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4/10/2020 - 

 

SEASON 56 EPISODE 84

Mon, Jul 30, 2018

Sonny feels helpless; Jordan assesses the situation.

 

4/17/2020 -

 

SEASON 55 EPISODE 198

1/17/18

 

I really hope they go deeper in the archive... But I highly doubt it... YR is putting GH to shame...

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To be fair GH already seems like they have A LOT of 80's stuff on YT! heck You can't really seem to find those same amount of episodes for AMC or OLTL....given how the first 10 years or so of those shows are wiped out completely...I'm sure some people would kill to see more episodes surface from those 2 of the late 70's/early 80's....

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41 minutes ago, YRfan23 said:

To be fair GH already seems like they have A LOT of 80's stuff on YT!

Yeah, most of the episodes (not all) from early 1981 - early 1984 are up, as well as most of the episodes from mid 1986 through to somewhere in 1989 I think.

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6 hours ago, BoldRestless said:

Is this because of royalties? Like is it cheaper to just pay the cast members and writers who are already on contract?

 

These are repeats, not classics...

 

In the GL YT live reunion, Kim Zimmer said she is not getting paid for The Doctors' reruns and she's getting a 0.25$ check for her Seinfeld show rerun, so I mean... it must not be that expensive.

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33 minutes ago, Aback said:

 

In the GL YT live reunion, Kim Zimmer said she is not getting paid for The Doctors' reruns and she's getting a 0.25$ check for her Seinfeld show rerun, so I mean... it must not be that expensive.

 

To be fair, I believe her episodes *just* started airing so she may have some $0.01 checks coming soon from The Doctors. I don't mean that in a shady way, but I do recall seeing soap actors showing checks like that. I think this issue with GH is just their typical laziness. Even when they've done the Best Of sets for ABC.com it's typically newer stuff.

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9 hours ago, BoldRestless said:

Is this because of royalties? Like is it cheaper to just pay the cast members and writers who are already on contract?

 

These are repeats, not classics...

 

They could air '60s or '70s repeats if they are worried about music rights. They just don't give a damn about fans.

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Seriously....with so many people home...it would be great to air the old 80s GH episodes.  I bet a lot of people would tune in.  But I think the current show would suffer in comparison and also people can't be reminded that the show was infinitely better before Sonny existed.

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My thing is - having to pay the cast/crew of an older episode is a really crappy reason to just not show older episodes. Pay them damn people! It's not like these shows get rerun every day for decades. Pay the people their money for the odd rerun so that you can acknowledge that your 50+ year old show is actually 50+ years old. For a show like GH, the people who made it happen in the 80s are the reason why there's even still a show. Show them some reverence, air their stuff, and pay them.

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How exactly does the payment of royalties work?

 

When Soapnet aired those classic Luke and Laura episodes, did GF and TG receive a check? But does that also means that every actor who appeared in each episode, and whoever owns the rights to the song Fascination got a check too? 

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11 minutes ago, AbcNbc247 said:

How exactly does the payment of royalties work?

 

When Soapnet aired those classic Luke and Laura episodes, did GF and TG receive a check? But does that also means that every actor who appeared in each episode, and whoever owns the rights to the song Fascination got a check too? 

And when you consider how many classic episodes they aired for that marathon and others, I refuse to believe that they can't afford to pay people for one episode a week.

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When I was in a lecture in grad school (don't remember which course it was for, I think I dropped the course anyway,lol), I remember some studio executive talking about royalties and I think that every year that passes, the royalties become smaller. In a different lecture given by a former soap star turned director, I remember her saying that she was getting cents on the dollar in residuals for some sitcom work she'd done in the late 70s, early 80s.

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