The year was 1974 and #TheBradyBunch was in its 5th and finale season… all because of one pint-sized shaggy-haired little boy. Or so the argument goes. This week we bring you the star spotlight of Robbie Rist
Robert Anthony, “Robbie” Rist, was born in Los Angeles, California in 1964. He began his acting career as #CousinOliver in “The Brady Bunch”, a beloved television classic. Brought in to #Boost #Ratings and add to the #CutenessFactor of the show, his character only remained in what would be the final 6 episodes of the series.
One wonders, was it really not all his fault?
Viewers quickly learned that Robbie Rist’s character was a #jinx and, as he put it, “wherever I go, terrible things happen.”
Many blame Robbie Rist for the cancellation of The Brady Bunch, but regardless of numerous reports denying his guilt, he is forever remembered of the #CursedBrady. He became part of a growing trend in the 70s and 80’s, adding a cute character in an effort to boost a shows ratings, known as #CousinOliverSyndrome or #AddAKid.
Although he went on to pursue a semi-successful career as a #VoiceActor and #Musician, many cant get his devilish Dutch boy hairstyle #ScreenPersona out of their minds. He was never invited back to any of the #BradyBunchReunions.
Robbie Rist charmed our television screens for all of the 6 episodes he was on, before we realized he came with an adorable curse. The tale of Robbie Rist is not unique to television. Beware, for when your #Sitcom brings in an adorable, delectable, innocent young addition to your #Cast, it simply may be the #Sequel to the #CurseOfCousinOliver.
Check out what this pint-sized actor looks like now. Who would have guessed that the blonde cutie who brought down one of the most family friendly shows on television would turn into this: