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Bobby Brady, Molly, Tina & Ryan

Robert "Bobby" Brady, portrayed by Mike Lookinland in the TV show, Jesse Soffer (credited as Jesse Lee) in theatrical films, and Max Morrow in the TV movie, is the youngest Brady son and. Bobby was the "safety monitor" at his school and occasionally gets the other siblings into trouble. The precocious and often overlooked youngest boy, Bobby was often portrayed as a whimsical dreamer, fantasizing about having various adventurous lifestyles, such as being a race car driver, a cowboy, and an astronaut. On one occasion, one of his fantasies came true when he got to play football with Joe Namath. On another occasion, Bobby became a professional race car driver, which led to a crash and Bobby's paralysis on The Bradys. Bobby is going through rehabilitative therapy when he marries his girlfriend, Tracy (Martha Quinn). Bobby — who had dropped out of business school to pursue his dream of racing cars — resumes his originally intended career path, joining Peter in a business venture and the youngest boy (and second youngest child) of the Brady Family who appears on The Brady Bunch TV series. The part of Bobby is played on both the TV series and the subsequent made-for-TV films, specials, and spin-off series (with the exception of the 2002 FOX TV movie The Brady Bunch in the White House where he's played by Blake Foster) by Mike Lookinland.

Mike Lookinland's natural hair color was strawberry blonde, so for the role of Bobby Brady during the original series, he had Clairol #43 applied to his hair.

About Bobby

Bobby, the second youngest Brady child, is very close to his sister Cindy. In the first season bobby was stubborn with his sisters but then as he got older he started getting used to them but still had fights with them.

Though they often fight; they love and stick up for each other. The two youngest Brady kids bonded early on while lost in the Grand Canyon and became inseparable after their attempt at beating the teeter-totter record. He's close to his older brothers too, though because of the age difference, Greg and Peter sometimes mock him for his "immature and childish" ways.   Bobby, although spirited and cheerful, was not free from occasional childhood insecurities and self-worth issues. Mostly they were about him being left out of his older brothers' activities or trying to find his own special talents. After watching "Cinderella", Bobby becomes concerned that Carol, Marcia, Jan and Cindy hate him due to his being a "step", and decides to run away from home. However, Carol soon clears up to him that the only "steps" in the Brady house are on the stairs.

In season 2 episode What Goes Up..., after falling from Peter's treehouse, Bobby develops a fear of heights. However, it is cured when he tries to rescue his pet parakeet. In another episode from Season 2, The Drummer Boy, after he is overlooked for the school glee club in favor of Peter, Jan and Cindy, he becomes convinced that he isn't musical. He takes up drums, which drives his family crazy. He isn't really interested in playing them, but keeps doing it to please his parents. However, Mike and Carol remind him that Bobby shouldn't pretend to like doing something just to please other people. In later episode from the same season, The Winner, after Cindy comes home with a trophy and Bobby discovers that all his older siblings have trophies as well, he starts to feel useless. After trying to win a trophy at a magazine-selling and ice cream-eating contest, failing at both, his siblings present him with a trophy for his persistence and trying hard.

In season 3 episode, Big Little Man, Bobby becomes sensitive about his short height after nearly falling off a ladder. After Sam (Alice's boyfriend) calls him a "shrimpo", Bobby gets really upset, until Sam comes to apologize and reveals that he had the height problem himself as a child, but eventually would grow half an inch in a year, it gives Bobby motivation to attempt to stretching himself taller on a bar, which doesn't work. After picking a fight with a boy twice his size at school, Carol suggests that while Bobby would be physically short, he could be mentally great and suggests him to develop his intellect instead, which with Bobby's lack of self-esteem still doesn't work. However, after Bobby manages to save himself and Greg from Sam's meat locker, he realizes that being short does have its advantages.

Bobby is constantly in competition with one of his older brothers -- though he can certainly hold his own. He is better at doing chin-ups than Greg, and is quick enough on his toes to save Peter from being knocked out by a falling flower pot. Bobby's complexes often get the better of him, making him a bit of a trouble maker. He wants to win so badly, whether it's being the best pool player or hall monitor, that he often sabotages himself. He dreams of racing cars and lies to his friends about knowing Joe Namath. 

In season 4 episode, "Bobby's Hero", Bobby becomes obsessed with Jesse James. Mike and Carol both meet with a principal in his school, Mike and Carol don't approve of his new hero, and try to find a way to convince him that his hero was nothing but "mean, dirty killer"

Bobby's personality is usually easy going, fun-loving, and mischievous. He spent much of his time daydreaming about adventurous careers such as being an astronaut, a skiing champion and even a cowboy.

Bobby's first job was at Sam's Butcher's Shop.

Later, in a spin-off TV movie, "The Brady Girls Get Married", Bobby was in college baseball team. However, by the next movie "A Very Brady Christmas", he had dropped out of college and became a race-car driver. But in the next spin-off series The Bradys his racing career ended abruptly when he crashed and ended up paralyzed from th e waist down, making him a wheelchair user in the series. Going through rehabilitative therapy when he marries his former college girlfriend, Tracy (played by Martha Quinn), who ironically had left him when he became a racecar driver, because she considered auto racing to be too dangerous. Bobby resumes his originally intended career path and joins Peter in a business venture.

Age

In late season 2 episode "The Liberation of Marcia Brady" (airdate: February 12, 1971), Greg and Bobby are both ineligible to join Marcia's Sunflower Girls group for ages 10-14 (in retaliation for Marcia joining Greg's scouting organization), with Greg being 15 and Bobby not being 10 yet, so the task is handed to Peter.

In season 3 episode The Teeter-Totter Caper (airdate: December 31, 1971), when Bobby and Cindy get newspaper coverage for their attempt to break the teeter-totter record, Bobby is said to be 10 (and Cindy 9 1/2) in the newspaper.

In season 4 episode Greg Gets Grounded (airdate: January 19, 1973), Bobby says he is 11.

In early season 5 episode Mail Order Hero (airdate: September 21, 1973), when Cindy writes a letter to Joe Namath, pretending to be Bobby and "very sick", she writes that Bobby is 12.

"Dear Mr. Namath, my name is Bobby Brady, and I'm twelve years old. And I'm writing to you because I'm very, very sick. The one thing I'd like more than anything in the whole world, is to meet you in person."

It is unknown if Bobby had his 12th birthday before the Brady Bunch final episode aired on March 8, 1974.

In 2012, a Brady Bunch reimagination by Vince Vaughn called for Bobby Brady being an adult divorcee with children, who married another divorcee also with children of her own, yet they would also have a child together.

Molly is a supporting character in the musical and the simply-titled 1982 and 1999 films, and a major character in Annie: A Royal Adventure!. She is the best friend of Annie andyoungest of the orphans (aged 6) and enjoys being comforted by Annie after every nightmare she has. She is also a victim of Pepper's bullying. In the 1995 sequel to the 1982 film, Molly is 8 (an unfortunate thing because Hannah says 9 is too old, and when one is too old, adoption is hard), as it takes place two years after the first. Molly has intentions of having a family, which Annie thinks should be a special one. Later, she is adopted by a British family in England.

Molly is played by Toni Ann Gisondi in the 1982 film, Camilla Belle in its sequel, and Sarah Hyland in the 1999 film.

Trivia

  • Molly is the shortest orphan in Annie's orphanage.
  • In Hard Knock Life song she pretended to be Ms Hannigan and quoted what she said to them.
  • Mia Is based on Molly

Tina Kathleen Miller (Soleil Borda): The youngest child and mismatched daughter of the Miller family, Tina could be described as an obnoxious second grader. Tina's family sees her as clueless, but viewers see that she is one of the most clever in her family. In a few episodes, Tina is also portrayed being unafraid to take a practical joke to the next level. Sometimes she tends to be the "creepy child" of the family and off spring of Bill Miller and Judy Miller. She has two siblings, Brian and Lauren. She usually fights with them, but sometimes give them ideas. She is an independent girl. She can trick people with her little girl charm. She sucks at sports and keeping secrets. She can not wait to grow up and be a teenger just like Lauren.

Ryan is the second youngest (the first one being Q ) of the Sandlot team. Ryan doesn't talk through the whole movie, until the end. But it shows that he does stand up for himself, he's kind of shy, keeps a lot in, and a good friend. When Tommy wants to leave Squints' Pharmacy , and joins Needman's team, he finally says something and stands up for his team. He's a good friend when he lets Tommy back on the team when he leaves them. It seems like he was closest to his dad, because when his' dad died, Ryan didn't talk for four years.

Ryan was portrayed by Canadian actor Cainan Wiebe and Dean Hincheyas Adult Ryan.

The Sandlot: Heading Home

Ryan is shown at the sandlot, running to Tommy to see if he was okay when he got hit by a baseball, and fell off his bike. He was seen with the guys from the sandlot when they were fighting over who would be captain of the team, and what they should do about Tommy. He was looking at Tommy when he woke up, and fell back unconscious. He was standing with the other guys when Tommy woke up asking where he was, and how the boys were, then looking at him when he faints.

The next day Ryan's at the Sandlot practicing baseball with Benny, he was playing left center. When Benny asked the boys who wants to bat, while he pitches, he goes to sit down with the other boys. When Tommy steps up to hit, Ryan gave Tommy a bat when he was going to play with Benny. He stands next to Squints when Tommy is play, and is shocked just like the others, when they see how good of a hitter Tommy is. After Tommy's done hitting, he thanks Ryan for the good pick on the bat which makes Ryan happy, but he gets sad when Tommy asked him to say something, the goes to sit down with the others. Just like the others Ryan gets happy when D.Psays with Tommy on there team they could All Cities Championships, Squints tells them that they could win it. He gets sad when Tommy tells them that he's not going to be here for long, and that he showed them how it was done, that was his gift to them.

When was with the guys when E.J. and Earl Needman came onto the sandlot. Ryan was watching Earl and Squints fight over how they can and can't sell the Sandlot. Ryan with the boys (Two-ton, Wings , D.P., Timber. Q, Wok and Roll ) from the Sandlot to go talk Tommy into joining the team, but saw that he was going into the movies with his mother. Timber was wondering why they needed Tommy on their team, but Q and Ryan agreed that they need Tommy on their team, because he had a batting average of 1.000, they both get called L7 weenies by D.P.. All of the boys sneak into the movies to talk to Tommy ,but when they go through the bathroom window, they get caught by sheriff. He tells them that it was his night off, so he was going to help them.They went into the movie that Tommy and his mom was seen, and got to talk to him, but Tommy still wouldn't be apart of the team. Then one of the movie ushers came in and knew that they didn't have any tickets, but Tommy helped them all get away from him.

The next morning Ryan found Tommy at a dinner, and sat next to him. Tommy told Ryan that he wasn't going to join the team he had to much going on. Tommy tells Ryan whats happening to him, since Ryan wasn't going to tell anyone. Ryan looked shocked at Tommy when he was telling him what was happening. Ryan also looked like he believe Tommy when he told he that he came from the future. When Tommy told him that he was staying here, because his mom was here, Ryan looked like he understood why Tommy was here. After Ryan left the dinner the waitress told Tommy that Ryan hasn't talked for 4 years when his dad died.

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