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54 minutes ago, NothinButAttitude said:

 

 

 

 

And again, I feel these episodes are too Jenny heavy. I am loving them but goodness. TPTB were adamant with shoving her down our throats. At least they were smart to latch her to the Bergmans in order for us to somewhat care. 

 

Jenny having 2 backstories running concurrently. Wasn't the best idea. I wonder why Ringo and Warren wanted to kill her? 

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14 hours ago, NothinButAttitude said:

 

Thank you!

 

And again, I feel these episodes are too Jenny heavy. I am loving them but goodness. TPTB were adamant with shoving her down our throats. At least they were smart to latch her to the Bergmans in order for us to somewhat care. 

 

You're Welcome!!! 

 

One of the episodes I left off of was when Jenny got knocked out by Ringo(?) I was like they were trying to make her the show's new heroine? 

 

I love seeing Stu still being part of the community but having his own stories since we know in a decade characters his age would get little to no screen time albeit few exceptions. I was quite delighted to see him interacting with Liza. The only time I remember Stu interacting with his granddaughter from the past episodes I saw was the live episode. 

 

And it is great seeing Cynthia Gibb's Suzy and Lisa Peluso's Wendy interacting as stepsisters and best friends. I didn't know Suzy was involved with Warren so early. This makes me miss friendships on soaps especially with two young females starting out in life in adulthood. 

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33 minutes ago, rlj said:

Forgot bout Ringo, former Benny on AMC

 

I only remember Jenny with Michael Kendall , don't recall this Brrgman stuff 

 

 

Aren't Lee and Travis brothers?

ETA had a major crush on Craig Augustine (Keith) from his days ln EON

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1 hour ago, rlj said:

Forgot bout Ringo

 

I only remember Jenny with Michael Kendall , don't recall this Brrgman stuff 

 

 

Aren't Lee and Travis brothers?

Lee and Travis were cousins. I think Travis' mom and Lee's dad were siblings.

Lee and Sunny were a strong couple at first and then Cissy was introduced as a spoiler along with Dane but then all those pairings fizzled out.

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On 3/25/2021 at 5:09 AM, victoria foxton said:

Search For Tomorrow Moves From CBS To NBC 1982 Promo | "Follow The Search"

This was the yacht explosion that Y&R copied in 2005. They probably thought the audience wouldn't notice 23 years later.

 

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I thought Lee was Rusty's nephew. I know @slick jones recently added a description to E.N. Sentell, who I thought was Lee's father or brother. 

 

I'm a little rusty on some of Sunny's stories, but wasn't she originally brought on as a love interest for Tom Bergman in the late 1970s or was it always Sunny and Lee? Cissie and her brother Beau Mitchell came in late 1979/early 1980. Lee was dealing with some impotency issues and Cissie was able to awaken a part of him or something along those lines. Once she was pregnant, Cissie found an ally (briefly) in Spence Langley, who had pretended to be Stephanie's long lost son, Brian Emerson. Of course, Cissie later gave the baby up to Liza and Travis. Now that I think about it, I wonder if Millee Taggert was involved in writing this. The Cissie / Liza / Travis story is very similar to the Abril / Trisha / Trucker storyline including someone pretending to be the father (Monty / Spence). At the very least, Taggert would have been on the show at the time. 

 

Anyway, Cissie left in June 1982, or thereabouts. I think Patsy Pease left the show of her own accord, but it was during the big casting purge after the show transitioned to NBC. She took Roger Lee and left town. In those episodes on YouTube, Lee leaves town in November / December and I believe joins them. . In the Hong Kong episode posted recently, Dane Taylor is actually mentioned as coming to town soon. I thought he didn't appear until 1982, but I guess he did appear earlier in 1981. 

 

I thought they should have brought Lee and Roger Lee back in 1984 when they wrote out Travis. I think they could have said that Lee and Cissie had split. Then, you could have done a Liza / Lee / Sunny triangle which I think would have made more sense than the Liza / Hogan / Sunny story. With that said, I still thought the Hogan centered story had some good moments, along with some tougher ones. 

 

Jenny's backstory is definitely being mined in several directions. I'm curious what the intentions of Ralph Ellis and Eugenie Hunt were with the Danielle piece of the story. Would Jenny's daughter still been revealed in the same manner? Ringo was trying to be kill Jenny because Jenny had known about Ringo and Warren's involvement in the gun running. Before Jenny had suffered amnesia, she had been involved with someone else in the ring and eventually he was killed. I believe Jenny witnessed her boyfriend's murder and, as a result, Ringo wanted to off her. There is a very homoerotic subtext to Warren and Ringo's relationship. I kept wondering when Warren was going to start cheating on Suzy with Ringo. There is a joke in one of the David Cherrill episodes that definitely played up that suggestion. If daytime was more daring, I would have played the Jenny / Warren backstory as Warren participating in excess in Los Angeles (drugs, alcohol, and sex) and make it clear he had been paying Jenny to sleep with him and Ringo. Obviously, Jenny's backstory couldn't have been given to Patti and a Patti / Stu pairing would have been tawdry, but I wonder if Linda Gibboney would have worked as Patti. The only problem is that age bracket was so underdeveloped at that point and time. I'm not even sure what stories could have been played there. 

 

Dane Taylor was a waste. I don't think he fit well into the show. I felt like Hunt and Ellis were laying the groundwork for some sort of deeper connection between Dane / Liza before they left. I just don't think Dane as a superspy or a music producer had a whole lot of mileage. 

 

 

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On 4/4/2021 at 8:00 PM, dc11786 said:

I thought Lee was Rusty's nephew. 

 

I'm pretty sure he was, because Lee's last name was Sentell and not Tourneur. Still, he shared many scenes with Martin, so I can see how some might have gotten confused.

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 On Travis's Wikipedia bio. It states that Lee is his cousin. Also on the Sept 20, 1982 episode. Lee introduced himself to Rusty as Edward's son. Where Rusty comments that he looks like a Sentell. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Travis_Sentell  Lee and Rusty's scene starts at 10:05. 

 

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More Search this time from June 1985. With special guest star Hulk Hogan. TR's therapy session was quite good. While Hulk Hogan's appearance was embarrassingly bad. I guess SFT was trying be hip with the wrestling stuff.

 

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Hey everyone...I was wondering about the show's pre-emptions. Has this been discussed before?

 

Jason47's site lists the pre-emptions for Days of Our Lives in the 1980s. 

 

Can we assume that every time Days was pre-empted (due to holiday, sports, inaugurations, etc.) the other NBC soaps were also pre-empted....including Another World, Santa Barbara and Search for Tomorrow?

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I believe Sunburst was an alternate fuel project. That storyline went on for nearly a year I believe, but I don't think it was every truly resolved. I know Travis stood to make a great deal of money off the development of the alternate fuel and that Rusty was after the money. I think the story started under Don Chastain, and, from the sounds of it, got him fired. Ellis and Hunt continued it, but I think it was scrapped by David Cherrill. 

 

I think it was Tourneur Instruments, which was an avaition company. The Kendall family had also been involved in manufacturing of aircraft I believe. Lloyd's father Harrison (I believe that was his name) had committed suicide because of faulty airplane parts. 

 

 

 

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I have a synopsis that talks a little about Sunburst-- although I don't remember what date it's from. Seems like a pretty ambitious project, lol.

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4 minutes ago, dc11786 said:

I believe Sunburst was an alternate fuel project. That storyline went on for nearly a year I believe, but I don't think it was every truly resolved. I know Travis stood to make a great deal of money off the development of the alternate fuel and that Rusty was after the money. I think the story started under Don Chastain, and, from the sounds of it, got him fired. Ellis and Hunt continued it, but I think it was scrapped by David Cherrill. 

 

I think it was Tourneur Instruments, which was an avaition company. The Kendall family had also been involved in manufacturing of aircraft I believe. Lloyd's father Harrison (I believe that was his name) had committed suicide because of faulty airplane parts. 

 

 

 

 

Thanks. Now it makes sense. Makes even more sense seeing as Warren had his airplane hidden in one of Travis' hangars. 

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