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22 Dec
Barry Williams

Mele Kalikimaka

written by Barry Williams in Blog, barry | 6 comments


I am glad the Brady’s visited Hawaii for several weeks in 1972 for a three parter.  It’s still at the top of my filming experiences.  Please note that the Tiki Bobby found, the same one Greg was wearing when he wiped out on a coral head while surfing, didn’t REALLY bring bad luck.

Hawaii has long been my favorite vacation, relaxation, rejuvenation destination. Specifically the island of Maui and more specifically the beaches of Kaanapali.

How great it is to find myself here this week and next week plus all of January at the Kaanapali Beach Club, which is a Diamond Resort, where I have been invited to join a terrific troupe of performers including the Akima family and my co-hostess, Makalapua, to interpret the rich history of Hawaii and her people.  Our Luau is known as the Feast At the Beach and this week, A Very Barry Christmas.  It is a traditional and beautifully told Luau and there’s me with my attempts to become an Honorary Hawaiian.  Throughout the show I try just about everything to be worthy of the honor.  I tell stories, I host, I try to learn the native language, I invoke my experiences with Don Ho and make Tiny Bubbles a sing-a-long.  At one point I don a grass skirt (just like the one Alice was wearing when she threw her hip out) with beads, leis and a headdress.  Finally I try and make music with a conch shell.  I can’t give away the ending here, but it helps my quest that I wear the original Brady Tiki throughout the show.

I wish everyone could join me for this oceanfront sunset on this magnificent island paradise.

I wish you a very Mele Kalikimaka,

Barry

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6 Comments

    Mike Dudas
    on Dec. 22nd, 2010

    The Hawaii episodes were always my favorite ones from the series run.

    dsrtflwr
    on Dec. 23rd, 2010

    I so wish I could go to Hawaii and see this show. It sounds like so much fun. Barry, I love your website. I’m gonna come back often.

    The Hawaii episodes are among my favorites, but my all time favorites are the Grand Canyon episodes.

    Merry Christmas!

    Heidi
    on Dec. 23rd, 2010

    I enjoyed the Hawaiian episodes. The thing that creeped me out was that tarantula.

    Merry Christmas Barry!

    J.D. Meier
    on Jan. 3rd, 2011

    Good luck on becoming an honorary Hawaiian.

    It sounds like an incredible adventure and I think it’s great how you can connect the past to the present and pave a way forward.

    brenda
    on Jan. 7th, 2011

    Oooh, I remember being scared by the music in these 3 episides. Really creeped me out. Just recently ordered the whole series after seeing a few episodes this past week.

    Oh the memories this show brings up for me.

    Glad this site is here

    Marianne
    on Feb. 1st, 2011

    Great show on January 26th! Thanks for spending a few moments with us!
    Best wishes with your future endevers in Maui!!!

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