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  1. RIP Hogan. It's so hard for me to comment on his ATWT tenure objectively, but here it goes: First of all, I get why people may have disliked Hogan's writing. Since the show's end, I've been watching more and more classic clips and I agree that Sheffer's ATWT is nothing like Marland's ATWT. That Hunt Block is not the same Craig Montgomery that Scott Bryce was. That the show's identity was not what it used to be. However... I started watching ATWT in 2000, just a few months before Hogan came in. His version of the show is essentially the version of the show that dr
  2. Thank you both! This makes it much easier to piece everything together!
  3. I have recently finally gotten around to reading classic SOD recaps and articles, which are so generously posted on tumblr (https://classicsodcovers.tumblr.com/post/156216270838/a-complete-list-of-my-soap-opera-related-tumblrs). However, since I'm not from the US and am therefore not very familiar with the SOD magazine, I am struggling a bit with the dates. I'm wondering if someone could fill me in on these things: How often did the magazine come out? Do the recaps cover a week or a month or even longer? I'm trying to use the recaps to complement my own timeline (for
  4. 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.
  5. 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).
  6. 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
  7. 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.
  8. 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
  9. 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.
  10. 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 a
  11. Major update! See the As The World Turns Discussion thread for a little more info.
  12. 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.
  13. Well, in that case, nearly everyone that's ever been on this show was in the 40th anniversary montage in 1996 (about 50% of that episode consisted of flashbacks).
  14. Wasn't he not an active father to most of his children? He has been somewhat unlucky with regards to learning the truth about his children... First off, Tom and Margo kept the fact that he was Adam's father from him and raised him as their own son. By the time he found out, he did the best thing for Adam, which was to let him be raised by Tom. Next, when he and Barbara were finally expecting a child of their own, Barbara let him believe that he was Jennifer's father, even though it was really Darryl. Will is the only child that Hal got to raise from birt
  15. I can 100% guarantee that this (in bold) is not true.
  16. I know there was a running gag on ATWT in the 90s/00s about how Hal Munson had fathered half the town... but then he only fathered four children (Nikki, Adam, Will and Parker) biologically and one (Jennifer) by adoption.
  17. OK, I swore I wasn't going to do this until I've finished the series... and I won't check back here until I have (which will take me a few more months), but I need to get something off my chest. I've been watching this show for just about seven years now, at the old-fashioned pace of one episode a week (with a few breaks in between seasons). And despite all of the tackiness and camp, I really loved the early seasons. The later seasons have been a bit less to my taste, but they've been interesting enough to keep watching. I'm currently in early season 7, and I have recently had more than a
  18. Right, good point. I did know that, but got so caught up thinking about characters that had been played by multiple successful actors, I forgot to think about when the success occurred. My bad.
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