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And before someone points out they could've recast if Loring was persona non grata----there's also the possibility that CBS didn't want two characters named "Cricket" on at the same time. By '85 or so, "Cricket Blair" was becoming a major character over on Y&R.

 

From what I can tell, Cricket was gone by '83. Marland comes on in '85 and refocuses the show back to core families like the Hughes and Stewarts...while adding the Snyders, granted....I'm not sure why he's catching heat for not bringing back a minor character he didn't write for and was gone long before he got there. Vixens/troublemakers like Karen and Diana---at least I get why and how they could've furthered story.

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I kind of liked the quirky energy of early 80s atwt...but I guess it wasn't as popular hence the hiring of Marland in the mid 80s...talented but bland.

 

I'm kind of glad he didnt get his hands on fun female characters like Diana, Karen or Ariel...he would have snapped them of their spirit and made them as morose as Shannon ended up becoming by the late 80s.

 

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Cricket was an nonentity during most of her time on the show. She started out as an Erica wannabe who was competing with boring SD's Betsy for boring Eric and once that ended...I think Bunim kept her on just because she was young and pretty.  Considering that and Loring's less then dynamic acting and her background...(wasnt her husband in bi porn too, which would have been CRAZY for CBS at that time...) it is no mystery why Cricket never appeared again.

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1 hour ago, Mitch said:

Cricket was an nonentity during most of her time on the show. She started out as an Erica wannabe who was competing with boring SD's Betsy for boring Eric and once that ended...I think Bunim kept her on just because she was young and pretty.  Considering that and Loring's less then dynamic acting and her background...(wasnt her husband in bi porn too, which would have been CRAZY for CBS at that time...) it is no mystery why Cricket never appeared again.

It was weird that when Hunter Garner was on as her son, Billy in 2000-01, that she didnt visit to bring him on

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19 minutes ago, John said:

It was weird that when Hunter Garner was on as her son, Billy in 2000-01, that she didnt visit to bring him on

 

Probably because the people in charge of ATWT during that period knew 'F*ck All' about the show's history.

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22 minutes ago, John said:

It was weird that when Hunter Garner was on as her son, Billy in 2000-01, that she didnt visit to bring him on

 

Hogan was the Ron before Ron Carlivati LOL. Just randomly pulling out a son for Cricket who hadn't, if at all, been mentioned or referred to prior. I liked Hogan (he still had his many many flaws) before he was saddled with Jean.

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2 hours ago, Mitch said:

Cricket was an nonentity during most of her time on the show. She started out as an Erica wannabe who was competing with boring SD's Betsy for boring Eric and once that ended...I think Bunim kept her on just because she was young and pretty.  Considering that and Loring's less then dynamic acting and her background...(wasnt her husband in bi porn too, which would have been CRAZY for CBS at that time...) it is no mystery why Cricket never appeared again.

 

He was in straight porn, I think, although he was known for [!@#$%^&*] a turkey in one scene (a Butterball turkey - not a live turkey). He also wrote a tell-all that scandalized the industry, and he and Loring appeared on talk shows multiple times talking about his porn career. And they met on the set of a Traci Lords movie, which pretty much says it all about why P&G would have been no, no, no, no, no.

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26 minutes ago, KMan101 said:

 

Hogan was the Ron before Ron Carlivati LOL. Just randomly pulling out a son for Cricket who hadn't, if at all, been mentioned or referred to prior. I liked Hogan (he still had his many many flaws) before he was saddled with Jean.

Cricket had Billy(on-screen) on February 11, 1982 . Billy wasn't a retcon. Hogan being Ron before Ron 😂. Is so spot on. Once Jeanie P joined Hogan ATWT became unwatchable. 

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When she was on atwt..she was married to a soap actor...the porn star hubby came about in the late 80s when she was a make up artist for that traci lord movie.

 

In interviews, she seemed spirited and fun..yet that didnt come through on Atwt.

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18 minutes ago, victoria foxton said:

Cricket had Billy(on-screen) on February 11, 1982 . Billy wasn't a retcon. Hogan being Ron before Ron 😂. Is so spot on. Once Jeanie P joined Hogan ATWT became unwatchable. 

 

Ah! My mistake! I should have known better :lol: sorry! 

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Hogan's first year or so - I get it it, it was something different and the show had more energy than it had for a while. It wasn't classic ATWT though. I think the wheels quickly fell off after that first year (before Jean came along) and it was just one big muddled mess held together by some decent actors and scriptwriters. Hogan's always been offensive and lazy trash, in the Bob Guza mold. 

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6 minutes ago, amybrickwallace said:

I'm watching the Cleveland Indians/Chicago White Sox game right now on TV. The starting pitcher for Chicago is Lucas Giolito, son of Lindsay Frost.

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...and Rick Giolito, who played Nick Castello (1986-1988).

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6 minutes ago, amybrickwallace said:

Yup! Lindsay and Rick are now divorced, but share two sons - the aforementioned Lucas, and Casey.

 

Someone should tell Rick's social media that.  He still has Lindsay as his wife on his Twitter page, lol.  They're probably on good terms since he retweets her.

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