The Brady Bunch (1969–1974)

Jan's Aunt Jenny 

Jan finds an old photo of her Aunt Jenny at her age and discovers that they look exactly alike. But when she discovers what she looks like now, her excitement changes to disappointment--until she pays the family a visit.


Hal Cooper


Sherwood Schwartz (created by), Michael Morris


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Episode complete credited cast:
Robert Reed ... Mike Brady
Florence Henderson ... Carol Brady
Ann B. Davis ... Alice Nelson
Maureen McCormick ... Marcia Brady
Eve Plumb ... Jan Brady
Susan Olsen ... Cindy Brady
Barry Williams ... Greg Brady
Christopher Knight ... Peter Brady
Mike Lookinland ... Bobby Brady
Imogene Coca ... Aunt Jenny


Jan and Cindy come across a photograph of Jan that neither remembers Jan ever taking. Their mother tells them it's because it's not a photograph of Jan, but of their Aunt Jenny, taken forty years ago when she was Jan's age. Jan wants a glimpse into her future and writes to Aunt Jenny asking for a current photograph. Jan regrets doing so as Aunt Jenny forty years older is an odd looking woman, and Jan believes she will look like that when she's Aunt Jenny's age. Jan is even less excited when she hears that Aunt Jenny is coming by for a visit to meet the family, most specifically Jan. Jan can't hide her feelings about Aunt Jenny, to who Jan's feelings are obvious. Aunt Jenny learns what the problem is, but is not offended. But over the course of what ends up being Aunt Jenny's truncated stay, Jan learns that there are far more important facets to Aunt Jenny than what appears on the surface. Written by Huggo

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Comedy | Family


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Release Date:

21 January 1972 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Imogene Coca guest starred on the Brady Bunch in the "Jan's Aunt Jenny" episode' playing Jan's plain Jane Aunt who was Jan's doppelganger as a teenager. This is ironic because a few years later Robert Reed would co-star with Imogene again in the 1981 Broadway production of Deathtrap. Reed would play the closeted playwright Sidney Bruell (ironically enough). Imogene would play the psychic Helga Ten Dorp. Joey Travolta, John's older brother, would play Clifford Anderson, Sidney's partner in crime and rival. See more »


If Jan just got back from school why are her glasses on her nightstand. See more »

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