Jump to content


Soapsuds

Y&R to air classic episodes

Recommended Posts

2 hours ago, janea4old said:

Thanks @BoldRestless for posting those 1984 clips. Jill seems like Brenda Dickson in those clips but according to soapcentral, Melinda O. Fee played Jill for part of 1984. I don't know enough about Melinda O. Fee to be able to recognize her acting.

 

Can anyone clarify who was playing Jill in June 1984?

Brenda.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

1 hour ago, soapfan770 said:


Her and Cole’s scenes may have been edited out but Cole and Aldrich Victoria can be seen sitting in the back of the chapel. 
 

Aldrich’s last scenes as Victoria came when she found out Victor and Diane we’re engaged I believe then next thing you know she was off on an extended business trip. From the Tampa Bay Times:

 

 

 

Tom’s last airdate was 2/21/97. Aldrich’s first airdate was 4/2/97 and left 7/17/97. Tom returned on 10/3/97.

Thanks! I bet some people were probably like “who the heck is that blonde girl with Cole” if they didn’t know HT was gone for 8 months....I guess she had a hard time finding work outside which is why she came back.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Sarah Aldrich was such a bizarre recast choice. She couldn't act at all and didn't have the gravitas you'd expect based on what Heather Tom did or who her parents are on the show. I had 1997 on DVD at one point so I got to see her entire run and it was painful throughout. I wonder who else was in the running. 

 

They did a great job recasting Phyllis and Grace, but Victoria and Ashley were shockingly bad.  

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I remember reading that Jennifer Gareis originally auditioned for Victoria but was cast as Grace instead. I can't think of any other soap names that would have been potential Victoria recasts in 1997. Some soap names thrown around for Victoria in 2004/2005 were Sarah Brown and Christie Clark. There was a 1990s Y&R trivia book that mentioned Alison Sweeney auditioned for Victoria in 1990.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
7 minutes ago, kalbir said:

I remember reading that Jennifer Gareis originally auditioned for Victoria but was cast as Grace instead. I can't think of any other soap names that would have been potential Victoria recasts in 1997. Some soap names thrown around for Victoria in 2004/2005 were Sarah Brown and Christie Clark. There was a 1990s Y&R trivia book that mentioned Alison Sweeney auditioned for Victoria in 1990.

 

I could definitely see Sweeney as MTS's daughter. Could never see Jennifer Gareis as Victoria, she doesn't have the gravitas the character needs.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

If I recall the actress who was the original Ali McIntyre(you know, the crazy one with the Carrie Brady Barbie doll) on Days also auditioned for the Victoria in 1997. I can’t remember her name at the moment except she was trying to get  off All My Children at time. 

Edited by soapfan770

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

@soapfan770 Are you thinking of Carrie Genzel? She was rumored to be a Victoria recast in 1999 in case contract negotiations with Heather Tom fell through.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
5 minutes ago, kalbir said:

@soapfan770 Are you thinking of Carrie Genzel? She was rumored to be a Victoria recast in 1999 in case contract negotiations with Heather Tom fell through.

Wasn't she a rumored recast as Victoria in 2005?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
25 minutes ago, kalbir said:

@soapfan770 Are you thinking of Carrie Genzel? She was rumored to be a Victoria recast in 1999 in case contract negotiations with Heather Tom fell through.


Thank you, that’s her! I just couldn’t remember her last name off the top of my head. It seemed to anytime Victoria was to be recast her name always popped up on the short list, and yes did try again in 2004 and 2005. 

Edited by soapfan770

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
5 hours ago, soapfan770 said:

Her and Cole’s scenes may have been edited out but Cole and Aldrich Victoria can be seen sitting in the back of the chapel. 
 

 

I compared today's airing to the original airing's daily recap https://www.soapcentral.com/yr/recaps/1997/970707.php#fri  and there seems to be one exchange btw Ryan and Victoria that was edited out.

"Tricia goes into another room. She calls Ryan on his cell phone just as Victoria is teasing him about the 'complication'."

 

Other than that, nothing in the recap was edited out. But in today's airing, we never even get a clear shot of Sarah Aldrich's face.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hey does anyone remember how the first nikki was and how long she was in the role before melody took over?

 

I know nikki came on in 1978, i wonder who the first nikki interacted with when she first came on the show.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

talLJve.png

Sarah Aldrich as Victoria

 

FhbApU3.png

Sarah Aldrich as Victoria - in the back row with Cole

 

nvgWrVV.png

 

^ In the back row: Cole with Sarah Aldrich as Victoria.

In the front, to the right of Shari Shattuck's Ashley,

(on Ashley's left but on the right of the photo) ...is Pamella D'Pella as "Julia". Julia works for Olivia as Nate's nanny. She seems to be a wedding guest here instead of "the help", and there is a gentleman next to her that seems to be her plus one?

 

 

 

XpM3mOH.png

 

ZAxb0NY.png

 

R6s9XUX.png

 

Who is this couple that enters and greets Julia and Julia's plus one, and are later shown as seated with Jill and Keith?

Edited by janea4old

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, yrfan1983 said:

I compared today's airing to the original airing's daily recap https://www.soapcentral.com/yr/recaps/1997/970707.php#fri  and there seems to be one exchange btw Ryan and Victoria that was edited out.

"Tricia goes into another room. She calls Ryan on his cell phone just as Victoria is teasing him about the 'complication'."

 

Other than that, nothing in the recap was edited out. But in today's airing, we never even get a clear shot of Sarah Aldrich's face.


Thanks for sharing!! I know someone on this board recently shared they read all of SOC’s 1997 recaps recently, was going to have to do that myself sometime. I know some of their earlier recaps for the recap writers would through in their own opinion as well (not just Y&R, but seen it for ATWT & GL too). I remember tracking down the 2/21/97 episode recap for an ep I found in my grandma’s vast VHS collection to determine a date and it was all like “Superfluous scenes of Jack, Diane, John, and Ashley in the lab also occurred” 😂.

Edited by soapfan770

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
12 hours ago, kalbir said:

Am I the only one who was not riveted by that scene? Jack is just yelling. I chalk up PB's first two Emmy wins to weak competition in the Lead Actor races.

 

On to today's classic. Shemar at his peak hotness, be still my heart 🤤 🥰


PB didn’t impress me at all with the constant yelling. I also thought he handled a Nikki awfully roughly — grabbing her, shaking her. Just overdone.
 

Shemar did look amazing. Just dayum. Of course, KSJ also looked incredibly good.

 

 

11 hours ago, soapfan770 said:

Jeremy Ross?  I forgot Megan had so many lost boyfriends before getting involved with Tony. 
 

Ryan’s bloated mobile phone 🤣.

 

Jill wore that hat fabulously.


That Jeremy Ross actor was bad. I can see why he didn’t last.

 

i LOL at Ryan’s phone and really wanted a closeup of him putting the phone back into his pocket.

 

Jill looked great in the hat. Bill Bell gave Shari Shattuck a great sarcastic line with “Nice hat,” but Shattuck blew it and turned it into nothing. God, she was lousy.

 

John slammed a Jill and a Katherine bashed her, too — and Jill just took it. So these supposedly classy people took the low road while lowlife Jill went high. Interesting.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

×
×
  • Create New...