Here’s the story of a guy who wanted to date his stepmother, named Greg. Seriously, Carol Brady had a crush on Greg Brady, and he went with her on a date. Yeah, you read that correctly.
Greg Brady was played by Barry Williams and Carol Brady was played by Florence Henderson in ‘The Brady Bunch.’
The cast of the Brady Bunch had their share of television weddings. Maureen McCormick (Marcia Brady) and Barry Williams (Greg Brady) had crushes on each other, as McCormick wrote in her memoir Here’s the Story: Surviving Marcia Brady and Finding My True Voice, though they never had a relationship.
Williams had crushes on other actors as well, one of whom was Florence Henderson, his TV stepmother.
The 16-year-old Williams had a crush on his 36-year-old co-star, as he describes in his memoir Growing Up Brady: I Was a Teenage Greg.
He also went as far as taking her out for dinner, which ended with a cheek kiss.
But Henderson (who had four children and was married) had no idea that he felt it was a date.
“Henderson said, “I had no idea he was “dating” me. “But it made a good story!”
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Florence Henderson figured dinner was a ‘warm business meeting’ with Barry Williams
In a 2016 interview with NPR after Henderson’s death on Nov. 24, 2016, Williams explained the essence of the meal.
“Did I ask her out on a date? Yes, I did,” said Williams. Well, I don’t think it was supposed to be romantic and definitely not in her mind. … But she knew I wanted to make music an important part of my career, and as a Broadway actress and as a singer, she was very well known.
And I figured it would be fun to explore some of these thoughts and plans, and how over dinner I could make them happen.
“So we went out on what I called a date,”So we went out on what I called a date. “And what she thought might have been a nice, friendly business meeting.”
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In her memoir, Maureen McCormick referred to the ‘date’ of Barry Williams and Florence Henderson
McCormick was aware of the so-called date and wrote in her book about it.
She wrote, “What was wrong with us Brady kids?” “The following year, Barry had a crush on Florence, took her out to dinner, which he considered a date, and kissed her good night.”
“That was weird,” she went on. “Florence was married (although her husband spent most of his time in New York) and more than twice Barry’s age. I’d like to think she thought his puppy love was cute and decided to play along. If you ask me, it’s still weird.”
Yeah… Yes… Only a tiny bit!