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  1. Speaking of DOOL and TYATR (thank you @Edward Skylover ), what's the deal with Eileen Davidson? So she isn't on either show now? What a loss. Seeing SH as Susan today was... an experience. I predict she's going to get some glamorous makeover complete with elocution lessons, or at least I hope so. While a gig is a gig, no self-respecting actor wants to play another actor's creation to the point of imitation.
  2. Wait, so Donna just went along with Marley being raised as her sister and Vicky being given away? I've got OLTL on the brain, I guess I always assumed it was like Viki and Meagan and she was drugged/hypnotized. I do know about the infamous scene of hospital hysteria and the three pillows ("Triplets!!!"), not sure if that was a flashback?
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    Facts of life Reboot

    It's just too dangerous to spin off your two leads, and I'd have worried about what bringing in two new girls would've done for the show and if Kim and Mindy, in particular, would've suffered. I actually thought it was cozy and believable that this created family would stick together as long as they did. When Natalie moved out, it felt like a natural progression that I didn't anticipate or feel was overdue.
  4. Betty White has shared how they used to call Rue, "The Actress", and that's exactly how I think of Jean among the DW. Suzanne certainly grabbed my attention too, she was outrageously hilarious (which was a slow build... another subject). But I always thought of Dixie as the star and even wondered why she didn't get first billing. This is my favorite. That hand on that hip.
  5. I never ever want to hear a fictional character utter the words that Julia Sugarbaker has passed away.
  6. As others have mentioned, Alicia Minshew was the first name that came to mind. Before we knew what an Alicia Minshew was, I thought Wendy Moniz would've made for a good Kendall recast given her resemblance to Susan and coming off her portrayal of Dinah. I wonder if Bianca would've been cast with actresses more closely resembling Susan had they not taken the character in a different direction with Nathalie Paulding. Gina Gallagher's Bianca was a bratty sassy pants ("I'm Erica Kane's daughter!") and seemed geared to morph into a second incarnation of Erica. The anorexia storyline had Bianca as depressed, withdrawn, "*different* looking", bullied/teased. While Mark LaMura favored Albert Stratton, I don't think Susan particularly resembled either of her onscreen parents. Certainly not in the way Robin Strasser resembled Constance Ford and Walter Mathews. Robin even spoke about how they cast her father "explaining" where Rachel got her dusky features.
  7. That's funny, didn't Steve have a line in today's show about the great times he had in the eighties?
  8. Speaking of Corbin, he'll be starring in Anything Goes at Arena Stage this holiday season.
  9. In the D.C. market, Gary Collins' Hour Magazine aired at 4pm. Oprah aired on our CBS affiliate before switching to the 4pm ABC slot where it remained for over twenty years.
  10. OLTL also had two characters named Laudine (the name of a writing staff member). The first Laudine was played by my bud Constance Wu, everyone go see her movie this weekend.
  11. Was there much soap press about Carmen assuming the role of Iris? We didn't have the Internet back then and I don't know how many folks read soap magazines. I wonder how many viewers were truly unspoiled and surprised, and if there were commercials teasing Iris's return. I have zero idea, I wasn't an NBC fan at the time, but I did post the videos of Iris's return from Soapnet reruns on my YouTube page.
  12. I was going to add that the first transracial recasting was Mia Korf to Kassie DePaiva, but I think it happened first on LIAMST? It would happen again with Keesha on Y&R. (No offense to the recast actresses, but I find this practice absolutely egregious. For another thread.)
  13. Was Mac cheating on Rachel when Paulina was conceived?
  14. There were some short audio clips on the AWHP that left me begging for more. Iris lost it, obviously, I so wish I could see those scenes and the whole story with Sylvie.
  15. What are some of the episodes that you know of that collectors are holding us out from?
  16. Potomac, Chevy Chase, and Bethesda are the three primary ritzy Montgomery County Maryland suburbs of D.C. They, like the ritzy Virginia burbs of D.C. are primarily Jewish, WASPy, white. Prince George's County Maryland, the sister Maryland County of D.C. burbs alongside Montgomery, has the highest concentration of wealthy blacks in the USA. Prince George's County is where this franchise should have been set. Authentically. Realistically. Some of you may be familiar with the MGM National Harbor where Cher is currently in residence. That's Prince George's County, and it's a lovely ferry boat ride along the Potomac river, or drive on the beltway to go see her. My point is, if Bravo wanted to be authentic and capitalize on the wealthy blacks of the D.C. burbs, they chose the wrong region. Maria's parents, Sargent and Eunice Kennedy Shriver's home in Potomac (Lynda's neighbors on Harrington): https://www.google.com/amp/s/variety.com/2008/dirt/news/ambassador-and-mrs-shriver-list-potomac-estate-1201228487/amp/
  17. I have yet to watch an episode of Potomac but I was just thinking about the franchise as I'm from there and made a post about Capitol a few hours ago (the Clegg, McCandless, Denning homes on Capitol were exterior shots of houses in Potomac). Lynda Carter lives in Potomac and is our biggest local Hollywood celebrity, has she ever appeared on show? I don't think so, but she's a ubiquitous presence at the annual Kennedy Center Honors. When I flew to Florida a couple months ago, she was on the cover of the in-flight magazine at Reagan National.
  18. I think it was her second stint at GL when Marj did an interview where she shared that Myrna was her favorite role. That was before Vanessa, which I think became her favorite as she got to do a slice of all her soap characters combined and really draw upon her comedic background. Marj was for all intents and purposes my first Alex because she was in the role when I really started watching GL faithfully. I was totally transfixed, I loved her, and it was months before the light bulbs went on and I realized she was Myrna and Monica Warner. Thing is, I just love Marj and her Marjness, what she brings to everything she does. I absolutely adore Beverlee McKinsey for the same reasons and I think I have an easier time than others accepting the two distinct portrayals of the character since I basically watched the transition in reverse via tape trade in the late '90s. AFWIW, try as I might, I have a hard time imagining Beverlee McKinsey as Myrna. I'm picturing her in scenes written for Carolyn and Marj and I just can't picture her playing that character beyond the very Iris-like scenes where she's lounging in a dressing gown having Clarissa over for a Pinteresque tea.
  19. The ALF cartoon had one of the best cartoon theme songs ever. Such a drastic departure from that of the sitcom, it'll still randomly pop into my head.
  20. Yeah, Linda didn't want Felicia to have a facelift, she said, "That was Jeanne Cooper's thing." A million years ago, I was an extra in the movie Minority Report which filmed in D.C. We were moving to another location and I was in a people carrier with some of the wives of crew members. They were all from L.A. and kind of drooling over the monuments and I mentioned Capitol which would fly from L.A. to shoot on location. One of the ladies perked up and said her friend Todd Curtis was on the show. This is a really long way of me getting to the point that we talked about his car accident that caused substantial trauma to his face. For those of you who don't know, he was temporarily replaced by Russell Todd, then Todd Curtis returned and they wrote his injuries into Jordy's storyline. The lady I was chatting with said he had a real rough go of it, and they certainly worked that art imitates life element into Jordy's storyline as well. I read that the show actually made him up to look more injured than he actually was.
  21. And Robert Newman's character is described as "deceased" so I wonder if he'll just be appearing in the pilot or if this is a "memory" series with lots of flashbacks ( which I would certainly prefer over a ghost).
  22. That's where they lost me. And then they had to go and throw in Ford too. But I love Morgan and Darnell and I fully support anything being shot in New York employing actors and crew.
  23.  Nathan Fillion, the 50 year-old "Rookie". I guess it's never too late, there's hope for us all.

  24. What's up with Carly's hair? She looks like a Saluki. Who's this whiny girl in the hospital with Michael? I'm so behind.
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