One of these people is a friend of mine:
No, not Kaptain Kool and the Kongs.
"The Brady Bunch Hour," of course, was... well, I was 17 at the time, and it was not for me. I'm not sure WHO it was for, but it wasn't for me. Then again, I wasn't a Brady watcher, and I wasn't fond of variety shows, and... Kaptain Kool and the Kongs? Strike three. (And we're not even talking about Rip Taylor, Lee and Farrah, and the "Water Follies," whatever that is, and the fact that this was a Sid and Marty Krofft show, which to me always meant "awful." Plus Robert Reed singing and dancing, which was just unfair) This was the debut episode, January 23, 1977, ABC.
My Lord, there's a whole website devoted to the Hour! And here's a whole page on that episode! It had a plot and everything! Rip Taylor played a moving company guy, in an orange jumpsuit! A faux Jan! Production numbers like "Car Wash" (!), "Razzle Dazzle," and "Send In The Clowns"! Priceless!
Kaptain Kool and the Kongs, of course, were the pre-fab "band" from "Krofft Supershow." Michael Lembeck, actor, Harvey's kid, and now director, was "Kaptain Kool," Louise DuArt, impressionist, was "Nashville," the singer; she's still around doing both secular and religious stuff, I believe. They even put out an album, or, more likely, session musicians put out an album in their name. You can find it here, although I can't imagine why you'd want it.
I have yet to see more than a few minutes of the show. That's all I can take.