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  1. Y&R: Old Articles

    Not just the cast purge, but the EP change as well. John Conboy left for Capitol and H. Wesley Kenney took over, having previously worked with Bill Bell at Days. 1983 was also a bit of transition, as there were some major cast changes that year too: Andrea Evans replaced Lilibet Stern as Patty, Tracey Bregman arrived as Lauren, Brenda Dickson returned as Jill. I know Deborah Adair joined the cast of Dynasty in 1983, but did she leave Y&R by her own choice or was she terminated in order for Brenda Dickson to return? The 1982-1987 period really set in motion a lot of what is still felt today, mainly the eternal triangle (quadrangle really) and the eternal feud. I don't know if anyone else agrees with me, but I feel that it was H. Wesley Kenney that laid all the groundwork for Y&R's rise to #1 but Ed Scott that ended up getting all the credit. Granted, I didn't see a lot of the 1980s live as my Y&R watching then was limited to school breaks so I'm going by what I remember live, what I saw years later online, and from recap archives/books/soap magazines.
  2. Y&R: Old Articles

    Haha, Mr. Mom. I haven't thought of that movie for years. I totally remember the Y&R segments from it.
  3. Y&R: October 2017 Discussion Thread

    Marla Adams is the best thing to happen to Y&R in years. Dina's return has really boosted the Abbotts.
  4. Guiding Light discussion thread

    @Nothin'ButAttitude Thanks for the reply
  5. Y&R: Old Articles

    Peter Brown must have been a favorite actor of Bill Bell, as Bill Bell worked with him on Days then brought him to Y&R and later B&B. Bill Bell brought to Y&R/B&B a good number of actors he worked with on Days: Margaret Mason, Susan Seaforth Hayes, Susan Flannery just to name a few more.
  6. Y&R: Old Articles

    Thank you YRfan23 and ltm1997 for gifting us rare 1980s Y&R :bighug Loved seeing the beginning of Victor/Nikki and the Abbotts. So Victoria's birth was on-screen then? I know MTS was pregnant in real life when Nikki was pregnant with Victoria, but I couldn't remember if MTS was written off for maternity leave before Nikki gave birth to Victoria.
  7. Old/Classic B&B discussion&articles

    I remember the Stephanie mercury poisoning storyline. I was not expecting Sally to become Stephanie's defender. Bill Bell casting Darlene Conley as Sally and building a family/business around her breathed new life into the early years of B&B.
  8. Y&R: October 2017 Discussion Thread

    I don't know how many Canadians are posting here, but I think they've been respectful of not discussing the Global episodes until they've aired on CBS and if they do, are using spoiler tags.
  9. Y&R: Old Articles

    Before Neil and Malcolm, there was Tyrone and Jazz Jackson. Bill Bell took a few elements from the Jackson brothers and used them for the Winters brothers.
  10. Y&R: Old Articles

    What a treat it is to rewatch Shemar Moore's first episodes Thanks YRfan23 :bighug
  11. Y&R: Old Articles

    The Italian Y&R episodes kept the original background music. From what I've seen of Italian B&B, the background music was changed.
  12. Any Capitol Fans Here?

    Heads up for those who have GSN, Catherine Hickland will be on Monday and Tuesday's episodes of $25,000 Pyramid. She was on one of the episodes from this past Friday and was really good at playing the game.
  13. The future of US soaps

    That interview must have been around 1992 or 1993, when the crossover storylines were in full force. Maybe at that time, Bill Bell was trying to get the time space for expansion. Interesting that Bill Bell didn't mention what I would've figured was B&B's biggest competition in it's first decade, supercouple era and Reilly sci-fi era Days as they aired head-to-head.
  14. Y&R: Old Articles

    I know. So much of the 1980s I would love to see in its entirety but it looks like it won't happen unless CBS/Sony decides to launch a streaming service or release some DVD compilations.
  15. Soap Vets That You Never Got Their Appeal

    I don't think Hunk Chandler Massey likes any soap veteran I enjoy their posts though