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  1. When I'm up early on Saturday mornings, I always get into these PBS reruns. Then the credits roll and I realize I'm watching episodes from 11 years ago. :/ Today's episodes were about Patrick being attacked in the shop and Sean getting fingered by Chelsea and Deano.
  2. Well. I wish this project the best. I hope they cast new moulds and don't fall too easily into the trap of having "the nuJulia", "the nuSuzanne", et cetera, and we did see that already when Dixie's daughters played her nieces in the original. I'm giving this a fair shot. I'm most apprehensive about how they may choose to fill the Anthony spot. I'm over being bothered by these reboots/sequels/reinterpretations. No one's forcing us to consider them canon, let alone, to watch.
  3. 😁 She is still so sharp with great humor, energy, and recall.
  4. Denise ("Niecy") hasn't sung with them since the eighties. They faced a lot of backlash from COGIC in the eighties when they gained a lot of commercial recognition and success. Niecy had kids out of wedlock, apparently that's the reason why she split as judgmental eyes from the organization fell down upon her. Similarly, their mother, Mattie, was criticized for singing with them on the Grammys as she was the head of COGIC's music ministry. Essentially, just a bunch of b.s. from power bent fake ass Christrians always trying to keep talented women under their thumbs, meanwhile they're sleeping around impregnating underage girls and sweeping it all under the rug... blah... don't get me started...
  5. And she was the wicked grandmami on GL, I wasn't watching then. When I was in acting school, I asked my teacher, Eulalie Noble, if she remembered Ellen Holly from their Actors Studio days. Eulalie (who did The Doctors, still trying to find her episodes) said, "Yes, oh yes, she was GOOD." Eulalie had a camptastic scenes with Arlo Guthrie in Alice's Restaurant. My other acting teacher, Joan Potter, was classmates with Agnes Nixon, Paul Lynde, and Charlotte Rae at Northwestern. She's passed, wish I'd asked her about Agnes, she only told me stories about Paul and Charlotte and their early days in New York. Joan and Ellen both did Lear, different productions, with Joe Papp.
  6. Like the Lewises, Beverlee was from Oklahoma. That was just her accent seeping. Her tipsy-toeing through autumn leaves Iris/Alex voice was the true affectation. Marj is from Russell, Kansas. Her twang isn't as strong as fellow Russell native Bob Dole, most actors find a more neutral sound. But like Beverlee, while the twang is muted, it's still there.
  7. Although she didn't state his name, Linda Dano said that Joe Stuart was the first person she thought of when she won her Emmy. When they were discussing her decision to leave One Life, he warned her that she'd never play lead like (unnamed actress; I always assumed Robin though now I'm more inclined to go with Jacqueline). So winning best lead actress was her, "Ha! So there!" moment to Joe. I'm about to crack into these Ellen Holly videos. My parents met her in a crowded hotel elevator in White Plains, NY (her home, not at all far from PP 2.0's Stamford location, alas) after they moved me into college. They called me and I didn't have my cell phone on me. 😣 EH was with her family for an event and my mom said without seeing her at first, she heard the voice and recognized it immediately. My mom had bought me her autobio for my (unfinished) senior project on the tragic mulatto archetype of television and film. Meanwhile, Miss Holly and André Leon Talley frequent the same diner. I wonder if they've ever chatted. I would piss rainbow tears sharing the lunch counter with those two.
  8. Recast announcements, especially ones that acknowledge an actor's return to the role (Strasser, Dusay). I'm thinking of AMC in particular, those big group gala/wedding scenes where we got to see the older folx we hadn't seen in a while and there were always warm wry references to old relationships. And everybody was dressed to the nines. Things we may never see again like naked under the fur coat, slipping off the clip-on to put the phone receiver to the ear, slamming down said receiver in the ear of the person on the other line...
  9. Re: Datalounge, I actually discovered that site while Googling a soap personality and ended up in a juicy and hilarious thread. I still have a Viki Sleestak thread bookmarked, haven't made my way through it.
  10. I adore SL, but the defunct IMDB thread, "Who told this b!tch she could sing!?" cracked me all the way up.
  11. This is absolutely priceless. I wish I was around to see more of this Brooke.
  12. 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.
  13. 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?
  14. SFK

    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.
  15. 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.
  16. I never ever want to hear a fictional character utter the words that Julia Sugarbaker has passed away.
  17. 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.
  18. That's funny, didn't Steve have a line in today's show about the great times he had in the eighties?
  19. Speaking of Corbin, he'll be starring in Anything Goes at Arena Stage this holiday season.
  20. 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.
  21. 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.
  22. 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.
  23. 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.)
  24. Was Mac cheating on Rachel when Paulina was conceived?
  25. 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.
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