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  1. On 7/4/2019 at 1:32 PM, Khan said:

    I just want "The View" cancelled.

     

    Just like when folks wish cancellation upon the soaps, I say hope for improvement or just ignore the show altogether. No matter how annoying the talking heads are, the show employs a bunch of people behind the scenes (like my friend's wife, mother of their young child).


  2. Buzzr is a regular part of my latenight TV viewing. Brenda Dickson was in a couple of episodes of Match Game the other night. Richard gave Gene the whole rundown of her storyline with Phillip and Kay.

     

    I also enjoy What's My Line? It's so charming to me how formal the show is with the tuxedos and gowns. Being on television was a big deal in those early years, when people still got dressed to go shopping downtown or to take a flight. It's also really sobering to watch the episodes right after the deaths of Fred Allen and Dorothy Kilgallen.

     

     


  3. We have an old Fifteen thread buried somewhere around here. I was a huge fan, appointment TV for me Sunday evenings after church. Of course Brooke was my favourite character and I was heartbroken when she didn't return for season 3 and we got this basic Brooke bitch replacement who had a bratty little brother.

     

    I don't know if they're still available, but I'm pretty sure the entire series was up on iTunes.

     

    I met Ryan Reynolds at a screening of Van Wilder in D.C. and couldn't help but mention Fifteen. We had such fun mocking the accents when I was in 7th grade.


  4. On 6/18/2019 at 10:01 PM, DRW50 said:

    Pretty rare footage of a 60 Minutes piece on the pre-production of Neil Simon's play, God's Favorite. 

     

    @Vee @SFK @EricMontreal22

     

     

     

    Thanks for sharing, I enjoyed the piece. Read the Wiki where it's mentioned that Simon's wife's early death brought about his exploration of more serious issues in his plays. Did you watch Fosse/Verdon? I don't think we even have a thread about it here. At any rate, I highly recommend it and the Verdon-Fosses' relationship with the Simons is rather prominently featured. 


  5. On 6/12/2019 at 2:09 AM, Paul Raven said:

    So Tara was originally named Terry and Amy was originally Carol.

    The name changes seem to be last minute.

    I wonder why Agnes had a change of heart with those two names?

     

    Could be wrong, but I assumed it was a network decision/suggestion. Not unlike the Parkhursts and the Corbys becoming the Carringtons and the Colbys.


  6. On 6/7/2019 at 7:56 PM, allmc2008 said:

    Honey, if you show an effort of posting that 1977 episode I will post the full script.

    Yes, that is Erica Kane's first scene (not sure why her name, or Mona's and Nick's, isn't on the cover).

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    Erica's name isn't on the script cover because she didn't appear in the first episode on January, 5. She made her debut in the eighth episode, which would have been Wednesday, the 14th.


  7. 22 hours ago, titan1978 said:

    Hearing the name Dimitri Merrick on a recent GH episode made me nostalgic for when he arrived on AMC, and that lead me to thinking about how that show slowly phased him out.

     

    If you watched AMC in the early 1990’s, Edmund and Dimitri were huge characters that were always front burner.  An entire family backstory, a significant set (Wildwind), and romantic pairings with important veterans of their shows (Erica and Brooke). But then kind of suddenly they were not.  They just slowly phased them out completely.

     

    These were not flash in the pan characters, but instead kind of discarded after relatively short periods of importance in the grand scheme of things on their shows.

     

    Other examples?

     

    What was said about Dimitri?


  8. I've got Llanview and Pine Valley from the '90s, they were on postcards sold at Disney. When I was little in the '80s, they had a big poster-sized one of PV at my mom's office. I met another lady who'd managed to hold onto one of those '80s maps as well, in hard plastic on her office desk.


  9. 7 hours ago, Dr Neil Curtis said:

    They seem to be gone from YouTube. I loved her little stint as Vivian 

     

    Me too! There's a wonderfully generous YouTuber who is uploading Italian dubbed episodes of Capitol every day. I try my best to keep up, there's the language barrier of course, and I have the closed captioning and my limited knowledge of Italian, but Marj is so fabulous in the role. Marj said that Myrna was her favorite soap role, and I think she later amended that Vanessa was her favorite, but in my opinion, Myrna was where she was at her truly best.


  10. 14 hours ago, Paul Raven said:

    Does Robin know any other approach these days?

     

    Per her tweets, she's fully embraced the character actress chapter of her career, which she's always longed to grow into. She's said that she's put on weight and we shouldn't expect to see what we're used to (physically). My gut tells me she'll be serving the ham thickly sliced.

     

    I wish I could find those clips of Marj Dusay as temp Vivian. I liked what little I saw.


  11. 5 hours ago, Khan said:

    Lisa Whelchel might have fit in nicely with Y&R either immediately after "Facts of Life" or sometime during the '90's.

     

    I still mentally connect her with that other blonde Blair with a twang, Kassie DePaiva.

     

    Whenever Georgann Johnson appeared in an Alfred Hitchcock episode, I always thought how great of a soap actress she would have been. Eventually, I looked her up and saw that she had in fact done soaps, and I'm very glad that she went on to many more things after that. But she had what it took to be a daytime leading lady come matriarch for many years.


  12. 2 hours ago, KMan101 said:

    Yeah, she's playing Vivian. And she's on contract even though she's saying she's a 'guest star' on Twitter at the moment. Not sure how accurate the contract part is. Telfer and Haiduk are also apparently on contract (Haiduk may be 6 months) ... and no one seems to know Barash's status. We've heard he was out but he's still taping. Did they change their mind?

     

    Let's hope she had her blessing ... ;) 

     

    Interesting. Maybe LS was uninterested/unavailable. This show has been playing so fast and loose with casting, nothing will surprise me from here on out. I hope Robin has some juicy scenes with LK.

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