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  1. Franko

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    I know, right? Pick one location and stick with it. And yeah, why develop something like this if you can't have the production values to back it up.
  2. I just devoured that script! I have no doubt that Denise Alexander was especially heartbreaking in this episode. And I love (many times over) how Bill Bell and Pat Falken Smith embraced how loving the Hortons are. This line in particular got me all verklempt: "Because no matter what has happened in the past, this is Alice's granddaughter, a child who spent considerable time growing up in this house."
  3. Franko

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    Man, that would be the life -- getting paid to develop a show you know isn't going to actually be on the air. I wouldn't want that as a permanent fate, but can you imagine?
  4. No worries. Thank you.
  5. Would you please upload the Stacy's death episode? I've never seen it. If not, I understand.
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    Would mid-30s work? I'm wondering how Kim Johnston Ulrich or Catherine Hickland would have done. As for either new Bill or new Tommy, what about Chris Robertson? He was free at the time. Not only that, but it was mentioned as being a half-hour soap. I wonder if CBS would have taken back the 12:00 or 4:00 half-hours, or gotten rid of an existing soap. Guiding Light would have been the most vulnerable in 1990-91, but none of CBS' soaps were past the second tier in terms of ratings.
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    Sorry I'm late! With this issue, we turn from the issue of the actors exodus to the specific problem of the hunk exodus. Hindsight makes it hard for me to get worked up about the departures of Michael E. Knight, Michael O'Leary, Stephen Nichols and Robert Newman and the hunk emeritus status of James DePaiva. Entering the hunk arena is ... the creator of The Fairly Odd Parents?! Well, they can't all be David Hasselhoff. Producing a la Conboy: Grab a big name without a screen test (Gordon Thompson), get some publicity by holding a cattle call for day players (Jennifer Hale) and blow it by not giving an actor enough freedom (James DePaiva). That was classy of SOD to acknowledge Christopher Schemering's death and career. The Soap Hoppers connection honestly made me squeal a little. But if only the article had more meat to it. It is interesting to hear Ron Harper's comments about how anti-social the Another World set was during the early 1980s. I hope Jane Elliot ended up getting a slightly ritzier dressing room at GH, albeit a couple decades later. I am very much looking forward to next week's posts. I hope the rundowns of Pacific Lives, Casino and The Soul Searchers include some character descriptions to play fantasy casting director with.
  8. Franko

    OLTL Tribute Thread

    I didn't know Marco married Maxie (the coffee table book didn't include *that* tidbit). Dorian LoPinto looks really pretty here. Poor Christine's a bit like Fannie Flagg.
  9. Franko

    Search For Tomorrow Discussion Thread

    SAY WHAT? Mary Stuart played Jo and Kate the ex-madam?! Gosh, I hope those two characters had scenes together.
  10. Franko

    As The World Turns Discussion Thread

    Boy, just imagine being an ATWT fan who also takes in NYC theater. Seeing "Lisa" one day, then being surprised to catch Eileen in VIRGINIA WOOLF by day and THE FANTASTICKS at night.
  11. Franko

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    I know, right?
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    I could be wrong, but I'm pretty sure there are also executives, either at the network or production company, dedicated to monitoring contracts. Still, in terms of unintentional comedy, SB's shenanigans are hard to beat. We've got the Conboy puff piece, which continues to rapidly depreciate, and this assortment of odd statements about Terry's departure. The Bauer in question is Rick. Michael O'Leary would leave for a few years. Sons and Daughters ran from January-March 1991 on CBS. "A single mother (Lucie Arnaz) raises her adoptive daughter while trying to maintain harmony among other family members."
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    11/13/90 She's baack! Gloria Monty's return to General Hospital was earlier than I expected. Once again, she's inheriting a shaky show. Anna's without a serious mate. Dawn's running out of momentum as a would-be leading character. The cast is revolting and the exodus is beginning (so long, Dr. Davis). Speaking of that, I cringed at Jennifer Anglin signing a two-year contract. Cheryl will be gone by February and killed off in November 1992. Also awkward in hindsight, Kin Shriner's insistence that under Gloria, GH will be the Twin Peaks of 1991. Twin Peaks, of course, was cancelled that year. Then again, if you want to talk about a cast exodus, look to Santa Barbara. Terry Lester celebrates two consecutive years of awkward departures. Also, I love that SOD made sure to mention Roscoe Born's contract had seven more months to go. He'd soon be followed out the door by Marcy Walker and Carrington Garland. On the other hand, Janis Paige has arrived and Nancy Lee Grahn and Judith McConnell will indeed stick around. Guiding Light, the favorite soap of Jewish stage mothers and soon to be sans Michael O'Leary, gets the primer for this issue. It's #4 in the series, following ATWT, DOOL and OLTL. Assuming the patterns stick, the next one's going to be either SB or Another World. Spoiler Alert: Charlie Brent did come back to AMC. Hayley "Wells" is teased, and I think Brian Bodine is, too. Speaking of AMC, today I learned Palmer and Opal were married on the same day as part one of Cord and Tina's third wedding. And hey, a shout out to the infamous "Bobby's cap" scene! Primetime Spoiler Alert: Jason on Knots Landing ended up not being a bad-news boyfriend. There's that hindsight again ... the show that "just never misses a beat" is getting closer to a backstage shakeup. Patsy Pease, no longer making headlines for her Days walkoff, is now singled out for the limited information about her son's birth. Factual Error: Ricky Paull Goldin turned down the chance to play Steve "Kowalsky" on Loving. Also, hearing somebody having a "falling out" makes me think of Romy & Michelle's High School Reunion. Until someone tells me otherwise, I'm going to assume RPG and Charlotte Ross got into a fight over Post-Its. Sometimes I think I'm the only one who liked the beach castle Knots Landing opening. Any week now, we'll be getting the "NBC cancels Generations" article. Followed by "Tony Geary's back," "Judi Evans is gone for good," etc.
  14. Franko

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    Nah, we didn't miss anything. SOD was biweekly. Last week's posts related to the Oct. 30 issue.
  15. Franko

    Guiding Light discussion thread

    Over on the soap hoppers thread, it was revealed Sarah Michelle Geller played flower girls on both EON and GL. While I didn't have any luck finding her on the former, here's what I'm taking as proof she appeared on the latter. Also, please drink in the opulence of this affair.