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3 hours ago, Darn said:

 (that song If You're Not The One by Daniel Bedingfield was also added to my rotation at the time due to that commercial...or maybe it was used in a Danny/Michelle scene on GL? I can't recall).

 

It WAS used in a Danny/Michelle scene, but the commercial is likely what made you fall in love with that song.  (Lord knows it couldn't have been Danny and Michelle.)

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Oddly enough, those "In the Name of Love" promos make me nostalgic for an ABC that wasn't owned by Disney.

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26 minutes ago, Khan said:

 

It WAS used in a Danny/Michelle scene, but the commercial is likely what made you fall in love with that song.  (Lord knows it couldn't have been Danny and Michelle.)

 

4 hours ago, Darn said:

 

Wow that ATWT promo really shows the ABC-ification of CBS at the time (that song If You're Not The One by Daniel Bedingfield was also added to my rotation at the time due to that commercial...or maybe it was used in a Danny/Michelle scene on GL? I can't recall).

 

 

 

Yes Daniel Bedingfield did appear as himself singing the song on GL  but I thought it was for Tony/Marah, but reading I do agree it must have been for the Manny wedding at the Bauer BBQ that year. It was an interesting ad campaign CBS had ran in the summer of 2003 with Bedingfield's song for all four of its soaps, I do remember liking the ATWT one a lot. However as just about all the CBS summertime campaings fell apart from 2002-2005ish, we got that lovely B&B promo of Amber holding Little Eric over a cliff with the announcer yelling "IS THIS HOT ENOUGH FOR YOU?" Which lead way to CBS Daytime's disastrous "Leave the Lights On" campaign that fall.  Not only did the annoying light rock song play for every Crimson Lights scene on Y&R, but it also served as the background for  music for the strange Friday cliffhanger which had Jeffrey and Beth having sex on the floor of a Japanese restaurant juxtaposed with Shayne crashing his car on GL. 

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1 minute ago, soapfan770 said:

we got that lovely B&B promo of Amber holding Little Eric over a cliff with the announcer yelling "IS THIS HOT ENOUGH FOR YOU?"

 

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I hated ABC's "Everybody's Got Their Somethin'" promos, in which we were supposed to believe that Vincent Pastore was a General Hospital viewer.

 

 

 

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Incidentally, one of all my-time favorite posts on this board concerned GENERATIONS and how NBCD's promo department always made the otherwise average soap seem more like this:

 

 

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Where’s that long promo featuring all the Another World guys circa 1996 dancing on some big, tacky neon-pink set? That was probably the most awkward and most unintentionally homoerotic soap-related footage I’ve ever seen.

 

It was on YouTube and posted here a couple of years ago, but I think it was yanked down due to embarrassment from all involved.

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10 minutes ago, DramatistDreamer said:

Are there any actual promos for Generations?  I'd like to see those.

 

Sure!

 

 

 

 

 

 

And here's one (for GENERATIONS) clearly done by the folks who produce all of SNL's opening credits sequences:

 

 

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Ironically, the more acting experience Vivica A. Fox has had under her belt, the less believable she has become to me in her performances.  She was way more endearing as Maya than as any other character she's portrayed.

 

17 minutes ago, BetterForgotten said:

The Generations promos were better put together than the show itself...

 

Same went for PORT CHARLES and PASSIONS.  It's like, the worse the soap, the better the promos, lol.

 

Of course, if that were REALLY true, then DAYS, whose bad promos run neck-and-neck with the actual show, must be as good as "I, Claudius."

35 minutes ago, BetterForgotten said:

Who could forget the 'Try Me' campaign from the early 90's? LOL

 

 

 

 

 

What are they selling?  Soap operas, or fragrances?  ("Try Barbara!  Exclusively at Jewel Osco!")  And speaking of fragrances, would someone please tell the Designer Imposters' version of Jeffrey Osborne to leave the rapping to those who know how?

 

One last note: WHAT THE [!@#$%^&*] IS LISA DOING THERE?

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