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He saved a couple things of Michael -- his school ruler and his wallet with his initials on it. His mom still lives in the area so Michael drives her by to see the old homestead. We've told him on Facebook that they should drop in!

That's awful. Cool story to tell though.

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They did share the same time slot until ABC moved Ryan's Hope to noon in 1984.

Ellen Barrett, who was executive producer of Search in 1984, held the same role at Ryan's Hope in 1982-83. Aside from Shaffer, Search also had Peter Haskell who had played Hollis Kirkland on RH. Search also had Patrick James Clarke as Jack Benton, who raped Sunny in 1984. Clarke had played Pat Ryan on RH.

How is Cord related to Liza? From a previous episode, I assumed he was yearning for her how he reacted when with Stu and Martin.

And didn't RH and SFT run in the same timeslot? That'd probably explain why Search copied RH. They wanted to gain some of their viewership. They already had Louise Shaffer [who was previously on RH]. Now they had the bar and big Irish family too.

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Thanks for posting more SFT. I noticed that the person on youtube who had the Liza in the snow scene, must have a fur fetish. There are tons of random soap scenes of actresses in fur coats.

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They did share the same time slot until ABC moved Ryan's Hope to noon in 1984.

Ellen Barrett, who was executive producer of Search in 1984, held the same role at Ryan's Hope in 1982-83. Aside from Shaffer, Search also had Peter Haskell who had played Hollis Kirkland on RH. Search also had Patrick James Clarke as Jack Benton, who raped Sunny in 1984. Clarke had played Pat Ryan on RH.

That explains it all. But if they were trying to copy a soap, they should've copied a more successful ABC soap at the time like AMC, OLTL, or GH.

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Not to mention that Paul Avila Mayer, who along with Claire Labine, created, headwrote and exec-produced RH, later was co-writer of SFT, but I don't know if any of the RH players mentioned here were still on the show by the time he came aboard. Does anyone know?

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I think Peter Haskell was still there when Mayer and Stephanie Braxton took over as head writers. Plus Louise Shaffer was still on as Stephanie. Mayer and Braxton were utterly wrong for SFT. They had the God-awful circus storyline with TR and Ryder. They all but destroyed Sunny and made her rivals with Liza.

Not to mention that Paul Avila Mayer, who along with Claire Labine, created, headwrote and exec-produced RH, later was co-writer of SFT, but I don't know if any of the RH players mentioned here were still on the show by the time he came aboard. Does anyone know?

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So were they all still in the apartment building at the end or what? I was a bit taken aback when I watched part of the Christmas episode from '86 and saw David Forsyth enter something that looked like a separate house.

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Hey, I just noticed that there is a listing on eBay for the John Gabriel & Friends LP from 1979 that Sherry Mathis took part in. John Gabriel, who was starring on RH as Dr. Seneca Beaulac at the time, sings most of the songs on the record, but Sherry, Francesca James (AMC), Kelly Wood (ATWT) and Michael Ingram (OLTL) each have one number.

There are several pictures of the album cover and the album itself on eBay, and the back cover lists a short bio for each star who participated. Here's the one for Sherry:

"Sherry Mathis (Liza Kaslo on SEARCH FOR TOMORROW) is from Memphis, Tennessee, and has been singing in musicals for years. She played Guinevere in Camelot opposite handsome Jerry Lanning - and recently married him. So many fans have loved her singing "THERE WILL BE SWEETER DAYS" on SEARCH that she's done it for this album."

Fun fact: The album was produced and distributed by Archie Bleyer and Cadence Records, who were responsible for many of the Everly Brothers' hits.

I wish that some big cheese would put this on iTunes!!!

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Most were living in Liberty House after the flood. But the McClearys got their homestead back at some point. There's an episode after the flood where the McCleary boys go back to their flood-ravaged home. At some point, they moved back into the house along with matriarch Kate. I believe it was a different set at that point though could be wrong.

So were they all still in the apartment building at the end or what? I was a bit taken aback when I watched part of the Christmas episode from '86 and saw David Forsyth enter something that looked like a separate house.

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