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  1. So glad to see this, plus the other small number of complete '70s episodes in the vault.
  2. I'm not a fan of modern-day Y&R. That being said, I'd like to see Y&R switch to airing four new episodes a weeks, with Fridays being classic episodes only, hopefully going back into the half hour eps even, and simply piece them together, like they did with the first two. As for the new eps, speed up the storytelling, and go back to the Bill Bell style of storytelling of moving things along, rather than being stuck in endless loops forever.
  3. The 1980 clips never get old. Wish I could see more from that year, plus late '70s and '81.
  4. If they ever get smart and re-post classics for their subscriber service, I hope they'll be the full un-edited versions. Not holding my breath though.
  5. Any long-time viewers know if Vince (Rose's sidekick) in clips 124 - 126 is the same sidekick (and same actor) she had back in the late '70s?
  6. I think that was a story gimmick that was used from time to time, to redeem certain characters, and then have them get drawn back into their old ways (Victor was redeemed briefly when he went to Kansas / Kay's battle with the bottle and on-off feud with Jill). As for the purge, I don't know if we can include Brock, since he left in late '86, but was basically swapped-out with Phillip Jr. Brock returned in 1988 and stayed through 1992, then returned in 1999 before departing in 2003. He had appeared occasionally since then. Matt Miller was more or less swapped out with the return o
  7. Oh, wow! Deborah Adair briefly appears as Jill in 1986 clip 119. Secondly... Has anyone seen the “Stories Behind the Stories” videos that Doug Davidson posted a little ways back on his Instagram account? The videos are broken into parts, and chronicle a lot of behind the scenes stuff that was going on during Doug's involvement with the Cassandra Rawlins storyline. Interesting stuff. Links below... Episode 1: https://www.instagram.com/p/CAyKR0_AcRG/ Episode 2: https://www.instagram.com/p/CBWO3I1gFlW/ Episode 3: https://www.instagram.com
  8. Thanks for the history lesson. I just vaguely remember a lot of it.
  9. Well I see the '86 clips are still rolling along. '86 was a good year for Y&R. I wonder if we'll get into 1987... I don't recall '87 being a particularly exciting year. I just remember that Douglas returns, Matt leaves, Nikki fakes being ill, Rose comes back again, and then there's the whole Nikki & Jack / Victor & Ash story, but I really can't recall what else was going on.
  10. I remember Douglas courting Kay, but nothing before that, so this is fun for me to read. I recall the pistol duel between Douglas and Derek on the Chancellor Estate grounds (filmed outdoors, not on set). I think Victor and Kay were there as witnesses. I don't recall the outcome, but obviously both survived.
  11. When Matt showed up in '85, that was at the same time Douglas left Y&R for a couple of years (as well as Jack & Katherine briefly absent). I think Bill Bell brought Matt in because Victor suddenly had very few people in his world to talk to. I always felt that Matt was the "Y&R payroll switch" for Douglas (Michael Evans moved on to a different soap for a while ~ Capitol?), and after Matt left, Douglas returned in '87, minus "Boobsie". IIRC, Douglas and Matt never shared a scene together.
  12. Looks like the uploader went back and corrected a few previous clips that had some bad tracking / interference lines. They look a lot better now. I noticed #070a, 070b, and 071a are new & improved versions. The only problem is that the people who recorded back then are likely in their late 50's to 70's by now, many of which probably know very little about transferring and uploading tapes, but we can always hope. VCR ownership wasn't really all that common until the early '80s too, and add to that, how many of them still own a working VCR, especially the BETA format,
  13. Summer '85 is also the time when Brock returned for a while, during a time when Katherine was "out of town" for a while, also when Terry Lester was absent for a bit. Seems I recall they had Brock being friendly with Gina, Ashley & Jill, but they were all just friends. Seems like he disappeared again about a year later, then made several more returns later on, some lengthy, some brief.
  14. Why did they get married in the Brooks house?
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