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You'd think that when someone is writing out that many characters that it would at least lead to some exciting exit stories, but I guess if you just want a character off the show you don't really bother to build up to their exit either.

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17 minutes ago, jam6242 said:

Here is an article about Mary Frann returning after being written out the first time.

 

This is a great find. Thank you for sharing. The article is from early 1979. Ann Marcus was still writing the series when MF was taken off contract. The so-called "massacre" of Days, under the pen of Nina Laemmle, started in April of 1980.

 

I could see the show eliminating Peter Brown's Greg Peters, but allowing Frann to get away was a bad move. She had chemistry with ALL her character's leading men! I'm glad Elizabeth Harrower decided to write for Amanda, when Harrower was head writer (for about a year, ending in March of 1980, after Marcus and before Nina Laemmle).

 

I've always thought it was weird that TPTB employed Ruth Brooks Flippen for only a month between EH and NL.

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1 hour ago, vetsoapfan said:

I've always thought it was weird that TPTB employed Ruth Brooks Flippen for only a month between EH and NL.

 

Was it long enough, though, for you to get any kind of impression of her work?  I know Flippen was Marlo Thomas' favorite writer on "That Girl;" but, obviously, a weekly, half-hour situation comedy is not the same as a daily, sixty-minute serial drama, lol.

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50 minutes ago, Khan said:

 

Was it long enough, though, for you to get any kind of impression of her work?  I know Flippen was Marlo Thomas' favorite writer on "That Girl;" but, obviously, a weekly, half-hour situation comedy is not the same as a daily, sixty-minute serial drama, lol.

 

I found her work to be adequate but meandering, if that makes sense. Not much was really happening. I wonder if RBF was just hired as a "place-holder" until Nina Laemmle could take over the writing reigns. 

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