The Brady Bunch, Hawaii & The Evil Tiki
‘Hawaii Bound’ was the season opening episode of Season 4 of the The Brady Bunch TV series, also the 73rd episode in the series originally aired on September 22, 1972. I didn’t catch it myself until the reruns 5 or 6 years later. But when I did, Wow! If you’re not familiar with the episodes here’s a short run thru. Mike is sent to Hawaii to check on a construction project for his firm, and the entire family (and of course Alice) get to come along. During the trip, Bobby unearths an ancient evil Tiki said to bring bad luck to whomever is holding it.
Although no one in the family sees it as a bad luck charm, pretty soon bad luck befalls everyone in some form or other. The first evidence comes when Greg is involved in a serious surfing accident. Oh no, Look out Greg! Later on back at the hotel there’s an unfortunate encounter with a tarantula occurs that almost killed Peter. Funnily enough there are no tarantula’s in the state of Hawaii, and for me that makes it even more creepy. Even Alice befalls the wrath of the evil Tiki and throws her back out during a Hula class.
Now aside from the whole Evil Tiki / Bad Luck story line the family also travel all over Oahu and take in all the usual sights and tourist attractions you would imagine they would, and we get to tag along with them to learn about pearl harbor and even attend a real life Luau. With fire dancers and everything! Now that’s all great but I won’t be getting into all that because this post is all about the evil tiki. Yes, that’s right.. The evil Tiki idol which once almost killed off our beloved Brady’s can now be yours! Do you have the guts to wear it?
This pendant is hand cast from an original master mold and hand painted.
It measures 3.0″ tall, 1.75″ wide and 3/4″ deep. The cord measures approx 32″.
Makes A Great Gift!
(if you dare)
Don’t forget to pick up a couple Brady-ish styled Hawaiian shirts to wear along with your evil Tiki.
I picked these out myself.
In case you’re wonder what happened to the original evil Tiki. Greg has it HERE!
Brady’s Guide To Hawaii – Check out every place the Brady’s visited while on their Hawaiian vacation HERE!