It may be three decades after the fact, but the Bradys are out to avenge an old curse. Yes, those Bradys, as in the kind that bunch.
“Is this like an acid flashback or what?” Barry Williams, who played oldest son Greg on TV’s “The Brady Bunch” on the 1969-74 series, quipped to the Associated Press.
As the wire service reports, Williams, 48, and some of his former costars have gathered in Honolulu to shoot a 90-minute documentary for the Travel Channel. The premise of the program is to pick up and resolve the pieces of a 1973 plot episode in which the family had their Hawaiian vacation ruined by a supposed ancient tiki curse.
And in a replay of what happened in 1973, “Tiny Bubbles” crooner Don Ho again meets the family and even shares a duet with Carol Brady, a.k.a. Florence Henderson, now 69.
Other cast members participating are Christopher Knight (Peter), Mike Lookinland (Bobby) and Susan Olsen (Cindy).
Producers told AP that Ann B. Davis, 77, who played wisecracking housekeeper Alice, is retired and prefers not to travel. (Her last professional appearance was in 1995’s “The Brady Bunch Movie,” in which she drove a diesel truck.) Robert Reed, who played father Mike Brady, died of AIDS in 1992.
“The Bradys are the foremost family in television history,” executive producer and creator James Romanovich tells AP. “I thought with the 30-year anniversary of their filming in Hawaii, it would be great to bring them back and have them be themselves in a ‘Real World’-style show.”
No specific airdate has been announced.