'A Very Brady Makeover': Best moments to keep an eye out for during the HGTV premiere

There's no shortage of big reveals in "A Very Brady Renovation," but fans of the classic 1970s sitcom will be just as entranced by a smattering of blink-and-you'll-miss-it moments.

The HGTV special, which premieres on Monday at 9pm EST, is appropriately packed with those sweeping before-and-after shots we all know and love, and our jaw dropped along with those of the "Brady Bunch" cast during that first look at the iconic living room.

But as remarkable as the transformation is, it's just as fun to see the now-grown child stars reminisce about their Brady days. The first episode of the four-part special doesn't go too heavy on the storytelling, so you'll have to stay pretty tuned in to catch the best moments.

Upon first reuniting, the cast gets emotional realizing that it's their first time all together without Florence Henderson, Robert Reed and Ann B. Davis, with Eve Plumb holding back tears as the group gets their first look at the suburban house. Reed, who played dad Mike Brady, died in 1992 at 59 years old and Davis in 2014 at 88. Henderson passed more recently: She died in November 2016 at 82.

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'Brady Bunch' kids then and now
All the Brady kids in 1969, the very first season of the show. Clockwise top left: Maureen McCormick, Susan Olsen, Eve Plumb, Mike Lookinland, Christopher Knight and Barry Williams.
The Brady girls in 1969.
Susan Olsen as Cindy Brady, Eve Plumb as Jan Brady and Maureen McCormick as Marcia Brady in a 1972 episode.
Maureen McCormick in 1972, the height of "The Brady Bunch" popularity. She was 16 in this photo.
Maureen and Mike circa 1978, after "The Brady Bunch" was off the air.
Mauren McCormick in 1981.
Maureen McCormick in the 1990s.
Maureen McCormick and husband Michael Cummings in 1998.
Maureen McCormick in 2005.
Mauren McCormick in September 2017.
Barry Williams in a 1972 episode. He was 18 in this photo.

Christopher Knight, Maureen McCormick and Barry Williams attending the 1972 premiere of The Who's rock opera "Tommy."

Barry Williams in 2014.
Barry Williams in October 2017.
Mike Lookinland and Barry William with Eve Plumb in an early "Brady" episode.
Eve Plumb as Jan in a 1971 episode.
Eve Plumb poses for a photo in 1972, when she was 14.
Eve Plumb in 1980.
Eve Plumb in 1988.
Eve Plumb in 2009.
Eve Plumb in 2015.
Eve Plumb in July 2017.
Christopher Knight in a 1972 episode. He was 15 in this photo.
Most of the original cast reunited for "The Brady Bunch Variety Hour," which launched after the original series wrapped. Missing was Eve Plumb, who didn't want to commit to the contract. She was replaced by Geri Reischl, who fans quickly dubbed "Fake Jan."
Christopher Knight in1987 at the Los Angeles Tennis Club.
Christopher Knight in 2010.
Christopher Knight in 2012.
Florence Henderson and Christopher Knight in 2014.
Christopher Knight and Florence Henderson in 2016.
Christopher Knight in May 2017.
Robbie Rist was introduced in the final season of "The Brady Bunch" as Cousin Oliver. Producers hoped that adding a child would restore some of the youthfulness of the earlier seasons.
Robbie Rist recording for Disney Channel in recent years.
Robbie Rist in 2015.
Mike Lookinland as Bobby Brady and Susan Olsen as Cindy Brady in 1971.
Susan Olsen as Cindy Brady in 1973. She famously no longer wanted to wear pigtails on the show as she got older but was met with resistance from producers.
Susan and Maureen in the 1980s.
Florence Henderson and Susan Olsen in the 1990s.
Florence and Susan in 2016.
Susan Olsen and Barry Williams in 2008.
Susan Olsen in 2009.
Maureen McCormick and Susan Olsen in the mid 2000s.
Mike Lookinland in 1971.
Christopher Knight and Mike Lookinland in 1972.
Ann B. Davis, Robert Reed, Florence Henderson, Christopher Daniel Barnes, Maureen McCormick, Christopher Knight and Mike Lookinland in 1989.
Mike Lookinland, Susan Olsen, Kelly Ripa, Barry Williams, Christopher Knight, Florence Henderson and Maureen McCormick in 2007.
Mike Lookinland in 2007 during the 5th Annual TV Land Awards.
Barry Williams, Christopher Knight, Mike Lookinland and Susan Olsen in May 2017.
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The Brady kids handpicked rooms that felt most special to them. Susan Olsen, who played Cindy, remained very close with Davis in the decades following the show, which is why she's tasked with restoring Alice's bedroom — which was only fleetingly shown once or twice in all of the show's five seasons. There isn't too much time spent on this in the premiere, so you'll have to watch closely to see certain cast reactions to different rooms of the house.

Brady fans from around the world helped contribute vintage lookalike items to the house. Re-discovering certain elements of the home proved incredibly difficult, so HGTV turned to an open call for fans who might be willing to contribute their own possessions. That's how a number of hard-to-find decor items found their way into the home.

More unexpected guest appearances are definitely in store. AOL already knows of one famous face who's slated to appear in the bonus Christmas episode (no spoilers!), but we're willing to bet we'll see some more special guests in the episodes following the premiere. There might even be a bit of foreshadowing in the premiere itself.

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