Welcome to the official Barry Williams' blog
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…
A business topic today on The Greg Brady Project. Specifically, Barry shares what businesses can learn from a show that has never stopped airing and what opportunities exist with his iconic brand.
TGBP: There is clearly deep love for what you did as a Brady and for what The Brady Bunch represents. Why has it stuck with people?
Barry: The chemistry and the respect that our cast had for each other came through on the screen. It’s endured because situations were handled in believable ways, the themes were timeless and the storylines revolved around finding the right thing to do. They’re morality tales: consider others; tell the truth; do right by yourself and those around you.
TGBP: Are there any learnings from that time that apply to life today?
Barry: I think the themes are timeless. The teachings from the show applied before, during and after the show had originally aired. They continue to resonate. As people long for simpler times, The Brady Bunch helps take them there.
TGBP: When The Brady Bunch appeared, we only had a limited number of channels. If it came back, do you think it would be a TV show, or do you think it might take on a different format?