Calling her “the zesty antidote to the Bradys,” Emily Shire made The Daily Beast’s “Read This” list with a tribute to the late Ann B. Davis, noting:

It would have been easy to pity—and forget—the women that Davis played: ordinary, working class, and unromantic. But instead of letting these women fade into the walls against the Carol and Marcia Bradys, Davis used her delivery and comic timing to make her Alice-types the most endearing—and the most fun. There was something empowering in the self-deprecation and spunk Davis brought to their lives.


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