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My friends call me Barry. From time to time I also hear the name Greg. Yeah, as in Greg Brady. The Brady Bunch represents a fun time in my life. But it’s only part of the story. There’s more to say and that’s what The Greg Brady Project is all about – a place to say it. So, I’ve invited some friends to join me and share their perspectives on the Brady’s, the 70′s and just about everything else. Now, I’m inviting you…

10 Jan
Eric Greenberg

No Love on This Boat

written by Eric Greenberg in Blog, The Brady Bunch, barry | No comments

Let’s raise the bar here at The Greg Brady Project by presenting a little piece of maritime history. After 40 years at sea, the famed cruise ship Queen Elizabeth II set out on its final voyage this week. Vacationers and historians will mark this as the end of an era for the vessel that hosted the likes of Margaret Thatcher, Sir Paul McCartney, and the Queen herself. Now let’s bring the bar right back down as Brady gossip hounds honor the great ship, not for its seaworthiness, but as the site of Barry’s last documented attempt at a little Brady family funny business.

It was Barry’s 18th birthday, and thanks to Robert Reed, the cast was aboard the QE2 for a cultural journey to London. All the kids were there, but Barry only had one Brady on the brain. Here’s his account in “Growing Up Brady” (available for purchase in The Greg Brady Project store): “I was positive, absolutely positive, that the warm sea breezes and lack of parents would combine to finally allow my relationship with Maureen [McCormick] to…uh…expand to its fullest potential.  So Barry took his A game and headed over to the room Maureen was sharing with Eve Plumb. How’d it work out?

“Look, I don’t know what you’ve got in mind,” Maureen hissed, “but get outta here.” That again from The New York Times best seller “Growing Up Brady.” Yup, he may deserve a spot on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, but that night, our very own Barry Williams did the nautical walk of shame. In fairness, Maureen was half asleep and couldn’t properly soak up the Barry Williams charm.

After its final docking, the QE2 will be transformed into a five star floating hotel. If you find yourself vacationing in the greater Dubai area, make sure to ask for one of the Brady suites. Meanwhile, look out for the release of Maureen’s upcoming book to see if she one ups Barry with a better story from that trip…when he WASN’T in the room. Speaking of books, did I mention that you can read the full QE2 story in “Growing Up Brady,” now a major television movie, available for purchase right here in The Greg Brady Project store?     

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