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Interview with Danny Bonaduce and Barry Williams of "Big
Foot" on Syfy 6/26/12
I listened to part of this call, but my phone was having
problems, so it kept cutting me out, and I wasn't able to ask a
question. These guys are hilarious when you get them together. I don't
know what their movie is like, but they should have a comedy show,
Moderator: Gary Morgenstein
June 26, 2012
1:00 pm CT
Operator: Ladies and gentlemen thank you for standing by. Welcome to the
Syfy Bigfoot conference call. During the presentation all participants
will be in a listen only mode. Afterwards we will conduct a question and
I would now like to turn the conference over to Mr. Gary Morgenstein.
Please go ahead sir.
Gary Morgenstein: Welcome everyone to the Syfy Original Movie Bigfoot
press conference. The movie premiers on Syfy Saturday, June 30th at 9:00
pm. And Iím delighted to welcome the stars, Barry Williams and Danny
Bonaduce. Welcome guys.
Barry Williams: Good afternoon. Hello everybody.
Danny Bonaduce: Hey. That guy that introduced us was that a real guy or
is that guy - is that just a really great skill of being able to sound
Gary Morgenstein: Itís an avatar.
Danny Bonaduce: Itís a totally good joke. That guy was real.
Gary Morgenstein: We have lots of tricks. Just wait. You donít know what
youíve gotten yourself into. So everyone out there - all the reporters -
since we have a bunch of people on the line, if you could just ask one
question at a time and then thereíll be time for follow up.
And so (Keith) could you please put forward the first question?
Operator: Sure thing. Our first question comes from the line of Jamie
Ruby with SciFi Vision. Please go ahead with your question.
Jamie Ruby: Hi guys. Thanks so much for doing the call today.
Danny Bonaduce: No problem.
Jamie Ruby: So can you guys talk about how you became involved with this
show and what made you want to do it?
Barry Williams: It was really easy for me. They said that they were
talking to Danny Bonaduce and they wanted me in the movie. And I said as
long as I can beat him up Iíll do the movie.
Danny Bonaduce: Fair enough. I, interestingly enough and I hope this
doesnít make anybody look ill prepared because the movie went off like a
hitch. It was perfect. Everybody, you know, worked really fast.
But I was doing my radio show two years ago and heard that I was doing a
movie about Bigfoot with Barry Williams. I called my agent who also has
my name on Google Search and he said I just read that too. I said is
there any truth to it? And he said I havenít heard a word about it.
And two years later we started production. It was really bizarre but
Barry Williams: I have to tell you too, I love doing a monster movie.
Itís great fun to do because itís only scary when you watch it and not
so much when you do it. Iím always interested in something where I have
a chance to save the world.
Danny Bonaduce: God Iíve got to disagree with Barry vehemently. This is
going to be a long phone call. Scary movies are not that scary when you
watch them but it was terrifying to make.
I even asked Barry, I said hey man, when that guy says look up here and
scream because Bigfootís going to eat you and thereís no Bigfoot.
Youíre just staring off at a big stick with a piece of tape on it
because weíre going to put in by magic - Iím sure there are some
initials, that Bigfoot will be there later. Everybody screams. I said
Barry, do you like feel really stupid when we do that?
And Barry said no, Iím an actor. When he says Bigfootís right there I
assume Bigfootís right there. And I went wow, Iím bad at acting because
I feel really stupid.
Barry Williams: Well see, I paid a lot of money for acting lessons so I
tried - Iíve spent my whole life trying to justify them.
Danny Bonaduce: Hey donít - I swear, I said - I was talking to a
reporter. I said Barry Williams, I donít know if you know this or not,
but is a real live actor. I just - to be honest with you and not just
flattering to Barry. Honest to goodness, you know, I have another
occupation and this came along as a gift.
I didnít have to audition, I didnít have to jump through hoops and
thatís what a lot of actors have to do and one of the reasons I donít
really do it anymore.
So I was more than pleased to do it. But Barry, God bless him, not only
takes it very seriously but made it kind of easier on me to do because
heís really, really good at it.
Barry Williams: Well Dannyís being very modest about his talents and
what he brings to the table. But we did work together well. Iíd do it
again for sure.
Danny Bonaduce: Yeah. Me too. I donít know what happens to Bigfoot at
the end of this but if he dies bring him back. If he has a cousin yeah,
it was fun.
Barry Williams: We brought in the Air Force with like nuclear missiles.
I think Bigfoot is going to bite the dust in this.
Danny Bonaduce: Well donít give away the end man.
Barry Williams: Okay. Forget I said that.
Operator: Thank you. And our next question comes from the line of (Kyle
Nolan) with (Norans) dot net. Please go ahead with your question.
Kyle Nolan: Hi guys. Thanks for taking the time to talk to us.
Danny Bonaduce: Hey man.
Kyle Nolan: So Barry, you had done the Mega Piranha movie a few years
ago. Talk about how this was different, working on this creature feature
than the other one. And did you kind of give Danny some tips on how to
go about working on one of these?
Barry Williams: You know, the format for working on a movie is working
on a movie. Danny has plenty of experience working on television and
movies. So no on that. The difference with this and Mega Piranha was I
was much more involved in the process.
My role in Mega Piranha largely took place in offices and in cars. So I
was kind of away from the cast through most of it.
In this we were out working on location, weíre working with a green
screen, weíre working in some pretty challenging circumstances because
Seattle enjoyed the worst storm in 100 years through the time...
Danny Bonaduce: Yeah.
Barry Williams: ...we were filming. And so it was very hands on and I
had a lot more to do in it. So overall I it was a more satisfying
experience if you could say.
Operator: Thank you. And our next question comes from the line of Reg
Seeton with www.TheDeadbolt.com. Please go ahead.
Reg Seeton: Hey guys. Thanks for taking the call.
Danny Bonaduce: Hey.
Reg Seeton: Since you both - since both of you guys squared off in the
boxing ring years ago, what type of appreciation do you have for each
other now, at this age, doing a movie like this? Go Danny.
Danny Bonaduce: To be honest with you Iím not positive what one has to
do with the other in a movie. I have the utmost respect for Barry from
that particular boxing match because I box. I box regularly and I fight
strangers and I go three rounds and see who can make it.
And somebody had backed out of that fight with me and Barry took it at
the last second. Heís a little bit bigger than I was so I tried to move
around. And then finally he hit me and I thought - I mean he really hit
me. It hurt.
And I thought you know what, I am going to get knocked out trying to be
polite. And when I looked up and was already in motion and was too late
to stop myself Barry looked as surprised that he had hit me in the face
as hard as he did. And I hit him so hard my shoulder hurt and he
continued to get up.
And I know this may sound a bit neanderthal of me but if youíve never
tried it you have a whole new respect for win, lose, whatever. The guy
that keeps getting back up, whatís the biggest scene in Cool Hand Luke?
The guy who wonít stay down.
George Kennedy, if Iím not mistaken, is not the star of that scene. Itís
Paul Newman because he refuses to stay down. And I know this may sound
like an overdramatization of a fight but until youíve been in one,
theyíre pretty dramatic, thatís my impression of Barry Williams.
I was yelling at him please stay down. Iím getting exorbitantly tired of
this. So I have the utmost respect for Barry in any way, shape or form,
not only as just as an actor.
Barry Williams: I agree with you Danny - the boxing was the boxing.
Danny and I have had a nice relationship, a respectful relationship for
years and years and years. Boxing is boxing. It didnít mean that we
didnít respect each other.
I did not however know that he was not just a boxer but also a triple
black belt. The producers left that part out. And I discovered that
Danny Bonaduce: Did they leave it off my resume?
Barry Williams: You know, I missed that. And so...
Danny Bonaduce: Oh, sorry about that man.
Barry Williams: And - yeah, and so I had missed that part and then so
doing the movie, you know, weíre coming into it in, you know, a
completely way. And, you know, we were, you know, both trying to make
the best movie and the most fun, you know, have the most, you know, the
best movie we could.
So there was - thereís no like real animosity there except the acting
Danny Bonaduce: I hope that answers your question. I added in the Cool
Hand Luke reference. That makes me look legitimate.
Barry Williams: Yeah, it does. It really does.
Danny Bonaduce: Yeah. I thought that was cool. I thought that was nice.
Barry Williams: I hope youíre not wrong - as long as youíre not wrong on
the George Kennedy thing.
Danny Bonaduce: No. No, I was - I thought that was really exactly what I
meant but I couldnít believe the exact right reference came to mind.
That doesnít happen all the - believe me, I just did a four hour radio
talk show. If the exact right reference would have come to me three more
times todayís show would have smoked.
Barry Williams: Yeah. I got it. I know.
Operator: Thank you. Our next question comes from the line of Aaron
Sagers with Paranormal Pop Culture. Please go ahead.
Aaron Sagers: Hi guys. Thanks for joining us.
Barry Williams: Yeah man.
Aaron Sagers: Well first off, I guess if Bigfoot dies at the end you can
always come back for, you know, Chupacabra, Loch Ness. There are all of
these other monsters you can take on. But with that said like have you,
either of you, ever discussed Bigfoot before you were on this project
either with each other, with friends?
And sort of whatís your take on it? Do you actually have any kind of
belief in the Missing Link?
Danny Bonaduce: I just moved about eight months ago and I do my new
radio show - I guess I should publicize this as long as I have a chance
on KZOK 102.5 in Seattle. Seattle, which I didnít know because it was
weird doing a Bigfoot movie that wasnít about Seattle.
I didnít know this about Seattle either. Bigfoot is one of the main
things about Seattle along with the rain and gray skies. In the airport
is the Sasquatch Cafť. You can get your Bigfoot burgers and Bigfootís a
thing up here that people talk about all the time.
Now our Bigfoot in our movie is enormous. If there was something hiding
that big I believe - and when I say this immediately all of the techno
nerds are going to go hey, heís one of us. It would give up a heat
signature and we would find it.
Do I believe that there is something - I donít know if itís necessarily
out in the woods or under the sea or in the sky but I believe for sure
that there is something unlike us that has equal or superior
So whether itís a Bigfoot or youíre using Bigfoot as an umbrella for
aliens or not the Loch Ness Monster because thatís really an inlet and
the Loch Ness Monster would starve. But do I believe in stuff like that?
Barry Williams: Well I certainly believe the Bigfoot in this movie.
Danny Bonaduce: Yeah.
Barry Williams: If there is a real Bigfoot just whatever his size, I
hope heís not as angry as our guy because our guy is not having it. He
pretty much is cutting a swath, right...
Danny Bonaduce: And heís really scary.
Barry Williams: ...down the town. Yeah. He is scary. And Iím not sure -
heís as big as King Kong. I mean this thing is fast too. But Iím
fascinated with theories and concepts. And like Danny was just saying,
in Seattle itís quite a big deal.
The sitings, the trackings I enjoy kind of observing it. And you have to
know that somewhere in there thereís got to be some type of missing link
or something thatís bridging the gap through our own evolution.
But itís hard to imagine with GPS taking it down to inches of where you
are that if we really wanted to find it, it would be pretty hard to
Operator: Thank you. And our next question comes from the line of Amy
and Nancy Harrington with Pop Culture Passionistas. Please go ahead
Amy: Hi guys. Weíre so excited to talk to you both today.
Danny Bonaduce: Hey.
Amy: You are two of our pop culture icons and there is yet another pop
culture icon of ours in this film, Alice Cooper. Can you tell us about
working with him?
Danny Bonaduce: Iíll start with this one. I know Alice a little bit.
Iíve had the pleasure of talking to Alice a few times in the past but
never working with him. And he really intimidated me. Not the crazy
makeup and Iím so envious of that leather jacket. That leather jacket
But the director, Bruce at one point we had a real problem with
continuity because as Barry said in the opening, we had a snowstorm that
Seattle has not seen in at least 50 years if not 100. I mean everybody
was flipped out. Snow doesnít stick to the ground here. That doesnít
And we are essentially snowed in and then it melted really fast. So we
had to shoot things in a very - not quick as in haphazard but quick in
as people had to think very quickly. And Iím sorry, what was your basic
question again? I started to answer questions about the weather.
Barry Williams: Working with Alice.
Danny Bonaduce: Oh, thank you. So we had to change things to match that
the snow had melted and we had just shot the original master shot with
So at this point he just looks at me and he says why donít you and Alice
just riff for a minute which means improv which on the radio is one
thing. With people filming you and Alice Cooper standing there and Alice
is really clever.
And I said to him - my line was - my one written line and then thatís
where we were supposed to riff for almost two full minutes, I had said
come on, you have to help me out Alice. We go way back. And he goes go
way back? Iíve known you for two hours and I already hate you.
And he hit me with a riding crop. And I thought this is a really - this
is an interesting way to delve into the world of improvisation with
Alice Cooper who insists on hitting me. But I mean...
Barry Williams: Well I was...
Danny Bonaduce: I mean itís super neat.
Barry Williams: Absolutely. I was - I knew we needed a pop icon in the
role and Alice was not yet cast when we started the movie. And when I
found out he was coming out and going to join us I was absolutely beside
Iím a big fan both of him, Kiss and he came in full regalia with all the
leathers, the riding crop and a very cool guy. And I was also, you know,
hoping because I sing a song in this movie and I was kind of hoping
maybe I get some props from the Man and that didnít happen.
I think he referred to it as - was he - he was asking Danny about
Danny Bonaduce: I just saw the clip.
Barry Williams: ...this thing was a hootenanny.
Danny Bonaduce: He looks at you. He looks at you singing and he says,
what is this a hootenanny?
Barry Williams: Yeah, a hootenanny. Right. That didnít - I didnít quite
get that little wish fulfilled. But heís a very cool guy. Heís nice to
have in the movie and a lot of people donít know this about Alice but he
is a scratch golfer. Heís a really good golfer. So there you go.
Operator: Thank you. And our next question comes from the line of Travis
Langley with GeekNation. Please proceed with your question.
Travis Langley: So was this movie fun, grueling or both to shoot?
Barry Williams: I go crazy when I watch actors and actresses get on
television and they go oh, it was so much fun to make. Making a movie is
not what youíd call fun. You get good things that come out of it but
And we had some extra challenges on this one because most of it was
filmed outdoors and the weather was not cooperating. So we had that
element to deal with - wind, snow, matching. We worked at night. We
didnít have heaters in a lot of places.
So you just do what you need to do and keep your eye on the ball which
is how itís going to turn out. I wouldnít say fun but Iím glad that I
did it and Iím pleased with what Iíve seen thatís come out.
But grueling, you know, it was a tough shoot. It was a tough shoot.
Danny Bonaduce: I donít mean to just say ditto because that would make
me a poor interview but first of all, I love GeekNation by the way. Iím
a big fan. But secondly I donít do that anymore for two reasons. And
Barry has been overly kind but also rather insistent. And I thought that
was nice too.
On the set of the movie I would ask Barryís advice a lot. Iím not shy. I
have other talents. Barryís really good at this so I would ask Barry how
should I play this, how should I do that?
But I got very nervous because I gave an interview about this movie and
the first thing they said was so, how was it making this movie and I
didnít think about the all encompassing question.
All I thought was knee deep in snow for four days straight and the
outfit I had already worn so it was established which was not warm, when
you go on the scale of hard I mean we werenít, you know, soldiers in the
deserts carrying an 80 pound rucksack.
Iím a talk show host. I stand in front of a microphone and try to be
amusing. Thatís my real job. Out there acting beside a skilled actor
like Barry Williams in the snow - it really did have its more difficult
But like I said, this was a big deal in my life. I donít do this kind of
stuff anymore. This was just handed to me. Do you want to be in a
monster movie. Do you want to be in a monster movie with Barry Williams?
And I thought who says no to such things?
I was going to ask the same question about our celebrity boxing match.
Somebody asked me why would you do that? And because I like to box I
said somebody asked me if I wanted to box Barry Williams.
Who says no to things like - these opportunities do not come along every
day. But hey, it was an arduous shoot at the very least.
Barry Williams: Yeah. And in addition to which Danny - we were actually
filming around Dannyís radio schedule so heís getting up at 4:00 in the
morning, on the air at 6:00 all the way until 10:00 and then driving up
an hour away to the film location and working into the night.
So it was challenging as we say. And regarding the boxing thing Iím glad
that I did it but save the tape because that is the last time you will
see Barry Williams in a boxing ring.
Danny Bonaduce: Smart call Mr. Williams. Iíve done it about 12 other
times and every time you think itís a good idea that I thought it was a
good idea and then eight weeks out I start getting scared and is this
going to hurt and by the way, it always does. So youíve seen the last of
me doing the same thing. Iím with you.
Barry Williams: Stuff happens in the boxing ring.
Danny Bonaduce: Yes it does.
Operator: Thank you. And our next question comes from the line of (Tony
Terlato) with Sci-Fi Talk. Please go ahead.
Danny Bonaduce: Hey.
Tony Terlato: Hi gentlemen. How are you? Iím a big, big fan. I
actually used to watch you guys before there were DVRs and something to
tape it. I actually watched you guys when you were on live TV in those
days. I have a question.
Bruce Davison is the director and your characters kind of have an
adversarial, you know, thing going. Did he give you room to kind of play
off each other and kind of come up with your own thing?
Barry Williams: Yes.
Danny Bonaduce: Well he did ,I believe, it will depend on the movie
which I have not seen yet. Iíve seen some of the trailers. But Bruce
said - he kept looking at me with this really intense face and I think
not mocking in a bad sense or maybe I mean parroting, the expression
that I had.
And yes Barry Williams and I do have an adversarial relationship but
weíre mad at each other. And like I said, Barryís the trained actor
between the two of us. The script says I think - Harley Henderson is my
name. Harleyís really made and to the point of violence.
Well all I can do is replicate what Iíve seen in my real life whether it
was the way I was raised or whether it was the way I really used to get
really angry and fight. But Iíd grit my teeth and get ready to do my
line and Bruce would say just bring it down Danny.
Just bring it down. He said there is so much more power when you do -
and it really - I must tell you I felt like he was mistaken. But heís
the boss. You do what the director says. I remember that much from the
Partridge Family and the few shows Iíve done after.
And on the good side see I remember doing the rage thing and then the
clip that made it where itís just - where I just throw it off cuff - Iím
going to kill Bigfoot. His take on it was much smarter and heís
Sometimes replicating real life just the way it actually happens, at
least in my head, is not as good as a delivery. And Bruce Davison gave
me a lot of direction that was very helpful.
Barry Williams: I want to say and I think everyone at Syfy should know,
that the hero of this movie is Bruce Davison.
Danny Bonaduce: For sure. Good call.
Barry Williams: He had to change gears in the middle of the race. We had
to edit and cut. We had to make things work because certain locations
were not available. There were time constraints. There were all kinds of
things that a less flexible director never would have been able to
And so yes, he was leaning heavily on the actors and - both in being
prepared and also making some of the carving out some of the
characterizations as adjustments had to be made through the movie. And
he never wavered. He was always organized.
He always had good ideas and he would come to us when he wasnít clear
about those ideas. But by the time we got to the set we were ready to
go. And he finished that film I think a week early. I donít know another
director that could have done it. And heís an actor.
So for Danny and for me, you know, the kinds of things that Danny was
just talking about in terms of how to produce something to the greatest
effect, he knows how to relate that to us and it made it a lot easier
Operator: Thank you sir. And our next question comes from the line of
David Martindale with Hearst Newspaper. Please proceed.
David Martindale: Thank you.
Danny Bonaduce: Hi guy. Hearst from the William Randolph Hearst legacy?
David Martindale: Sure. But very far removed from that.
Danny Bonaduce: Well I believe your publisher passed away this morning
so my condolences.
David Martindale: Okay.
Danny Bonaduce: See thatís what the hosting a radio talk show - anything
that happens in the world. Apparently when you said very far removed you
arenít probably having lunches together and throwing around ideas. But I
know the last publishing Hearst passed away this morning.
David Martindale: Okay. Good for you. And news to me. Anyway, how
meaningful to each of you was it that the other one is cast in this
movie which is to say would you have been just as satisfied to do it if
the other actor had been say, Johnny Whitaker or Barry Livingston?
Danny Bonaduce: Specifically, no. Because youíve got to remember that
Barry and I, we are a part of a club that by the way gets smaller as
time passes. But it was a small club to begin with. One of the reporters
talked about watching us live when there were no DVRs and things like
You know, we are - you have to, you know, I would have been - and the
only reason I would have ever said no was if they asked me to do it with
Corey Feldman. Shy of that Iíd have done it. But doing it with Barry
Williams really meant something to me.
I grew up a big fan - itís funny, I believe the Brady Bunch came on
right before the Partridge Family and I was just the right age to be a
fan. So like all the inside jokes and all the dialog, the Partridge
Family I didnít really watch when it was on because I kind of knew what
I had spent all week working on it but I was a huge fan of the Brady
Bunch. And like I said, on the few things that Barry and I have done
together Iíve had nothing but the utmost respect for him. So it was cool
for me that it was specifically Barry Williams.
Barry Williams: I can answer this. If it wasnít Danny Bonaduce there was
no movie. Now...
Danny Bonaduce: Wow.
Barry Williams: ...first of all, I feel that way. But also Syfy itself
told me look, if Danny doesnít do this Barry, thereís no movie.
Danny Bonaduce: If I had only known I was that important.
Barry Williams: So it was a package deal and thatís the way it came
down. And I think they had the right formula.
Operator: Thank you. And our next question comes from the line of Karen
Butler with UPI. Please go ahead maíam.
Karen Butler: Hey guys. How are you?
Barry Williams: Great.
Karen Butler: I was wondering...
Danny Bonaduce: Hi.
Karen Butler: Hi. I was wondering about the physical aspects of this.
Did you go to any kind of Bigfoot boot camp with the shooting and the
driving and the flying and all that good stuff?
Danny Bonaduce: I would say the way we shot this was Barry really did
describe it accurately. I mean we were working - the movie and like you
said, mostly Bruceís being able to direct on the absolute fly was
amazing. So I would have to say the entire movie, and itís really good
by the way.
What Iíve seen of it and Iíll see the whole thing at a premier up here
in Seattle tomorrow night. But what Iíve seen of it he did an incredible
job. But I must say for the intensity and you talk about actors and
things like that having resting rooms and had fruit plates and stuff
None of that was going on. This was harsh. It was cold. It was muddy. We
had to change the script all the time to accommodate the weather because
this was supposed to be an outdoor festival. And all of a sudden snow
came out of the sky from nowhere.
So I would say the whole movie was a Bigfoot boot camp.
Barry Williams: No. I didnít do any particular training for it. Iíve
been a hang glider. I handled some guns. I do a little running, a little
hiking. Thatís well within my, you know, every day parameter. So just
enduring the cold.
Operator: All righty. Thank you sir. And our next question comes from
the line of Mike Gencarelli with www.MediaMikes.com. Please go ahead.
Mike Gencarelli: Hey guys. Howís it going?
Danny Bonaduce: Hey Mike.
Mike Gencarelli: So you guys battle it out, you know, quite a bit on the
film as weíve discussed before. But, you know, Iíve got to ask, you
know, the chemistry between you two was so - it was funny and it was
I mean did you guys have any good, you know, outtakes during shooting,
having a hard time keeping it serious?
Danny Bonaduce: I had a hard time because Iím really out of my element,
I had a hard time with some things. But you know what? Barry and I - see
each other off and on maybe ten times, 15 times throughout the years.
Iím realizing Iím throwing around these accolades and I donít want you
to think weíre best friends. Itís just that I had no problem keeping it
serious because Mr. Williams, I just want to - Iím really prefacing this
to make sure everybody knows, really keeps it serious.
Itís off - when they say cut then he says Barry Williams, the guy that
got there in the morning and the guy thatís going home in the van with
me at night, so to speak, or back to the city anyway. But I mean Barry
Williams is the consummate actor.
I interview people that are like Barry Williams and like me in the sense
that they got really famous for something and not that Iím not super
grateful for Danny Partridge, I wouldnít have half the stuff I have had
I never been Danny Partridge.
But youíre kind of stuck with it. And Barryís done a more successful job
than most at being able to branch out from that. And I think the reason
that is, is because he takes his craft so seriously that when weíre
shooting itís work.
And I remember distinctly he would take a pencil and paper along with
the director - he wasnít, you know, impolite or anything. But he would
say things like this doesnít make sense.
And Iíd agree but Iíve got to tell you if we would take an extra five
minutes I wouldnít have mentioned it. Barry was looking out for the
quality of this movie all the time.
Barry Williams: I forgot what the question was.
Danny Bonaduce: Are you still there man?
Barry Williams: Iím here. Can you hear me?
Danny Bonaduce: I hear you.
Barry Williams: Okay, great.
Mike Gencarelli: Can you guys hear me?
Barry Williams: I donít think he gets to hear. I was just - but you
answered it really well and what was the question originally?
Mike Gencarelli: It was if you guys had any kind of funny outtakes, you
Barry Williams: Oh, yeah, yeah, yeah.
Mike Gencarelli: ...if you had a hard time keeping it serious.
Barry Williams: What I did want to say about what was cool was, you
know, Danny does - four hours of talking every day. And itís basically
him and heís really entertaining. The amazing thing is that doesnít
stop. He shows up on the set and he takes right off again.
And itís just as funny. Itís like being entertained between all the
takes and the drives and the rides back and forth. So it was really fun
because heís funny. So there we go.
Danny Bonaduce: Well thank you. To some people that sounds funny.
Others, thatís my wife, would just say please stop. There are no
microphones in our house. To which I just want to get microphones in my
Operator: Thank you. And our next question comes from the line of Chris
Boyd with Hollywood Junket. Please go ahead sir.
Chris Boyd: Hi guys.
Danny Bonaduce: Hey Chris.
Chris Boyd: Iíd like to get back to Bigfoot himself for a minute. Of the
reports that we usually hear in the news about Bigfoot, heís a very
elusive creature. So Iím wondering what happened to him to enrage him
and make him want to come out and fight man like he is in this movie.
Barry Williams: Harley Henderson.
Danny Bonaduce: Yeah, me. Itís my bad dude. Sorry. What happens is Iím
just a shameless - my character is a shameless self promoter and also...
Barry Williams: Imaginative.
Danny Bonaduce: ...blind to my own limitations. Iím bringing back - and
I forget what bands they are but theyíre - I believe Sting is going to -
in my mind, Sting is going to reunite the Police for one day just for my
show. And I am going to cut down hundreds of old growth trees which are
his natural habitat.
And heís not real pleased. So yeah, itís me. When you say what happens
to make him so mad the answer is me. What tries to appease him of course
Barry Williams: Right. So this guy - this Bigfoot is very, very mad.
Youíve been desecrating the environment, the trees, all of the property,
no regard for it. Noise. Youíve got ATVs going on, all kinds of - and
our Bigfoot just is not - heís fed up. And he wants something that is
more environmentally sound.
And heís willing to bite off heads, break people in two and fling them
over his shoulder if they donít pay attention.
Danny Bonaduce: He recycles them.
Barry Williams: Yes.
Operator: All right. Thank you gentlemen. And our next question comes
from the line of (Mary Pasquale) with Culture (Breath). Please go ahead.
Mary Pasquale: Hi guys. How are you doing?
Danny Bonaduce: Good.
Mary Pasquale: So Iíd like to hear, without giving any spoilers away,
what was your favorite scene or activity that you worked on in the film?
Barry Williams: No question about it. Top...
Danny Bonaduce: Go ahead.
Barry Williams: Top of Mount Rushmore with Dannyís character taking a
fall and heís dangling over the edge and Iím holding on. And heís
holding onto my arm. That was the highlight of the filming.
Danny Bonaduce: I was driving with him. Iím on the back of a very high
powered ATV and weíre going to ride out about the distance of two
football teams, turn right and then come around and head straight for
So itís about a, 500 yard dash. And right before weíre about to do it
Bruce the director says you just settle more of the camera.
You just find the camera for us. Now finding the camera is an acting
expression. Say Iím talking to Barry Williams and Iím at 6:00 and heís
at 12:00 and the camera is also behind him at 12:00. Iíve got to lean
over. Iíve got to find the sunlight. It is another expression, find the
So he says youíve got to help this guy find the camera. So Iím doing it
but I canít figure out why Iím doing it because heís in the front of the
ATV driving really fast. He can see everything I can see. So Iím going a
little more to the right, a little bit more to the left.
Okay, now straight ahead, gun it. And we start going really fast and I
cannot for the life of me, figure it out and I go put on the brakes. And
Iím petrified. And he puts on the brakes. It turns out this man is stone
blind without his glasses.
And Iím not helping him find the camera as an acting expression. He
canít see it. And weíre going really fast on an ATV with empty but big
guns. It was as a matter of fact it wasnít my favorite. Out of those
things your favorite scene is when theyíre over.
As it was happening and they said hey, do you want to do that one again?
And I said no. I think weíre good with that.
Barry Williams: Yeah.
Operator: Thank you. And our next question is a follow up question from
the line of Jamie Ruby with SciFi Vision. Please go ahead sir.
Jamie Ruby: Hi. Hi again.
Danny Bonaduce: Hi.
Jamie Ruby: So whatís - what was your favorite monster movie growing up,
both of you?
Danny Bonaduce: I donít know if you want to consider it a monster movie
but this is with your, you know, as a disc jockey or a talk show host
Iíve moved into half a dozen cities or more and there are some things
that you can just count on. And one of them is so whatís the scariest
movie thatís ever been made and your phone lines light up. Now I usually
have a fight between the Exorcist and Jaws. And in my world Jaws wins
out because itís now been 35 years, something like that but I dive.
And I will tell you there is not a time that I dive that at some point I
donít hear that (da da, da da) from Jaws. Jaws continues to scare me
especially on night dives. So if you consider - and I donít think
thereís ever been a Great White shark that big ever caught so Iíll still
make it a monster.
My favorite monster movie therefore is Jaws.
Barry Williams: Growing up Frankenstein - the green one with the things
coming out of his neck.
Danny Bonaduce: The bolts. Yeah.
Barry Williams: That was the one it would just stay with me after the
movie was over and Iíd be looking under the bed kind of thing.
Operator: Thank you. And our next question comes from the line of Stacy
Roberts with www.SeriouslyOMG.com. Please go ahead with your question.
Stacy Roberts: Hello guys.
Danny Bonaduce: Hello. Is your address really Seriously OMG?
Stacy Roberts: Yep.
Danny Bonaduce: Thatís hysterical. Seriously, oh my God. Thatís very
Stacy Roberts: Yeah, like totally - and Iíve been like tweeting the
(Douche) at Seriously OMG WTF.
Danny Bonaduce: Itís not the (Douche) for Godís sake. Itís the Dooch
Man, D-O-O-C-H. Man. I donít know what youíre going to get if you tweet
Stacy Roberts: Well I think it says the (Douche) Man. So Iíve seen...
Danny Bonaduce: Hang on. Iím looking at my wife. Honey, we have to do
something about my Twitter handle. Theyíre tweeting...
Stacy Roberts: It is the Dooch Man. Youíre right.
Danny Bonaduce: ...the (Douche).
Stacy Roberts: Iíve seen the money. I absolutely love it. And after
Debbie Gibson and Tiffany did Mega Piranha vs Gatoroid they went on tour
together. Any chance you guys might do something?
Danny Bonaduce: Wow. Itís a great question and probably a wonderful
tour. Itís very funny. I know both of those young ladies rather well.
The year I got into radio was the years they were the hottest. Now
Deborah as she prefers to be called now, did you know sheís in the
Guinness Book of World Records?
Barry Williams: For what?
Stacy Roberts: No.
Danny Bonaduce: For the youngest person to ever write, produce and
perform a million selling album. She wrote all the words, wrote all the
music. Yeah, sheís in the Guinness Book of World Records. I saw her on
Broadway. Sheís just a really, really talented girl. Tiffany is a
wonderful girl too.
Iím not sure what I would do on a tour with Barry Williams because Iíve
done stand up comedy for David Cassidy a couple of times when heís been
in the towns where Iím working. And Barry is a consummate performer.
Heís got a song and dance show that he takes on the road.
But comedy is so frightening. Itís hundreds of people daring you to
laugh plus theyíre usually - if Barry and I were to go and do something
together they would want funny reflections from the Partridge Family.
Well, it was a very long day and I was ten years old.
I have a couple of funny stories but I donít have a half an hourís worth
so I donít know what I would do. But Barryís got a show he takes on the
Barry Williams: Well I will travel but Iím stationed and living in
Branson, Missouri where Iím doing - itís called Lunch with the Brady
Bunch. And so itís a standing show here. I do it four days a week and it
opened this year.
And it will be here for the foreseeable future. And itís a nostalgic
ride in a very kind of on the nose way for people that watch - I watch
50 year old women become teenagers in the show because theyíre back to
12, 11 years old when they were watching the Brady Bunch and itís a lot
So I do take that out as well. We donít have plans to go out on the road
everybodyís got a busy schedule. Iím in Branson. Heís in Seattle. Heís
doing a radio show. Iím performing a show here. And you never know. The
right thing could come along.
Weíll get to spend some time together with all of you and maybe someone
will come up with something that makes sense for us and weíll show up
and do it.
Danny Bonaduce: Can I ask a question, what is - because Iíve seen your
stage act. What is Lunch with the Brady Bunch?
Barry Williams: Thatís the show that Iím doing.
Danny Bonaduce: Are there other Bradys there?
Barry Williams: I have the new Brady Bunch kids with me. So they are
Danny Bonaduce: Oh, very smart.
Barry Williams: So Iíve got them in costume, original choreography.
Weíre doing all the music. Itís multimedia. Itís, you know, Iím using
support clips and graphics and photos and stories.
Danny Bonaduce: Oh, that sounds fun. I would totally come see that.
Barry Williams: Itís the whole ride. In fact at one point, there are a
couple of things but one of the songs, I talk about how the Bradys
became a concert - or recording act because I had gone to the producer
and I said look, there are all of these families that are making
And some of them are selling millions of records, why not the Brady
Bunch kids? I mean look at the Jackson 5, look at the Osmond Brothers,
the Archies and of course the Partridge Family. And then the Greg
character that I - is in my show he comes out and sings with everybody,
I Think I Love You.
Danny Bonaduce: Oh, thatís hysterical.
Barry Williams: And a little bit of One Bad Apple and ABC and Sugar
Sugar and like that.
Danny Bonaduce: Oh, that sounds like a great show.
Barry Williams: Itís a fun show. It is a fun show.
Operator: Thank you. And our next question is a follow up question by
(Kyle Nolan) with (Norans) dot net. Please proceed with your question.
Kyle Nolan: Hey guys. So these creature features can range anywhere
from really serious to really campy. How did you determine the right
tone to play your characters?
Barry Williams: Good question.
Danny Bonaduce: I do comedy if you will. There are no jokes. Iíve never
written a joke in my entire life. But the flavor of my morning show
which has been on the air for 25 years and done pretty well by the way.
Barry Williams: Yes.
Danny Bonaduce: Most of the feeling for comedy is where to put your
emphasis. And if the movie itself is supposed to be like tongue in cheek
then the only way to make it more funny would be to play it as straight
as possible. I know for myself and I think I can answer for Barry but
since heís right here I wonít.
For me my answer was to play it as straight as possible. And I played
mine like I wanted those trees out of there. Barry and I were at each
otherís throats. I played my character like I wanted him dead. I played
it as straight as I could play it.
If itís campy, that will add to the campiness. Plus like I said Barry
does much more of this than I do. But the fact of the matter is itís
written. The dialog is pretty serious at some point.
So I thought - I think the premise probably puts the tongue in cheek.
But at least on my place I play it as seriously as I can.
Barry Williams: Yeah. Thatís - and youíre exactly right. When you cast
Danny Bonaduce and Barry Williams in the same movie - in a monster movie
you know itís going to have some degree of camp to it. Thatís why weíre
And so itís going to have that certain tone. But the only way to play
the movie is to play it for real, for keeps and let the situations and
the appearances - of Bigfoot and the circumstances, let them kind of
play out. Itís all a little bit larger than life in that sense.
I think this movie will be best enjoyed with a box of popcorn in your
Operator: Thank you. And our next question is another follow up question
from the line of Aaron Sagers with Paranormal Pop Culture. Please go
Aaron Sagers: Hi guys. Yeah, kind of bouncing off of that previous
question, Syfy as a network has really sort of owned the campy monster
movie genre which kind of harkens back to the í50s monster movie that
were sort of unintentionally campy.
You know, what do you think the appeal is now for people that, you know,
why do people want to stay home on a Saturday night and watch these
campy monster movies?
Danny Bonaduce: One thing I think is the appeal is youíve got to
remember like shows like take American Idol for example their final
nights are the biggest rating nights on network TV.
And if they can get 23 million viewers they pop open the champagne and
they absolutely flip out. Well both the Brady Bunch and the Partridge
Family had 40 million viewers every single Friday night. There wasnít
that much - itís not that we were that great although I thought they
were great shows.
But the fact is there were three to five channels back then, not 300 to
500 channels. And your options were limited. So I think one of the
things is to go back to something you remember and secondly, something
from your youth and something that was good.
And the juxtaposition of Greg Brady and Danny Partridge in the same,
theyíre almost the yin and yang if you will. You grew up with one and in
a way, and Iíve heard this over the years, you kind of rooted for one or
liked one better than the other.
But I think, if I hadnít played Danny Partridge Iíd stay home on a
Saturday night and make sure to watch this. This seems like a canít miss
formula for - at least for the foreseeable future.
But the guy that had the guts to say it in a meeting hey listen, Iíve
got a great idea and we should do this for the foreseeable future - how
about Debbie Gibson and Tiffany fight monsters and then have it work for
them. I think the real strength came on pitching the idea.
Once the idea came to fruition I think itís an almost no brainer. I
would absolutely watch Greg Brady and Danny Partridge fight it out over
Bigfoot or anything else for that matter. As a matter of fact, I think
they should do a whole series.
Greg Brady and I should team up on hunting down monsters in the wild. I
hear thereís - oh no, that was Piranhaconda. They did that last week.
Thereís a giant animal in Australia that needs capturing and only Greg
and Danny can save the day.
Barry Williams: I also wanted to add something. Yeah, thereís no
shortage of monsters to...
Danny Bonaduce: Yeah.
Barry Williams: ...harness.
Danny Bonaduce: No, because the Tasmanian tiger dog - we could go get
Barry Williams: I wanted to add also partly from this question and the
one just before it in terms of the campiness of it and approach to
making the movie. If you play the movie to be campy - if you play it
then it just becomes corny. And thatís not really enjoyable to me.
Thatís not the kind of movie I would want to see. I do think itís a way
to be nicely entertained with a lot of action. Thereís stuff going on
from the get go. This is not the kind of a movie that waits until the
last three minutes to show the monster.
That guy is out and stepping on people like in the first 30 seconds. And
then youíve got helicopters and youíve got hang gliders and youíve got
the Air Force and you have big guns and you have fights going on and
youíve got itís just nonstop with action.
So thereís something always going on to hold and pique your interest.
While it doesnít require a lot of over thinking. Youíre on the ride and
you go, like a roller coaster.
Operator: Thank you. And our next question comes from the line of
Kristen Clark with www.PopCultureMadness.com. Please go ahead.
Kristen Clark: Hi. Thank you so much for talking to us today.
Danny Bonaduce: Hi.
Kristen Clark: So Syfy is known for its crazy creatures in its films. So
how, you know, in your opinion, you know, how do you think Bigfoot
Danny Bonaduce: For me I think if weíre going to take that legitimately
I think our Bigfoot could beat up their Piranhaconda. Iím serious. I
think the casting was really smart and really clever. And the script was
really good and the directionís really good.
But if youíre talking about just bad ass monsters, Iíve seen the other
ones and I think our Bigfoot could kick their snakesí and their sharksí
Barry Williams: Well heís flicking away bullets like someoneís throwing
soft peas at him. And as Danny pointed out, this - I didnít even
realize. I guess Iím glad I was looking in the right place but this - he
must be 40 feet - at least 40 feet tall.
Danny Bonaduce: Easy. Easy.
Barry Williams: It - I mean this thing is - he is big and bad and mad.
Operator: Thank you. And our next question is a follow up question from
the line of Mr. Travis Langley with GeekNation. Please go ahead.
Travis Langley: Okay. What other projects do you guys have coming up?
And we know Dannyís Twitter handle. Is Barry on Twitter?
Barry Williams: Iím not active with Twitter. No.
Travis Langley: Okay. So what other projects do you guys...
Danny Bonaduce: Oh God. I couldnít get through the day without...
Travis Langley: ...have coming out?
Danny Bonaduce: ...it.
Travis Langley: Really?
Barry Williams: Other projects? Iím living in Branson, Missouri. I
opened a show at a theater here doing - itís called Lunch with the Brady
Bunch and itís a musical variety show and a nostalgic ride of all of -
itís like the best of the Brady Bunch on stage.
Itís the best of the elements. Best of the clips. Best of the stories,
all of that stuff on stage. And that is what I do now. Thatís, you know,
thatís four days a week. And Iíve moved here to Branson to build it and
to do it and to stay here with it.
And then other projects will come in during the January and March. In
part Iíll be taking this on the road like Danny talked - mentioned. And
then other things come up as they come up.
This movie happened to be slotted right in that break between January
and March when Iím available to do other things. And so weíll see what
happens this year.
Danny Bonaduce: Iím really blessed - morning talk show host is a very
nice job. I just moved to Seattle this year. And I do a cable comedy
show called, the Worldís Dumbest and itís on TruTV I think Thursday
nights at 9:30 but they re-run the heck out of it.
So they accommodate me but I just fly out of here at 10:00 am on a
Friday and Iím down in LA one Friday a month and I film four episodes of
the Worldís Dumbest. And thatís just been wonderful to me. I used to
call it my alimony show.
But one of these days sheíll go away. Yeah, Bigfoot come to think about
it isnít my only monster movie. There is the alimony. But...
Barry Williams: Iíve just got to say Iím...
Danny Bonaduce: ...yeah, so Iíve been doing...
Barry Williams: I was just going to say Iím glad that my book Growing Up
Brady was successful because that paid for my first divorce.
Danny Bonaduce: Dude, donít you know it? Youíd think of all of the
things we have seen weíd learn something. I cannot believe how long this
Worldís Dumbest has been on. Iíve done 130 episodes so far and there
doesnít seem to be an end in sight. Itís one of TruTVís most popular
And by the way, you can podcast my radio show.
Barry Williams: Cool. Iíll do that.
Operator: Thank you. And our next question is another question from
(Robin Brooks) with (Sangirl) Confessions. Please go ahead.
Robin Brooks: Hi guys.
Barry Williams: Hello.
Danny Bonaduce: Hi.
Robin Brooks: Thank you for taking - thank you for talking with us
today. And I have to admit this is totally fulfilling (unintelligible)
Danny Bonaduce: Youíre welcome. Itís a thrill to do it.
Robin Brooks: I just wanted to get that one out. You both talked about
working with Alice Cooper but I was wondering what it was like to work
with some of the actors because there are some pretty big names in this
movie like Howard Hessman and Billy Idol and Sherilyn Fenn.
Danny Bonaduce: Oh, I had a wonderful time. At one point or another
because Iíve been a talk show host for 25 years now. Iíve interviewed
all of them at least once. But itís a revolving door of what we are
I donít expect them to have great memories of me. But I have a Bruce
Davison memory that really didnít even involve him. This will give you
the idea of I call everybody on the radio a disc jockey whether theyíre
a talk show host or not.
When they remade Willard II, at the grand premier of that I got in a
glass coffin as a promotional thing for I guess somebody had made some
money, either my radio station or the movie company, one of the two. I
got in a glass coffin with 2000 rats.
And I really held that against Bruce because that was one of my favorite
movies and they wouldnít have remade it had he not done such a good job
and I wouldnít have been in a glass box with 2000 rats.
Barry Williams: I want to talk about Howard Hessman for just a minute.
He is a consummate actor, so much so that you almost wonder if heís
doing anything because itís just so believable. He is a great example
Danny by the way, of less is more.
Heís so comfortable in what he does and so real in what he does. And it
was very interesting for me and I would watch him and learn things from
him. I also got to spend time with him. We visited downtown Seattle and
spent a day together.
And he has stories, oh my gosh, that go back since before I was acting
and Iíve been acting for 46 years. So I really, really appreciated and
was very happy that Howard was a part of our show even if he didnít have
as much to do in it as I might have liked.
Danny Bonaduce: I wouldnít have thought that but when you said that, the
only way sometimes I knew - except he was getting every single laugh he
was supposed to...
Barry Williams: Oh yeah.
Danny Bonaduce: ...he was - Barryís right. Heíd play them so light but
he often - because we were really playing from the seat of our pants -
he would often ad lib and thatís how I know okay, heís taking this
seriously. And every ad lib was funnier than the next.
That guy is very, very talented. And itís funny. If you donít make sure
to watch it Barryís absolutely right because itís hard to tell what that
guyís doing until you realize heís getting a bigger laugh this time than
last time. Heís really good. I really enjoyed working with him.
Barry Williams: Yeah. Heís got a really interesting character too,
playing the mayor. Heís kind of like the mayor in your movie Jaws. Heíll
do anything to make a buck, to skim the city, to sell it out. Whatever
he needs to do.
Danny Bonaduce: Right. Yeah, thatís true.
Operator: Thank you. And our next question comes from the line of Ann
Morris with Airlock Alpha. Please go ahead.
Ann Morris: Hi.
Barry Williams: Airlock Alpha. What is Airlock...
Ann Morris: Airlock Alpha.
Barry Williams: What? Air - what?
Ann Morris: Airlock Alpha is a science fiction and fantasy news and
review and opinion site and...
Barry Williams: Cool.
Ann Morris: ...I seem to be their kind of resident sci-fi movie
reporter. And I had a question for you. I want to ask both of you. This
is fantasy time now. If you were pitching a movie, another movie and not
a sequel to Bigfoot, to Syfy what would you pitch for a movie of the
Danny Bonaduce: Iíve actually given this some serious thought. I have
this great idea.
I have an idea for a vampire film or a vampire movie of the week but
itís played by a working band. A band. A rock and roll band or a goth
kind of band that you would recognize. A goth band with records out.
But if you think about it, a rock and roll bandís job besides performing
is to sleep all day and be out all night so these vampires would never
be in hiding. Plus weíre talking about Alice Cooper who I saw at the
Hollywood Bowl in 1977 cuts his head off in a guillotine.
So these guys would bite their victims live on stage and everybody would
think it was just part of the show. So my first pitch to Syfy would be a
rock and roll vampire movie.
Ann Morris: Thank you.
Barry Williams: I like outer space and I think it would be fun to first
of all, casting would have to be the same. It would have to be, you
know, Danny and Barry at each other trying to save the world for
different reasons. But Iíd like to start in some kind of a spaceship
that hits a different planet.
And itís a hostile planet and itís jeopardizing Earth because itís
important to save the world and somebody has to do it. So to get in and
infiltrate it and come at it from different directions and with cross
purposes and have that kind of conflict going on.
But ultimately get to the root of the problem and the monsters, whoever
they are, the bad guys and we should not be in human form of any kind
and then - and hopefully at the end of the day save the world.
Operator: Thank you. And our next question comes from the line of John
Soltes with Hollywood Soapbox. Please go ahead.
John Soltes: Thank you so much for the interview today. You know, the
one question I had and perhaps youíve answered it quite a lot of times.
You know, when people watch Bigfoot this weekend theyíre obviously going
to, you know, tune in and because they know you from your previous
I mean is it sort of that curse or is it a privilege to be sort of
remembered, you know, first and foremost for an iconic role, you know,
when you were younger?
Danny Bonaduce: Itís an absolute privilege. I canít imagine that Barry
feels too differently. But, you know, heís got a show in Branson right
now called Lunch with the Brady Bunch.
Barry Williams: Lunch with the Brady Bunch.
Danny Bonaduce: So I imagine he does embrace it. But here are the facts
as far as I am concerned. That almost all of the good things that have
come to me in my adult life have something to do with the fact that I
was on the Partridge Family.
I would not be - as Barry and I were both saying, it had to be Greg
Brady versus Danny Partridge in this movie or there was going to be no
movie. Itís funny, when I do interviews for things and I do a lot of
them, people almost seem afraid to ask the question.
How can you possibly interview me without bringing up the Partridge
Family? I can see because of some of the interviews that Iíve done with
people who are mostly famous for one thing they did a long time ago and
they really resent it. Iím not one of them.
I could not be more grateful for the Partridge Family and know the
blessings that it has brought me.
Barry Williams: Well Iím going to echo that. Type casting works against
you if it prevents you from getting jobs that you really want to do. Iím
sure there are things that Iím not considered for because Iím known as
kind of the good guy Greg from the Brady Bunch.
But Iíve had a varied career that has included Broadway. Iíve been a DJ.
Iíve written a book. Iíve produced movies. Iíve done every play Iíve
wanted to do. Iíve got a great show thatís about the Brady Bunch. And I
echo your sentiment Danny.
Thereís a tremendous amount of privilege that comes with people both
being familiar with you but in a kind way and a way that makes them feel
Or as I was talking about earlier, sometimes takes them back into their
own childhood when the whole world felt safer and more fun for them. So
with anything there are there are two sides to everything.
But overall, grateful would be the word I think that I would attach to
my association with the Brady Bunch.
Danny Bonaduce: Iím with you.
Gary Morgenstein: Guys, we have time for one more question so (Keith).
Operator: Thank you sir. And our last question comes from the line of
Jamie Ruby with SciFi Vision. Please go ahead.
Jamie Ruby: Oh wow I get the last one. I guess I have to think of
something really good?
Barry Williams: Yes.
Jamie Ruby: So this...
Barry Williams: Itís all on you.
Jamie Ruby: I donít know if this is a fantastic one but what do you
think you guys would be doing if you werenít, you know, doing what
youíre doing now in the entertainment industry?
Danny Bonaduce: Letís see. With my skills and reputation Iím fairly
confident Iíd be dead. Itís funny and I donít mean to make fun of the
poor girl. Sheís a darling young lady. But we did the 40th anniversary
of the first episode of the Partridge Family on the Today Show.
And Matt Lauer asked that exact same question but in my opinion at a
very unfortunate moment. Heís going down the line asking questions and
then he gets to Suzanne Crough, the girl who played Tracy.
And he says, so what do you do now? And she said Iím the Assistant
Manager at Office Max. And then he says so what do you think youíd be
doing if you hadnít been in the Partridge Family? And there was this
really big giant silence and I said sheíd be working at Staples man.
So the Partridge Family - I have no idea but my family is a very
talented group of people. I would love to think that I would be doing
something very interesting.
But by just some of the things I have done even with the blessings that
I have been given and how hard Iíve tried to waste them, I canít imagine
that I would be living the very happily married, very structured home
owning, go to work every morning kind of life that I get to lead.
Jamie Ruby: Barry?
Barry Williams: I have never considered another option than the one Iím
doing and continue to pursue and reinvent. I wanted to be an
actor/singer from the time I was four years old. I started when I was 11
and I have never looked back. Iíve never had a backup. Iíve never taken
Everything Iíve done has been on - in front of the camera or behind it
and thatís what Iím doing now. The show that Iíve developed - this show
has taken 2-1/2 years to get Lunch with the Brady Bunch to where it is
now. And there are some really cool elements.
Itís not a corny show at all. Itís a legitimately entertaining,
nostalgic ride through things that multi generations of people are
familiar with. And I love it. I donít even set my alarm to get up in the
morning. I canít wait to get going.
Iím here. Iím loving it. And I canít think of anything else I could be
doing that would bring me more satisfaction.
Jamie Ruby: Okay, great. Thanks so much both of you.
Danny Bonaduce: Thank you.
Gary Morgenstein: And thank you everyone. Thank you Barry and Danny so
Barry Williams: You bet. Thank you. And thank you for having it so well
organized and Danny, itís always fun to jump on the phone with you and
share some time together.
Danny Bonaduce: Absolutely. This was great you guys.
Barry Williams: Yeah.
Gary Morgenstein: Take care. Bigfoot, this Saturday on Syfy. June 30th
at 9:00 pm. Take care everyone.
Barry Williams: Thank you.
Danny Bonaduce: Yeah. Iím going to go Twitter that I did this. See you
Barry Williams: Cool.
Gary Morgenstein: Yeah. Tweet away please. Bye.
Barry Williams: Bye-bye.
Danny Bonaduce: Bye.
Operator: Thank you so much ladies and gentlemen. That does conclude the
conference call for today. We thank you for your patience and ask that
you please disconnect your lines.
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