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    ~~ATWT's Money Couple~~
  • Birthday 03/17/2008

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  1. I think soaps had a lot of female friendships that were "equal"----back in the day. ATWT's Kim/Lisa, Lisa/Barbara and GL's Vanessa/Maureen come to mind. (I'd even add in ATWT's Carly/Molly & Lisa/Julie as "naughty girl" friendships, and there was Carly/Emily/Rose for a while) There was Katherine/Nikki on Y&R, Margo/Jess on ATWT. There are probably lots of examples---because back in the day, everyone ALWAYS had at least one friend in town.
  2. As The World Turns Discussion Thread

    Thank you. This old brain just couldn't come up with the year, and I was too lazy to google.
  3. As The World Turns Discussion Thread

    just for arguments' sake...does anyone know how much of other soaps' episode libraries are intact? I know P&G gets a bad rap for not keeping theirs intact...but tv as a whole was viewed differently back in the 60's. Someone's going to have to remind me when ATWT quit doing their show live too.
  4. As The World Turns Discussion Thread

    I remember reading that in the ATWT book too. It seems shocking now, that either Bob or Nancy wouldn't have supported Jennifer working and/or furthering her education. Especially since Nancy's background was teaching. The early-mid 80's was not a kind period in ATWT's history. I'm not saying that maybe the '70's women weren't more vibrant, somehow...but to be honest, I only have some vague impressions of that period.
  5. As The World Turns Discussion Thread

    I don't think ATWT was more "conservative" in the '70's, I think they were less reactive to the changes around them. And why shouldn't they have been? They'd been on top for 12 years by 1970, and they stayed on top until '78, IIRC. IMO, the Dobsons didn't fit at ATWT because they were trying to emulate GH's adventure-ish aspect, not because they couldn't write the same family-centered drama that ATWT was known for. GL under the Dobsons from 75-79 wasn't vastly different from ATWT.
  6. As The World Turns Discussion Thread

    ^^^^^IKR? It's ridiculous how happy that pic makes me. I adore the fact that they're really friends. I don't think they sacrificed Kim and Betsy's relationship for Kim and Frannie's. It's not like Kim forgot Betsy existed. I'm sure it was played less, as Kim had Frannie, Andy and baby Chris to mother hen (not to mention Barbara, who periodically needed a "kiddo" speech). Betsy got a lot of Kim's attention for a lot of years.
  7. As The World Turns Discussion Thread

    Betsy/Rod was ridiculous, and another way of "normalizing" a rapist, and forcing Iva to accept him as he strolled around town.
  8. GH: Actor out?

    Yeah....not heartbroken. Sonny's rivals don't last that long anyway. And there are a boatload of out of work soap actors in that age range who'd probably gladly take whatever scraps ABC's offering. What's left for Julian to do? Hold Sam's purse or Alexis' scotch bottle? Pfft. MS probably isn't going anywhere---she's already taken peanuts compared to her Y&R guarantee. I'd be surprised if ME stays---without RBud (who is no loss either) what's there for him to do? His character hasn't even doctored in almost a year anyway, FCOL.
  9. As The World Turns Discussion Thread

    There was a regime change in late '96, and tons of turnover. It probably didn't help that Maura left, but Shawn Christian also left in early '97. I mean, right off the top of my head, SC left, they dumped his sister Sarah, Paul Ryan, & her friend Zoe. They fired ART, killed off Diego Santana (and his sister shortly disappeared played by Roslyn Sanchez) and were preparing to fire Tom Wiggin and pin Diego's murder on Kirk. Rosanna and Scott Eldredge left. I'm not exactly sure, but this might have also been when Jason Biggs was fired, and Caleb and Julie left town too. It was a bloodbath.
  10. GH Drops Soap Vet

    She never should have lasted past the initial Jason Doe arc.
  11. As The World Turns Discussion Thread

    I'm willing to concede that maybe Hastings, Hays and Fulton (who are all 83) may not have wanted to schlepp across country for a photo shoot. But it would have been nice. It's an odd assortment of P&G stars, to put it politely. Is it just me---or does everyone have the same fake smile? It may be unreasonable, but I don't GAFF if CBS honors their trainwreck daytime line up now. The complete pic has Braeden, KKL and their bastardized hosts of crap front and center.
  12. Favorite soap opera fathers

    No, period, end of sentence. HB's Craig swindled Bryant's trust fund away from him.
  13. Worst soap fathers and mothers

    slick, it was Iris Dumbrowski. Lily MeMeMe Walsh Snyder. OMG---Holden raised those children practically from the moment she spit them out. Little wonder she couldn't be bothered, since she never grew out of the dramatic needy baby stage. Alan Spaulding. Lucille Wexler---that bitch gave me nightmares. Dina Mergeron.
  14. Favorite soap opera fathers

    ATWT---Hal, Bob, Holden, Jack. Actually ATWT had a lot of good dads, aside from HB's Craig and James. GL---Henry Chamberlain and HB Lewis.
  15. As The World Turns Discussion Thread

    My memory's a little fuzzy, but I think there was also Oakdale High. IIRC, Oakdale Latin was created in the mid-90's, with the Dani/Pete/Nikki years. Latin was for the rich kids, but by the end, all the kids went there.