camping Trailer in Background
Name: Rabbity
Date: Friday, 12-Feb-99 19:17:07
Message:
Here's another thing I've noticed. Sometimes ( I have seen it twice now ) when they shoot the area in the side yard, to the right of the 3 car garage--there is a white/bronze camping trailer sitting in the bushes...Look for it...Maybe it was the make-up/snack/director's trailer when they were filming at the house.....
Subject: Tom's toupee
Name: Jodi
Date: Friday, 12-Feb-99 19:58:36
Message:
Did anyone notice in the pilot and the first few episodes that Tom's hair looked more natural than it did toward the end of the run? Granted it was thinning on top, but it looked better than that silly toupee or whatever it was he wore later.
Subject: Adam Rich's brother
Name: Rabbity
Date: Thursday, 11-Feb-99 21:47:20
Message:
Interesting tid-bit. On the " Bradfords go to Hawaii " episode ( I think part 2 ) they have a scene where Nicholas is playing in the sand. A little boy, about age 5 walks over and sits next to him and starts to play. This little boy was Adam's real-life brother, Wayne. Look for it !
Subject: The Pilot Episode
Name: Nathan
Date: Monday, 08-Feb-99 22:11:26
Message:
I just finished watching tonight's EIE pilot. They certainly started on a depressing note. I mean, with the Maxwells' loneliness, the drug bust, David & Tom's yelling match, Joan & Tom's financial woes, the architect's son w/ leukemia and Mary finding out she was an accident, I started to feel extremely melancholy! They had more issues in tonight's 1 episode than they'd normally have in 6 of the later shows!

Also, they clearly had different sets. I wondered if they might have used some of the actual house for a couple of the scenes (especially the one during which Tom walked in the front door from the outside). Does anyone know exactly when that pilot was filmed? Joan mentioned 1976 when she was talking to Mary in the kitchen, but I wonder when in '76. I'd be willing to bet that it was up to 1 year prior to when the show began on ABC in 3/77.

It was interesting to watch, but I'm glad they made it a tad more lighthearted in subsequent seasons.


Subject: Bad Hair Days
Name: ?
Date: Thursday, 31-Dec-98 14:18:36
Message:
And what was the deal with those really bad perms? ie, Joanie, Tommy, Abby, and Mary too I think. Permed bangs are the worst
Subject:
Name: Alex Jay
Date:
Message:
I'm cataloging appearances of actors of Asian descent on TV and I came across your site. It was very helpful. I'm curious about episode #72 Letter to One Bradford which lists a "John Ione as Chang". Is the spelling correct for "Ione"? There is an Asian actor named John Lone who was in the movies Year of the Dragon, The Last Emperor, and The Shadow. Perhaps he appeared in episode #72. Any help is greatly appreciated. I'll mention your site in my credits/sources page.
Subject: EiE Question Bombardment
Name: Michelle mbuuck@midf.com
Date: Friday, 20-Feb-98 15:10:18
Message:
Hi Sarah,
Some of us diehard "Eight Is Enough" fans have a ton of questions.
Is the Eight is Enough experience still a big part of your mom's life?
What kind of relationships did the stars have "behind the scenes"?
Do the stars still keep in touch now?
Will there be another reunion movie?
Sorry to bombard you with so many?
Thanks for posting!
Michelle

Subject: Other Projects
Name:EiE Lunatic (from EiE-Mail)
Date: Sunday, 26-Apr-98 00:45:05
Message:
Greetings:

I just received this e-mail from a fan with some items the person included. Can anybody please verify some of the items noted?

BEGIN E-MAIL

1) Lani O'Grady (Mary) appeared with Kimberly Beck (who was on the show in its earliest episodes as Nancy) in the classic 70s teen movie MASSACRE AT CENTRAL HIGH, an allegorical slasher flick later ripped off by HEATHERS... the killer in this movie was played by Derrel Maury who guest-starred in a late EIE episode as Albert, the grubby guy who comes home to eat dinner with the Bradfords. (I think this was when Ralph Macchio was on the show?) Anyway, these three factors coupled with the movie's groovy ambience make MASSACRE AT CENTRAL HIGH an essential viewing experience for EIE freaks

2) Laurie Walters was in an obscure early-70s horror flick called WARLOCK MOON where she sports the biggest bellbottoms you'll ever see while being menaced by a Satanic cult

3) The low-budget movie during which Susan Richardson went through the "ordeal" is called SOLDIERS OF INNOCENCE... I met some of the people involved in the making of this film while working at a video editing house and apparently there was a lot of weirdness happening on the set... I won't go into any further detail on this out of respect for Susan (my fave Bradford sister along with Elizabeth... both of 'em gorgeous babes!)

4) Virginia Vincent, who I believe played Dr. Max's wife, appeared in Wes Craven's tres-70s opus THE HILLS HAVE EYES (1977)

Well keep up the excellent work and keep the Bradford faith alive...

END E-MAIL

This is D.T. again. I'm not sure about the ordeal thing, but I did think Shannen Doherty was good in Heathers, but I never saw the Massacre at Central High movie.


Subject: The BradFROD House
Name: Thomas
Date: Thursday, 26-Nov-98 15:12:29
Message:
Oh I see, you mean THAT other eight family?

What were their names?

There was Tim, the tabloid newspaperman, the mother vanished for some mysterious reason that was never discussed for some reason, but Tim remarried Annie to be the Stepmon.

The children?

There was Devoid, the elder independent outcast who listened to too much new wave and souped up his van to racing standards.

There was Marie, the med student who seemed a bit too much into anatomy if you know what I mean.

Then there's Janie, the actress wanna-be getting lots of X-rated roles that infuriates her father.

There's SooSooSuzido, the over active middle daughter who's too much into active sports and looking a lot like Farrah.

There's Nanette, the Kelly Bundy type daughter without much of a mind to keep a job, but looks like a model.

There's Elaine, the youngest teen daughter who drools day in and day out over Leif Garrett and Shaun Cassidy, and her grades suffer.

There's Timmy Jr., the middle son who has a tough time with teen angst as well, but seems to strike out with the chicks, considering that there's beefier young men his age competeting with him.

Finally there's Nickelodeon, the youngest son and child who's into playing like Dennis the Menace and causing all kinds of hijinks to his favorite brother Timmy Jr. and his bathroom-hogging sisters.

Devoid eventually married Annette from Another Planet, who seemed to be into astrology and the occult, and her head seems to be into outer space most of the time.

SooSooSuzido married Earl the Burl, who happens to be a baseball coach on the losing side of sports, always having a losing season and bouncing from city to city.

Together, they have a daughter, Cindy, who grew up on fairy tale endings and wished her life was that way.

Well, that's the BradFROD house for you.


Subject: Real Eight is Enough
Name: Christie
Date: Sunday, 29-Nov-98 20:15:56
Message:
Does anyone know what happened to the author of Eight is Enough, Tom Braden and any of the real family members?
    Replies...
    Name: Gwynne
    Message:
    Tom Braden used to be the co-host on Crossfire about 10 years ago, and then he left and Michael Kinsley took over for him, but what he's doing now, I don't know. His wife, Joan Braden used to work for Bobby Kennedy, and claimed in a book she wrote,that she had a fling with him.

    Name: ?
    Message:
    The Braden Bunch

    The Braden Bunch

    That's the way they became The Braden Bunch

    Name: ?
    Message:
    I haven't heard much about him lately, but I did read that he and Joan got divorced.


Subject: EiE & Waltons
Name: Lori B
Date: Saturday, 19-Dec-98 16:46:11
Message:
I've noticed while watching both EiE & Walton episodes that some of EiE cast shows up occasionally the other way around. I was watching a Walton's episode the other evening and Jeffrey Cotler (Irving J. Moore) was in it. And Will Geer (Granpa Walton on Waltons & Sam on EiE) appeared in a EiE episode. Wandering if this is because they were both Lorimar productions. Also does anyone know if Jeffrey Cotler is related to Kami Cotler (Elizabeth Walton) of the Waltons? Just curious.
    Replies...
    Name: Gwynne
    Message:
    Both shows are produced by Lee Rich, on two EIE episodes Tom was watching the Walton's; you could hear the Walton's theme music being played.

    Name: Nathan
    Message:
    ........and, during the 1980-81 season, both shows even used the same music score playing under various scenes. I can only speculate that they were attempting to cut costs during the last season for both shows.

    I don't know if this is necessarily a GOOD Walton's site, but check it out: Waltons

    Name: Julie
    Message:
    Yes, Jeffrey Kotler is Kami's brother. I believe he appeared in 3 Walton episodes. "The Children's Carol" "The Prophecy" and,I think,"The Graduation". I noticed too that the two shows also shared directors. One being Harry Harris. EiE and The Waltons just happen to be two of my three favorite shows of all time :-).


Subject:
Name:
Date:
Message:
    Replies...
    Name:
    Message:


    Name:
    Message:

Subject:
Name:
Date:
Message:
    Replies...
    Name:
    Message:


    Name:
    Message:
Menu:
Welcome to the Unofficial The Eight is Enough Section Eight is Enough Main Page About/Awards Notices TV Listings Forums/Discussions Eight is Enough Instant Video Eight is Enough DVDs Eight is Enough Books Discography All-Star Family Feud Related Links Network Updates Articles and Stuff vs. Brady Bunch The Original EiE Forum The Original EiE Forum Archives Random 2005 Random 2004 Susan Richardson 2004 Random 2003 Random 2002 Checking In Dec 2001 Memories of Lani Sep-Oct 2001 Lani O'Grady Thoughts Early 2001 Mar 2001 - Aug 2001 Oct 2000 - Feb 2001 Dick Van Patten/Tom Diana Hyland/Joan Betty Buckley/Abby Grant Goodeve/David Lani O'Grady/Mary Laurie Walters/Joanie Susan Richardson/Susan Dianne Kay/Nancy Connie Newton Needham/Elizabeth Willie Aames/Tommy Adam Rich/Nicholas Brian Patrick Clarke/Merle Stockwell Ralph Macchio/Jeremy Joan Prather/Janet Other Cast Members Addresses Kay Dunne/Patricia Richardson Kenny P Landers Movies General Show Questions Miscellaneous Questions Eight Is Enough Future Reunion The Bradford House Questions Animals or Pets Reunion Movies of 1987 and 1989 EiE Double Wedding Episode What if They Cast a New Eight is Enough Out of Order: The Births, Susan's Baby Episode, etc. Specific Episode Discussions The Living Room Carpet/The Color Green Favorite Eight is Enough Episodes Laugh Track on the Show David's Age Getting Younger on EiE? Opening Credits What's Up With That? 8 kids eating, using water, & no jobs... Never Enough of Eight is Enough If you could be a Bradford... My Own Eight is Enough The Happy Hour Past Idols/Child Actors The Passage of Time What Are Your Favorite Characters Website Comments Passing of Joan Braden EiE Site Reviewerd in Entertainment Weekly Susan in Star Oct 26 Susan Cannot Be God's Daughter More on The Star Article on Susan Let's Get to Know Each Other Susan Richardson on Extra John's Side to Susan Richardson on Extra EiE on Inside Edition Fans and Friends of Susan Susan's Diary Susan in Star Dec 7 Jennifer Love Hewitt??? The Truth About Susan Favorite Quotes E! True Hollywood Stories Susan Richardson Update Dec 99 Anyone Read The Book? Sarah Richardson's Book Conny Van Dyke Book Why Did the EiE Girls Quit Acting? D.T.'s May Report Susan's New CD Coming Soon? D.T.'s June Report Adam Rich Death Hoax Is Susan Still "Missing In Action"? The EiE Webmaster's Monthly Report - July, August, Sep 2000 Was Susan on Love Boat/Fantasy Island/Pink Bangs and Water Pistol? A girlfreind of Tommy's E! True Hollywood Story: Inaccuracies Connie Needham on EIE special/Adam/Susan/Dianne/Laurie D.T.'s Review of E! True H.S.-8'sEnough/Disappointed in E! Show Intro 8-00 Sarah's Story in Chocolate For A Teen's Soul Topless Bradfords! Isn't someone going to write a book on EIE?? Susan Richardson's Favorite Music Episode Guide Cast Episodes Year Timeline Games
Related:
Dave's Fun Stuff MegaBirthdays Let's Listen to Music! Let's Laugh! Hit Song Titles a2z Let's Watch TV! Let's Watch Movies The Ladies of Entertainment DFS Men The Del: Dave's Entertainment Library!
Market Zone:
Amazon Store Electronics Let's Read Books! Hide My IP Direct Link - Surf Anonymously Data Storage Batteries TV Shows Video Games Groceries Amazon Instant Video Western Movies/TV Smartphones TV Sets Animated Video Science Fiction Music Downloads Cookbooks Comedy Video WiFi Radio Software Website Hosting
TV Zone:
Find your favorite TV shows with "Let's Watch TV!"
Notable:
The Del: Dave's Entertainment Library! Celebrities a2z Hit Song Titles Stuff! Calendars Picture Gallery SDN Media News and More
Footer:
Dave's Fun Stuff Mega Birthdays Contact Webmaster

© 1995-2018. davesfunstuff.com All Rights Reserved. Reproduction of any part of this website without expressed written consent is prohibited.