Ann B. Davis, aka Alice from “The Brady Bunch,” passed away this past weekend. This morning, MSNBC took a moment to remember her — by showing a picture of someone else:

Nice try, guys, but that’s Henriette Mantel. Mantel portrayed Alice in “The Brady Bunch Movie.” And she is most definitely not Ann B. Davis.

Here’s video, courtesy of the fine folks at Digitas Daily:

Stellar work as usual, MSNBC!


  • Frustrated Teacher

    A network run by ill-mannered teen-agers…..

    • USNbubblehead

      With the mentality of first-graders.

      • Yabba_Dabba

        Why slander first-graders? This is hilarious. I suspect the unpaid intern has no knowledge that there was a Brady Bunch before there was a Brady Bunch.

        It is Year One, because King Obama !!!

      • walterc

        You misspelled “Obama National Security Advisors”.

    • FlatFoot


      • CO2 Producer

        Henriett, Henriett, Henriett!

        • CrustyB

          Fox! Fox! Fox!

          • Tyson Litz

            Make some sense QUICKLY!!! Otherwise, you seem downright retarded! Suckle at MSNBC’s tit much???
            You better adjust your post on the hasty side… I’ll give you 3 more hours… then, the gloves come off for ALL OF US, wannabe smart guy!

          • CrustyB

            “prs!” “isehow!” Hold on, let me get my Asshole-to-English dictionary out…

            I’m making a point about how idiots always blames Fox and you’re making some retard point about…well, God knows what.

            It’s been over 3 hours. You ready to spend the rest of your life typing with a straw in your mouth or should I get you in trouble and tell the nurses that you’re out of your room?

          • Tyson Litz

            ound like a “Faux News” Whiner… if you have no whiney prs to how MSNBC isehow being directed by MSNBC, then get to a valid point, you loser!!!

          • Carter_Burger67

            At least Fox News got the right Alice. Oh, and it’s been past three hours…what is your next move genius.

          • CrustyB

            And you. Do you follow Tyson Putz around with a drool bucket, a roll of toilet paper and eat bugs?

          • Carter_Burger67

            That’s the best you got? Ha, hahahaha.

    • LegalizeShemp

      Please do not insult ill-mannered teenagers by comparing them to the people on MSNBC.

      • Frustrated Teacher

        I teach ill-mannered teenagers….I can’t insult them to their faces (even though they make it REALLY easy and tempting some times), so I have to do it here!! #self-control.

      • Dave Evad

        Or first graders, for that matter.

    • bunnehbooboo

      the cut-n-paste crowd…

  • nc ✓s & balances

    Because nothing happened before they were born.

    • bunnehbooboo

      or at least 1980…

    • Jon

      Doesn’t matter — if they were older, they probably would have used a photo of Audrey Meadows of Linda Lavin…..

  • Kawfy

    I never watch the network so I only find out when Twitchy reports the flubs…I’m guessing…what 3 people?…got confused which Alice was used to depict Ann B. Davis

  • KHSoldier(Ret)&Writer

    Surprised they didn’t find a pic of Obama honoring the Brady Bunch…

    • JD

      Obama: “If I had a housekeeper, she’d look just like Ann B. Davis”

      • TocksNedlog

        That should be “If I had a white housekeeper, she would . . .”

        [White House-keeper?]

        • Ms. Abigail van Beagle

          If he had a housekeeper, she’d have to be white.
          Because, racism.

    • Perso Nasplit

      give it time. It’ll probably be of Obama watching the opeing scenes from a rerun in the situation room, single tear rolling down his face, unused broom in the corner.

    • TomJB

      If I had photoshop I’d do one now with Anne B Davis in the middle and the other squares filled with Obama

      • Ty in TX ✓ᵇᵒⁿᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

        Well now that you said, I’m sure you’ll get it.
        Just give it a moment. :)

        • TomJB

          That was the hope :)

    • The Marathon Man

      Don’t give him any ideas! The WH might come back with an Instagram photoshopping a pic of Little Lord Obamaroy over the top of Ann B. in the original BB squares!

    • Jeff Allen

      you asked for it, here it is.

      • TomJB

        Now for new song lyrics :)
        Feel free to make changes, the rhymes aren’t all there.

        Here’s the story of a man named Ba-rack
        Who had dreams to change the US of A
        All of his ideas were bold, said Gibbs and Carney,
        Ima get me an O-ba-ma phone.

        Here’s the story of a man named Ba-rack
        Who was so full of himself we sing it twice
        He loved Bill Ayers, and Saul Alinsky
        Approved of Karl Marx too.

        Till the one day when this fellow scamed the nation
        With false dreams of ho-ope and change,
        We stopped at nothing to get him in office
        That’s the way we all became Barack’s Lo-Vo’s.

        Barack’s Lo-Vos. Barack’s Lo-Vo’s.
        That’s the way we all became Barack’s Lo-Vo’s.

      • CO2 Producer

        That’s awesome.

      • Zakasnak

        This. Is. OSM. Not in an “I adore Obama” -way, but in an “Wouldn’t this be typical?!” -way. Narcissist!

    • Jeff Allen

      you asked for it…

  • Robert Sullivan

    thats what happens when you no longer care if your fact checking department is actually checking stories before you air them,hence the amount of non truths that come out of their news department

    • Dave Evad

      MSDNC even HAS a fact checking department?
      If they do, is Al Sharpton in charge of it? Or Tingles?

  • Jake Bradford

    White ladies all look the same.

    • Jay Stevens

      Especially in aprons.

    • joedaddy27

      Typical white woman

  • CO2 Producer

    Lean Forward. Till head strikes desk. And repeat.

  • USNbubblehead

    Another demonstration of the level of idiocy exhibited by that network. But hey, at least they’re consistent.

  • lilwren

    Un. Believe. Able. (well, almost)

  • therealguyfaux ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    Cheer up. They could have simply typed in “Alice,” and got Linda Lavin.
    And for their idiocy, they can kiss more than my grits.

    • lilwren

      …or that other Alice (ask Arlo)…

    • Humanary Stew

      That is who I thought it was going to be before I scrolled down to see the image.

    • WrshpMzshn

      They’ve been eating Alice B. Toklas’ brownies.

    • John

      That wasn’t Linda Lavin but rather Polly Holiday playing “Flo” who said “kiss my grits”

    • Ryan Schneider.

      On the other hand, it is a testament to what an ecxellent lookalike they picked for the movie that it can still fool fools to this day.

  • DG

    Poor Ann. :(

  • Photios

    Does MSNBC still use editors?

    • NotBuyingItEvenForADollar

      No they were traded for a style editor to be named later.

    • Gerald Allen

      Yes, someone has to protect Herr obama.

  • Ty in TX ✓ᵇᵒⁿᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    Look at it this way guys. At least it wasn’t a picture of Alice B. Toklas.

    • therealguyfaux ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

      Who brought a whole new meaning to the expression “hash brownies,” in the Paris of the 1920’s, you mean?

      • Ty in TX ✓ᵇᵒⁿᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

        That’s the one.
        I mean come on, with their level of . . . .”professionalism,” how hard is it to believe they’d do such a thing because, “Hey, at least the B. is right.”

  • LegalizeShemp

    “All the Young Girls Love Alice !” Sincerely, Elton John

  • peteee363

    funny, they never seem get Obama’s photo wrong?

  • Stephen L. Hall #NonquamTrump

    All Alices look alike.

  • Heather Atkinson

    Where’s the picture of Obama sitting in the Brady’s living room, look contemplative?

    • Ty in TX ✓ᵇᵒⁿᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

      Nicely played ma’am, nicely played.

    • tops116 ✓Quipper

      “Mom always says ‘Don’t ram deeply unpopular healthcare legislation down America’s throat.'”

    • Ty in TX ✓ᵇᵒⁿᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

      Here’s the story
      ’bout a man takin’ selfies
      Trying to make other stories
      all his own.

  • therealguyfaux ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    “One pill makes you larger
    and one pill makes you small…
    Go ask Alice…”
    Nope– I think they got that one knocked all by themselves, actually…

    • Donald-Now2x/Sarc-w/0calories

      Apologies, I didn’t see your post until after I posted mine.

      • therealguyfaux ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

        “Scroll down you always must, padawan…”

        • Donald-Now2x/Sarc-w/0calories

          You are correct Master trgf, I have much to learn from your wisdom, before I can achieve the rank of Twitchy Knight. I am not ready to assume responsibilities that come with that title yet, but someday…

  • tops116 ✓Quipper

    To be honest, I’d have been more surprised if MSNBC used the correct clip.

  • FlatFoot

    We’re not the place for news. We’re not the place for that. Our brand is not that.”

    We’re the place for

    M oonbats
    S pouting
    N othing
    B ut
    C rap

    So c’mon, sheople! Don’t be dumb! Don’t be ignorant!
    Tune in! Veg’ out! Right here on MSNnNnNBC!

    -MSNBC President Phil Griffin [June 02, 2013]

  • therealguyfaux ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    “It’s the story, of a lovely lady…” who, in death, is not even remembered properly.

    “And that’s the way we became the Lazy Bunch!
    The Lazy Bunch! The Lazy Bunch!
    That’s the way we became the Lazy Bunch!”

  • Ty in TX ✓ᵇᵒⁿᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    Andrea Mitchell fades on to the screen:
    When we said our good byes to Ann Davis, portrayer of Alice from the Brady Bunch, we used the wrong picture. We apologize for the error and now have the correct picture up at our website.
    ::cuts to a picture of Betty Davis::

  • l3randon

    I consider it progress that they didn’t photoshop her into a picture with Obama.

  • Ms. Abigail van Beagle

    That’s what happens when your crack team googles “Alice Brady” instead of Ann B. Davis.

  • TocksNedlog

    They’re just some juice-box zeroes . . .

    • HeavyMetalPolkaMonkey

      You have won the interwebs for today….now I just have to replace this keyboard.

  • rssllue

    Ann must have been a conservative.

    • Donald-Now2x/Sarc-w/0calories

      Which Ann? Ann B. Davis, when she wasn’t acting after The Brady Bunch was a very loud voice for very left wing, militant, hard core, lesbian rights, so I doubt she was conservative.

      • Arkuy The Great

        From her NYT obit:

        “In the mid-1970s Ms. Davis became involved with an evangelical religious group headed by Bill C. Frey, a retired Episcopal bishop. At her death she had been living with Bishop Frey and his wife while continuing to act from time to time on television and stage.”

        I don’t think you mean the same Ann Davis.

        • Donald-Now2x/Sarc-w/0calories

          Huh, I thought I read that somewhere but I might have been thinking of Nancy Culp (Miss Jane Hathaway, Drysdale’s secretary on The Beverly Hillbillys). Or maybe not her either. I really need to do better research. Thank you for setting me straight my friend.

          • nc ✓s & balances

            Maybe you’re thinking of Sheila Kuehl who played Zelda on Dobie Gillis. She was a longtime CA state legislator (termed out), and is now running in tomorrow’s primary election for a seat on the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors. She was CA’s first openly gay legislator.

          • haI9000

            You almost got me with Sheila “Kuehl” as I recalled her Zelda Gilroy character as having been played by Sheila James in the show’s credits, and who sometime later became Sheila James Kuehl.

  • CharacterHasNoColor

    Criticism for this error is nothing more than racist!

  • CrustyB

    Hate to give them a plug but this is like one of those celebrity death parodies. You know, Bernie Mac dies and someone posts an image of Wesley Snipes with RIP superimposed over it. Except in that case it’s an intentional joke, at MSNBC it’s “news.”

    • therealguyfaux ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

      Wait till Shirley Jones kicks off, and see if they run a picture of Florence Henderson: “I’m serious. And don’t call me ‘Shirley’.”

  • Rogue Cheddar

    On the brighside they would’ve used a pic of housekeeper Shirley Booth, but all the MSNBC infinks are too young to remember her, so they got that going for them, which is nice.

    • Donald-Now2x/Sarc-w/0calories

      Thank you. You saved me the trouble of looking up the name of the “Hazel” star.

      • Rogue Cheddar

        You’re entirely welcome, my brain has been known to get ‘vapor lock’ on occassion also.

        • Donald-Now2x/Sarc-w/0calories

          A half of a point in my favor, because I knew who you were talking about. Geez I’m showing my age! 😛

          • Rogue Cheddar

            Aren’t we all. (sigh)

            Indiana: It’s not the years, honey, it’s the mileage.

          • therealguyfaux ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

            An extra half a point if you knew she was an Academy Award winner for Come Back Little Sheba, as “‘pretty little Lola,” the blowsy-frowzy wife of a relapsing recovered alcoholic (played by Burt Lancaster).

          • Donald-Now2x/Sarc-w/0calories

            Dang it, no extra 1/2 point for me, but it is nice to know, just in case that question pops up on Twitchy Jeopardy.

          • therealguyfaux ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

            Actually, the idea I was trying to convey is that here you had a woman whose career up till then (on Broadway and in radio) had basically been comedy, and then the clown plays Ophelia, so to speak. And having won the Award, went back to being the clown. (Like Ernest Borgnine winning for Marty, and going back to playing thuggish characters until McHale’s Navy– and even there, he was a bit of a rogue.)

          • ButteryWench

            I too am a plethora of useless information ’cause the stuff I know will NEVER show up as a Jeopardy question. Sigh

          • Rogue Cheddar

            I knew she was an Academy Award winner but forgot it was for Little Sheba. That was a long time ago.

  • AlmostaCowboy

    OBAMA: I once was hit in the face with a football, just like Marsha.

    • douglasmarks

      He suffered mild concussions and it shows years later.

      • Donald-Now2x/Sarc-w/0calories

        Except his ears swelled up instead of his nose! (And stayed that way)

  •!/vickie.browning.12 blondethinker

    The people at MSNBC are not known for their fact research

  • Right Wired ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    MSNBC’s face just got footballed.

  • Donald-Now2x/Sarc-w/0calories

    Am I the only person who thinks Henriett Mantel looks like a young Jay Leno in drag in the photo PMSNBC used?

    • nickdqwk

      Hey, ya know!
      now I’m just ROLFLMAO

  • Donald-Now2x/Sarc-w/0calories

    Maybe they should have asked Jefferson Airplane/Grace Slick to go ask Alice (when she’s ten feet tall)?

  • gman213

    My God, if they can’t something that fucking simple right….

  • Antisocial_ism

    I just looked up Ann B Davis on IMDB not even a week ago and was stunned that she was still alive. Maybe I was the catalyst. Sorry, Ann.

    • Emily B

      Oh, way to go! 😉

    • WHMay

      The death was ruled an accident, but the Internet is being looked at as a person of interest.

  • spunknik

    I suppose they’ll now follow-up with a story criticizing the evil corporation Mel’s Diner for killing her with a high-fat diet.

  • Humanary Stew

    I am actually surprised they didn’t use a photo of Alice Cooper…

    • therealguyfaux ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

      Me too…after all, school’s out for the summer:

      • Humanary Stew

        My screen name is a lyric from one of his songs, btw.

        • therealguyfaux ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

          This, for the benefit of those others who did not already know that fact. Thank you, HS– they may have thought you were into cannibalism or something.

          • Humanary Stew

            So you already knew?

          • therealguyfaux ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

            “In this country, my friend, we make it our business to know many things– but never to let on that we do. It is safer that way.” — typical cheesy dialogue from a 1940’s spy film

          • Humanary Stew

            The words they speak are true

            Ye possess both wit and wisdom.

          • Shubi

            Love me – yes, we love him.

          • nc ✓s & balances

            realguy knows all. The rest of us are lifelong learners.

          • Humanary Stew

            At least I have an excuse. I am too busy trying to remember the things I supposedly learned for the tests I need to take. Quite concerned about the test tomorrow..

          • nc ✓s & balances

            Break a leg!

          • therealguyfaux ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

            Sheeeeeeeee-it. How do you think I know all this stuff? I’M a lifelong learner, too: “I finished college– and then, I got an EDUCATION…”

          • CoastalMaineBird

            And then, you got Google.

          • therealguyfaux ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

            Gotta know what you’re lookin’ for, though…the broader your frame of reference, the easier search-engine use becomes. My point was that you don’t stop learning when you leave school– if anything, you start learning what’s real instead of theoretical, and how to explain the difference. If you don’t learn that, you’re sunk.

          • Ty in TX ✓ᵇᵒⁿᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

            The minute you stop learning is the minute you start dying.

          • Ironside

            As George Ade said, ” There are at least two kinds of education”.

  • Guest

    The official White House photo of Obama honoring Ann B Davis has been released

  • zeph1

    Just the kind of quality, stemming from their in-depth research, that you expect from MSNBC.

  • bazasho

    But…but…but…fox news!!

    • WhoMeToo

      ….AND the KOCH BROTHERS!!!! ヽ(`Д´)ノ AAaahhhhhhhhhhhhh11!!!1!1!11!!1!!

  • BurkeanMama

    Well considering the interview process at MSNBC involves proving you hate Republicans more than the other applicants, you can’t expect anything like competence from them.

  • TCDave

    This ‘network’ ISN’T conspiring to dumb down America, as I had suspected. They really are just this stupid. Amazing.

  • mach5motorsport

    At least they didn’t show a picture of Linda Lavin from the TV show “Alice”……..

    • Dan13

      Any reaction from Bob, and Ted, and Carol?

    • CoastalMaineBird

      Could have been Audrey Meadows (“To the moon, Alice! “).
      Check that – you’d have to be over 14 to remember Alice Kramden.

  • LegalizeShemp

    Note how the actors and actresses for the movie are selected strictly based on their resemblance to the actors and actresses on the TV show, not on acting ability (obviously).

    • Arkuy The Great

      A very good makeup artist can make you look like anyone. Even like Shemp Howard in all his glorious ugliness. 😉

      • Shubi

        What the hell are you talking about? I look just like Shemp and my mom told me I was the most handsome man she knew.

  • Moss500

    MSNBC’s usual quality control of news reporting.

  • MaMa1

    MSNBC can’t distinguish between a television character and the actress who portrays her. Just one of their many conflicts with reality.

    • AMERICAN Kafir™✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

      Just like how they don’t hire actual newscasters, just those that play newscasters on TV. And those they do hire, don’t even play them well.

  • Karl Noel

    It continues to amaze me that MSNBC musters the competence to emit a visible video signal, let alone attract a tiny audience.

  • Kieran O’Hagan

    They just didn’t care…

  • Earl Sullivan

    They can’t get anything right on that network so why be surprised that they got the wrong actress…. RIP Ann B. Davis (Alice) you will live on in my memories of The Brady Bunch.

    • WHMay

      Can you imagine if Rev Al announced the news, we’d still be trying to figure out who passed.

      • Earl Sullivan


  • Ralph_Gizzip

    But … but … but … layers of fact checkers!

    • CoastalMaineBird

      What does getting laid have to do with it?

  • bill_a_bob

    Geez I hope the ACA death panels are a little more accurate.

  • Independentview

    As far as Liberals are concerned it does not matter because after all it’s just a woman.

  • Ironside

    The Brady Bunch movies were to the TV Series as MSNBC is to Fox.

  • The_Kat ✓vilified

    Business as usual at MSNBC! Does anyone take that network seriously? Seriously?

  • Snap N McGarrett

    She’s dead, OK? At this point what difference does it make?

  • Thomas Brady

    Patriots: Defend liberty from the ideological highwaymen in our midst:

  • CVN65


  • CVN65

    Any word on how how Sam the butcher is coping?