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Most Iconic Characters of All Time (by each soap)

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AMC

- Erica Kane *mic drop*

 

GH

- Luke and Laura as a unit, without each other, not iconic

 

AW

- Mac

- Iris

- Rachel

- Felicia

 

DAYS

-Marlena

-Bo

-Sami

 

Y&R

-Katherine

-Victor

-Nikki

-Jill

 

B&B

-Stephanie

-Brooke

-Sally (OG)

 

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GH

The forgotten heroes, Steve and Jessie, without whom there would have been no Luke and Laura later.  Especially Emily McLaughlin as Jessie--she, with John Beradino as Steve carried the show for years--years unfortunately, that did not survive "wiping", that insidious practice of erasing and reusing videotape to save money.  If their work could be seen again, they'd be lauded all over again.

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5 hours ago, cassadine1991 said:

Did they explain what happened to Jessie after McLaughlin passed away 

 

The show had downgraded the character of Jessie for many years prior to McLaughlin's passing; reducing her to an interchangeable under-fiver who was seen only rarely. When the actress died, Jessie simply ceased to exist without explanation. Years later, Steve Hardy briefly mentioned that Jessie had died, but that was it. We never found any details. It was extremely disrespectful to both the actress and the audience who cared for Jessie, IMHO. Imagine Jeanne Cooper, Frances Reid, Helen Wagner, etc., dying, and the show ignoring their characters completely afterwards.

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2 minutes ago, vetsoapfan said:

 

The show had downgraded the character of Jessie for many years prior to McLaughlin's passing; reducing her to an interchangeable under-fiver who was seen only rarely. When the actress died, Jessie simply ceased to exist without explanation. Years later, Steve Hardy briefly mentioned that Jessie had died, but that was it. We never found any details. It was extremely disrespectful to both the actress and the audience who cared for Jessie, IMHO. Imagine Jeanne Cooper, Frances Reid, Helen Wagner, etc., dying, and the show ignoring their characters completely afterwards.

Who was the EP? Joseph Hardy or Gloria Monty? 

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9 minutes ago, cassadine1991 said:

Who was the EP? Joseph Hardy or Gloria Monty? 

 

When McLaughlin passed away on April 26, 1991, Gloria Monty was the executive producer.

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3 minutes ago, vetsoapfan said:

 

When McLaughlin passed away on April 26, 1991, Gloria Monty was the executive producer.

Really? 

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1 minute ago, cassadine1991 said:

Really? 

 

Yep.

 

1 minute ago, titan1978 said:

Steve and Jesse.  The couple that never was but should have been.

 

Like Marshall Dillon and Miss Kitty!

Edited by vetsoapfan

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1 minute ago, cassadine1991 said:

I'm surprised 

 

Why? Monty made some crippling mistakes throughout her tenure.

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Just now, vetsoapfan said:

 

Why? Monty made some crippling mistakes throughout her tenure.

This one in particular 

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1 minute ago, cassadine1991 said:

This one in particular 

 

Yes, and foisting embarrassingly cheesy sci-fi crap onto the soap opera medium. UGH.

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8 minutes ago, vetsoapfan said:

 

Yes, and foisting embarrassingly cheesy sci-fi crap onto the soap opera medium. UGH.

Like the others too

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