If you’re a Counting On fan, you’re probably aware that the Duggars are very big on rules.
In fact, rules are pretty much the glue that holds the entire Duggar universe together.
Think of any aspect of the human experience, and you can be sure the Duggars have a whole host of rules and regulations in place to prevent their kids from enjoying it too much.
There are the obvious ones, of course, such as the Duggar courtship rules which prohibit all premarital physical contact beyond hand-holding.
(And even the hand-holding has a time limit. We wish we were joking.)
And let’s not forget the infamous Duggar dress code.
It’s slightly more liberal (sorry, we know that’s a four-letter word in Duggar Country) than the courtship rules, but it still requires unmarried women and girls to wear long skirts at all times — even while playing sports or engaging in other physical activities.
But in recent years, the younger generation has been casting aside the rules set in stone by Jim Bob and Michelle.
This phenomenon has manifested in rebellions both big and small.
One of the most obvious examples is Jinger Duggar’s decision to wear pants in direct defiance of the dress code formulated by her mother.
But more subtle acts of defiance against Jim Bob’s regime are taking place all the time.
Take, for example, Anna Duggar’s decision to expose her kids to the very edgiest material the television world had to offer.
We’re talking, of course, about The Brady Bunch.
Yes, the Bradies might seem pretty tame by today’s standards, but the Duggars are raised to believe that all secular entertainment is the Devil’s Content.
So you can imagine the surprise of some fans when Anna revealed that she and her husband — the infamous Josh Duggar — recently took their kids to visit the Brady Bunch house.
As you may recall, the Duggars recently traveled to LA to visit Jinger, who moved to SoCal earlier this year.
While they were in the area, Anna and Josh swung by the famous domicile where Marcia got clocked with a football and Cousin Oliver mysteriously vanished.
“We enjoyed visiting the ‘Brady Bunch’ house while our family visited Jinger & Jeremy in CA a few weeks ago!” Anna captioned the above pic.
“Our kiddos have enjoyed watching old episodes of the family tv show — it was a fun stop on our family vacation!”
Fans were flummoxed, as most Duggar diehards are well aware of the ban on entertainment that’s any edgier than Davey & Goliath cartoons.
And what h-e-double-hockey-sticks was Jim Bob doing there?!
“Oh ok I was thinking you guys don’t watch tv,” wrote one commenter.
“Do these kids know who the Brady Bunch is?” another asked.
These are interesting questions — but the answer might be disappointingly dull.
As you know, TLC has been the Duggars’ home network throughout their time as reality stars.
The network also plays host to a new reality series titled A Very Brady Renovation that focuses on — you guessed it — the Brady Bunch house in LA.
So it’s possible that Anna was just serving her corporate overlords by posting a biut of mandatory sponsored content.
And that’s sad, because a lot of fans apparently related to Anna’s love for the story of a lovely lady:
“My children love to watch those old reruns too, as well as Full House,” one follower commented.
“It so hard to find quality programming for children since we don’t watch Disney anymore because it continues to show things that don’t match our values.”
Wait … The Brady Bunch and Full House are the only scripted shows that match your values?
What values would those be — comedy that’s not actually funny? An affinity for dead spouses who are never spoken of again?
That’s pretty dark, Karen!