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8 minutes ago, robbwolff said:

 

I checked in on the thread and he, indeed, forgot that Mary had portrayed Meta on Guiding Light. The way it was written, it was hard to tell if he forgot/didn't know she had been in Springfield, or was objecting to her inclusion on the list. He also mentioned that his first writing gig was Search for Tomorrow

 

He wrote SFT too? I know he has worked on The Guiding Light, Santa Barbara, The Bold and the Beautiful and General Hospital. Anything else?

 

15 minutes ago, Forever8 said:

Didn't Mulcahey created Buzz or had something to do with the creation of him? I think I recall if not I'm not mistaken he based him off his father? 

 

I know that at the very least, PM was on the writing staff when Buzz Cooper descended upon Springfield.

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Some people have Twitter accounts where images by default are marked as sensitive so they are not slammed on their phones and will only see them if they click okay. This is a good idea if you worry about NSFW content accidentally being shown.

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1 minute ago, Faulkner said:

Texas and Loving.

 

Thanks. I only watched Texas for the last few weeks, and could never (try as I might) get into Loving.

 

But I enjoyed PM's work on TGL and GH, specifically.

 

 

5 minutes ago, ~bl~ said:

Some people have Twitter accounts where images by default are marked as sensitive so they are not slammed on their phones and will only see them if they click okay. This is a good idea if you worry about NSFW content accidentally being shown.

 

I had no idea, but that is a good system.

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4 hours ago, vetsoapfan said:

'm not on Twitter enough to know who this Candace is, but now I want to go investigate her other posts, LOL!

No....Candace is very nice but a bit of a FAN and most likely is a living example of the Focus Group mentality the show wanted to gear itself to...she used to go to all the old fan club events,etc.  I was referring to her old posts on the MD boards..I think...and she would go NUTS over LW's Cassie.. and seemed to watch the show just for her and Richard and all the latest "stars" of GL like Manny and Gush..she was so PISSED off when the new actress took over to play Cassie but posted taht she was "Winning me OVER..she sent me a personal NOTE..." which I always thought was..odd. I think she moderates the FB GL page and after I and a couple of other people responded to a post saying Jonathon and Buzz were unlikeable...(not the actors mind you) I got my comment wiped and she sent me. chirpy message explaining that the board was only for "Positive people who love GL.." kind of thing, which was fine, she was nice about it (though my comment was mild to say the least..) She just always pops up on social media about GL so ...of course Candace responds!

 

3 hours ago, Forever8 said:

Didn't Mulcahey created Buzz or had something to do with the creation of him? I think I recall if not I'm not mistaken he based him off his father? 

Yea, that is what I meant about father issues, which PM actually talks about on his Twitter. His father left him and his family behind and this was kind of PM's way of fixing the past and having the father come home and take responsibility..so its kind of like Marland's and idealized farm family thing.  PM seems really funny, smart and actually he is nice and appreciative of all the fans who respond but damn if I can not get his Buzz thing..you create a fantasy dad who is a loud mouth spitting, arm flapping clown???

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@FrenchBug82, @MichaelGL, @robbwolff There were some plot holes in the Annie story but I chalked that up to the various EP/HW changes from 1994-1998.

 

Going from what was on YT yrs ago

JFP (1994-1995): Annie was introduced as a nurse from Chicago that won a fellowship at Cedars. Annie was shown drinking wine at a restaurant and beer at a pool hall. Annie and Rick's first meeting at Cedars hinted they shared a past in Chicago.

Laibson/McTavish (1995-1996): Annie was shown at an AA meeting where she spoke of being sober for one year. It was revealed that Annie was married to Rick and the marriage ended over her drinking and the involvement with Jake. 

Rauch/E&B (1997-1998): Annie was married to Eddie Banks and Annie faked her death to escape drug theft charges.

 

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Please join Carolyn Ann Clark (Lesley Ann Monroe) and Kristen Vigard (Morgan Richards) live in The Locher Room on Wednesday, June 16th at 3 p.m. EST / 12 p.m. PST. Don't miss the chance to catch up with these two talented Springfield residents as they share memories of that special time on Guiding Light.

 

 

 

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2 hours ago, KateW said:

 

@FrenchBug82, @MichaelGL, @robbwolff There were some plot holes in the Annie story but I chalked that up to the various EP/HW changes from 1994-1998.

 

Going from what was on YT yrs ago

JFP (1994-1995): Annie was introduced as a nurse from Chicago that won a fellowship at Cedars. Annie was shown drinking wine at a restaurant and beer at a pool hall. Annie and Rick's first meeting at Cedars hinted they shared a past in Chicago.

Laibson/McTavish (1995-1996): Annie was shown at an AA meeting where she spoke of being sober for one year. It was revealed that Annie was married to Rick and the marriage ended over her drinking and the involvement with Jake. 

Rauch/E&B (1997-1998): Annie was married to Eddie Banks and Annie faked her death to escape drug theft charges.

 

Annie also had a grandmother who lived in SF and we saw her with her...(Marah ran away and followed her to her home) who we never saw or heard mention of again.

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20 hours ago, Mitch said:

No....Candace is very nice but a bit of a FAN and most likely is a living example of the Focus Group mentality the show wanted to gear itself to...she used to go to all the old fan club events,etc.  I was referring to her old posts on the MD boards..I think...and she would go NUTS over LW's Cassie.. and seemed to watch the show just for her and Richard and all the latest "stars" of GL like Manny and Gush..she was so PISSED off when the new actress took over to play Cassie but posted taht she was "Winning me OVER..she sent me a personal NOTE..." which I always thought was..odd.

 

 

Many viewers seem to become ultra-fixated on their favorite performers/characters/romantic pairs; sometimes beyond all reason. I cringe when they wax on poetically and endlessly about how this actor or that character is "my reason to get up in the morning, the center of my entire universe!"

 

We all have our favorites, but really: there's a line between interest (even devout interest) and obsessive fixation.

 

20 hours ago, Mitch said:

I think she moderates the FB GL page and after I and a couple of other people responded to a post saying Jonathon and Buzz were unlikeable...(not the actors mind you) I got my comment wiped and she sent me. chirpy message explaining that the board was only for "Positive people who love GL.." kind of thing, which was fine, she was nice about it (though my comment was mild to say the least..)

 

UGH! The "I only tolerate praise and positive comments" people are unbearable, particularly when they are somehow in charge and have the power to censor and delete even the most valid, thoughtful and interesting criticisms. Any show that airs five days a week, 52 weeks a year, for DECADES is going to take missteps and fail occasionally. Ignoring this reality and pasting an artificial, happy smile on your face at all times is just...delusional.

 

20 hours ago, Mitch said:

 

Yea, that is what I meant about father issues, which PM actually talks about on his Twitter. His father left him and his family behind and this was kind of PM's way of fixing the past and having the father come home and take responsibility..so its kind of like Marland's and idealized farm family thing.  PM seems really funny, smart and actually he is nice and appreciative of all the fans who respond but damn if I can not get his Buzz thing..you create a fantasy dad who is a loud mouth spitting, arm flapping clown???

 

I cannot comprehend his attachment to Buzz either, but to each his own. I've never understand some viewers' interest in Sonny and Jason from GH, Roger Howarth (in any role on on any show), Richard, Crassie, the Shayme family and the greasy Santos mob on TGL, etc., etc., etc. In one of his latest tweets, however, PM seemed to imply that he did not see the death of Maureen Bauer as serious as the death of other characters on TGL like Nadine Cooper and Ross Marler, and the elimination of Michael Zaslow from the canvas immediately upon his diagnosis. I was really tempted to sign up to Twitter just to ask about that, but again: to each his own.  No one else has to care about Maureen just because *I* did. Besides, if I ever did join Twitter, I'd be sorely tempted to leave withering replies for the MAGA supporters, the enthusiastic cheerleaders of rapist characters on soaps, etc. 

 

It's best not to open up THAT can of worms, LOL.

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7 hours ago, Soapsuds said:

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Please join Carolyn Ann Clark (Lesley Ann Monroe) and Kristen Vigard (Morgan Richards) live in The Locher Room on Wednesday, June 16th at 3 p.m. EST / 12 p.m. PST. Don't miss the chance to catch up with these two talented Springfield residents as they share memories of that special time on Guiding Light.

 

I rarely if ever am on at the right time to see these, but it would be interesting to hear Carolyn talk about her time at ATWT, which was entirely dominated by the writers strike, and Kristen to talk about her departure from GL and OLTL (wasn't she fired both times?). Kristen was incredibly special as Morgan - she really carried a great deal of Morgan's story on her back and that did not become clear until after her departure.

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8 hours ago, DRW50 said:

 

I rarely if ever am on at the right time to see these, but it would be interesting to hear Carolyn talk about her time at ATWT, which was entirely dominated by the writers strike, and Kristen to talk about her departure from GL and OLTL (wasn't she fired both times?). Kristen was incredibly special as Morgan - she really carried a great deal of Morgan's story on her back and that did not become clear until after her departure.

I told Alan to ask Carolyn about her time on ATWT. He acted like he knew already what to ask. I doubt he knew she was on ATWT although he pretended to know.

 

Someone mentioned that Morgan was Marland creation and once he left she was fired and most of the rest of his creations.

 

 

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16 hours ago, vetsoapfan said:

Many viewers seem to become ultra-fixated on their favorite performers/characters/romantic pairs; sometimes beyond all reason. I cringe when they wax on poetically and endlessly about how this actor or that character is "my reason to get up in the morning, the center of my entire universe!"

Ha..yes, weird. I remember her (I believe it was her..)going to one of the GL Fan Club Events and saying she met the Mel actress who was nice...but she didn't know who she played??? I mean, I HATED Buzz, the Santos and anything San Crud but I knew who those people were in relation to the story...reminds me of when they killed Richard a fan almost got hit by a car as she was so distracted he was leaving, or Della, who was this HUGE Gush fan and would disparage anyone else's opinion on their domination of the show and the changes and would tell people "real" fans would shut up, who almost threw herself off a cliff when Gus died..and "Ill NEVER watch this show again!" (scary that I remember all these people but damn if I can remember someone's birhtday!0

 

16 hours ago, vetsoapfan said:

In one of his latest tweets, however, PM seemed to imply that he did not see the death of Maureen Bauer as serious as the death of other characters on TGL like Nadine Cooper and Ross Marler, and the elimination of Michael Zaslow from the canvas immediately upon his diagnosis.

Well, he did give Charita a back handed compliment that when she went from the "star" of the show, to the worried Mom and Grandma to everyone's supportive mother figure,  who takes coats, she committed to it. Obviously not realizing we all thought of her as the star to the show and that being support and not being kidnapped and chewing scenery everyday does not lessen your impact. I don't know how Nadine's death was more important then Mo's (and while I felt the character was a useless copy of later Nola, I thought the death was disgusting) but again, he, like Marland was so tied into that family as an ideal replacement of his own (maybe) he has a different view.

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5 hours ago, Soapsuds said:

I told Alan to ask Carolyn about her time on ATWT. He acted like he knew already what to ask. I doubt he knew she was on ATWT although he pretended to know.

 

Someone mentioned that Morgan was Marland creation and once he left she was fired and most of the rest of his creations.

 

That sounds like him...

 

Kristen was fired about 7 or 8 months before Marland left and then Morgan the character outlasted him by 6-7 months - I'm not sure if Jennifer Cooke wanted to leave or was let go.

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