When you’ve built so much of your career around television – or even if you haven’t, but have spent a lifetime watching it – you generally have a visceral response when you meet a favorite performer whose work you have enjoyed for decades, or even when you see a costume or a prop from a long-ago favorite show. I’ve been fortunate; over the course of my career I have met almost everyone that I used to watch and admire on television, from the late Lucille Ball, Mary Tyler Moore and Larry Hagman to such living legends as Betty White and Carol Burnett, and I have seen more than my share of pop-culture artifacts, often on the sets of shows I used to watch and/or still do. But none of that prepared me for the rush of feelings that stopped me cold last week when I entered the recently “altered” Brady Bunch house on 11222 Dilling Street in North Hollywood, CA, that has been at the center of HGTV’s recent sensation A Very Brady Renovation.
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