The Greg Brady Project

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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…

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29 Jun
Eric Greenberg

World Wide Web Surfing

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In case you missed NBC’s tribute last night, Hulu has posted this and a few other clips of George Carlin hosting the very first “Saturday Night Live” on October 11, 1975. 

TV1 (sort of the TV Land of Australia) has free Brady e-cards!

Here’s an online preview of People Magazine’s special Child Stars: Then & Now issue.

It’s a little hard to think about winter when it’s as hot as it is in the Northeast today, but Paramount has announced the October release of a special DVD compilation called “TV Sets: Holiday Treats,” which will include an episode of “The Brady Bunch.” (Thanks to Bob Hunt)

In other DVD news, “Mannix,” which shot at Paramount at the same time as the Bradys, finally hit stores earlier this month.

And finally, who knew Tiger was such a well respected actor?

Send your Brady/Pop Culture links to eric.greenberg@thegregbradyproject.com.

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15 Jun
Eric Greenberg

TV Alert: TV Land Awards Tonight

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Make sure to catch the 6th Annual TV Land Awards tonight at 9pm/ET. The list of stars on board for this year’s show is bigger than ever. Robin Williams, Justin Timberlake and Steve Carell will all be there along with a ton of HUGE names from classic TV. Barry will be there, of course, but as you can see in this Access Hollywood red carpet preview, he’s keeping his cards close to the vest.

TV Land Awards, Celtics vs. Lakers, Tiger at the U.S. Open. If you need me, I’ll be on the couch.

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08 Jun
Eric Greenberg

World Wide Web Surfing

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Back on its regular day, here are the latest Greg Brady Project links:

I didn’t know it was that complicated, but someone posting on the instructions website eHow thought it was necessary to tell you how to be a Brady Bunch fan.

Former “View” co-host/Oprah correspondent Lisa Ling used to pretend to be Marsha Brady.

Bob Hunt recently blogged about the passing of “Andy Griffith Show” composer Earle Hagen. A few days later it was announced that Alexander Courage,  composer of the “Star Trek” theme, has died as well.

CNN Money has done some math on the Brady family’s finances.

And Danny Bonaduce is stepping back in the ring. This time, it’s on Hulk Hogan’s Celebrity Championship Wrestling, coming to TV this fall.

Send your Brady/Pop Culture links to eric.greenberg@thegregbradyproject.com.

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04 Jun
Eric Greenberg

Save the Clock Tower

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No, for real. Someone get the Hill Valley Preservation Society on the horn! Lightning may not strike twice, but apparently fire does. As you may have already read, one of the big casualties in this weekend’s Universal Studios blaze was Courthouse Square, a key location in the “Back to the Future” trilogy. First things first. Nobody was seriously injured, so I’m not being completely insensitive whining about losing a set from a movie. That being said, I would argue something like this could be considered, let’s say, a “pop culture tragedy.” Nowhere near as bad as a real tragedy, but still troublesome to anyone who’s a fan of the series or a supporter of time travel in general. The thing is though, if you dig a little deeper, you’ll actually find that within this ”tragedy,” is a “pop culture miracle.”

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03 Jun
Eric Greenberg

Best Seat in the House

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Check out the prime table my friend Laurie landed at Big Daddy’s Diner in New York.

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26 May
Eric Greenberg

Memorial Day Web Surfing

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Summer at last! Here’s your Memorial Day edition of the Brady links… 

CBS is jumping on the online classic TV bandwagon. ”Star Trek,” “Family Ties,” and “The Love Boat” are among the old favorites now available for viewing at CBS.com.   

Vanessa Williams will serve as host for the June 15th TV Land Awards. Online voting for the viewer’s choice categories is now underway.

In addition to the troops, TV fans are remembering “Laugh-In’s” Dick Martin this Memorial Day. The comic passed away Saturday just months after the show’s 40th anniversary. You can watch portions of Martin’s recent interview with the American Archive of Television here.

Breaking out the grill for the first time this season? The people over at Hormel surveyed adults to find out which fictional characters they’d call upon to get them out of a barbecue emergency. Alice from “The Brady Bunch” came in third behind Superman and MacGyver. If they’re not available, you can just pick up some BBQ recipes over at the Hormel website.

Mixing some drinks to go with all that food? “Greg Brady’s Wipeout” is one of the most popular at Tiki’s Grill and Bar on Waikiki Beach in Honolulu. It’s made with Vodka, coconut flavored rum, banana liquer with a splass of passion fruit juice and lemon-lime soda. Of course you’ll have to jump on a plane if you want to take home the free souvenir mug. (The Greg Brady Project encourages you to drink responsibly!)

Are you hitting the beach this weekend? Send your personal surfing photos to eric.greenberg@thegregbradyproject.com and we may just use them right here.

Have a great holiday! 

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18 May
Eric Greenberg

World Wide Web Surfing

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After a week off for Mother’s Day, it’s the big return of the Sunday evening links: 

The Angels couldn’t pull out a W over the White Sox in Anaheim Thursday, but everybody was a winner because it was 70s Flashback Night!  Our very own Barry Williams sang the national anthem and also did a little “Take Me Out to the Ballgame,” which some fan managed to grab a few seconds of off the scoreboard. 

The Orange County Register caught up with Eve Plumb a few days ago to talk about her artwork. Don’t worry, they got a “Brady Bunch” question in there too.  

Australian classic television network TV1 has some free Brady e-cards on its website.

I was saving the week’s biggest gossip news for the links, but Brady reader Renee beat me to the punch in the comments. Yup, Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt are expecting twins. Jolie’s “Kung Fu Panda” co-star Jack Black actually confirmed it using a “Brady Bunch” reference on the ”Today Show.” See it for yourself

And finally, heading into the new week: Oprah is reuniting the cast of “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” tomorrow (Monday, May 19). Here’s a preview

Send your Brady/Pop Culture links to eric.greenberg@thegregbradyproject.com

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16 May
Eric Greenberg

It might just be the greatest sitcom in TV history, but I’m not quite ready to call “Seinfeld” classic TV. Not yet. Classic TV is talking horses and a bunch of people stuck on an island. “Seinfeld” just doesn’t seem old enough. That said, everyone’s favorite show about nothing ended it’s nine season run ten years ago this week. Kind of strange, huh?

As much as I don’t want to admit that a show which ended a few weeks after I graduated from college is starting to age, there are at least a few minor signs that a fair amount of time has passed. Paul O’Neill retired from baseball. George Steinbrenner pretty much has too. JFK Jr. passed away, as has Johnnie Cochran (though Jackie Chiles may well still be practicing law). Somebody finally beat the Wiz, which closed shop about five years ago and there’s not even a Kenny Rogers Roasters in New York anymore. Oh yeah, and that computer that sits by Jerry’s window just looks silly.

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04 May
Eric Greenberg

World Wide Web Surfing

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Here are your Greg Brady Project links for the first full week of May:

The honors keep rolling in for Sherwood Schwartz. On the heels of his Hollywood star, the Brady creator will now be inducted into the Television Hall of Fame.

American Family Insurance is using a “Brady Bunch” theme in its new TV ad campaign.  

The people over at TiVo are celebrating Mother’s Day early with their new list of TV’s all-time greatest moms. Clair Huxtable may have grabbed the top slot, but Carol Brady held her own.  

Speaking of lists, Brady fans will be happy to see the show beat out classics like “Happy Days,” “Taxi,” and “The Dick Van Dyke Show” to land in the top half of AOL’s  Best TV Comedies. (Thanks to USA Today’s Pop Candy for the tip off.) 

Any “30 Rock” fans out there? The best sitcom on TV upped its game with a “Brady Bunch” reference two and a half minutes into last Thursday’s episode.  

Send your Brady/Pop Culture links to eric.greenberg@thegregbradyproject.com.

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29 Apr
Eric Greenberg

Who knew there are so many powerful “Brady Bunch” fans out there? In Sunday’s ”World Wide Web Surfing” post, I linked to a story about Indiana gubernatorial candidate Jim Schellinger having become an architect because of Mike Brady. Well long before seeing that, I read a rumor that Louisiana’s new governor and former Congressman Bobby Jindal (born Piyush Jindal) took his first name from another Brady. Last night, he confirmed it on “The Tonight Show:”   

“You know, unfortunately the rumors are true…I watched a lot of TV growing up. And when I was four years old, my mom went to pick me up from school and the teacher said, he’s got a new name. She says ‘what do you mean he’s got a new name?’ And apparently I went to school one day and told my friends and my teachers to start calling me Bobby. It was off my favorite character of my favorite TV show. I was watching ‘The Brady Bunch’ and Bobby Brady…”

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