In a nostalgic nod to the 70s, Barry Williams, famed for his role in “The Brady Bunch,” debuted on this season of Dancing With the Stars, delivering a touching homage to his iconic television show. Teaming up with professional dancer Peta Murgatroyd, the duo elegantly foxtrotted to the tune of “It’s a Sunshine Day,” a track from 1972’s “The Kids from the Brady Bunch” album. Fans may recall this song from the memorable season 4 episode, “Amateur Nite.”
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A surprise appearance was made by Maureen McCormick, known for her portrayal of Marcia Brady. She graced the ballroom, cheering for Williams, her on-screen sibling. She later took to social media, sharing a heartwarming snapshot of the two, reviving memories with the “Sunshine” track. Her post read: “Sending all my best to the amazing Barry tonight on DWTS! Go Barry! xoxo.”
— Maureen McCormick (@MoMcCormick7) September 26, 2023
Interestingly, Tuesday’s performance coincided with the 54th anniversary of “The Brady Bunch” premiere on ABC. With the passing of Florence Henderson in 2016, Williams now stands as the senior surviving cast member. Notably, Henderson had her dance floor moment on DWTS’s 11th season in 2010, securing the eighth spot.
For Williams, joining DWTS has been a long-cherished dream. He’s been knocking on its doors for nearly 17 years and considers this a significant tick on his bucket list. As for their inaugural performance, the judges awarded Williams and Murgatroyd a score of 16 out of 30.