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I wish all the guests were as honest as Susan. She's great. Did anybody watch this live? Something got edited out at the 1:07:49 mark when they were talking about the death of Maureen Bauer. Right before Alan says "I don't think she'd like to hear that". I wonder what got cut out. Must have been good for Alan to censor it. 

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9 minutes ago, Faulkner said:

Was it Michael Maloney they were talking about, who used to write for SOD years ago? The OLTL writer’s last name is only the two syllables. 

I'm pretty sure it's  soap reporter  Michael Maloney their talking about. 

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Wasn't Megan McTavish also the one that had Roger blaming Gilly for all the problems at WRCW, so she quit to work as a personal assistant to Griffin, who she almost had an affair with until he turned out to be her father? Yuck. Then not long after she went over to OLTL and made Rachel a killer out of nowhere.

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57 minutes ago, ghfan89 said:

Wasn't Megan McTavish also the one that had Roger blaming Gilly for all the problems at WRCW, so she quit to work as a personal assistant to Griffin, who she almost had an affair with until he turned out to be her father? Yuck. Then not long after she went over to OLTL and made Rachel a killer out of nowhere.

 

Yes to the first, no to the second. JFP and Pam Long made Rachel a killer. 

8 hours ago, Soapsuds said:

Jay spilled first with Justin Deas/Buzz Cooper being the reason he got fired.

Then Susan talked about how unhappy she was about Claire's change in character.

 

Does anyone recall who was HW GL at that time?

 

I think Pam Long wrote Claire/Fletcher...was she there for the sex with Ed? I think Jeff Ryder was the one who made Claire go crazy and packed her off. I'm not sure. 

 

I don't watch these very often but this one sounds good. I wonder what Jay meant about Buzz - they were on the show together for about 5 years. 

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10 minutes ago, DRW50 said:

 

Yes to the first, no to the second. JFP and Pam Long made Rachel a killer. 

 

Thank you. Yes, I see McTavish didn't come until the next year on OLTL. Although, both stories (GL/OLTL) were under JFP's watch. I wonder if it was JFP's idea to make Rachel a killer, because on Y&R Hilary was made a killer under JFP.

The Amelia/Rick/Maureen interview should be interesting. I know JFP loved Lucy/SS so I wonder if it was her idea to cut the Gilly/Alan-Michael story or the networks. I do think I read a rumor Patrick Mulcahey quit over them not letting him do the David/Bridget story. 

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Just now, ghfan89 said:

Thank you. Yes, I see McTavish didn't come until the next year on OLTL. Although, both stories (GL/OLTL) were under JFP's watch. I wonder if it was JFP's idea to make Rachel a killer, because on Y&R Hilary was made a killer under JFP.

The Amelia/Rick/Maureen interview should be interesting. I know JFP loved Lucy/SS so I wonder if it was her idea to cut the Gilly/Alan-Michael story or the networks. I do think I read a rumor Patrick Mulcahey quit over them not letting him do the David/Bridget story. 

 

I do wonder if it was P&G as around the same time, Duncan and Jessica were split up. 

 

Rachel was a horribly, horribly degraded character, many producers and writers to blame there. I guess at least JFP (and McTavish, I guess) let her return briefly a few years later in a positive supporting role. That's about the kindest I can say in regards to my views of that era. 

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30 minutes ago, DRW50 said:

 

Yes to the first, no to the second. JFP and Pam Long made Rachel a killer. 

 

I think Pam Long wrote Claire/Fletcher...was she there for the sex with Ed? I think Jeff Ryder was the one who made Claire go crazy and packed her off. I'm not sure. 

 

I don't watch these very often but this one sounds good. I wonder what Jay meant about Buzz - they were on the show together for about 5 years. 

Ah...no one could remember Jeff Ryder. 

 

Jay said that Fletcher and Buzz were basically the same character and the writers wrote him off and Rauch fired him.

 

Jay said how horrible the writing was for Ben and was shocked Fletcher(Hammer) didn't return for his funeral.

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Thanks. That does make sense about the same character, to a degree. 

 

He's sure right about Ben and the funeral. Did he say anything about his finale return?

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5 minutes ago, DRW50 said:

Thanks. That does make sense about the same character, to a degree. 

 

He's sure right about Ben and the funeral. Did he say anything about his finale return?

No....I had forgotten he returned. They were taking about Charita I believe and the interview ended. It was weird. I didn't catch live and I usually do. I think Alan wanted to end it quickly. He felt the heat...😂

 

This one was the best by far and yet was cut short. I have a feeling the one with Maureen Garrett, Amelia Marshall and Rick Hearst will be the same...very brutal and honest.

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31 minutes ago, Soapsuds said:

No....I had forgotten he returned. They were taking about Charita I believe and the interview ended. It was weird. I didn't catch live and I usually do. I think Alan wanted to end it quickly. He felt the heat...😂

 

This one was the best by far and yet was cut short. I have a feeling the one with Maureen Garrett, Amelia Marshall and Rick Hearst will be the same...very brutal and honest.

 

Thanks. Maybe someone can ask him in another interview.

 

Yeah, Rick was very honest in the interview he did with Sonia Satra. With Maureen and Amelia there that should be turned up to 11. 

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7 hours ago, Soapsuds said:

No....I had forgotten he returned. They were taking about Charita I believe and the interview ended. It was weird. I didn't catch live and I usually do. I think Alan wanted to end it quickly. He felt the heat...😂

 

 

 

Yes. He ended it VERY quickly after whatever was later edited out was said. He actually seemed angry at whoever said it (probably Pratt). 

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7 hours ago, Soapsuds said:

Ah...no one could remember Jeff Ryder. 

 

Jay said that Fletcher and Buzz were basically the same character and the writers wrote him off and Rauch fired him.

 

Jay said how horrible the writing was for Ben and was shocked Fletcher(Hammer) didn't return for his funeral.

So another one we can blame on Buzz/JD!! Not that I liked Fletcher any better but he was tied to the Bauers and around a long time so I was used to being annoyed by him. Maybe it was when GL started budget cuts and it was up to Deas and Jay..Deas has to thank his lucky stars that somehow the soap industry thinks spitting, arm flapping and yelling are signs of great acting!

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