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On 10/7/2021 at 2:11 PM, SoapDope said:

Greg Wrangler (Ex-Steve Y&R) and various other soaps (Edge, GL, B&B, AMC etc...) in a 1980/81 Three Musketeers ad. He became famous for the Folgers Christmas commercial as Peter that ran for decades starting in 1986.

 

I wonder whatever happened to him. Loved seeing that Folgers ad every holiday season.

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It just occurred to me that Y&R's Phyllis may have been named for comedienne Phyllis Diller.

She was a friend of the Bell's as far back as the 60's - appearing on Lee Bell's Chicago show and many years later on B&B as Gladys.

Bill had a thing for naming characters after family and friends.

It always struck me that Phyllis was an odd,old fashioned name for a young character but it makes more sense if it was to honor Ms Diller.

And, in the 70's Bell introduced a character named Phyllis when he was writing Days.

Good theory?

 

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3 hours ago, Paul Raven said:

It just occurred to me that Y&R's Phyllis may have been named for comedienne Phyllis Diller.

She was a friend of the Bell's as far back as the 60's - appearing on Lee Bell's Chicago show and many years later on B&B as Gladys.

Bill had a thing for naming characters after family and friends.

It always struck me that Phyllis was an odd,old fashioned name for a young character but it makes more sense if it was to honor Ms Diller.

And, in the 70's Bell introduced a character named Phyllis when he was writing Days.

Good theory?

 

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I would agree, it seems Bell had a habit of naming characters after people he knew. You're right, Phyllis was an old fashioned named by 1994. Actually even by the 70's when the character would have been "born". Not sure many girls were being named Phyllis even in the 70's. 

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7 minutes ago, yrfan1983 said:

A rare partial ep from 1991! March 1. One of Nina Arvesen's final eps.

https://archive.org/details/young-and-restless-nws-9-partial-september-1994

It's labeled as 1994 but looks like that's when it aired in Australia.

A kind soul has already uploaded it to the Vault.

Did you see the same person uploaded 3 more full 1991?? I think they are in the vault Feb 27 and 28, 1991 and May 22, 1991!

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1 minute ago, YRfan23 said:

Did you see the same person uploaded 3 more full 1991?? I think they are in the vault Feb 27 and 28, 1991 and May 22, 1991!

You beat me to it, I just saw that! The kind vault uploader even edited out commercials! Thank you uploader!

These are prime eps... goodbye to Cassandra... Lauren's about to give birth and Sheila's making her plan for the switch... woohoo... Christmas came early!

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4 minutes ago, yrfan1983 said:

You beat me to it, I just saw that! The kind vault uploader even edited out commercials! Thank you uploader!

These are prime eps... goodbye to Cassandra... Lauren's about to give birth and Sheila's making her plan for the switch... woohoo... Christmas came early!

Yes!! Finally the missing 1991 episodes we’ve been waiting for!! I hope they have March 4, 1991, Cassandras final episode!! Fingers crossed! And also some January 1991! !!

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Thank you all for sharing!!!!
 

 

I didn’t realize Victor and Cassandra were still close towards her exit. I almost wish she had been paired and married Victor because the her exit story with her marriage to Brad just seemed really insane and making Paul and Brad bitter rivals over Cassandra and then Lauren was a bit much, even though I enjoyed it. 

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9 hours ago, yrfan1983 said:

It's labeled as 1994 but looks like that's when it aired in Australia.

Yeah that would be about correct. New Zealand was always roughly four years behind, but the Aussie soap magazines always had articles and later summaries for Y&R that suggested Australia was about six months ahead of us.

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From what I've read online, Y&R began in Australia in 1974 and in New Zealand in 1977 and the episodes started from the beginning in both countries. Did the Australian broadcasts have breaks and that's how they ended up more than one year behind? 

Blog post about Y&R's broadcast history in Canada: MarkH's Soap Musings: Canada: Why does Y&R have a late timeslot and day-ahead episode? (markhsoap.blogspot.com)

 

 

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9 minutes ago, kalbir said:

From what I've read online, Y&R began in Australia in 1974 and in New Zealand in 1977 and the episodes started from the beginning in both countries. Did the Australian broadcasts have breaks and that's how they ended up more than one year behind? 

Blog post about Y&R's broadcast history in Canada: MarkH's Soap Musings: Canada: Why does Y&R have a late timeslot and day-ahead episode? (markhsoap.blogspot.com)

 

 

Aww I forgot all about MarkH heh. Y&R frequently made the cover of TV Guide in Canada a lot.

Circa 1981 when Y&R moved moved back into the 12:30 ET spot CBS also began running an actual 12:00 ET/11:00 CT feed for Y&R so the Central Time zone stations could air local news at noon, so Central Time(and any Mountain Time Zone stations that Y&R at 10:00 there’s a few who did) start Y&R a full 30 mins ahead before the east coast. I don’t think any other network did that with any other soap, not even ABC with AMC until CBS began morning feeds for GL.

 

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1 hour ago, kalbir said:

From what I've read online, Y&R began in Australia in 1974 and in New Zealand in 1977 and the episodes started from the beginning in both countries. Did the Australian broadcasts have breaks and that's how they ended up more than one year behind? 

Oh that's interesting. Y&R did often take breaks during the summer for Cricket coverage on Nine but that wouldn't account for the discrepancy as Days would have had the same breaks and yet didn't fall that much further behind (Days started in Australia in 1968 and by the mid 90s was still roughly about three years behind).

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1 hour ago, Dion said:

Oh that's interesting. Y&R did often take breaks during the summer for Cricket coverage on Nine but that wouldn't account for the discrepancy as Days would have had the same breaks and yet didn't fall that much further behind (Days started in Australia in 1968 and by the mid 90s was still roughly about three years behind).

Heh, when I first read this I was like "wow, Cricket Blair was so unpopular that they wouldn't air the show during the summer when she was on, Terry Lester would have loved that" until I realized you were talking about the sport. 

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3 hours ago, kalbir said:

From what I've read online, Y&R began in Australia in 1974 and in New Zealand in 1977 and the episodes started from the beginning in both countries. Did the Australian broadcasts have breaks and that's how they ended up more than one year behind? 

Blog post about Y&R's broadcast history in Canada: MarkH's Soap Musings: Canada: Why does Y&R have a late timeslot and day-ahead episode? (markhsoap.blogspot.com)

 

 

Y&R started in April 1974, but when Days began airing in prime time, the channel began airing two episodes of Y&R a day for a short period until Days returned to daytime. In 1980 Cricket began pre-empting the show each year for a couple weeks but the channel would also have a summer break as well that could last another two or three weeks.

Each year we got further behind until by 2000 we were four years behind and they did the leap forward.

2 hours ago, Dion said:

Oh that's interesting. Y&R did often take breaks during the summer for Cricket coverage on Nine but that wouldn't account for the discrepancy as Days would have had the same breaks and yet didn't fall that much further behind (Days started in Australia in 1968 and by the mid 90s was still roughly about three years behind).

Days was far more popular in the 70's and went into primetime, I havn't checked it out, but possibly channel nine played a bit of catch up and then fell behind again. Y&R also went an hour around 1980 in Australia, long before it would have actually been an hour show. So again I think the channel did some catch ups previously with both shows. 

22 hours ago, YRfan23 said:

Yes!! Finally the missing 1991 episodes we’ve been waiting for!! I hope they have March 4, 1991, Cassandras final episode!! Fingers crossed! And also some January 1991! !!

WHAT!!!!! I was literally looking at the 1991 episode the other day and wishing we had anything from January. The only month that was missing completely. Woohoo for those new 1991 eps they have added.

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