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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…

08 Feb
Eric Greenberg

A ‘Stache From the Past

written by Eric Greenberg in Blog, barry | 5 comments

Is that Barry Williams or Phil Packer?

Just when I was thinking about how nobody grows moustaches anymore, “USA Today’s” great “Pop Candy” blog tipped me off to The American Moustache Institute, which has been lobbying the ‘stache agenda since 2006. Not only does the AMI fight for the rights of moustached Americans everywhere, they’re kicking off their quest to build a Moustache Hall of Fame by asking the public to choose four fuzzy faces to grace the soon to be unveiled Mt. ‘Stachemore. Call me crazy, but I think the Greg Brady Project has a horse in this race.

Barry Williams may not be known for his facial hair, but that might in itself, be just the edge we need. After all, what was more shocking than clean cut Greg Brady appearing in “A Very Brady Christmas” with such a hairy beast under his nose? Yet somehow he pulled it off, making the reunion the second highest rated TV movie of the year. It lived on through “The Bradys” television series. Then, just as fast as it came, it was gone, its short life span only adding to the mystique.

The question is, can Barry Williams’ former self go whisker to whisker with the likes of Geraldo Rivera, Rollie Fingers or Wilford Brimley and live to tell about it? Before I threw his hat into the ring, I wanted more to go on than my layman’s eye. So I sent a photo to American Moustache Institute Executive Director Aaron Perlut in hopes of getting a professional evaluation. Here it is:

Throughout his stellar 40-year-plus entertainment career, Barry Williams – best known for his portrayal of Greg Brady of “The Brady Bunch” – has built a base of millions and millions of fans across the world including me. But when Barry showed up for a Brady Bunch reunion wearing an unquestionably delicious mustache, the only question his fans, as well as those of us at The American Mustache Institute, had for him was, “What took you so long Barry?”

His classic “Chevron” style mustache was akin to the cookie dusters sported proudly by Tom Selleck and Burt Reynolds. We would hope that while Barry does not continue to wear the “labia sebucula” (Latin for “lip sweater), that he would reconsider and re-grow that piece of fine art that once graced his now lonely upper lip. Please Barry, bring it back.

Sorry Aaron. With Barry set to take the stage in “Married Alive” next week, that aint gonna happen. Luckily, I’ve combed every inch of the rules (like Mike Brady examining the Frontier Scout manual) and there’s nothing that says the moustache has to be in active use. So let the write-in campaign begin.  

Vote For Barry Now!



    on Feb. 8th, 2008

    I voted :)

    Aaron Perlut
    on Feb. 8th, 2008

    Please bring it back Barry!

    Jonathan S
    on Feb. 8th, 2008

    And don’t forget, you mustache enthusiasts, the wonderful blog: Mustaches of the Nineteenth Century:

    on Feb. 8th, 2008

    I voted! Good luck!

    Bob Hunt
    on Feb. 8th, 2008

    What about those of us who with reluctant follicles along our upper lips? Constantly I must shave along the corners of my mouth, yet the area under my nose is mysteriously barren. Through no fault of my own, I am unable to grow a respectable moustache. I’m thinking of calling the AMI and seeking their help in securing federal aid.

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