The interaction with the Brooks girls that I always found comical was NIKKI. She and Chris Brooks were fairly close (both married to a Foster brother). I believe Nikki even wore Chris's dress in her 1979 wedding to Greg Foster. But I guess Chris never bothered mentioning that she had a lil sister named Peggy. In the summer of 1980, Nikki and Greg separated, and Nikki joined the New World Commune (along with Paul). Peggy had also infiltrated the organization. Nikki, Paul, and Peggy spent the entire summer together but they never seemed to recognize that Peggy was dating Paul's older brother or that she was Greg Foster's sister-in-law/step-sister. By the time the New World storyline was over, Nikki and Peggy were friendly, but I guess Peggy never mentioned that she had a sister named Leslie who played the piano. Less than a year later, Nikki was residing in Goat Castle, and Victor hired Leslie to give Nikki piano lessons. Blank slate. Nikki didn't appear to have a clue that Leslie was a sister to Chris and Peggy. But Leslie and Nikki played lots of sonatas together, without Leslie ever bothering to mention that she had a sister named Lorie. A year later, Lorie was Nikki's romantic rival for Goat Daddy, but Nikki seemed never to have heard of her before. That's Bill Bell for you.
That's probably true, especially in hindsight (heck, it was cheesy back then!), but I have a fondness for this story. Yes, the prince of Morocco lived in some Arabian Nights alternate universe and in that sense it was offensive with regards to the realities of the Mahgreb/Middle Eastern world.
However, one thing I appreciated about it was the sympathetic light it cast upon Prince Omar (played by Indian actor Kabir Bedi) and his kind, loyal adviser Mustafa. While Taylor was boohoo-ing over Ridge, and a newly-married Ridge & Brooke were shagging around 'Morocco' (approximately 0.2 seconds after Taylor went missing -- the Ridge penis can never be left unattended, ever!), Omar and Mustafa were actually the stand-up guys in this whole mess. Omar was in love with Taylor, but it was unrequited.
If I recall correctly, Hunter Tylo had taken time off in 1994 to do a mini-series called The Maharaja's Daughter with Bruce Boxleitner (now there's an 80s blast from the past) and Kabir Bedi. B&B wanted to capitalize on that mini-series so the show brought Bedi in for this SL arc.
Well this is all happening rather quickly. Instead of making it even slightly organic they talk about the Possession non stop for 3 days while no one has mentioned it in years. I feel like they could have dropped hints throughout the last few weeks but full speed ahead with no subtlety at all. I thought the show was good again today, but this certainly doesn't have the build up that JER gave it 25 years ago. I am still willing to watch it play out and I assume RC doesn't have the luxury of being able to use the DH's 4-5 days a week anymore, but it's happening fast for sure.
I continue to enjoy the twins and I though Johnny/Chanel and John/Allie were very good. Deidre was fine today too.
^^^^gorgeous photos. The ones in color are truly treasures!
Is it just me or does it seem like, relatively speaking, AMC is more relevant in mainstream media, a decade after its ABC finale, than some/all of the remaining soaps? Not saying any of them are hugely relevant in mainstream media at all, but relatively speaking…
Another example of soaps adhering to the old fashioned rule that brides can only wear white at their first wedding (Nicki Newman & Laura Spencer being the obvious exception to the rule)
I am not a wig expert, but to this day I don't understand how they got a lace front to sit so flat on Catherine Hickland's head? The hair and costume departments at Capitol did most of the heavy lifting to differentiate Jenny from Julie. I am amused by the idea that Jenny was trying desperately to suppress her insanity as shown in her tight buns and constrictive collars.
Good news, when they were done with that dress, they could recycle it as dust cover for over one thousand lamps!
Also, wasn't it nice of Mark Denning to show up at the wedding of the woman who shot him on his wedding day?