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17 hours ago, divinemotion said:

 

 

I loved this!

 

Stephanie to Brooke: "You can't even shoot straight!"

2005 was an AMAZING year for B&B. The storylines Patrick Mulcahey pitched for Stephanie were very much over the top, but made for great moments and fabulous acting for Susan Flannery.

 

Let me remember: Taylor came back as a wax mummy, Stephanie faked her heart attack, Kay Chancellor came to LA and changed the course for FC forever (or at least till the next rewrite in 6 months LOL!) and I'm sure there was more in that year... It was all soooo good. The begging of 2005 was probably terrible as it surely was Jack Wagner & Ashley Jones as a wannabe super couple Nick&Bridget 24/7.

 

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4 hours ago, sheilaforever said:

 

Stephanie to Brooke: "You can't even shoot straight!"

2005 was an AMAZING year for B&B. The storylines Patrick Mulcahey pitched for Stephanie were very much over the top, but made for great moments and fabulous acting for Susan Flannery.

 

Let me remember: Taylor came back as a wax mummy, Stephanie faked her heart attack, Kay Chancellor came to LA and changed the course for FC forever (or at least till the next rewrite in 6 months LOL!) and I'm sure there was more in that year... It was all soooo good. The begging of 2005 was probably terrible as it surely was Jack Wagner & Ashley Jones as a wannabe super couple Nick&Bridget 24/7.

 

 

Haha, I remember the start of 2005; Thudley was hinting at Ridge and Bridget 2.0 when Ashley Jones took over the role; We still had Amber acting crazy, and then Sarah Buxton was brought back as Morgan when Ridge had amnesia for a split second. Nick and Bridget kept having multiple interrupted weddings and multiple miscarriages. Ashley Jones really was the first of a long line of ex-Y&R stars to join the B&B cast in the mid to late 00's. 

 

I really had enjoyed Mulcahey's work on GL and his first year at B&B proved successful. Taylor's return and the ensuring calamity around the fallout really refocused the show. Stephanie's faked heart attack with Dr. Mark McClaine finally given something interesting to do was great, and the war between Stephanie and Brooke was downright killer. Stephanie kicking Eric in the balls was classic. Megan betraying the Forresters and sleeping with Massimo was hilarious. Bringing in Lesli Kaye as Felicia was a brilliant move. B&B was definitely on fire by the close of 2005. 

 

Unfortunately in usual Thudley fashion by early 2006  the show lost its momentum and sputtered out between the Thomas & Gabriela mess, Hector and Taylor, Sally losing Spectra and being forced to work in Megan's old job as Forrester receptionist/secretary, and adding Mario Lopez and Antonio Sabàto Jr. to the cast just did the show no favors whatsoever. 

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19 minutes ago, soapfan770 said:

Unfortunately in usual Thudley fashion by early 2006  the show lost its momentum and sputtered out between the Thomas & Gabriela mess, Hector and Taylor, Sally losing Spectra and being forced to work in Megan's old job as Forrester receptionist/secretary, and adding Mario Lopez and Antonio Sabàto Jr. to the cast just did the show no favors whatsoever. 

 

The Thomas/Gabriela wedding storyline happened in the summer of 2005, shortly after Taylor had returned. Antonio Sabato was also added in the summer of 2005 – they brought him in as a person from Taylor's past, then he kissed Brooke, and eventually he was interested in Bridget. I thought Dante only had chemistry with Felicia but that Dante/Felicia/Bridget triangle story went nowhere and was dropped in late 2006.

 

In turn, the Megan/Massimo storyline happened in the spring of 2006 😉

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32 minutes ago, Huntress said:

 

The Thomas/Gabriela wedding storyline happened in the summer of 2005, shortly after Taylor had returned. Antonio Sabato was also added in the summer of 2005 – they brought him in as a person from Taylor's past, then he kissed Brooke, and eventually he was interested in Bridget. I thought Dante only had chemistry with Felicia but that Dante/Felicia/Bridget triangle story went nowhere and was dropped in late 2006.

 

In turn, the Megan/Massimo storyline happened in the spring of 2006 😉

 

Thanks! Sometimes B&B's timeline for me in the late 2000's get muddled as there were some periods of the show that go so bad I skipped out on lol. 

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On 11/2/2019 at 7:55 PM, FrenchFan said:

 

Have you made counts for 1987 and 1988 ? I think we would love to see.

 

B&B – 1987 – 188 Episodes

Rank    #          Actor                           Character

1          144       Moss, Ronn                  Ridge Forrester

2          136       Johnson, Joanna        Caroline Spencer

3          127       Lang, Katherine Kelly  Brooke Logan

4          117       Flannery, Susan           Stephanie Douglas Forrester

5          112       Norcross, Clayton       Thorne Forrester

6          103       McCook, John             Eric Forrester

7          97        Mitchum, Carrie           Donna Logan

***       94        Beth Logan I+II

8          82        Koslow, Lauren            Margo Lynley

9          81        Genesse, Bryan            Rocco Carner

9          81        Wayne, Ethan               Storm Logan

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11        80        Storm, Jim                    Bill Spencer

12        75        Sloan, Nancy                Katie Logan

13        73        Linn, Teri Ann               Kristen Forrester

14        67        Burnett, Nancy             Beth Logan II

15        50        Shortridge, Stephen    Det. Dave Reed

16        47        Philip, Michael             Mark Mallory (+ 1 episode: Katie’s Dream Guy)

17        27        Baldwin, Judith            Beth Logan I

18        26        Wrangler, Greg             Ron Deacon

***        25        Alex Simpson I+II

19        24        Woods, Lesley             Grandma Helen Logan

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20        17        Castellanos, John       District Attorney Jeff Talon

21        16        McVicar, Daniel           Clarke Garrison

22        15        Argo, Allison                Robin West

22        15        Herd, Carla                   Alex Simpson II

24        14        López, Irene Olga        Maria Martinez 

25        13        Bennett, Fran               Judge Madeline Collins

26        11        Ayres, Jerry                  Conway Weston, P.I.

27        10        Katzin, Stacey              Stacy Jacobs

27        10        Thomas, Rosemarie   Alex Simpson I

29        9          De Windt, Angelique   Vivian

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30        6          Ward, Sandy                Det. Roy Banks

31        5          Allen, MacKenzie        Charles Garner

32        5          Manning, Michelle      Pam Wilson

33        4          Choate, Tim                 Tommy Bayland

33        4          Griswold, Michael       Harold Benson

33        4          Montero, Lynnette      Ramona

33        4          Scott, Jacqueline        Ruth Wilson

37        3          Frankham, David         Reverend Daniels

37        3          Lederer, Suzanne        Joan Anderson

37        3          Roberts, Mark              Dr. Adams

37        3          Ross, Don                     Charles Barnes

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41        2          Billingslea, Beau          Dr. Barnette

41        2          Buxton, Sarah               Wendy

41        2          Hickland, Catherine     Brooke Logan (temp)

44        1          Allin, Jeff                       Evidence Technician #2

44        1          Epperson, Brenda        Taxi Bar Guest

44        1          Hayes, Allan                  Mugger

 

 

The chart includes all the contract cast plus most of the recurring player s(biggest ommision: Ron Deacon's mother - never found out who played the part...) and some actors who would return to the Bell soap universe: Brenda Epperson (Y&R's #2 Ashley Abbott), Allan Hayes (Nick Preston) and Jeff Alin (Lt. Burke) 

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49 minutes ago, sheilaforever said:

 

B&B – 1987 – 188 Episodes

Rank    #          Actor                           Character

1          144       Moss, Ronn                  Ridge Forrester

2          136       Johnson, Joanna        Caroline Spencer

3          127       Lang, Katherine Kelly  Brooke Logan

4          117       Flannery, Susan           Stephanie Douglas Forrester

5          112       Norcross, Clayton       Thorne Forrester

6          103       McCook, John             Eric Forrester

7          97        Mitchum, Carrie           Donna Logan

***       94        Beth Logan I+II

8          82        Koslow, Lauren            Margo Lynley

9          81        Genesse, Bryan            Rocco Carner

9          81        Wayne, Ethan               Storm Logan

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11        80        Storm, Jim                    Bill Spencer

12        75        Sloan, Nancy                Katie Logan

13        73        Linn, Teri Ann               Kristen Forrester

14        67        Burnett, Nancy             Beth Logan II

15        50        Shortridge, Stephen    Det. Dave Reed

16        47        Philip, Michael             Mark Mallory (+ 1 episode: Katie’s Dream Guy)

17        27        Baldwin, Judith            Beth Logan I

18        26        Wrangler, Greg             Ron Deacon

***        25        Alex Simpson I+II

19        24        Woods, Lesley             Grandma Helen Logan

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------

20        17        Castellanos, John       District Attorney Jeff Talon

21        16        McVicar, Daniel           Clarke Garrison

22        15        Argo, Allison                Robin West

22        15        Herd, Carla                   Alex Simpson II

24        14        López, Irene Olga        Maria Martinez 

25        13        Bennett, Fran               Judge Madeline Collins

26        11        Ayres, Jerry                  Conway Weston, P.I.

27        10        Katzin, Stacey              Stacy Jacobs

27        10        Thomas, Rosemarie   Alex Simpson I

29        9          De Windt, Angelique   Vivian

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30        6          Ward, Sandy                Det. Roy Banks

31        5          Allen, MacKenzie        Charles Garner

32        5          Manning, Michelle      Pam Wilson

33        4          Choate, Tim                 Tommy Bayland

33        4          Griswold, Michael       Harold Benson

33        4          Montero, Lynnette      Ramona

33        4          Scott, Jacqueline        Ruth Wilson

37        3          Frankham, David         Reverend Daniels

37        3          Lederer, Suzanne        Joan Anderson

37        3          Roberts, Mark              Dr. Adams

37        3          Ross, Don                     Charles Barnes

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41        2          Billingslea, Beau          Dr. Barnette

41        2          Buxton, Sarah               Wendy

41        2          Hickland, Catherine     Brooke Logan (temp)

44        1          Allin, Jeff                       Evidence Technician #2

44        1          Epperson, Brenda        Taxi Bar Guest

44        1          Hayes, Allan                  Mugger

 

 

The chart includes all the contract cast plus most of the recurring player s(biggest ommision: Ron Deacon's mother - never found out who played the part...) and some actors who would return to the Bell soap universe: Brenda Epperson (Y&R's #2 Ashley Abbott), Allan Hayes (Nick Preston) and Jeff Alin (Lt. Burke) 

Thanks !!! You are golden ! We might end up having the whole soap ranking Someday ! I have from 2004 to present time only. Love that.

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B&B – 1988 – 252 Episodes

 

Rank

#

Name

Character

1

207

Moss, Ronn

Ridge Forrester

2

179

Lang, Katherine Kelly

Brooke Logan

3

174

Flannery, Susan

Stephanie Douglas Forrester

4

137

McCook, John

Eric Forrester

5

134

Johnson, Joanna

Caroline Spencer Forrester

6

130

Norcross, Clayton

Thorne Forrester

7

128

Mitchum, Carrie

Donna Logan

8

115

Linn, Teri Ann

Kristen Forrester

9

101

McVicar, Daniel

Clarke Garrison

9

101

Wayne, Ethan

Storm Logan

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11

100

Koslow, Lauren

Margo Lynley

12

83

Burnett, Nancy

Beth Logan

13

79

Genesse, Bryan

Rocco Carner

14

77

Storm, Jim

Bill Spencer

15

65

Sloan, Nancy

Katie Logan

16

49

Hayes, Clyde

Nicholas Preston

17

39

Pine, Robert

Stephen Logan

18

30

Ayres, Jerry

Conway Weston, P.I.

19

27

López, Irene Olga

Maria Martinez

19

27

Woods, Lesley

Grandma Helen Logan

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------

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21

25

Allin, Jeff

Lt. Brian Burke

22

16

Cumberland, Stephanie

Fawn

22

16

Katzin, Stacey

Stacy Jacobs

24

14

Borne, Judith

Angela Forrester

25

11

Moerke, Gary

Ramone

26

10

Bartlett, Cal

Dr. Todd Powell

27

10

Choate, Tim

Tommy Bayland

28

10

Telfer, Robert Frank

Dr. Fred Bailey

29

9

Blake, Kayla

Trish II

-----

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30

7

Poppick, Eric

Dr. Dennis Cameron

31

5

Richards, Michele Lamar

Valerie Cooper

31

5

Scott, Kirk (I)

Dr. Stanley Marley

33

4

Benichou, Philip

Phillippe, Café Russe Maitre D'

33

4

Cassidy, Martin (I)

Mark Adams

33

4

Michaels, Kerry Leigh

Miss Crochet

36

3

Dahlgren, Tom

Dr. Tucker

36

3

Janecky, Cheryl

Gayle

36

3

Lawlor, John (I)

Walter, Spencer Employee

36

3

Love, Peter (I)

Kurt Bentley

36

3

Miya, Helen

Trish I

36

3

Montero, Lynnette

Ramona

36

3

Wills, Sheila

Beverly Murdock

43.

2

Chauvin, Lilyan

Warden Ruth Bloom

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Not to change the subject, but seeing Stephanie and Caroline talk about the "reason" for Stephanie fighting so hard for Caroling to let go of Ridge in episode 490 brings up a question for me...was Caroline ever told about the Thorne and Ridge situation?

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4 hours ago, ltm1997 said:

Not to change the subject, but seeing Stephanie and Caroline talk about the "reason" for Stephanie fighting so hard for Caroling to let go of Ridge in episode 490 brings up a question for me...was Caroline ever told about the Thorne and Ridge situation?

I could be wrong: I think, Ridge learns about it - but that's about it. Caroline is already out of Thorne's orbit when Deveney Dixon enters for her re-enactment scheme.

 

The upcoming episodes on Amy Silence's channel are all pretty good! 

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5 hours ago, ltm1997 said:

Not to change the subject, but seeing Stephanie and Caroline talk about the "reason" for Stephanie fighting so hard for Caroling to let go of Ridge in episode 490 brings up a question for me...was Caroline ever told about the Thorne and Ridge situation?

 

Yes. 

 

 

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As AmySilence’s uploads get really close to the start of season 3 of B&B, I find it fascinating how much house-cleaning has been going on, yet most characters got a proper send-off. Interestingly enough, THREE further additional original cast members (Storm, Katie and Rocco) are gone by March 1989 – leaving Brooke and Donna as the only middle-class Logan-universe relicts. Previously, the show dropped Dave, Mark, Beth and Stephen. Nick Preston who had a pretty timely Pretty Woman-type of storyline and could have easily stayed in Donna’s orbit, is gone as well. Even though Bill Bell killed Donna’s storyline completely, yet he chose her as the only to stay... Judging the acting chops, it was the right decision but it is still puzzling.

BTW: Rocco is the only of the four departing characters not getting an exit explanation and will be gone the longest. Exactly 20 (!) years later he will suddenly pop up as an extra at Forrester Creations again. Katie and Storm will return for more or less frequent guest visits, in the case of Storm from 1990-1991 with a new face. It is kinda sad because Ethan Wayne had mostly mediocre material, but he an Lauren Koslow (Margo) clicked even though he was just serving as her attorney.

 

On the behind the scenes front, Frederick Johnson joined the show as a writer in March 1989. He would quickly shift to Y&R and later work for maaaaaaaany different shows and have another stint at B&B in 2006 and I wasn’t aware previously aware that he got his start writing for the Forresters. I’m now curious when James E. Reilly will pop up in the credits and if it will correspond with certain storylines.

 

Thoughts of those watching those classic episodes right now?

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1 hour ago, sheilaforever said:

Thoughts of those watching those classic episodes right now?

I love them. Those classic episodes are the reason I started watching B&B now. Even though it's very different now, it still like the most realistic soap that I watch.

 

As for James E. Reilly, according to his Wikipedia page he doesn't show up until 1990.

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On 11/8/2019 at 4:18 AM, sheilaforever said:

As AmySilence’s uploads get really close to the start of season 3 of B&B, I find it fascinating how much house-cleaning has been going on, yet most characters got a proper send-off. Interestingly enough, THREE further additional original cast members (Storm, Katie and Rocco) are gone by March 1989 – leaving Brooke and Donna as the only middle-class Logan-universe relicts. Previously, the show dropped Dave, Mark, Beth and Stephen. Nick Preston who had a pretty timely Pretty Woman-type of storyline and could have easily stayed in Donna’s orbit, is gone as well. Even though Bill Bell killed Donna’s storyline completely, yet he chose her as the only to stay... Judging the acting chops, it was the right decision but it is still puzzling.

BTW: Rocco is the only of the four departing characters not getting an exit explanation and will be gone the longest. Exactly 20 (!) years later he will suddenly pop up as an extra at Forrester Creations again. Katie and Storm will return for more or less frequent guest visits, in the case of Storm from 1990-1991 with a new face. It is kinda sad because Ethan Wayne had mostly mediocre material, but he an Lauren Koslow (Margo) clicked even though he was just serving as her attorney.

 

On the behind the scenes front, Frederick Johnson joined the show as a writer in March 1989. He would quickly shift to Y&R and later work for maaaaaaaany different shows and have another stint at B&B in 2006 and I wasn’t aware previously aware that he got his start writing for the Forresters. I’m now curious when James E. Reilly will pop up in the credits and if it will correspond with certain storylines.

 

Thoughts of those watching those classic episodes right now?

 

I do think killing off Donna's story was short-sighted.. because it was the only thing that existed outside of the Forrester orbit.... if I recall... I do think Donna ends up in the Spectra orbit eventually for awhile... while Katie makes several visits between 1989 and 1991.

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