Like most shows, the actors seemed far away and so out of our realm. I would never think that one day I would be meeting so many of these celebrities, let alone having real conversations with them.
Thanks to the celebrity meet-and-greet conventions like Motor City Comic Con, these celebrities are now completely accessible. How cool is this?!
I have met the three of the Brady kids (Peter, Bobby and Cindy), as well as cousin Oliver. Barry Williams and Maureen McCormick have done similar shows, so I think I will eventually meet them, too.
This never stops being surreal for me. I stare at the picture below and think about sitting in my house as a kid and watching Bobby Brady get into all sorts of mischief on the screen. Larger than life. Miles away. A completely different life.
Yet, there we are. Johngy and Bobby. John and Mike Lookinland.
Especially cool is that Lookinland was very nice. He even did a Johngy promo (which is in the right column on this page). Over the few times I have met him at various cons, we have talked about his life, the conventions and other stuff. I even witnessed him and Susan Olsen bantering back and forth like, well, like two siblings. And I was right in the middle of it.
I don't know why I get such a rush from this. Maybe a psychologist can answer that for me. Instead, I will just continue to attempt to meet these favorites of mine and continue having a fun time.
Eve Plumb...where are you?
Mike Lookinland and me in Novi, MI-May 2011.