There was a reason Jan was always the insecure one in the Brady Bunch. Not in contention as the cute "baby of the family" like Cindy, and at that gawky early teen stage, how are you gonna compete with Marsha, Marsha, Marsha?!?
Jans 1 - 100) Sometimes movies suffer the same ignoble fate. Maybe they got crushed at the box office because they happened to be released on the same weekend as 2Faster2Furiouser II (or would that be 3Fast3Furious?). Maybe because the studio had no clue how to market it. Maybe the audience just didn't "get it" at the time. Maybe it was an indie film that just didn't have the bucks to get shown on 547,000 screens like Scooby Doo 2:Electric Boogaloo. Whatever the reason, CHUD.com feels their pain. Here is their list of 100 Movies That Deserve More Love. (via A Small Victory)
Jan 101) Speaking of Jans, back in the days when WKRP In Cincinnati was in prime-time, everyone made a big fuss over Loni Anderson. But there, under the radar, those of us in the know bypassed the obvious choice and pined instead for Bailey Quarters, played by Jan Smithers. After 'KRP, Jan moved to Canada (another underappreciated asset) and pretty much retired from the limelight. Cloth Monkey has not one, not two, not three, but FOUR pages devoted to Ms. Smithers. You may begin your Jan-worship here.
Interesting sidenote: Much of the music used in WKRP In Cincinnati has changed ownership many times since it was originally aired in the 1970's. As a result, due to licensing issues, most of the songs have had to be edited out and replaced with "generic" rock music created by studio musicians. Occasionally, this wreaks havoc with the storyline. In one episode a Russian diplomat applies for asylum in the WKRP lobby. He also falls in love with Bailey. Elton John's "Tiny Dancer" was an integral part of the original show, and the diplomat's final line to Bailey before leaving again for Russia, was "Hold me closer, tiny dancer". However, even spoken lyrics are subject to licensing, and after the re-editing, his line turned into the somewhat less romantic, "Hold my order, terrible dresser."