'Brady Bunch' Kings Island Reunion May Be the Most Humiliating Child Star Comeback Ever (VIDEO)

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greg bradyGet ready to kiss your fond memories of Johnny Bravo goodbye: Three original cast members of The Brady Bunch -- Barry Williams (Greg), Christopher Knight (Peter), and Susan Olsen (Cindy) -- reunited at Kings Island amusement park in Ohio to commemorate a Brady Bunch episode filmed there 40 years ago, "The Cincinnati Kids." You remember, the one where Mike has to present his blueprints to the directors of the amusement park so the whole family goes and then hijinks ensue involving Greg going after some groovy chic and Bobby and Cindy going on a junk food binge and Jan nearly ruining everybody's lives? (Pretty much the plot of every episode, come to think of it.)

Anyway, the aging Brady Bunch-ers went for a ride on the roller coaster and posed for pics with (no joke) hordes of adoring fans and signed books and whatnot, which is sort of depressing to contemplate considering Cindy hasn't had curls (or braids) for almost 50 years now and why do we force grown-up child stars to pimp out their former personas decades later?

But if that was "sort of" depressing, what happened next was ... oh hell, I'm just gonna come right out and tell you: Williams got up on stage and performed a parody of Eminem's "The Real Slim Shady" called "The Real Greg Brady."

Won't the real Greg Brady please sit down?!?!

The man is 58 years old! Like I said, going on a roller coaster and waving at the camera is one thing, but rapping about the curse of Tabu (thanks again, Jan) is no way to look back with dignity.

After all, a wise bunch once sang:

When it's time to change, you've got to rearrange.

Do you think it's humiliating when former child stars make "comebacks" like this one?


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Golde... GoldenEagle183

What else does Barry Williams have? He had no career after the show ended.  Living off of residual checks,

Christy Howell-Hoots

I live forty minutes from King's Island and was supposed to go to this, but had car problems and couldn't make it.  I am, actually, sad about missing it.

Donna Lynn Jaworski

Maybe it's my age or yearning for nostalgia, but I think they're great!

nonmember avatar Lee

Just as an FYI: the actors from The Brady Bunch do not earn residuals. The residual laws for television were not changed until the mid-1970's. The Brady actors do see residuals from the post-Brady spinoffs, but nothing from the original series.

Chana... Chanandler.Bong

Relax.  These guys know their claim to fame is cheesy, and they're playing along with it.  There's nothing embarrassing about it.  Reunions like this are pretty common these days.  I'd much rather hear about something like this than to see them on Celebrity Rehab or something.

Jezsmo Jezsmo

Awww.....I was there and it was awesome! People should never grow up and lose their child playfulness. So what if Greg is 58...?  He rocked the place and people couldn't get enough if it. What should he be doing?  Sittiing on his couch soaking his dentures? Are the 50s too old to live?! Kudos to all 3 for coming out and bringing back so many happy childhood Brady moments! People there couldn't get enough of them!

nonmember avatar ebeth

It was campy fun. Nothing embarrassing about it.

Knitt... KnittyTina

Sounds like good clean fun to me! 

Venae Venae

GoldenEagle183 - actually, Barry Williams did have a career after Brady Bunch ended - he's been on broadway performing.  Just sayin'.

nonmember avatar Shannon Isdell

I think its great, why are you knocking this...I agree w/an earlier comment: rather see something like this than "former child-star in rehab, died of whatever, etc". It was a kind of a "hokey" show but I will let my daughters watch this over any of the shows they have on today, you know the ones where they take the opportunity to "shove their personal agendas" down the throats of the

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