Okay, found the date (but not yet the clip) for Philip's performance. Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2001. Two days later, Chloe and Brady sang from The Sound of Music. Oh, and if this wasn't enough earnest singing, the teen characters apparently also sang "Michael Row the Boat Ashore." Lest we forget, they were all in Puerto Rico ostensibly for a class trip on ecosystems.
I think Isabella holds up as a character in history more than real time. Because she annoyed the crap out of me back in the day. I hated her pressuring RoJohn about the baby (Brady) every single second. Looking back, I hate, hate, hate the Tale of 2 Romans, but Izzy B doesn't bother me as much in hindsight. I just remember her sleeping with John when they were in Mexico and Marlena being super devastated and I thought Isabella was so mean. But I built a bridge after 30 years and got over it lol.
I think the Teens could have possibly done a TNBC spinoff. It was just ALOT in the regular show. And I never liked any of those teens much. I liked Mimi and Chloe, but Belle, Shawn D, and Phillip just didn't do it for me. I am OK with them now, but they never inspired fandom for me. I'd rather watch Jarlena or Bope do silly things than Belle/Shawn talk about promise rings.
Agreed. I kinda wish Isabella would have just kept counseling the entire Black/Brady family. Can you imagine the interactions with Sami?
Revisiting "Tropical Temptation" ... at the time, I really liked how in addition to Shawn/Belle/Philip/Chloe/Mimi/Jan, there were also side characters like Jason (the class d-bag), Susan (a bigger girl), Kevin (the first sexy nerd I'd ever seen on TV?) and Mr. Woods (who had a hip lecture -- but still a lecture -- about seemingly everything). In hindsight, yeah, they were definitely going for a TNBC thing embedded in their soap opera. Not sure how I'd feel about revisiting it.