Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Great Brain Movie

Hi Everyone - I just wanted to give you a quick heads up about the Great Brain Movie, the one starring Jimmy Osmond, we found it the other night on Youtube.com.
I've tried to move it here, but it isn't working. Anyway if you are interested in watching it, you can see it there. Just type in The Great Brain and you'll see it set up in episodes. Enjoy.


  1. Carrie I was going to tell you how to put the video on your blog here but I went to YouTube and they do not give out the code - which is probably what you found out (wink!).

    Funny I remember that movie. Makes me wonder if I at some point saw that movie when I was young before you ever introduced me to the books. I probably had no idea what it was.
    It is fun to see it again.
    Super funny that Jimmy Osmond is in it! Ha ha

  2. Carrie -

    I remember trying to watch the movie on TV when I was in college. It was so bad I coudn't finish watching it.

    It gave me a new appreciation for the books, though. It's not what happened that was so entertaining, it's the way JD told the story that made it worth reading.

    Maybe his little brother was right, after all. John might not have been "THE" great brain, but he certainly had one.

  3. It's a shame that it has never had a DVD release. I have a copy I taped from TV very long ago (1980 or so) I also saw it in a Seal Beach, CA theater in the 70s.

    Doug Gibson

  4. I watched part of the movie while I was researching, but the library had to close and I had to get other work copied. I think it would be fun to have the movie music play every time you open the book - pretty cool, huh. Bob I have a feeling the "real" Great Brain was a composite of the first 4 kids. (Carrie's theory only)

    I love getting comments keep them coming.