Confession time. My name is Jen and I’m a Brady Bunch fanatic. Who else is with me? As a child, I wanted to live in their super-groovy house with the Astroturf lawn. My own house wasn’t nearly as fun and my brothers weren’t as cute either. Sorry bros. I had a crush on a couple of those Brady brothers. When Peter’s voice cracked in that one episode…so adorable.
So when I got an awesome assignment to shoot promos (that’s TV-speak for commercials advertising a show) with Barry Williams, a.k.a. GREG BRADY, I was admittedly thrilled (and a bit star-struck!). I packed my tiki idol necklace and polyester-blend pantsuit, and hit the road.
Here’s the behind-the-scenes scoop. Barry (I had a hard time calling him Barry, he’s still Greg to me, in my heart) has a new series on Great American Country called A Very Barry Branson, premiering Thursday at 9/8c. It’s a really fun look at his life in Branson, Missouri, where he headlines a musical variety show called 70s Musical Celebration!, which showcases all of my favorite songs from the ’70s. It’s a walk down memory lane…a short walk because I was very young in the ’70s, of course (wink).