Tatum O'Neal told a story in her first book, A Paper Life, about how her father took her to the Playboy Mansion when she was 12, and how bored she was there--she said she would "watch movies, eat candy, and play video games" while her dad interacted with everyone else. She did say she met Melanie Griffith--who was briefly involved with Ryan--for the first time there, though.
She made it very clear though that her dad dragged her along (and of course, duh, she was a Hollywood kid--and he has proven many times that he is a HORRENDOUS father), and that the mansion, in her words, "wasn't exactly a place where teenagers hung out", so...I don't know.
^^^^I have actually heard that she and Selena Gomez were somewhat responsible for making that popular, in part from performing it in concert. So...yeah. Make of that you will. I think Cheap's head just exploded in rage.
I forgot to mention this earlier, but I kind of wish they just said "Screw it" and given the HW/co-HW position to Liz Korte. She's the longest-serving writer at GH now, and seems to be well-respected. Why not? She did it before in 2001 with Michele Val Jean, between Guza's departure and McTavish coming on.
I watched TCS reruns very briefly when I was a kid, and while I was never a huge fan of it, I've always LOVED the opening credits, especially the one from seasons 6 and 7 (the one with the "best elevator music" quote). But I can't bring myself to watch any of them of YouTube now (I'm the kind of person who watches TV openings on YT because it's fun).
And talk about making history look very different, considering just how essential TCS was/is to 80's TV, not to mention the fact that it was THE show that made NBC a successful network again after coming apart so badly in the late 70's/early 80's.
I know I'm late to the party on this but YES to both of these. Well, I'd want to see Jason Marsden because I had a crush on him, LOL. But yes, I'm at my party of one with liking Nelson more than Steve, so seeing this made me happy.
Count me in as a OLTL fan who actually liked JPL and Rex in the beginning. Jen was the most likable to me, in fact, when she was with him. Hell, I'll go ahead and risk getting my ass kicked and banned from SON forever by admitting that, in the beginning, I actually LOVED Rex & Gigi and wanted them together. Yeah, screw it. I don't care anymore. Come at me, bitches!
(I also liked his brief pairing with Terri Conn's Aubrey.)
But yes, JPL was quite the bug-eyed weirdo by the time OLTL ended, but he wasn't always that way. I'm curious as to how he'll be on DAYS.