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  1. This whole twitter account is very interesting to follow! I feel like it was longer than that. I can't be sure though. He was one of those characters that was just always around in the background. I'd say he was on as early as 2000, when I started watching (could have been earlier), and I'd say he lasted into 2003 at least.
  2. Sorry for getting back to you late, I've had a few busy days. First off: every piece of info, however big or small, helps. Thanks for letting me know! I checked and #4072 doesn't make sense since we've previously established the 1971-09-23 episode to be #4007. Even if every episode in between aired, the December 20 episode could only be #4069 at most. However, if I'm interpreting those youtube comments correctly, I think they're saying that the December 20 episode was #4068 (which means 1 episode would have been pre-empted in between September 23 and December 20). The episode that's on youtube is actually December 24 and it was #4072 (which means no episodes were pre-empted in between December 20 and December 24). Again, thank you SO much for alerting me to this. Reading those comments makes me wonder how many people are out there with knowledge about episode numbers, but not on this forum.
  3. Would someone be able to verify the relationship between Jef Hamlin and Rick Hamlin for me? Since Jef was a love interest for Emily and I think Rick was paired with Susan for a second at some point, I've always assumed that Rick is Jef's father. But as it turns out, I can't seem to find this anywhere. Another question: The character profiles on Soapcentral (which, I am aware, contain a lot of errors) state that Jessica Griffin and Tucker Foster used to date. However, as far as I'm aware, Tucker left the canvas in 1985, while Jessica didn't come in until 1986/1987 (I've read '87 in various places, but I'm pretty sure she was brought in during the Douglas Cummings storyline in '86). If they were never on the screen together, was it a part of Jessica's backstory? Or is it a Soapcentral error? Thanks in advance!
  4. That's actually interesting, because they way I've always understood it, Molly is Carly's cousin through Ray, not through Sheila. So she isn't Rosanna's cousin at all. Must have been a mix-up on the part of the writers.
  5. OK, so I needed to find 10 more pre-emptions. Based on btm0815's comments, that included the January 17, 1994 and February 21, 1994 episodes. I had 8 more candidates listed, but I have since found out that the O.J. Simpson pre-emptions likely lasted a day longer, including July 8, 1994. Since it is widely known that soaps were pre-empted a lot for O.J. and since my source for the Oslo Accords was very unsure about whether or not that led to any pre-emptions, I'm going to place an estimated guess that the show was pre-empted on July 8, 1994 and that the show aired on September 13, 1993, which will allow me to connect episode numbers all the way back to October 1991. IF this estimated guess should be incorrect, it will most likely mean that the September 13, 1993 episode was pre-empted and the July 8, 1994 episode aired, which means every episode number in between would be off by 1 (if that were the case). The Full Episode List has been updated accordingly. As always, any info, particularly on September 13, 1993 and July 8, 1994 will be much appreciated!
  6. Actually, scratch that. I think I may have just connected episode numbers all the way back to episode #9,102 on October 2, 1991. It went a little fast for my taste though, and my head is spinning a bit, so I would like to doublecheck some things tomorrow before I post.
  7. OK, I'm really excited, because I have just had a major breakthrough in my research. If you'll remember from when I first posted the above, I've been trying to figure out ATWT's episode history (something which I have since moved to the separate As The World Turns Full Episode List thread). In doing so, I have divided the entire history of the show into 13 "eras" which are really bridges between confirmed episode numbers. The 13th and final "era" stretched from episode #10,000 in 1995 to the end of the show (or, really, 1998, from which point on every episode number is known). In addition to all of the pre-emptions listed above, I came up 3 pre-emptions short. I had four episodes that I listed as potentials for the 3 remaining pre-emption slots. Something that saddens me tremendously is that so much information that was once available online can now no longer be found, due to websites being taken offline. (really, how difficult would it be for CBS to have an archive section in their website for shows that are no longer on the air?) Anyway, I achieved my breakthrough with the help of an amazing tool. If you go to archive.org in your webbrowser and then type in the URL of any site, it will show you archived backups of that site from history. Thus, even if www.cbs.com/daytime/as_the_world_turns can no longer be found, this tool allows me to see what the site looked like in, say, 2004. It's a bit touch-and-go, as some subpages will not be available and others will be, but it's EXTREMELY useful for research such as mine. Back to the point: although the CBS site actually wasn't much of a help, I found a former Dutch website (which I used to visit a lot and I know is a trustworthy site, they got all of their info from the official sources and translated them in Dutch). On that site I was able to confirm the pre-emptions listed above for May 25, 1998, July 4, 1997 (which is a bit odd, as it is the ONLY year I can find where the 4th of July was pre-empted, but OK) and January 1, 1997. Although I wasn't able to confirm anything (either airing or pre-emption) for December 31, 1996, since there was only room for 3 more pre-emptions, that episode must have aired. (In general, December 31-episodes aired much more often than January 1-episodes, which were almost always pre-empted, so that makes sense). With this info, we are able to connect 1998 to 1995, which means that ALL of the episodes from #10,000 onwards are now accounted for. There are, however, a few minor irregularities. I feel confident enough about this info to "close the case" and move to the next era, but ANY further verifications are always very welcome, especially on these irregularities: 1.) The Dutch page I was referring to actually marked the March 17, 1997 episode as having been pre-empted. They marked the March 7, 1997 episode as having aired. However, I have previously verified the March 7 episode to have been pre-empted due to President Clinton's news conference. I doublechecked and that indeed happened on the 7th. I am therefore assuming that the Dutch site had the two dated mixed up. 2.) The April 5, 1996 episode, which aired on a Friday ended with Dan Region saying "join us tomorrow", instead of welcoming us to "join us again Monday". I'm assuming it was a TPTB oversight... but that seems to have rarely ever happened. 3.) In the Scrapbook, there is a section that follows the filming of one particular episode. The Scrapbook mentions this to be episode #10,155 and lists the airdate as December 22, 1995. According to my info, #10,155 aired the 21st, while #10,156 aired the 22nd. The Scrapbook, much as I love it, is actually filled with tiny little errors like this, so I am assuming it is very possible that they were simply one day off. Anyway, now that we have connected September 17, 2010 to May 12, 1995, it is time to shift our focus to the next era: 1993 - 1995. This is a tough one, as it is the era of O.J. I need to find 10 more pre-emptions. As you can see below, I have 8 pre-emption potentials, but I can't even be sure about any of them. Any help is welcome! 😉
  8. Major update! See the As The World Turns Discussion thread for a little more info.
  9. I couldn't agree less. Jake and Molly were one of the highlights of these years for me. I'm not even sure what it was exactly, but I just think Tom and Lesli played off of each other well for some reason. I DO agree about RH's casting being the worst casting decision of the last 10 years.
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