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    Celebrities on Soaps

    Talk show host Dick Cavett played a magician named "Oliver Twist" who hypnotized Felicia, in September 1988 on Another World.
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    Celebrities on Soaps

    Liberace appeared on Another World twice in both 1985 and 1986. Here is one of the clips from 1986 when he was a guest at Felicia's wedding to Zane Lindquist.
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    Ratings from the 70's

    Interesting to see these ratings- this was at the height of the Watergate Scandal when many soaps were pre-empted. The Supreme Court ordered President Nixon to release the tapes to the special prosecutor during this week. On July 30, 1974, Nixon complied with the order and released the subpoenaed tapes to the public.
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    Another World

    RIP Carmen Duncan
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    Another World

    The character of Paulina- another forgotten illegitimate child of Mac Cory's was not even necessary on the show. Cali Timmins/ Judi Evans could have been a recast for Nancy McGowan, and their storylines could have played out as Nancy. Nancy always had a crush on Jake so it would make sense that she could have been in Jake's storylines the way Paulina was. Also, when Joe Carlino was introduced on the show, they made a point of saying that Joe went to high school with Nancy. And I'm sure Nancy would not have been pleased that Rachel married Carl- the man that tried to kill both Rachel and Nancy.
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    Another World

    I totally agree. There was so much potential with Sally. The character could have left Bay City for awhile and return to town with a SORASED Kevin who was a teenager like Amanda Cory's age. Also, Mary Page Keller's prime time roles only lasted a few years. I think they could have lured her back to the show at some point in the 90s. Had she lived, Sally could have been given many of those "Vicky-centered" storylines to carry out rather than just have the character of Vicky dominate the show. Plus having Sally on the show would have been a good way to have Aunt Liz and Alice be viable characters who stayed in Bay City well into the 90s. And since Rachel was her step-mother and Jamie her step-brother, Sally could have stayed involved with the Corys as well.
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    Another World

    The March 6, 1979, episode is the second 90 minute episode that aired on Tuesday of that week. The changes that NBC Chief Fred Silverman would make from 1979-1982 to the daytime lineup would impact the lineup for years to come. In 1979, the expansion of AW to 90 minutes moves AW out of the 3-4 PM time slot for the first time since the showed debuted in 1964. This moves The Doctors out of its 2:30 time slot to 2 PM and pushed Days of our Lives to 1-2 PM. In 1980, AW would introduce characters from its upcoming spinoff Texas on AW confusing viewers with many new characters. After 18 months, AW is now moved out of the 3-4 PM time slot altogether and moved to 2-3 PM. The Doctors is now moved to 12:30 PM and Texas starring Beverlee McKinsey debuts at 3-4 PM against GH and GL. In another 18 months, in March 1982, Seach for Tomorrow would take The Doctors 12:30 PM time slot moving tThe Doctors to 12:00 PM. Then in April, Texas would be moved to 11 AM for 8 months before being cancelled , along with The Doctors, on the same day. In hindsight, it probably would have been better to leave AW at 3:00 PM and placed Texas at 2:00 PM in between Days of our Lives and AW. With the move to 2 PM and the loss of Beverlee McKinsey, AW never recovered in the ratings. From 1980-1999, the show would never rise above 7th/8th place in the ratings. Texas was cancelled after a quick two year run, and The Doctors ended its almost 20 year run because of constant changes to the show.
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    Another World

    36 years ago- January 6, 1983- Linda Dano made her debut as Felicia Gallant on Another World. Pretty much loved every storyline she was involved in except when she was the "other woman" and started seeing John Hudson while he was married to Sharlene.
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    Another World

    I agree with you 100% about the show's misuse of Courtney in 1984-85. The ironic thing about the March 25, 1985, episode is that we may never know who was responsible for writing that great Rachel/Alice scene. The WGA was on strike from March 5th to March 19th of that year over writer royalties that would be received from videocassette recordings. Whoever was responsible for the scene should have been made headwriter of AW because both actresses were great and the history was accurate and succinct. When the writers returned from the strike, Tomlin was no longer the headwriter and was replaced by Sam Hall and Gillian Spencer who were terrible. They had Larry involved in the Miami Vice storyline about a disco, the whole Le Soleil storyline with a lot of new characters no one cared about, Carl's quest to find that Egyptian treasure, the deadly dust in the urn that was passed from character to character in Bay City, and the very miscast Taylor Miller replacing Mary Page Keller as Sally. The only storyline that Hall and Spencer did well was the introduction of Victoria as Marley's twin.
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    Another World

    The Rachel amnesia story was right before Courtney left in 1985. The show really missed a big opportunity at this point. Rachel moved back into the Cory mansion, but she wanted a separate bedroom, eventually even moving out of the mansion for awhile. The writers should have had Mac start seeing Alice again since Rachel wanted nothing to do with him while she had amnesia. Mac and Alice were once engaged, and Alice would have had the upper hand for once over Rachel. There were kinds of storyline possibilities using the history of the show, yet the writers wrote Alice off the show. The scene starting at 19:00 was a goldmine of storyline possibilities
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    The Doctors

    Was the March 30, 1977 episode a special one hour episode of The Doctors?
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    Days: December 2018 Discussion Thread ⌛🎅🎄🎁

    I saw that episode. They could have given her a bigger tribute if they had done the flashbacks by her relatives at her bedside. Was the show just too lazy to go back and search for all the clips?
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    Days: December 2018 Discussion Thread ⌛🎅🎄🎁

    Did DAYS miss a big opportunity to celebrate Susan Seaforth Hayes' 50th anniversary on the show? After Julie's fall down the staircase, as she laid unconscious in the hospital, the show could have had each of her loved ones by her bedside remembering their past times with Julie in flashbacks. This should have been the way they celebrated her 50th Anniversary.
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    Another World

    It's that time of year again- Thanksgiving in Bay City- 30 years ago this week...
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