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The Brady Bunch

Allan Melvin

Sam the Butcher

Veteran character actor and voiceover artist Allan Melvin appeared in dozens of TV shows during his 40 year career. His roles ranged from the cartoon voice of Magilla the Gorilla to a variety of "heavies" in various episodes of The Andy Griffith Show. He is probably best known in his TV roles as Cpl. Steve Henshaw in The Phil Silvers Show, Sgt. Charley Hacker in Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C.K/i>, Sam the butcher and Alice's love interest on The Brady Bunch and Archie Bunker's best friend, Barney Hefner, on All in the Family.

Melvin also made numerous appearances in national TV commercials including the recurring role of Al the Plumber in Liquid-Plumr commercials for 15 years.

Allan Melvin was married to his wife, Amalia for 54 years when he passed away in 2008.

Character Bio

.Sam Franklin owns the local butcher shop and uses any excuse to stop by the Brady house to see his sweetheart and Brady housekeeper, Alice Nelson.

The Brady Bunch TV Schedule

Thursday
November 27
5:30pm
Will The Real Jan Brady
A personality crisis hits Jan and she buys a brunette wig.
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6:00pm
The Wheeler-Dealer
Greg's buddy Eddie cons him into thinking the old convertible he sells Greg will be easy to fix up.
TV-G
6:30pm
Amateur Nite
The Brady kids enter a variety show contest as a singing group named The Silver Platters.
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7:00pm
Adios, Johnny Bravo
The Brady kids audition their act for a television amateur show.
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7:40pm
Never Too Young
Millicent gives her hero Bobby a kiss for defending her at school.
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8:20pm
The Un-Underground Movie
A creative school project has Greg and the whole family making a movie about pilgrims.
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Saturday
November 29
12:00pm
The Un-Underground Movie
A creative school project has Greg and the whole family making a movie about pilgrims.
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12:36pm
A Fistful of Reasons
Peter takes on Buddy Hinton, a bully who taunts Cindy about her speech impediment.
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1:12pm
Confessions, Confessions
Peter is sure his weekend camping trip will be canceled when he breaks his mother's favorite vase.
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1:48pm
The Personality Kid
Peter is bummed after he is told at a party that he has no personality.
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2:24pm
Her Sister's Shadow
Jan is plagued by the always perfect "Marcia, Marcia, Marcia."
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3:00pm
Getting Davy Jones
Marcia brags to her schoolmates that she is president of the Davy Jones fan club.
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3:36pm
Today I Am A Freshman
Marcia decides to sign up for every club in high school.
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4:12pm
The Subject Was Noses
Marcia breaks her date with Charley to go out with the most popular boy on campus.
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Sunday
December 7
3:16am
The Driver's Seat
Marcia bets Greg she can outscore him on her driving test.
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3:54am
Welcome Aboard
Robbie Rist joins the cast as Carol's nephew Oliver.
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4:27am
Two Petes in a Pod
Chris Knight takes a dual role as Arthur, a new student at Fillmore Jr. High.
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5:00am
Top Secret
Bobby and Oliver are convinced that Sam is a spy.
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5:30am
The Snooper Star
Cindy thinks that everybody in the family is talking about her.
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