Every family has at least one child that seems to drift away from the values and lessons that the rest of the family have embraced. And eventually, the kid will drift back.
But if the parents are total assholes, in the very least, dysfunctional one would hope that the kids could escape that and get help and live fully healthy lives.
Then you have a lovely, lovely family, like Mike and Carol Brady. Never mind that they are fictional. The lessons taught on their show about understanding, honesty, respect for ones self and others are lessons that an entire generation of American child, now adults, embraced.
Sure it was make believe. But when a Brady kid did something, like wear a big brown wig so she could not be in her big sister's shadow, developed a terrible imitation of Jimmy Cagney Disease, they would get a talking to. And it had to be something terrible - for some horrible transgression, like when Cindy Brady tattled on others, then they got hauled into dad's den.
In others families, it was that family's version of Devils Island - your room. But with Mike and Carol, it was always about reason and self awareness, not being back handed for sassing Alice.
But who would have ever thought that Cindy Brady's Susan Olsen, with those golden sausage curls and innocence enough to carry a Kitty Carryall doll when she was young would turn out to be such a fat, foul mouthed, Cheeto loving right wing "Coughing Until Next Tuesday"?
Apparently, Susan has been fired from her job on radio following a number of vitriol laced posts on her Facebook page. How bad could it be?
Yes, sad to say that even Carol Brady would be appalled at how Susan Olsen turned out.
But, just as there was a lesson to be learned, Susan now has plenty of time to reflect on her actions. Her employer has kicked out on her ass and locked the door behind her, so reports the New York Daily News.
|Even Jan is disgusted.|
So for once, it isn't Jan who is feeling sorry for herself, it's Cindy who is kicking herself for her big, fat mouth.
*Used in the British sense.
See: Actress Susan Olsen Fired From LA Radio Show