Of Course, A Very Brady Renovation’s Episode 2 Featured an Original Kitty Karry-All Doll

Plus, other highlights to get caught up on before the next episode airs.

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A Very Brady Renovation premiered on September 9 setting an all-time HGTV record with 8.1 million viewers tuning in and its second episode, titled “Here’s the Story,” was just as exciting, winding back the clock to day one to take on four more iconic rooms in The Brady Bunch house. Hidden Potential’s Jasmine Roth teamed up with Barry Williams (Greg) to recreate Mike’s Den while Good Bones stars Mina Starsiak Hawk and Karen E Laine tackled the kids' bedrooms and the Jack and Jill bathroom with the help of Susan Olsen (Cindy) and Mike Lookinland (Bobby).

Before the next episode airs on Monday, get caught up on the latest transformations done by HGTV’s brightest stars alongside the Brady kids. And then get ready to dive into the next renovation phase, featuring Restored by The Fords’ Leanne and Steve Ford with Christopher Knight (Peter) and Eve Plumb (Jan), on September 23 at 9 p.m. EST.

1 The Kids' Bedrooms & the Jack and Jill Bathroom

While A Very Brady Renovation’s premiere breezed through the demo and creation of the 2,000 addition, this episode takes a closer look at the process, led by the two Good Bones stars. Once the concrete foundation was poured and the frame built—after a 11 day delay thanks to continuous rain—Mina, Karen, Susan, and Mike began working on the second floor, where the kids' bedrooms and the Jack and Jill bathroom are located.

To start off, the team outsourced the iconic wallpapers for each room, utilizing the same company that replicated the living room sofa’s floral pattern. Next, Susan and Mike were sent off to thrift for room décor while Karen and Mina pulled the bathroom together with a tub, small-scale yellow tiles, and a toilet (not originally seen in the show 'cause it was the '70s.)

2 Mike's Den with Greg and Shrimp-o

Hidden Potential host Jasmine Roth worked closely with Barry Williams to create Mike’s den from three existing spaces—living room, hallway, and kitchen. After the kitchen was gutted and walls were torn down, the two were joined by Mike Lookinland (aka Shrimp-o) to build the home’s two-sided fireplace that separates the den from the living room.

Then, Jasmine and Barry worked on covering it with real brick and the den's signature distinct green shutters. Slowly, the room was brought to life with the duo customizing chairs to look like the original leather ones from Stage 5.

The entire renovation process was emotional ride for Barry: “I’ll tell you who I wish was here, who would be proud, is Mike himself, Robert Reed. I think this is a project he’d enjoy.”

3 The Return of Susan's Kitty Karry-All Doll

On their way back from thrifting, Mike surprised Susan by reuniting her with Hope Juber and an original 1969 Kitty Karry-All Doll. As a refresher, Hope is daughter of Brady Bunch creator Sherwood Schwartz and she's considered part of the Brady family having appeared in the show several times. At the end of the visit, Hope donated the doll to The Brady Bunch house and Susan was ecstatic, saying: “Sherwood’s presence will be the house, always."

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4 The Emotional Revealing Moments

Though Susan, Mike, and Barry were incredibly helpful, they were dismissed towards the end, so they could truly experience the final reveals.

When Barry first stepped into Mike's Den, he did a double take. On the drafting table (donated by a Brady fan!) were blueprint copies of The Brady Bunch house, while the original ones hung on the wall. The actor admired the fireplace and its brick surrounding, noting it was all real and not fake like on the show's original set. There was also a section of the room added where the camera had always filmed from.

Susan and Mike were in love with their childhood bedrooms filled with the spot-on paint, furniture, and bedding, but most importantly, the wallpaper placed exactly as the original and wood paneling that instantly placed everyone in a groovier era.

The Jack and Jill bathroom impressed the Brady kids just as much, thanks to its functioning features, like the running shower head and toilet. The Good Bones stars also added a window above the vanity that doubles as a mirror—a detail Susan and Mike appreciated because a camera had always been there.

5 For More, Watch 'A Very Brady Aftershow'

For a quick overview of the episode and more insight from all six of The Brady Bunch kids, take a look at HGTV's A Very Brady Aftershow. Of course, you can still watch the full episode of A Very Brady Renovation before Monday.

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