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4 hours ago, JellicleCat said:

Which do you consider the worst? Lauralee or Brad?


I'm not kalbir, but I would say handing B&B to Brad might have been Papa Bell's worst instance of nepotism.  

 

Lauralee's receiving so much airtime on Y&R might have been...annoying BITD.  (It certainly was to Terry Lester, lol).  However, over time, she has shaped up into being a worthy player on the show -- to the point where it's actually a shame they don't use her, or use her more properly, more often (although, it's probably her choice not to be on contract, or featured as regularly as others).

 

OTOH, Brad Bell EP'ing and HW'ing B&B year after miserable year is probably a textbook example of diminishing returns, and nepotism gone horribly wrong.  (Ironically, I've heard it said that Lauralee, and not Brad or Bill Jr., understands their father's aesthetic better than anyone).

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5 hours ago, JellicleCat said:

 

Which do you consider the worst? Lauralee or Brad?

 

Lauralee. I gave up B&B years ago so I haven't witnessed the worst of Bradley. As we all know, Bradley Bell did not inherit his father's talent.

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10 hours ago, will81 said:

I think this is around late September or early October 1980

Also reading these I never knew John Abbott met Victor himself to ask if Julia could be featured with jabot modeling. jack wasn't even apart of Victor's orbit at that time until years later and even that I have no clue, I'm guessing like 85 the earliest or I could be wrong.

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4 hours ago, kalbir said:

 

Lauralee. I gave up B&B years ago so I haven't witnessed the worst of Bradley. As we all know, Bradley Bell did not inherit his father's talent.

Agreed. Its a mystery how B&B is still on the air and in the #2 spot at that! Its just a cyclical mess of liam, hope, steffy, and other near incestuous random couple combinations. Its beyond played out at this point. Moreover, Its kind of insulting to the dedicated viewers that Bradley Bell's team of writers appear to be making no effort at all. GH is no gem these days but at least the writers seem to be attempting to give the audience something to work with, yet they're still 3rd in the ratings?

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1 hour ago, ironlion said:

Agreed. Its a mystery how B&B is still on the air and in the #2 spot at that! Its just a cyclical mess of liam, hope, steffy, and other near incestuous random couple combinations. Its beyond played out at this point. Moreover, Its kind of insulting to the dedicated viewers that Bradley Bell's team of writers appear to be making no effort at all. GH is no gem these days but at least the writers seem to be attempting to give the audience something to work with, yet they're still 3rd in the ratings?

I'd trade Val Jean and Mulcahey for most of GH's current writing team

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8 hours ago, Legacy said:

Also reading these I never knew John Abbott met Victor himself to ask if Julia could be featured with jabot modeling. jack wasn't even apart of Victor's orbit at that time until years later and even that I have no clue, I'm guessing like 85 the earliest or I could be wrong.

Not sure when Jack met Victor. He was one of the few not at the Victor/Nikki wedding (or am i not remembering that properly). I remember that was the week Patti and Jack's divorce became final. I assume Jack interacted with Nikki first though, which I believe was late 1984 and probably met Victor that way. This was also around the time Victor took over Megeron, so that may have been when they met, this was very late 1984

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I guess Victor and Jack crossed paths at the Charity function Nikki organized? 

When Nikki approached Jack for a donation he blew her off which resulted in Victor approaching Ashley for a donation.

Ashley was involved with Marc at this time and she and Marc had dinner with Victor and Nikki. 

Things evolved from there. This was late 84.On NYE Jack and Nikki witnessed a kiss between Ashley and Victor.

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So this is apparently from September 1981, I was shocked to read Victor basically good timing stopped Vanessa from killing Lorie again 

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11 hours ago, will81 said:

Not sure when Jack met Victor. He was one of the few not at the Victor/Nikki wedding (or am i not remembering that properly). I remember that was the week Patti and Jack's divorce became final. I assume Jack interacted with Nikki first though, which I believe was late 1984 and probably met Victor that way. This was also around the time Victor took over Megeron, so that may have been when they met, this was very late 1984

Of course bill bell had them all meet in later orbits just for it to continue for decades long like today

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9 hours ago, Legacy said:

So this is apparently from September 1981, I was shocked to read Victor basically good timing stopped Vanessa from killing Lorie again 

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So that's who Gretchen was... that was Katherine Kelly Lang first soap role I believe.  She was a friend of Patty at the start of the whole Patty/Danny/Jack story...hmmm.

 

I guess Nikki/Victor didn't end up meeting till October 1981 I assume?

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6 hours ago, Soaplovers said:

 

So that's who Gretchen was... that was Katherine Kelly Lang first soap role I believe.  She was a friend of Patty at the start of the whole Patty/Danny/Jack story...hmmm.

 

I guess Nikki/Victor didn't end up meeting till October 1981 I assume?

Yes this is probably sometime getting closer to there meet but this time is so far gone for some people because even though it's interesting you can tell bell was playing around with all these characters

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Are there any videos of when Dawn McMillan filled in for Victoria Rowell in the role of Drucilla?  From what I saw on IMDB, she was supposedly on in 1996, which was a super busy year for me, so I probably missed this when it aired. 

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6 hours ago, DramatistDreamer said:

Are there any videos of when Dawn McMillan filled in for Victoria Rowell in the role of Drucilla?  From what I saw on IMDB, she was supposedly on in 1996, which was a super busy year for me, so I probably missed this when it aired. 

 

I’ve always wanted to see her and Kent Masters King as Dru but those videos haven’t surfaced to my knowledge. I haven’t even found a pic of them as Dru. 

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23 minutes ago, Chris B said:

 

I’ve always wanted to see her and Kent Masters King as Dru but those videos haven’t surfaced to my knowledge. I haven’t even found a pic of them as Dru. 

 

I remember Kent Masters, for some reason but I don't remember Dawn McMillan.

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18 minutes ago, DramatistDreamer said:

 

I remember Kent Masters, for some reason but I don't remember Dawn McMillan.

How was Kent as Dru? I can only picture her as teen Julie on Knots Landing 

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